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  • 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.

  • wpadmin 4:47 pm on November 14, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Inside Look Into San Jacinto College Firefighter Training 

    Students in our Firefighter Training Academy demonstrate how they’ve been trained to search for victims in a residential fire.

    This is the first of many in our new “How To”  video series.  Be on the lookout for more!  Enjoy and feel free to share.

  • 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 10:13 am on September 15, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Social Media Day Event 

    Dr. Jones with Cosmetology Students

    The Marketing, PR, and Government Affairs Office held Social Media Day on each campus last week.  It was a fun event that gave us an opportunity to promote social media, interact with students on campus, and encourage student engagement.  Photos from the event can be viewed on our Facebook Page.

    We would like to extend a huge thanks to a few programs and departments who helped to make the event a success:

    •  North Campus Culinary set up a cookie decorating station.
    • North Campus First Year Experience let us borrow their popcorn machine and one of their student workers was nice enough to stick around and help out with the popcorn.
    • Central Campus Rec Sports set up a game of volleyball and provided us with some giveaways.
    • Central Campus Career and Employment helped us at our social media table and provided us with some giveaways.
    • South Campus Cosmetology students set up face painting and manicure stations.
    • South Campus Student Life let us borrow their popcorn machine


  • 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 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,

  • wpadmin 11:35 am on August 14, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    EDG Students Win Silver for Cell Phone Drying Device at Skills USA Competition 

    The San Jacinto College Engineering Design Graphics team of Robert (Rob) Ross, Van Troung, and Richard Hermoso took second place nationally with their cell phone drying device at the 2014 SkillsUSA Championships.  Their device dries out cell phones using a hairdryer and de-humidifier after the phone has been dropped in water.

    Watch this video of how it all came together.



  • wpadmin 11:30 am on July 8, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Schools App News and Updates 

    Use Schools App to connect with and help students.  Join Schools App now!

    Here’s a staff testimonial:  “In my opinion, I think that the Schools App is a great tool for C&E!  Any time we can directly contact a student on a more personal level, I think it benefits our office.  I think for students, being able to ask questions and receive an answer not from a generalized source (like on our Career and Employment FB page) but from one of us personally, makes the student(s) feel like they have a closer and more comfortable relationship to our office. I think the more we can interact with students daily, the more we can reach them and encourage them to come to our office or approach us if they have questions/concerns/etc.”  – Brittany Bonds, San Jacinto College Career and Employment Center (More …)

  • wpadmin 5:14 pm on May 13, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Congratulations San Jacinto College Class of 2014 

    “This graduating class is the face of what Houston looks like.  And even more importantly, you’re the face of the future of Houston,” said H-E-B Houston President, Scott McClelland.

    You can view photos from May commencement on the San Jacinto College Facebook page at http://on.fb.me/1luqa8t.
    You can also watch highlights from commencement on You Tube.  http://youtu.be/lSxzDjN_Q1M  To see all social media posts graduates shared using #SJCGrad14, go to tagboard.com/SJCGrad14.  If you have issues with the link, consider using Google Chrome or Firefox.

    Thank you!


  • wpadmin 11:12 am on April 25, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Social Media Tip 

    If you don’t have much time to check your personal social media accounts during the day, spend about 15 minutes in the morning and 15 minutes at the end of the day checking your notifications, messages and news feed.
    For example, find out who you can connect with on LinkedIn.  Check LinkedIn groups.  If you can participate in a discussion, do it.  Answer questions.  Ask questions.  Browse through your news in LinkedIn.  Share San Jac news in LinkedIn.  Is there a big event going on at the College?  Share it! Do we have a new program?  Share it!  Was your colleague recognized for an award?  Share it!
    You can do all or some of this in just 15 minutes.

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