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  • andrea.vasquez 3:34 pm on August 20, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    As Seen on TV! Ludith Gonzalez talks about UpSkill Houston on ABC 13’s Viva Houston! 

    As seen on TV! San Jacinto College is making strides within the UpSkill Houston initiative! Catch Ludith Gonzalez on Viva Houston, with host Erik Barajas, this Sunday at 5:30 a.m. talking about the workforce training options San Jac provides students, helping them get jobs in some of the most in-demand industries!


  • 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 …)

  • amanda.fenwick 1:54 pm on February 21, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    As seen on TV 

    Alfredo Gomez, a San Jacinto College educational planner and student recruiter, appeared as a guest on the Univision Noticias 45 Morning Show recently, where he was interviewed by TV show host Lizzet Lopez.

    Alfredo talked about how San Jacinto College has been proactive in adapting to continuing shifts in demographics – hiring bilingual educational planners and financial aid advisors, providing ESOL courses at affordable costs, sponsoring Latino student organizations, providing GED testing in Spanish, offering numerous Latino-themed campus life activities (Grito fest, Hispanic Heritage Month events, etc).

    Kudos to Alfredo for a job well done. He is an outstanding ambassador for San Jacinto College.

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  • amanda.fenwick 10:13 am on November 21, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    North Campus hosts Fall Fest 

    The North Campus recently hosted a Fall Fest at Channelview High School that turned out to be a great success, attracting hundreds of Channelview students of all ages, as well as many parents and little children.

    Employees representing most North Campus academic and technical programs were on hand to greet visitors and hand out information about their programs. Players from the baseball team and the women’s basketball team mingled with visitors, and cosmetology students provided free face painting.

    The music department provided live jazz music, the culinary arts program provided free hot dogs, and the mental health program coordinated a free cakewalk. Other highlights included a rock climbing wall, a photo booth, psychology analysis demonstrations, music, group dancing, popcorn, cotton candy, and robotics demonstrations.

    Kudos to coordinators of the Fall Fest, including Clare Iannelli, Keisha Smoke, Chris Evans, Erin Lewis, Deborah Longtine, Andrea Mitchen, Dinorah Ramos, Rob Vanya, Christine Torres, Josh Johnson, Shawn Silman, Dr. Gary Friery, Serita Dickey, Jerrel Wade, Pam Campbell, Jennifer Mowdy, Dr. Bill Raffetto, Charlotte Jackson, Ludith Gonzalez, David Gardner, Alfredo Gomez, Louis Dorsey, Diana Zapata, Amy Ammerman, Jo Eggebrecht, Sergio Garcia, Nichole Fearnley, Deanna Clark, Patricia Rice, Mark Escobedo, Dana Kostecka, Mary Cherry, Rita Harris, Brenita Williams-Jackson, and Tom Arrington.

  • amanda.fenwick 8:30 am on November 6, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    North Campus hosts Fall Fest in Galena Park 

    The North Campus recently hosted a Fall Fest at Galena Park High School as a way of connecting with the community, and to showcase San Jacinto College programs.

    There was a large turnout of San Jacinto College students, faculty, staff members, recruiters, financial aid advisors, etc. But more importantly, there was a large turnout of Galena Park High School students and Galena Park residents. (More …)

  • amanda.fenwick 2:50 pm on April 18, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    A Great Day for San Jacinto 

    Two significant anniversaries occur in 2011: the 175th anniversary of the Battle of San Jacinto, and the 50th anniversary of San Jacinto College. Thanks largely to San Jacinto College history professor Dr. Eddie Weller, the College had a display booth at the recent San Jacinto Day Festival and Battle Reenactment. SJC culinary arts pastry chef students, under the direction of Steve Rudd, baked large cakes bearing anniversary wishes to Texas and to San Jacinto College, and SJC employees gave away slices of cake to people attending the big festival held at the San Jacinto Battlegrounds. SJC employees who helped out in the event include Amanda Booren, Rob Vanya, Jessica Elizondo, Kaye Moon Winters, Hollie Fulsom, Dr. Kerry Mix, Joshua Wilson, Dana Eifert, and LaVena Wilder.

  • amanda.fenwick 3:33 pm on April 4, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    College showcased at open house events 

    All three San Jacinto College campuses hosted open house events recently, offering previews of academic and technical programs, advising information, financial aid, and career resources.

    Attendees explored the academic and technical programs offered by the College through interactive information booths from different departments. There were also job search strategies presented along with job training resources, financial aid advising, and campus tours.

    Kudos to the many faculty members, academic counselors, financial aid advisors, and other SJC employees who provided such friendly and helpful service during the open house events at each campus.

  • amanda.fenwick 8:38 am on June 8, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    North campus student advisor an honor grad 

    Lety Leteff (center) is shown at her graduation with students she as advised in recent years.

    North campus student advisor Leticia (Lety) Leteff, recently graduated from the University of Houston – Clear Lake, earning a master’s degree in Instructional Technology. She graduated as a Summa Cum Laude honor student.

    Lety serves as a college preparatory advisor with the North campus’ Talent Search program, where she works with middle school and high school students in the Channelview, Sheldon, and Galena Park school districts.

    Lety says she looks forward to employing what she learned while pursuing her master’s degree to help current and future students reach their educational goals. Her future plans include pursuit of a doctorate degree in education.

    Lety is married to Matthew Leteff, who works as a programmer at the South campus.

  • amanda.fenwick 2:24 pm on April 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    First impressions are important 

    From left, Steven Little, Arleen Arnsparger, Dr. Neil Matkin, Dr. Barbara Hanson, and Dr. Laurel Williamson.

    Central campus administrators and staff members gathered recently for a “First Impressions” seminar. Blending lively anecdotes, compelling statistics, multimedia presentations, with a large dash of humor, keynote speakers Arleen Arnsparger and Steven Little drove home just how important it is for students to have a favorable first impression of San Jacinto College during their initial counseling, admissions and orientation sessions. Little is a highly-acclaimed business growth consultant, and Arnsparger is a key executive with the Center for Community College Student Engagement.

    Key Central campus administrators attending the entertaining and informative meeting included Dr. Neil Matkin, president; Dr. Barbara Hanson, vice president of instruction, Dr. Timothy Elliot, dean of weekend and evening college; Dr. Steven Horton, dean of technical education; Van Wigginton, academic dean; Dr. James Braswell, administrative dean; and Karen Blankenship, library director.

    Central campus division operations managers, as well as key administrative assistants also attended the meeting.

    Dr. Laurel Williamson, district vice chancellor of instruction program services, and Dr. Sarah Janes, vice president of continuing and professional development, were also on hand for the key seminar. Click on any photo below for a larger view.

  • amanda.fenwick 4:39 pm on April 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Gator Day 2010 

    Employees & students enjoy good times at Gator Day 2010.

    The North campus Gator Day featured Laser Tag, Bungee Run, Mechanical Bull, Crazy Photo Booth, Rock Wall Climbing, music, and lots of fun, food, and fellowship. Student organizations raised funds by selling all sorts of delicious food, and many programs distributed promotional material to students. The successful event was put together by Lamar McWaine, North campus student life coordinator, shown at far left in above photo. Check out the slideshow below for more pix from Gator Day —

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