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  • andrea.vasquez 5:12 pm on January 11, 2019 Permalink | Reply

    Small act of kindness from a big heart 

    Alex Coco didn’t think twice about turning in a $100 bill he found outside a shopping center parking lot. Most 12-year-olds would have considered it their lucky day and headed to their favorite store. Alex, however, walked right back inside to ask the management if anyone reported missing the bill.

    After doing some checking, Alex was told that he could keep the bill since no one called or left word to claim it. Now that he officially had $100, his conscious would be at ease knowing that it was rightfully his. But Alex is no ordinary 12-year-old. Rather than buy the latest video games, or even gifts for his family, he told his mom, Nevin Coco, South Campus liberal arts division operations coordinator, that he wanted to use the money to help those who needed it more than he did. Alex then decided to use the $100 to buy food for the South Campus’ food pantry. It’s a great feeling to know that there are young people out there whose compassion and kindness for others will always speak volumes through their actions. Thank you, Alex!

    • Ruth Keenan 10:56 am on January 14, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Alex Coco we love you! Nevin, this is a great tribute to your parenting. Thank you SJC for sharing this story. It made my day, and I am certain many others!

    • Kristy McAuliffe 10:59 am on January 14, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Awesome job, Alex. I know your mom is so proud of you!

    • Susan Eason 12:07 pm on January 14, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Wonderful story…thank you, Alex, for helping our food pantry!

    • Brenda Jones 11:15 am on January 15, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Alex, I am so PROUD of you! You are AWESOME! Thank you so much for helping our SJC Food Pantry.
      Dr. Jones

    • Kelly Barnes 8:25 pm on January 15, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      This story put such a smile on my face. Well done!

  • amanda.fenwick 2:53 pm on October 17, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Trailblazer Dr. Gilmore earns ’40 Under 40′ award 

    Congratulations to Dr. LaToya Gilmore for earning a “40 Under 40” award from Prairie View A&M University based on her accomplishments as an emerging leader who has blazed a trail in her field.

    “I had an amazing experience as an undergraduate at Prairie View and I use it to enhance, nurture, and inspire those I encounter,” Dr. Gilmore commented.

    Toya Headshots

    Prairie View’s 40 under 40 award recognizes 40 alumni under the age of 40 who use their experience at Prairie View to impact communities. “Our motto is ‘Prairie View Produces Productive People’ and being in this inaugural class is a tremendous honor,” Dr. Gilmore said.

    Dr. Gilmore has indeed blazed a trail in her field. She earned a bachelor’s degree in less than four years from Prairie View, transferred to Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California where she earned a master’s of science in marriage and family therapy. While studying at Fuller, she participated in mission work in Africa along with six other female graduate students. The students assisted communities and visited schools throughout Uganda.

    After graduating from Fuller, she worked as a family therapist in Compton, California for a non-profit organization prior to moving to Houston. Through other non-profit organizations, she provided in-home therapeutic services and education in communities around the city of Houston, including Sunnyside, Alief, Fifth Ward, Baytown, and Pasadena before beginning her teaching tenure at San Jacinto College.

    She has also presented and facilitated programs at professional conferences across the state of Texas. During her doctoral studies at Texas Southern University, she was a member of Chi Sigma Iota Honor Society, later graduating magna cum laude.

    In addition to teaching Learning Framework at the North Campus, she serves as a mentor and faculty advisor.

    Dr. Gilmore holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Prairie View, a master’s in marriage and family therapy from Fuller, and a doctor of education in counselor education from TSU.

    • Betty Bruno 11:06 am on October 24, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Congratulations Dr. Gilmorel

  • amanda.fenwick 3:43 pm on March 30, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Students, faculty, staff give senior group royal treatment 

    Jobe Group

    Senior citizens from Pasadena’s Madison Jobe Senior Center recently dropped by for “pampering” at Central Campus. Culinary arts students prepared lunch for them and cosmetology students provided free hair styling.

    Kudos to all the Central Campus people who helped to make the event a huge success, including Kay Richardson, Consumer Services Department Chair; David Vanover, Interior Design Program Director; Ernest Becerra, Culinary Arts Program Director; Marsha Smith, Cosmetology Adjunct Instructor; and Kathy Burris, Consumer Services Senior Administrative Assistant.

  • andrea.vasquez 2:22 pm on February 3, 2015 Permalink | Reply

    Don’t miss Cassandra Lin’s presentation on Feb. 16 at the Central Campus! 

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  • andrea.vasquez 4:51 pm on November 14, 2014 Permalink | Reply

    Men of Honor visit Clear Brook High School 

    On a recent visit to Clear Brook High School (CBHS), the San Jacinto College Men of Honor gave a presentation for a group of CBHS junior and senior students about the organization and how to join.

    San Jacinto College shared educational planner, Alexis Alexander, organized the lunch and learn event at CBHS. The lunch and learn presentation consisted of the Men of Honor role call, information about membership requirements, scholarship opportunities, resources provided by the organization, the importance of having a mentor, and a few student success testimonials by a few of the Men of Honor members.

    Now at all three campuses, the Men of Honor program is a mentoring program available to all San Jacinto College male students, offering guidance, encouragement, and support. Some activities include regular meetings, guest speaker forums, community service projects, and participation in regional, state, and national conferences. The program also incorporates some academic coursework. For more information on the Men of Honor program, contact program director, Ron Hopkins at ronald.hopkins@sjcd.edu.

  • andrea.vasquez 1:54 pm on October 27, 2014 Permalink | Reply

    Kearby Lyde to lecture on WWI and Hollywood- Oct. 30 

    This year marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I. On Thursday, Oct. 30 AT 6:30 p.m., South Campus history professor, Kearby Lyde, will present a lecture at the Deer Park Public Library about World War I and Hollywood. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided, courtesy of the Friends of the Deer Park Public Library. No registration is required. Professor Vickie Hodges’ presentation on WWI era poets will be given at a later date. The Deer Park Public Library is located at 3009 Center Street, Deer Park, TX 77536. For more information, please call 281-478-7208 or visit gulfcoastreads.org.


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  • andrea.vasquez 3:38 pm on October 24, 2014 Permalink | Reply

    Coordinating a Service-learning event or activity? 

    The Service-learning Committee at San Jacinto College wants to know about all of the internships, volunteer, co-curricular, and service-learning events and activities being planned around the College!

    Please e-mail us at: service.learning@sjcd.edu to submit your event! Please make sure to include the basics – time, date, place, and general description.

  • wpadmin 1:19 pm on May 5, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    AAWCC officer nominations now open! 

    Officer nominations for the San Jacinto College chapter of the American Association for Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC) are now open for the 2014-2015 academic year. If you are interested in serving as an officer (Vice President, Secretary, Membership) for the upcoming year, please complete the Officer Nomination Form and return it to Amanda Booren at amanda.booren@sjcd.edu or via interoffice mail.

    Self nominations are totally acceptable!  🙂

    Thank you for your interest!

  • amanda.fenwick 3:30 pm on August 13, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Upward Bound group helps in tornado recovery effort 

    J.D. Mota is shown at right (baseball cap) with Upward Bound students and staff members about to take part in low ropes training at Oklahoma University.

    J.D. Mota is shown at right (baseball cap) with Upward Bound students and staff members about to take part in low ropes training at Oklahoma University.

    North Campus Upward Bound students and staff members did something out of the ordinary to culminate their recent summer session. The group typically visits a university campus at the end of the six-week session. This year, they pitched in to help out in a worthy cause – traveling to central Oklahoma to take part in ongoing recovery efforts from the devastating tornadoes that struck the area in May. (More …)

  • andrea.vasquez 3:47 pm on February 13, 2013 Permalink | Reply

    AAWCC Service Project: Donate Books to the Children’s Center! 

    The American Association for Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC) is leading a service project this year to donate books to the Children’s Center on each campus.

    We need your help! To participate, please consider purchasing new books or donating books from your own collections. Books should be new or gently used (no tears, no markings, little wear), and should be appropriate for children ages 0 – 6. Please note that the Children’s Center directors have especially requested the following:

    Books for infants / toddlers
    Board books
    Cloth books
    Animal books
    Real life picture books
    Multicultural or diversity books

    If you have books to donate, please bring them to the AAWCC meetings on February 12 or April  16. If you are unable to attend those meetings, you may also drop them off to the designated AAWCC member on your campus:

    Central: Tracy Timmons (Library)
    District: Ann Kokx-Templet (Purchasing Office)or Vanessa Salazar (Grants Management)
    North: Lyn Garner (Library)
    South: Jane Stimpson (Library) or Shaterica Washington  (S-13.117)

    If you have any questions about the project or about getting involved, please contact Jane Stimpson at jane.stimpson@sjcd.edu, or at extension 3307.

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