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  • amanda.fenwick 10:50 am on October 10, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    October Board Meeting recognitions. 

    The Board of Trustees recognized several individuals and groups for achievements and contributions during the October 2014 meeting.

    The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board recently audited San Jacinto College with positive results of “no significant findings.” Members of the team that assisted with the audit include, from left (front row): Angela Perkins, business office supervisor; Dr. Wanda Munson, dean of enrollment management and college registrar; Dr. Laurel Williamson, associate vice chancellor and president; Dr. Catherine O’Brien, associate vice chancellor for learning; and Carla Fearnley, college bursar; (back row): Van Wigginton, Central Campus provost; Kevin McKisson, Central Campus dean of enrollment services; Bill Dickerson, director of accounting and financial services; Wayne Wauters, employment director; Shanna Dement, director of compensation and human resources information services; Kathy Edwards, Banner Student System Services coordinator; Rob Stanicic, chief information officer; and Joan Rondot, associate college registrar. Team members not pictured include Chancellor Dr. Brenda Hellyer; Joanna Zimmermann, vice president of student services; Robert Merino, dean of financial aid; and Denise Davidson, enrollment services specialist.

    The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board recently audited San Jacinto College with positive results of “no significant findings.” Members of the team that assisted with the audit include, from left (front row): Angela Perkins, business office supervisor; Dr. Wanda Munson, dean of enrollment management and college registrar; Dr. Laurel Williamson, associate vice chancellor and president; Dr. Catherine O’Brien, associate vice chancellor for learning; and Carla Fearnley, college bursar; (back row): Van Wigginton, Central Campus provost; Kevin McKisson, Central Campus dean of enrollment services; Bill Dickerson, director of accounting and financial services; Wayne Wauters, employment director; Shanna Dement, director of compensation and human resources information services; Kathy Edwards, Banner Student System Services coordinator; Rob Stanicic, chief information officer; and Joan Rondot, associate college registrar. Team members not pictured include Chancellor Dr. Brenda Hellyer; Joanna Zimmermann, vice president of student services; Robert Merino, dean of financial aid; and Denise Davidson, enrollment services specialist.

    As a token of appreciation for collaborations with the College, United Space Alliance donated two space shuttle replicas, which will be displayed at the Central and South campuses. People attending the presentation include, from left: Van Wigginton, Central Campus provost; Dr. Mary Wisgirda, South Campus biology department chair; Scott Hartwig, United Space Alliance president; Dr. Brenda Jones, South Campus provost; Dr. Alexander Okwonna, South Campus health and natural science dean; and Chancellor Dr. Brenda Hellyer.

    As a token of appreciation for collaborations with the College, United Space Alliance donated two space shuttle replicas, which will be displayed at the Central and South campuses. People attending the presentation include, from left: Van Wigginton, Central Campus provost; Dr. Mary Wisgirda, South Campus biology department chair; Scott Hartwig, United Space Alliance president; Dr. Brenda Jones, South Campus provost; Dr. Alexander Okwonna, South Campus health and natural science dean; and Chancellor Dr. Brenda Hellyer.

    From left, Board Chair Dan Mims, Dr. Allatia Harris, vice chancellor of strategic initiatives, Danira Garcia, and Chancellor Dr. Brenda Hellyer. Garcia, who graduated in May from San Jacinto College, will appear as a contestant on the Hispanic College Quiz Show, which will be televised nationally during Hispanic Heritage Month (mid-September through mid-October).

    From left, Board Chair Dan Mims, Dr. Allatia Harris, vice chancellor of strategic initiatives, Danira Garcia, and Chancellor Dr. Brenda Hellyer. Garcia, who graduated in May from San Jacinto College, will appear as a contestant on the Hispanic College Quiz Show, which will be televised nationally during Hispanic Heritage Month (mid-September through mid-October).

     

    The Southeast Volunteer Fire Department recently donated $2,000 to the San Jacinto College Foundation to start a scholarship fund for Emergency Medical Services students at San Jacinto College. People attending the check presentation include, from left, Board Chair Dan Mims, Board Member Marie Flickinger, Chuck Tylka, Southeast VFD Chief; Dean Baier, Southeast VFD firefighter and paramedic; and Chancellor Dr. Brenda Hellyer, who thanked Mr. Tylka and Mr. Baier for their support and welcomed the VFD's partnership with San Jacinto College.

    The Southeast Volunteer Fire Department recently donated $2,000 to the San Jacinto College Foundation to start a scholarship fund for Emergency Medical Services students at San Jacinto College. People attending the check presentation include, from left, Board Chair Dan Mims, Board Member Marie Flickinger, Chuck Tylka, Southeast VFD Chief; Dean Baier, Southeast VFD firefighter and paramedic; and Chancellor Dr. Brenda Hellyer, who thanked Mr. Tylka and Mr. Baier for their support and welcomed the VFD’s partnership with San Jacinto College.

     
  • wpadmin 11:35 am on August 14, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    EDG Students Win Silver for Cell Phone Drying Device at Skills USA Competition 

    The San Jacinto College Engineering Design Graphics team of Robert (Rob) Ross, Van Troung, and Richard Hermoso took second place nationally with their cell phone drying device at the 2014 SkillsUSA Championships.  Their device dries out cell phones using a hairdryer and de-humidifier after the phone has been dropped in water.

    Watch this video of how it all came together.

     

     

     
  • wpadmin 5:22 pm on July 15, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Lydia Chavez-Garcia recognized for her work within the veteran community 

    June Board_0017Lydia Chavez-Garcia recently received the prestigious award of Honorary Colonel from the 75th Training Command for the her active involvement within the veteran community. (More …)

     
  • amanda.fenwick 9:07 am on April 29, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    ESOL completers recognized 

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    The North Campus recently held a ceremony to recognize students who completed the English for Speakers of Other Languages program. People who attended the ceremony include (from left), front row: Uyen Ngo, Dominga Silva, Silvia Marin, Ivonne Pineda, Rungthip Taylor, Blanca Cortez, and Dr. Rebecca Goosen, associate vice chancellor of college preparatory; second row: Dr. RaShaunda Sterling, college preparatory department chair, Koheer Chetri, Lisa Smith, ESOL professor ESOL, Dora Martinez, Gabriela Alba, and Zuly Ordonez; back row: Tan Trinh, Shawn Silman, dean of liberal arts, Blanca Lopez, Eduardo Trevino, Rocio Tamez, Dr. William Raffetto, interim North Campus provost, Veronica Herrera, and Maria Williams, ESOL coordinator and professor.

     
  • amanda.fenwick 3:44 pm on January 27, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    2013 Year in Review 

    2013 was a year of outstanding achievements for San Jacinto College. Please view the 2013 Year in Review presentation.

     

     
  • amanda.fenwick 10:57 am on November 6, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Trustee Marie Flickinger honored at public reception 

    At a recent public reception, District 11 State Senator Larry Taylor presented San Jacinto College Board of Trustees member Marie Flickinger a proclamation from the State of Texas honoring her for earning the Association of Community College Trustees 2013 M. Dale Ensign Trustee Leadership Award. A former San Jacinto College Board chair, Flickinger is also chair of the Board of the Community College Association of Texas Trustees, and chair of the Two-Year College Stakeholder Committee with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Flickinger is owner and publisher of the South Belt-Ellington Leader newspaper.

     
  • amanda.fenwick 10:55 am on October 8, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Purchasing department recognized for procurement 

    On hand for the presentation or the procurement award were, from left, Randi Faust, purchasing manager; San Jacinto College Chancellor Dr. Brenda Hellyer; Ann Kokx-Templet, contracts and purchasing services director; and Ken Lynn, vice chancellor of fiscal affairs.

    On hand for the presentation or the procurement award were, from left, Randi Faust, purchasing manager; San Jacinto College Chancellor Dr. Brenda Hellyer; Ann Kokx-Templet, contracts and purchasing services director; and Ken Lynn, vice chancellor of fiscal affairs.

    The purchasing department recently won the Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award, a prestigious national award that recognizes organizational excellence in procurement.

    The award is sponsored by numerous national and state procurement organizations, including the National Procurement Institute, the Institute for Supply Management, the National Association of State Procurement Officials, the National Association of Educational Procurement, and the Texas Public Purchasing Association.

    This is the first year for San Jacinto College to win the national award.

    “I want to thank the staff of the contracts and purchasing services department for their sustained commitment to continuous improvement,” commented Ann Kokx-Templet, San Jacinto College’s director of contracts and purchasing services. “It is that dedication, along with support from the administration, that made this achievement a reality. Randi Faust (San Jacinto College’s purchasing manager) deserves special recognition for her role in administering this project. She sparked the enthusiasm and inspired the team which demonstrates her consummate professionalism and commitment to the values on which procurement professionals are judged.”

    Public and non-profit organizations earn the Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award by earning a high application score based on standardized criteria, including innovation, professionalism, e-procurement, productivity, and leadership attributes. The award is judged and awarded by leaders in peer organizations comprised of representatives from institutions of higher education, cities, counties and public and private agencies.

    San Jacinto College is one of only 17 higher education agencies in the nation to receive the award.

     
  • amanda.fenwick 3:40 pm on July 9, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Sherry Gray earns prestigious award 

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    Kudos to Sherry Gray, who works in the enrollment management center at South Campus, for receiving the prestigious Nelda Van Dayke Award at the recent Texas Educational Support Staff Association summer conference.

    The award is based on outstanding professional activities, leadership, and contributions.

    Shown in the photo above (from left) are San Jacinto College employee Patti Walling, the 2012-13 TESA President Elect; Bonnie Tomczyk, Awards Chairman; Sherry Gray; and Pat Crawford, TESA President.

    Patti and Sherry are loyal and active members of the San Jacinto College Association of Educational Office Personnel.

     
    • Sherry Boyd 4:16 pm on July 10, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Sherry what an outstanding accomplishment. Congradulations to you. I will have some pretty big shoes to fill as SanJac AEOP Historian for 2013-2014…….you go girl!

    • Sherry Boyd 4:19 pm on July 10, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      oops – *Congratulations

    • Charlotte Jackson 8:07 am on July 15, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Congratulations! As I meet others from around the state who belong to TESA, I love hearing what an amazing impact San Jac AEOP had had on the statewide organization. No doubt you have followed teh footsteps of previous leaders such as Barbara Jennings, Debbie Wade and Patti as well. Thank you for representing our college with such dedication!

      • Charlotte Jackson 7:16 am on July 18, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks Charlotte! I really appreciate the support I’ve received from San Jac! Without that, the road would have been a lot harder. And it is truly an honor to have received this award, I was very surprised! I got tired of smiling, so many pictures!!

        • Sherry 7:18 am on July 18, 2013 Permalink | Reply

          Well Charlotte, Oops, put the wrong email on the reply! I have never used a blog so first error a learning experience!

    • John Delaplain 11:18 am on July 15, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Three great professionals plus one that made any administrator’s job a little bit easier.

      • Sherry 7:20 am on July 18, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        Thank you John. It is a great honor to be selected and I appreciate all the San Jac family support!

  • amanda.fenwick 8:39 am on June 26, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Dr. Heafer earns state award 

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    Congratulations to Dr. Dianne Heafer, who recently received the David C. De Boe Award from the Texas State Historical Association. The De Boe award is given to faculty sponsors for outstanding achievement with a Webb Society chapter.

    She is shown with the award in the photo above with Dr. Richard Bailey, who presented her a recognition certificate at a recent board of trustees meeting.

    Dr. Heafer has served as the North Campus Webb Society sponsor since 1993. Under her guidance, the student history club has grown to an average of 25 students each school year.

    Dr. Heafer holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas, and a BA, MA and PhD  from the University of Houston. She began her teaching career in 1971 at Houston Community College, then moved to San Antonio in 1982, where she taught at San Antonio College until 1993, when she came to San Jacinto College. She teaches primarily American History, but also Western Civilization/World Civilization. Dr. Heafer has received a number of teaching awards during her career, and was the Piper Award Nominee from the North Campus in 1998.

     
  • amanda.fenwick 11:17 am on June 10, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    SBDC advisor recognized 

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    Tom Shirreffs, Professional Business Advisor with the College’s Small Business Development Center, was recently honored as the Educator of the Month by the North Channel Chamber of Commerce due to his contributions to the North Channel area. For the fiscal year that ended Oct. 1, 2012, Shirreffs’ clients generated 92 jobs, and those jobs created an estimated $3.5 million in capital. The SBDC maintains an office at the North Campus, where Shirreffs offers guidance and counsel to small business clients. He is shown in the above photo, at left, receiving the recognition certificate from North Channel Chamber of Commerce President Dr. Charles Grant, who formerly served as the North Campus president.

     
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