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  • amanda.fenwick 2:59 pm on September 28, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Many bid farewell to Dr. Bailey at retirement reception 

    Many friends and co-workers gathered on Sept. 27 to bid a fond farewell to Dr. Richard Bailey, Vice President of Accreditation and Special Initiatives. Dr. Bailey is retiring after serving San Jacinto College for 39 years as a professor and administrator. Dr. Laurel Williamson, President and Deputy Chancellor, praised Dr. Bailey as an exemplary, dedicated and versatile educator, administrator, and leader.

    Congratulations Dr. Bailey! Thank you for your faithful and excellent service, and enjoy your retirement!

  • andrea.vasquez 1:47 pm on January 22, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Jeff Wylin’s Retirement 

    On behalf of Kevin McKisson:

    Hello SJC Employees,

    Please join us for Jeff Wylin’s retirement celebration on Thursday, January 28, from 2:00 – 4:00 PM, in the Grand Hall of the Central Campus Library. Screen Shot 2016-01-22 at 1.46.33 PM

  • wpadmin 2:47 pm on August 15, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Dr. Gary Friery Retiring After 44 Years with San Jacinto College 

    We sat down with Dr. Gary Friery and talked to him about all his years at San Jacinto College.

    Here’s the video:


    • Neil Matkin 9:49 am on August 16, 2014 Permalink | Reply


      It was great working with you on the various committees. Your input was always insightful and student focused. I cannot imagine the number of lives you have touched while serving at San Jac. It was a distinct honor and pleasure to work with you and I wish you well in your next chapters.

      Warm regards,


    • J.D. 12:17 pm on August 18, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Hey “Gair”–

      I enjoyed working with you, and am gratefull that you took a chance on hiring me and bringing me from the W. Texas desert, to Houston. I think we did great work together, and a lot of students’ lives are different because of the programs you helped establish here at North. Enjoy your retirement and listen for those rattlers (that’s one thing I don’t miss about W. Texas).

      Be well,

  • amanda.fenwick 5:02 pm on July 28, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Reception held to honor Dr. Gary Friery and Don Clayton 

    The North Campus recently hosted a reception to honor longtime educators Dr. Gary Friery and Don Clayton, who will retire in August. Dr. Friery, the North Campus dean of business and technology, and Clayton, diesel technology lead instructor, have a combined 71 years in education. (More …)

  • amanda.fenwick 9:06 am on January 29, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Best wishes 

    Friends and co-workers gathered recently to say best wishes to Carol Schwing, Senior Executive Assistant in the Chancellor’s office, on the occasion of her retirement. Shown with Carol at the retirement get-together are Chancellor Dr. Brenda Hellyer, and co-worker Nicole Darland Haas.

  • amanda.fenwick 10:56 am on September 1, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Fond farewell 

    Many SJC employees gathered recently at the North Campus Chablis dining room to bid a fond farewell to a group of longtime employees who are retiring. The group includes Mary Buyer, Enrollment Services; Kaye Caley, Liberal Arts; Beverly Fischer, English; Javier Gonzalez, Grounds; James Hall, Evening Division; Dorothy McGraw, Business & Technology; Richard Thompson, Police, Dr. Dennis Toombs, Government, and Aliece Mobley, Liberal Arts. North Campus President Dr. Allatia Harris expressed the sentiments of many when she said the College would miss every one of the dedicated and professional employees.

  • amanda.fenwick 4:53 pm on June 16, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Dual credit students recognized 

    North campus dual credit students recently gathered for an end-of-term recognition banquet to celebrate their accomplishments as high-achieving students.

    The dual credit students honored at the banquet were from C.E. King, Channelview, Crosby, North Shore, and Galena Park high schools.

    At the event, students, faculty and staff bade a fond farewell to Dr. Dennis Toombs, who is retiring after serving as a government professor for many years at San Jacinto College. Dr. Toombs attended the event because he served as an instructor for many of the dual credit students.

    Kudos to all who helped to make the recognition banquet a big success, especially to the main coordinators Jennifer Mowdy, Cathy Andrusick, and Mary Cherry.

  • amanda.fenwick 10:11 am on October 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    Fowler retires after 41 years of dedicated service 

    James Fowler, who plays dulcimer as a hobby, will retire from San Jacinto College after 41 years of service as a faculty member and administrator.

    James Fowler, who plays dulcimer as a hobby, will retire from San Jacinto College after 41 years of service as a faculty member and administrator.

    James Fowler, who has served San Jacinto College since 1968 as a dedicated instructor and administrator, is retiring in August.

    Fowler taught biology for 17 years at the Central campus, and then moved to the district office as the College district’s benefits coordinator. He then became the district’s personnel/benefits director, a title that was later changed to vice chancellor of human resources.

    Fowler was raised on a farm in New Waverly, and earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Sam Houston State University. Mr. Fowler and his wife Jacquelyn are longtime residents of Deer Park. They have two adult children (Greg and Jeff) and four grandchildren, (Berkley, Caylie, Chase, and Camrhen) ranging from 3 to 14 years old.

    Fowler reflects fondly on a rewarding career with an institution that has maintained that special ability to be large enough to serve the community, and yet small enough to care. “Faculty in particular have more time to get to know students and offer guidance for career paths,” he remarked. “San Jacinto College is a great place to work, and employees care about each other, and are involved in community activities.”

    Known for his wit and sense of humor, Fowler tries to live by a simple philosophy. “I have always believed the same tasks can be accomplished with a positive attitude and a sense of humor.”
    He also has a simple plans for retirement: “Spend more time relaxing and traveling with my wife, playing with my grandchildren, completing projects at home.”

    Happy retirement, Mr. Fowler. Your San Jac family will greatly miss you!

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