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  • wpadmin 11:48 am on June 5, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    June board meeting highlights 

    Here are the highlights from the June 2013 Board of Trustees meeting.


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    Dr. Laurel Williamson, Deputy Chancellor and College President, recognized Ed Tech employees Niki Whiteside, Sherry Ransdell, Huff Mann, Laura Armer, Sedrick Sexton, and David Kohne for receiving the Innovation of the Year award from the League for Innovation.















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    The Albemarle Foundation presented a $40,000 check to the San Jacinto College Foundation in support of student scholarships. Pictured, left to right, are: Mike Speegle, San Jacinto College process technology; Jeff Parks, San Jacinto College Central Campus dean of industrial and applied technology; Amir Sabahi, Albemarle; Ruth Keenan, executive director, San Jacinto College Foundation; Paul Chapman, Albemarle; Rayna Headrick, Albemarle; Matt Thomas, Albemarle; Rick Weimer, Albemarle; Ralph Elkins, Albemarle; and Dr. Brenda Hellyer, San Jacinto College Chancellor.


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  • amanda.fenwick 9:23 am on January 31, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Jerry W. Igleheart, 63 of Pasadena, TX passed away January 23, 2012 in Meza, AZ. Mr. Igleheart was a Computer Information Technology professor at San Jacinto College for 13 years.

    He was preceded in death by his father William Igleheart. He is survived by his wife Debbie Igleheart; three sons – Mathew Igleheart & wife Laura, Justin Igleheart & wife Amy, and Keegan Igleheart; three daughters – Sydney Meriwether & husband Jay, Kecia Igleheart & husband Scott, Aubrey Young & husband Bryan; mother – Dora Igleheart; two sisters Gloria Weber & husband Bill, Janice Jenkins & husband Len; and 12 grandchildren. Memorial services were held in the Chapel of Deer Park Funeral Directors.

    In lieu of flowers, the family requested that donations be made to the SJC Foundation – SJC Memorial Fund in memory of Jerry Igleheart, 4624 Fairmont Pkwy, Ste 212, Pasadena, TX 77504.

  • amanda.fenwick 5:36 pm on January 30, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Engineering firm supports students 

    S&B Engineers and Constructors recently donated funds to support scholarships for San Jacinto College students majoring in Engineering Design Graphics. Central Campus students receiving a $1,000 scholarship through the contributions include, (front row) from left, Thomas Gevardo, Micaela Cornett, Derek Chachere, and Jacqueline Ellis. The scholarships are administered through the San Jacinto College Foundation. Shown supporting the students (back row) are Michael Fox, EDG professor for the College; Dr. William Brookshire, S&B chairman; and Ruth Keenan, SJC’s executive director for development.

  • andrea.vasquez 10:35 am on December 9, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Support our student veterans 

    Dear Friends of San Jacinto College,

    Our veterans have given themselves in service for our freedom. For the last year, San Jacinto College and its partners have been creating a fund to build Centers of Excellence for Veteran Student Success on each campus to give back to these warriors.   With a total project cost of $600,000, the SJC community, architects, contractors, and vendors have supplied nearly $300,000 worth of labor, materials, and facility space.  At this point, we are half way to our goal.

    Now, we need your help!

    Please remember our veterans.

    You can view a rendering of the Centers of Excellence for Veteran Student Success at:

    Visit the San Jacinto College Foundation website at sanjacfoundation.org to find out how you can help support our student veterans.

    *Note:   To honor your veteran on our Wall of Honor include name(s) in the comment section with your gift.
    Payroll deduction is available for SJC employees.

  • andrea.vasquez 3:23 pm on November 8, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    SJC Foundation Golf Tournament ball drop winner! 

    Judy Hendley, North Campus department chair for consumer services was the winner of the ball drop at this year’s SJC Foundation Golf Tournament. Hendley has been with the College for 30 years, and this year was the first time she decided to play in the ball drop. “The foundation made it very easy to purchase the tickets with the automatic payroll deduction,” said Hendley. “It is a  great fund raiser for student scholarships, so either way I knew it was for a great cause.” Hendley was presented with her check of $2,535 from Foundation executive director for advancement, Ruth Keenan.

  • wpadmin 2:55 pm on November 2, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Photos from the Foundation golf tournament with guest host Andy Pettitte 

    Thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s Foundation golf tournament with guest host Andy Pettitte a success. Because of your contributions and participation, the San Jacinto College Foundation raised nearly $130,000 for student scholarships. Amazing! (More …)

  • amanda.fenwick 11:38 am on January 13, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    The San Jacinto College community is mourning the loss of James Steen, Health Information Management instructor at the North campus. Mr. Steen passed away on January 6, 2010 while on vacation with colleagues.

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    Mr. Steen joined the faculty at the North campus in 1997. “He established the Health Information program and through his work touched the lives of hundreds and hundreds of students. James was well loved by his colleagues and students and will be greatly missed by his many friends here at North,” commented North campus President Dr. Allatia Harris.

    Memorial services for Mr. Steen will be held this weekend in Pasadena.

    Funeral Services are as follows:
    • Visitation is Friday, January 14,  from 5 to 9 p.m.

    • Funeral is Saturday, January 15 at 10 a.m.

    Rosewood Funeral Home
    3939 Pasadena Blvd
    Pasadena, TX 77503
    (713) 920-2171

    If you have memories or reflections that you would like to share with family, you may email those to Debby.Schultze@sjcd.edu . She is passing these thoughts on to Mr. Steen’s family. His daughter is collecting such things to prepare a memory book for the services.

    In Mr. Steen’s honor, a scholarship fund is being established. You may contact the San Jacinto College Foundation about contributions you wish to make in memory of Mr. James Steen. The students he helped so much during his life will be helped by this scholarship fund.

  • amanda.fenwick 4:21 pm on November 30, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Lucky winner 

    Jennifer Ramsey, an information system trainer at the Central campus, was the lucky winner of the “Ball Drop” contest that was part of the recent Foundation Golf Tournament.  As the winner, Jennifer received a check for $3,005. The golf tournament and events related to the tournament raised funds to support student scholarships and other educational initiatives. Ruth Keenan, interim vice president of resource development, presented the check to Jennifer (shown at left in related photo).

  • wpadmin 4:51 pm on November 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    15th Annual San Jacinto College Foundation Golf Tournament 

    San Jacinto College recently held its 15th annual Foundation Golf Tournament featuring host, Yankee pitcher and San Jacinto alumnus, Andy Pettitte.

    Over the past 14 years, the tournament raised more than $900,000 to support San Jacinto College and  students. This year’s goal was $105,000.

    SJC Board of Trustee Wayne Slovacek was honored for chairing the event for the past 15 years. Several scholarship recipients were also recognized. During the live auction, Foundation Board Member Roy Mease invested $25,000 in an endowment in memory of his son, the late Kipper Mease. The College also received investors at the $5,000 and $2,500 levels and multiple investors at $1,000, $500, and $250.

    The finale of the reception was a tribute to veterans and the announcement of the College’s new Centers of Excellence for Veteran Student Success.

  • wpadmin 11:53 am on October 7, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    San Jacinto College rides into the Pasadena Rodeo 

    Last night was San Jacinto College (SJC) Night at the Pasadena Rodeo, and everyone was out to have a good time. Chancellor Dr. Brenda Hellyer; Board of Trustees members Larry Wilson, Marie Flickinger and Dan Mims; and Foundation board member Grady West all rode in on horseback. Board member Wayne Slovacek and North campus President Dr. Allatia Harris were also in attendance among the San Jac crowd.

    Funds raised for the evening went toward scholarships for SJC students. Country music star Stoney LaRue headlined the night’s entertainment.

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