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  • andrea.vasquez 11:43 am on March 26, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    TABPHE 2018 

    The Texas Association of Black Personnel in Higher Education (TABPHE) held their annual conference in Houston, Texas, at Hyatt Regency from February 22nd-February 25th. This year’s conference was a collaboration between TABPHE and TABSE (Texas Alliance of Black School Educators), an organization that represents K-12.  The conference theme was “Educate, Engage and Empower”:  The Time is NOW!”

    San Jacinto College has consistently had a large presence at the TABPHE conferences throughout the years, but this year faculty, staff, students and administrators made an outstanding contribution making sure the conference was a success!  Dr. Alexander Okwonna served as the TABPHE conference chair (also a board member). Dr. DeRhonda McWaine served as the registration committee chair (and her volunteers consisted of Dr. Lindsay Banks, Dr. LaToya Gilmore, Karyn Jones, LaVena Wilder and Francheska Williams).   Dr. Lamar McWaine (an executive board member and historian) and professor Tonja Conerly served as the programming committee co-chairs (with Dr. Kimberly Thomas, Bradford Traywick and Joseph Hebert serving as volunteers).  A special contribution was made by our Tech Support department under the leadership of Gus Sronce, who provided technology support (More …)

  • amanda.fenwick 8:30 am on February 4, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    South Campus hosting social networking happy hour 

    A Social Networking Happy Hour will be held Feb. 17 from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Kaleidoscope Room (101), located in the ILC at the South Campus.

    Come and get tips on navigating the professional social scene.

    Hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served. Professional dress is encouraged.

    Space is limited, so RSVP by email to brittany.bonds@sjcd.edu.

    The event is sponsored by the Career and Employment Center, Orientation and Campus Tours, and the Office of Student Engagement & Activities.

  • amanda.fenwick 3:13 pm on January 14, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Take a learning break 

    There will be several learning and professional development opportunities for San Jacinto College employees during February. Online registration is available through the Spark Learning Portal.


    Leadership Module Series sessions ( to be held in the District Boardroom)

    • Leadership Module 3: Wednesday Feb. 4, and Friday, Feb 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Spark ID# ODHR 5333

    • Leadership Module 4: Thursday, Feb. 12, and Friday, Feb. 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Spark ID# ODHR 5334

    For details, please contact Gabriel Rodriguez by phone or email.


    Leading, Managing, and Adapting to Change (Lunch & Learn Workshops)

    • South Campus S12.101 – Tuesday, Feb. 10, 12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

    • North Campus N2.124 – Wednesday, Feb. 18, 12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

    • Central Campus C21.163 – Tuesday, Feb. 24, 12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

    Spark ID# PRDC 7111 – For details, please contact Sheila Wall by phone or email.



  • wpadmin 9:01 am on October 3, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Social Media Sessions for Professional Development 

    Social Media Panel Discussion 

    November 11, 2014 from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

    Central Campus Kaleidoscope Room

    Registration through SPARK will be available soon.  The panel discussion will include San Jac faculty Oommen George, Kina Lara, and Clare Zabrowski, Social Media Strategist with CLR Virtual Connection Rebecca Thompson, and University of Houston faculty Dr. Erica Ciszek. (More …)

  • wpadmin 4:56 pm on August 29, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Social Media Events and Speakers 

    We are having Social Media Day on each campus in September.  Everyone is invited!  Please feel free to share the attached flyer with your students and encourage them to participate when they are not in class.

    And coming soon…

    Scylla Lopez will be conducting Social Media 101 sessions on each campus.  The sessions will focus on one social media platform at a time.  In addition, we will be bringing in speakers to talk to students and employees about a variety of social media topics, including using social media in the classroom for faculty.  We have  scheduled KHOU anchor Lily Jang to come to North Campus in November as well.  This event is open to the entire San Jacinto College community.  She will be speaking on Social Media and Your Career.  Be on the lookout for more details on these social media events.

    Social Media Day

  • wpadmin 4:42 pm on February 21, 2014 Permalink | Reply

    Sign up now for Social Media 101! 

    To:  All faculty, staff and administrators:

    Are you interested in using social media?  Not sure where to start?  Join social media coordinator Scylla Lopez to discuss your social media options.  Learn how to create a social media site and best practices.
    Online registration is available through the Spark portal.

    Central Campus Schedule and Locations:

    ID 164602
    Social Media 101
    ILT MRKT 1001
    2/25/14 10:00 AM
    2/25/14 11:00 AM

    ID 164603
    Social Media 101
    ILT MRKT 1001
    2/25/14 3:00 PM
    2/25/14 4:00 PM


    North Campus Schedule and Locations:

    ID 165602
    Social Media 101
    ILT MRKT 1001
    2/26/14 10:00 AM
    2/26/14 11:00 AM

    ID 166603
    Social Media 101
    ILT MRKT 1001
    2/26/14 3:00 PM
    2/26/14 4:00 PM


    South Campus Schedule and Locations:

    ID 167602
    Social Media 101
    ILT MRKT 1001
    2/27/14 10:00 AM
    2/27/14 11:00 AM

    ID 166602
    Social Media 101
    ILT MRKT 1001
    2/27/14 3:00 PM
    2/27/14 4:00 PM


    Click the links below to find out how to navigate the spark learning portal and log in instructions.  For assistance with login usernames, passwords and course registration, please contact the Spark Technical Support Office at extension 6399 or (281) 998-6399.
    Please contact Scylla Lopez for questions regarding the sessions at (281) 991-2602 or scylla.lopez@sjcd.edu.

    Thank you!





  • amanda.fenwick 8:45 am on January 30, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Support staff workshop set for Feb. 1 at the Central Campus 

    The Texas Educational Support Staff Association area workshop is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 1 at the Central Campus in the Interactive Learning Center.

    Registration forms are available online at the TESA website, http://www.tesatexas.org. Registration and payments are accepted onsite.

    Please see flyer below for more info.

    Thanks and see you soon. Sherry L. Gray, CEOP, APII San Jacinto College Enrollment Management Center, Transcript Evaluator http://www.sanjac.edu 281-998-6150 AEOP President 2013 – 2014 TESA Summer Work Conference Registration Chair 2013- 2014 AEOP GPS Registration Form-1

  • amanda.fenwick 4:02 pm on October 18, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Dr. Dabney to serve on state professional development committee 

    Dr. Valschkia Dabney

    Dr. Valschkia Dabney

    Dr. Valschkia Dabney, San Jacinto College’s director of training and professional development, has been selected to serve on the Texas Community College Teachers Association (TCCTA) professional development committee.

    In her role, she will help to plan and facilitate professional development conferences for community college administrators, faculty and staff who are TCCTA members. The professional development committee will also work closely with the TCCTA executive committee to conduct research to support opportunities that elevate the status of two-year and technical college educators.

    “I am excited about working with the TCCTA to leverage its existing strengths toward an even brighter future for community colleges,” commented Dabney, who works in San Jacinto College’s educational technology department. “I look forward to working with fellow committee members to bring quality, timely and useful professional development opportunities to administrators, faculty, and staff.”

    Dabney earned an associate degree in social science from San Jacinto College. She holds a master’s in business administration from the University of Phoenix-Houston Northwest Campus, and a Ph.D. in educational administration from the University of Texas.

    Before coming to San Jacinto College, Dabney taught English, business technology, and developmental writing at Lone Star College. She also taught English, math, and science at Klein ISD. In the field of college educational technology, she has served on numerous committees and boards to improve academic and workforce education programs for two-year college students. She has also served key roles in securing grants to help fund important college preparatory programs.

  • amanda.fenwick 9:37 am on August 7, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Kudos to Dr. McWaine 

    Dr. Lamar McWaine participated in the Leadership and Mentoring Institute sponsored by the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education. The conference was held recently at Miles College in Birmingham, Alabama. Dr. McWaine was the only community college educator selected from a nationwide pool of applicants.

    Shown in the photo with Dr. McWaine are AABHE President Dr. Barbara Lofton (left), and Dr. Barbara Johnson, director of the Leadership and Mentoring Institute.

    Dr. McWaine has served for many years as the North Campus’ Student Life Coordinator, and is in the process of transitioning to his new position as a full-time professor of Learning Frameworks courses at the North Campus.

    Kudos to Dr. McWaine, and keep up the good work.

  • amanda.fenwick 10:22 am on February 18, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    College Community Day 2011 

    Here are candid photos of employees networking at the recent College Community Day 2011, which featured updates by Chancellor Dr. Brenda Hellyer, data reports from George Gonzalez and Dr. Rebecca Goosen, as well as many informative and motivational breakout sessions.

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