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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 …)

  • andrea.vasquez 11:17 am on November 7, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    El Dia de los Muertos celebration at South Campus 

    The South Campus communications department celebrated “El Día de los Muertos” between Oct. 30 and Nov. 2nd 2017. The Day of the Dead is celebrated on Nov. 2 and has been part of the Meso American culture for thousands of years. It is celebrated by people in Mexico, parts of Central and South America and increasingly throughout the United States. It also coincides with All Souls Day in the Roman Catholic Faith.  Loved ones construct altars called ofrendas in Spanish that display portraits, favorite foods and special possessions of their loved ones. (More …)

  • andrea.vasquez 2:03 pm on October 6, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Congratulations Matt Lewis, ACCT National Faculty Award Recipient! 

    The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) has named Matt Lewis as its 2017 William H. Meardy Faculty Member Award recipient.

    Prior to receiving the national faculty award, Lewis was named the ACCT Western Region Faculty award recipient in July. ACCT’s regional and national awards recognize the tremendous contributions made by community colleges and their leaders to meet the needs of their communities. Award categories include: Trustee Leadership Award, Equity Award, Faculty Member Award, Chief Executive Officer Award, and Professional Board Staff Member Award.

    Formerly a math professor at the South Campus, Lewis recently transitioned into his new role as a qualitative research analyst, supporting the College’s ongoing advancement in leveraging data for institutional improvement work. He will also continue his leadership role in implementing the College’s SmartStart program.

    Read more about about Matt’s national ACCT award here.

    Congratulations, Matt!


  • andrea.vasquez 2:03 pm on June 12, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Meet Samantha Davis 

    The marketing, public relations and government affairs department would like to welcome and introduce Samantha Davis as our new senior executive administrative assistant.

    Samantha earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Rhetoric with a minor in Psychology from Texas A&M University in three years while maintaining a scholarship, campus involvement and a part-time job.  She definitely knows how to multi-task!

    She and her husband recently relocated to Houston from Florida where she served the President and Vice President of Academic Affairs in administrative support.  She is familiar with Banner and the role of a senior executive assistant. She enjoys reading and writing, and as a collaborator she has that “How can I help?” attitude.

    Please join us in welcoming Samantha to the San Jacinto College marketing team. Please feel free to stop by and say hello! You can reach her at 291-998-6152 or via email at samantha.davis@sjcd.edu.  Please also be sure to copy her on all Public Information Requests as she is assisting Teri Crawford with that function.

    We know that she is eager to hit the ground running and is looking forward to working with all of us here at San Jacinto College.

  • andrea.vasquez 4:44 pm on April 26, 2017 Permalink | Reply

    La Porte 125th Parade 

    We will have our SJC Float in the La Porte 125th Celebration Parade on Saturday May 13, 2017. The parade starts at 10 a.m. and travels from Fairmont North on S. Broadway.  We are looking for employees and/or students to join us in celebrating our Aspen Top 5 and La Porte’s 125th.

    If you would like to join us you will need to be available from 8:30 – 11 a.m. that morning, and you can bring your families (kids 5 and up are welcome). More details will be sent to all volunteers.

    Please email Hollie Fulsom by Friday, May 5, 2017 if you are interested.

    Thank you!

    • Becky Martinez 11:49 am on May 1, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Gosh! It sounds like a great event! I hope you all have a marvelous time! I am committed to a 1st Communion mass at our St. Andrew Catholic parish on that morning.

  • andrea.vasquez 5:23 pm on April 24, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    District San Jacinto Day cook-out was another hit! 

    The annual San Jacinto Day cook-out was another hit at the College’s district offices!  A special thank you to Bill Dickerson for cooking the burgers and hot dogs and to all of those who provided their delicious dishes as well.  Until next year!

  • 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!

  • amanda.fenwick 2:57 pm on July 28, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    90-year-old Clara gets royal treatment 

    Friends, relatives, and co-workers gathered on July 28, 2016 to celebrate with longtime employee Clara Hollaway, who is now 90 years young !!!

    Appropriately, the birthday celebration had a queen theme, and Clara looked stunning with her royal crown.

    Congratulations Clara! Your work ethic, zest for life, and friendliness are truly an inspiration.

    • Becky Martinez 5:20 pm on August 2, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      How wonderful to have such a good friend and coworker for 24 years here at SJCN! I was so honored to say the invocation inspired by Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday celebration prayers. 🙂

  • amanda.fenwick 2:58 pm on May 24, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Come be a part of the July 4th Parade 

    Join us for another fun July 4th Parade in the Southbelt!

    We will meet at South Campus in front of the Welcome Center at 8:30 a.m. to load the float.
    The parade is from 10 a.m. to approx 11:30 a.m. (More …)

  • amanda.fenwick 2:12 pm on May 16, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Summer Literacy Institute on the horizon 

    Hello Colleagues,

    It is hard to believe that the spring semester is coming to a close. I have attached the San Jacinto College Summer Literacy Institute (SLI) details with the most current Call to Conference.  The field of Developmental Education is evolving, and SLI will address the many ways collaboration in and outside of the college is becoming an important conversation in how we accelerate students.  Doing that while providing students with productive academic experiences that support their academic and career goals has become a hot topic in Dev Ed. (More …)

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