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  • andrea.vasquez 12:40 pm on September 11, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Congratulations Fall 2018 SSI Grant Recipients! 

    The San Jacinto College Foundation Board is proud to announce the following awardees for the Fall 2018 Student Success Initiative grant program.

    These winning projects were selected for their innovative efforts to increase opportunities in learning, research and academic success for our students.

    Applicant Name                          Grant Proposal

    Phuong Nam Doan                      The Synthetic Arm

    Leslie Crnkovic                             Non-Destructive Testing Program Weld Inspection Bend Test Curriculum

    Susan M. Starr                              North and Central Campus Stem Expo with Communities In Schools

    Sheema Nasir                                STEM-Honors NASA Johnson Space Center Connection

    Yessenia Jimenez                          Adventures in STEM 2019

    Katherine Truax                             Gamification of Historical Concepts and Vocabulary

    Chache Franklin                             Intentional Connections Enrichment Program

    Kelly Anderson                               Influence of Proctored Testing in Distance Learning Mathematics

    Patrick Callaghan                          Commissioned Composer Project: Dr. Julian Bryson

    Patricia L. House                           Assessing Water Quality and Ecology of Armand Bayou

    Christina Dawn Crawford              National Day on Writing 2018

    Tim Bell                                  Connections Build Success: Interdisciplinary Events Strengthen Career Pathways

    Amanda Rose                               San Jacinto College Food Pantry

    Erin C. Callahan                            Culture Vulture

    Roger T. Watkins                           Business Venture Pitch Competition

    Twila Evette Rose                          North Children’s Center and Laboratory School Outdoor Classroom Project

    Allyson Marceau                            ESOL Scholarships and Awards Assembly

    Yesenia Chavez                    How do Bilingual Students Empower Students of Spanish as a Second Language?

    Congratulations to all of the fall 2018 recipients!

    Apply now for a Spring 2019 SSI Grant! The submission period IS NOW OPEN for the spring 2019 round of Student Success Initiative grants. The deadline to apply is October 30, with recipient announcements expected by November 30.

    Please visit the SJC Foundation Webpage for more details on the SSI application process.

  • andrea.vasquez 2:37 pm on March 28, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    There’s Still Time! Submit your SSI application today! 

    The San Jacinto College Foundation supports the college community by providing opportunities for faculty and staff to apply for funding of exciting projects that impact student success. The San Jacinto College Foundation Student Success Initiatives (SSIs) Grant is now accepting applications for funding request ranging from $200 to $5,000 for projects that will be held in the spring/summer semesters.

    The application deadline is April 15, 2018. To apply visit: sjcdgrants.academicworks.com.

    The SSI Grant application for fall 2018 funding requests will open May 1, 2018.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Foundation office at 281-998-6104 or by email: Foundation.Info@sjcd.edu

  • andrea.vasquez 11:33 am on March 20, 2017 Permalink | Reply

    Mark Johnson serves as guest panelist about OER at SXSWedu 

    Mark Johnson, San Jacinto College North Campus Dean of Business and Technology and Open Educational Resource (OER) Degree Project Director, recently attended SXSWedu in Austin to participate as a panelist in the OER debate session, “A Debate on ‘Open’ Educational Resources: Trendy? Sure, But Are They Viable for the Long Haul?” hosted by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

    The debate featured publishers and leaders of the open-resources community on the pros and cons of this growing movement. The discussion focused on asking how the approach aims to save students money and whether that comes at some educational cost.

    Featured panelists included:
    Goldie Blumenstyk, Senior Writer, The Chronicle of Higher Education
    Peter Cohen, Group President, U.S. Education Group, McGraw Hill Education
    Cheryl Costantini, Vice President, Content Strategy, Cengage Learning
    Mark Johnson, Dean, Business and Technology & OER Degree Grant Initiative Project Director, San Jacinto College
    Kim Thanos, Founder & CEO, Lumen Learning

  • andrea.vasquez 10:59 am on February 23, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Energy Education and Career Corps Interns continue to succeed 


    Bank of America continues to support San Jacinto College with an “Energy Education and Career Corps (EE&CC) Internship 2016 grant for the Engineering Design Graphics program. This is the third year that Bank of America will award twelve Engineering Design Graphics Internship students a $1650.00 stipend to help support them while working at different Houston area energy industry companies. (More …)

  • andrea.vasquez 3:05 pm on November 6, 2014 Permalink | Reply

    New Grant News: Leaders across the College are doing great things! 

    US Department of Education – Carl Perkins Career and Technical Ed. Grant.  This program funds equipment and activity related to career and technical education at all three campuses to enhance and expand technical preparation programs. – Total Program $704,592; leaders are Kerry Mix, North; Jeffrey Parks, Central; Kevin Morris, South.

    US Department of Health and Human Services  – Texas School Ready.  The grant is a school readiness certification program that certifies early education programs that effectively prepare children for kindergarten.  – Total Project – $61,753 – Leader – Deborah Simpson-Smith.

    National Science Foundation in partnership with Tidewater Community College Summer Maritime & Transportation Grant.  The purpose is to increase knowledge of maritime and transportation careers and the career pathways.  Also to identify, develop, and expand those career pathways. $57,661 – Dr. Sarah Janes, Leader

    National Endowment for the Arts –Art Education in the Community.  The grant partially funds the annual Flamenco Festival.  The festival  includes pre-performance lectures, a live performance, and other humanities elements which will instruct and expand on the history and culture of Flamenco. $10,000, Jeremy Garcia & Irma Laucirica, Leaders

    Texas Workforce Commission  –Texas Fast Start Program.  College of the Mainland will lead a consortium, which also includes Houston Community College and San Jacinto Community College District (SJCCD), to develop three Fast Start certificate programs – one at each college.  These programs are competency-based, rapid-deployment programs focusing on the current or future workforce needs.  Total Project – $113,332 – Alison Brisco, Leader

    Texas Workforce Commission  –Petrochemical Veterans Initiative.  The program will train entry level Pipefitters and Electricians.  This project will increase the number of those qualified to fill the projected job openings in the construction industry as reported by the petrochemical industry.  Total Project –   $55,000 – Nancy Martin, Leader

  • andrea.vasquez 3:03 pm on October 10, 2014 Permalink | Reply

    New grant news! 

    Leaders across the College are doing great things!

    National Science Foundation – Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation.  Through this program the College intends to significantly increase participation of minorities in STEM to go on to earn a baccalaureate in Science, Technology Engineering or Math (STEM) $240,065 – Sharon Sledge, Leader

    NASA  Space Grant Consortium – Opportunity for Community Colleges.  This grant program aims to assist San Jacinto College (SJC) to recruit and retain students in STEM careers by leveraging the resources of NASA and engaging students and teachers in NASA’s missions – Total Project – $485,340 – Leader TBD

    U.S. Department of Education – Adult Literacy Program.  Partnering with the recipient, Houston Galveston Area Council, the grant purpose of is to increase the literacy of our community by promoting English literature, civics education, English as a second language, and other programs.  $400,000 – Jaynie Mitchel, Leader

    U.S. Department of Education – Carl Perkins WECM Maintenance.  The Workforce Education Course Manual must be reviewed and revised.  This project involves maintaining currency of the manual through a review by educators throughout the state.  SJC serves as the leader of this program. $159,912 Jeffrey Parks, Leader

    U.S. Department of Education – Carl Perkins  Program of Study.  The grant asks SJC to lead the development of a strategic plan to promote curriculum pathway projects, to sustain support of AcheiveTexas , and  to align the program of study with other  state agencies.  $152,564 – Jeffrey Parks, Leader

    Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board – Texas-STEM (T-STEM) Scholarships.  Scholarships for promising STEM scholars are funded through this project the College has repeated as a winner of this award for 3 straight years.  263,160 – Sharon Sledge, Leader

    Elkins Foundation / Texas Historical Asso. – Walter Prescott Webb Historical Society.  The award funds the activities of the Society.  Through SJC history departments, the Society encourages students to discover, write, and publish the history of Texas.  $33,750 – Diane Heafer, Marcus Turner, Abbie Grubb – Leaders

  • 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 …)

  • amanda.fenwick 10:18 am on October 3, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    UBMS recognized 

    The Board of Trustees recently recognized Jacqueline Howard, director of the Upward Bound Math and Science program, for her leadership and dedication.

    Based on a successful track record, a federal grant was recently renewed that will fund UBMS at the North Campus for another five-year cycle.

    UBMS is a collaboration between the College and high schools in the Channelview, Sheldon, and Galena Park independent school districts. Selected students from the schools are piloted through their high school years, beginning in the ninth grade, and are encouraged to pursue postsecondary degrees in math and science.

    With Howard (holding the recognition certificate) are Dr. Sarah Janes, and Serita Dickey (who helped Howard apply for the initial UBMS grant), and Dr. Allatia Harris, president of the North Campus.

  • andrea.vasquez 11:22 am on July 26, 2012 Permalink | Reply

    Meet With The SJC Grants Development Team 

  • amanda.fenwick 8:39 am on June 21, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Guidelines offered for year-end purchasing 

    The following are valuable tips and guidelines on how to make the year-end purchasing process go as smoothly as possible, provided by Ann Kokx-Templet, Director of Contracts and Purchasing Services.

    Important dates for the end of Fiscal Year 2011-2012.

    All requisitions related to FY 2011-2012 must be approved before the close of business on Friday, August 24, 2012. (More …)

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