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  • andrea.vasquez 9:08 am on February 17, 2020 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: valentine's day   

    San Jac Sweethearts 

    In celebration of Valentine’s Day, we asked our San Jac Sweethearts, couples who have been married for a while or who are both employed at the College, for their tips for long-term relationship success. Click here or on the video below to see what they said!

    San Jac Sweethearts

    Happy Valentine’s Day! We asked our San Jac Sweethearts, couples who have been married for a while or who are both employed at the College, for their tips for long-term relationship success. Watch the video below to see what they said! 💕💘💝 #sanjac #sanjaccollege #sjcspring20 #valentinesday #highered #txcollege #htx

    Posted by San Jacinto College on Friday, February 14, 2020

  • melissa.trevizo 1:16 pm on September 24, 2019 Permalink | Reply  

    School Supply Drive Success 

    The San Jacinto College account payable office held a school supply drive from July 22 to August 9 to help ensure future students were equipped to learn.

    Staff, faculty and community donations came in enabling the drive to fully supply 13 students with everything they needed to have a successful 2019-20 school year. The students sponsored were from Rizzuto Elementary in La Porte ISD and Pomeroy Elementary, Richey Elementary, and Jessup Elementary in Pasadena ISD.

    In the gallery below you will see the supplies as well as thank you letters from some of the students. Kudos to Amberly Dalton, Becky Turner, Susan Sprouse, and Jenny Phillips for their her hard work!

  • andrea.vasquez 5:12 pm on January 11, 2019 Permalink | Reply

    Small act of kindness from a big heart 

    Alex Coco didn’t think twice about turning in a $100 bill he found outside a shopping center parking lot. Most 12-year-olds would have considered it their lucky day and headed to their favorite store. Alex, however, walked right back inside to ask the management if anyone reported missing the bill.

    After doing some checking, Alex was told that he could keep the bill since no one called or left word to claim it. Now that he officially had $100, his conscious would be at ease knowing that it was rightfully his. But Alex is no ordinary 12-year-old. Rather than buy the latest video games, or even gifts for his family, he told his mom, Nevin Coco, South Campus liberal arts division operations coordinator, that he wanted to use the money to help those who needed it more than he did. Alex then decided to use the $100 to buy food for the South Campus’ food pantry. It’s a great feeling to know that there are young people out there whose compassion and kindness for others will always speak volumes through their actions. Thank you, Alex!

    • Ruth Keenan 10:56 am on January 14, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Alex Coco we love you! Nevin, this is a great tribute to your parenting. Thank you SJC for sharing this story. It made my day, and I am certain many others!

    • Kristy McAuliffe 10:59 am on January 14, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Awesome job, Alex. I know your mom is so proud of you!

    • Susan Eason 12:07 pm on January 14, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Wonderful story…thank you, Alex, for helping our food pantry!

    • Brenda Jones 11:15 am on January 15, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Alex, I am so PROUD of you! You are AWESOME! Thank you so much for helping our SJC Food Pantry.
      Dr. Jones

    • Kelly Barnes 8:25 pm on January 15, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      This story put such a smile on my face. Well done!

  • andrea.vasquez 4:27 pm on November 19, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Inaugural South Campus Food Pantry Ping Pong Tournament 

    The inaugural South Campus Food Pantry Ping Pong Tournament unleashed competitiveness from various faculty and staff across the campus, but all for a good cause. Amid trash talk and spectator outbursts, teams raised a total of 312 canned and dried food items for the South Campus food pantry. The winners of the tournament were math professors Benjamin Blanding and Gregory Brutsche, better known as Team “Smooth Function.” Due to the tournament’s overwhelming popularity, another event will likely be scheduled for spring. Thank you to all who supported and participated in this campus event that is sure to be a new tradition!

  • andrea.vasquez 2:12 pm on November 19, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: canstruction, food pantries,   

    CANstruction Competition raises TONS for campus food pantries 

    ‘Tis the season of giving, and this year 16 teams from across the College joined in the CANstruction competition in an effort to collect canned food items for the Central, North and South Campus food pantries. Each team held canned food drives in order to supplement their construction materials. In collaboration with the College’s veteran centers, each team was tasked with creating a structural piece of art with a military/veteran theme using the canned and dried food items donated, with all items being donated directly to the campus food pantries. The finished products were truly a sight to see! In total, the CANstruction teams raised 4,592 pounds of food for the campus food pantries. Congratulations to the team winners, and an overall THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the event and/or donated to this amazing cause. Check out some photos of these creative structures, and see more photos here.

  • andrea.vasquez 3:08 pm on October 25, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , TASFAA   

    Joshua Lowry named Financial Aid Star Award recipient 

    Joshua Lowry, San Jacinto College financial aid services advisor, was presented with the Financial Aid Star Award by the Texas Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (TASFAA) at its annual conference on October 4, 2018. The state-wide award recognizes outstanding efforts in the area of advising students by an individual in a front line position in the financial aid office of a TASFAA member school. Nominees must exemplify professionalism, innovation in advising students, use a number of communication methods to counsel students, go above and beyond the normal duties, and have worked in the financial aid industry for at least two years. Joshua more than met the criteria necessary for the award. Congratulations Joshua!


  • andrea.vasquez 9:25 am on September 24, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: ADN, health sciences,   

    Welcome Dr. Michelle DeBose and Christie Stanfield! 

    On behalf of Dr. Alexander Okwonna, San Jacinto College South Campus Dean of Natural and Health Sciences

    Good Morning San Jac Family,

    It brings me great pleasure to announce Dr. Michelle DeBose as the new Department Chair of Nursing on the South Campus. Dr. DeBose comes to us from Prairie View A& M University College of Nursing. Dr. DeBose earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts and her Master of Science and Doctorate of Philosophy in Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. DeBose has more than 20 years of nursing experience and has worked in a variety of positions/roles including parish nurse, prevention specialist, grant reviewer/writer, minority health officer, community health educator, associate researcher, professor, clinical coordinator, program director and campus dean of nursing. Dr. DeBose has received several awards including the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Award, the Women’s Health & Aging: Clinical Scientist Development Award and the UMOJA Excellence in the Village Award. Dr. DeBose is an active member of several professional organizations and is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

    I also have the pleasure of announcing Ms. Christie Stanfield as the new Sr. Administrative Assistant for the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN)-Transition Program on the South Campus. Christie has been with the college for about six years, having started out in enrollment services. She previously served as a part-time staff member for the Natural Science and Health Science Division office. Christie has a wide range of experience and is a systemic thinker who pays attention to detail. She also has a big smile and a great laugh.

    We are truly excited to have Dr. DeBose and Christie as a part of our team. Please take the time to introduce yourself and welcome them as they transition into their new roles.

    Dr. Michelle DeBose

    Christie Stanfield



  • andrea.vasquez 12:40 pm on September 11, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , SSI, SSI grants, , Student Success Initiative Grants   

    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 2:13 pm on April 27, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Culture Con   

    Culture Con 2018 

    Check out highlights from the San Jacinto College South Campus’ annual Culture Con fair and fashion show! Great collaborations across disciplines and tons of student engagement throughout the event!

  • andrea.vasquez 1:47 pm on April 27, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Earth Day   

    South Campus celebrates Earth Day 

    The San Jacinto College South Campus recently hosted their annual Earth Day event featuring displays, demonstrations, activities, crafts and monkeys! Thank you to all our faculty, staff and students that helped create another great event to celebrate our planet!

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