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  • amanda.fenwick 4:36 pm on May 20, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Kudos to math professor Kevin Pinegar 

    Kevin Pinegar, San Jacinto College math professor, has been nominated to receive the Hall of Excellence for Quality Matters Reviewers Acknowledgement based on his work as a Quality Matters Publisher Reviewer.

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    Nominees will be recognized at the QM National Conference and their names and institutions will be added to the Hall of Excellence for QM Reviewers.

    Kevin will accept the honor on behalf of San Jacinto College in November when he delivers a Quality Matters presentation at the 2015 national convention in San Antonio. The award is presented to a team of reviewers who were found to provide a superior review experience.

    Mr. Pinegar is a Quality Matters Master Reviewer as well as a Quality Matters Publisher Reviewer. As such, he strives for quality Distance Learning courses personally, locally and nationally. He leads reviews nationwide that determine if online courses meet Quality Matters nationally recognized standards, and also works with the San Jacinto College Distance Learning staff.

    Congratulations to Mr. Pinegar for his outstanding achievement.

     
  • amanda.fenwick 1:00 pm on May 5, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Rhonda Bell promoted to dean position 

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    Rhonda Bell has been named Dean of Allied Health and Natural Science at the North Campus.  Her appointment is effective June 1, 2015. Before being named dean, she served as the North Campus Allied Health Department Chair, and also as Registered Nurse Program Coordinator. Previously, she held the position of Program Director for Vocational Nursing at the North Campus.

    Related photo above shows Ms. Bell networking with middle school students who visited the North Campus.

    Congratulations to Dean Rhonda Bell!

     
  • wpadmin 2:54 pm on April 24, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Ryan and Leighann welcome a baby girl! 

    Ryan, Leighann, and big brother Jay Martinets are proud to announce the arrival of their daughter and little sister, Ceska Jean Martinets (8lbs. 9.5 oz.  21”)!

    She was born on April 21, 2015

    Ryan is the department chair for math/engineering at the Central Campus. CONGRATULATIONS!!!

    Ceska Jean Martinets

     
  • amanda.fenwick 11:21 am on March 30, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Women’s basketball team culminates amazing season with awards banquet 

    The College’s women’s basketball team recently culminated one of the best seasons in the program’s history with an appreciation and awards banquet.

    In an amazing turnaround season, the team went from 3-27 last year to 23-9 this season. Head Coach Brenita Jackson was named the National Junior College Athletic Association Region XIV Coach of the Year. The team was ranked nationally for much of the season appearing as high as ninth in the NJCAA Division I Women’s Basketball poll in early January. It was the first time in the program’s history to be ranked in the top 10 nationally.

    The team qualified for the regional tournament for the first time since 2011, advancing to the semifinal round before being eliminated by the defending national champions Trinity Valley Junior College.

    Three players earned honors for their accomplishments during the 2014-2015 season. The team’s leading scorer, sophomore guard Kendra Howard (Dallas / Cedar Hill High School), who averaged 15.5 points per game, was named to the All-Region Team. Freshman guard Miranda LeJune (Pearland / Pearland High School), who led the nation in assists with 8.1 per game, was named to the All-Conference Team and earned the Region XIV Co-Freshman of the Year honor. Freshman forward Kaelynn Wilson (San Antonio / Wagner High School) earned All-Conference Honorable Mention recognition.

    At the banquet, players, coaches, and support staff members were recognized for their dedication and achievements.

     
  • amanda.fenwick 8:21 am on February 24, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    First-ever GradFest to be held at all 3 campuses 

    Mark your calendar for San Jacinto College’s first-ever GradFest, a one-stop-shop for all of the students’ graduation essentials.

    GradFest is free, and the event is for all San Jacinto College students – those who graduate in May 2015, and those who will graduate later.

    Faculty are urged to drop by and congratulate students and encourage them to participate in graduation.

    The event will be held at all three San Jacinto College campuses:

     

    • North Campus – March 3, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Monument Room

    • Central Campus – March 4, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom

    • South Campus – March 5, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Welcome Center

     

    Planned GradFest activities include –

    • Info about how to apply for graduation

    • Photo booth

    • Financial aid info

    • Graduation checklist

    • Resumé workshops

    • Job interview workshops

    • Caps & gowns available for purchase

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  • andrea.vasquez 11:22 am on February 11, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Congratulations! 

    Congratulations to Sherry Mays on the birth of her new granddaughter, Hannah Brielle. Hannah was born on January 18th to her daughter and son in law, Melissa and James Tittle, weighing 9 lbs. and 6 oz. Sherry is the Liberal Arts & Science DOC on Central Campus.Screen Shot 2015-02-11 at 11.20.28 AM

     
  • amanda.fenwick 3:54 pm on October 30, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    North Campus stages successful Fall Fest 

    North Campus faculty and staff members turned out in force for the recent Sheldon ISD Fall Fest, held at C.E. King Middle School. Hundreds of people of all ages from nearby communities attended the event, which showcased academic and technical programs, sports teams, student clubs, and mentoring programs available at the North Campus.

    Kudos to the main event coordinators, including Lauren Parish, Veronica Benitez, Erin Lewis, and Christine Torres. Kudos also to all the others who helped to coordinate the fun and informative event, and to all the faculty and staff members who manned the informational tables at the successful event.

     
  • amanda.fenwick 9:59 am on October 14, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Pharmacy Technician faculty in the spotlight 

    Kudos to Pharmacy Technician program faculty members Regina Ram, Mario Garcia, and Irene Banuelos-Villatoro, who were recently featured in the Member Spotlight section of the national PTEC Podium newsletter.

    The Podium is published by the Pharmacy Technician Educators Council national organization, and the Member Spotlight section provides a forum for showcasing Pharmacy Technician educators for a national audience.

    Thank you Regina, Mario, and Irene for representing San Jacinto College so well, and keep up the great work.

    Click on the link below and go to page 4 to see their Spotlight interview —

    PTEC Podium Newsletter September 2014

     
  • 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.

     
  • amanda.fenwick 8:20 am on September 26, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    SBDC advisor earns State Star award 

    A Small Business Development Center at San Jacinto College advisor earned a state award based on exceptional performance. Pictured at the presentation of the State Star award include, from left, Richard Prets, director of the Small Business Development Center at San Jacinto College; Pat Sheriffs; Tom Shirreffs, SBDC professional business advisor and the 2014 Texas State Star; and Jacqueline Taylor, deputy director of the Texas Gulf Coast SBDC network.

    A Small Business Development Center at San Jacinto College advisor earned a state award based on exceptional performance. Pictured at the presentation of the State Star award include, from left, Richard Prets, director of the Small Business Development Center at San Jacinto College; Pat Sheriffs; Tom Shirreffs, SBDC professional business advisor and the 2014 Texas State Star; and Jacqueline Taylor, deputy director of the Texas Gulf Coast SBDC network.

    Tom Shirreffs, a professional business advisor with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at San Jacinto College, earned the State Star award based on exceptional performance for the Texas Gulf Coast SBDC Network.

    Shirreffs was presented the award at the annual America’s SBDC conference, held recently in Grapevine, with more than 1,400 attendees from around the world. The SBDC presents State Star awards to advisors who achieve exceptional results in helping clients to start or expand businesses, create jobs, and raise capital.

    In the past five years, clients of the San Jacinto College SBDC have started 107 new businesses. “Those businesses have created 1,020 new jobs and they have raised $39 million dollars in new capital,” commented Richard Prets, director of the San Jacinto College SBDC. “Tom Shirreffs is consistently one of the most productive advisors in the SBDC network. His business acumen is instrumental in turning clients into business success stories.”

     
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