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  • amanda.fenwick 9:26 am on November 12, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    North Campus salutes military veterans 

    The North Campus Center of Excellence for Veteran Student Success coordinated a ceremony to salute military veterans on Veterans Day, which was held at the entrance of the Welcome Center.

    The event kicked off when members of the American Legion Riders rolled in on motorcycles, and members of the North Campus Student Veterans Association raised the American flag. The invocation was delivered by Mike Edwards, SVA member.

    Interim North Campus Provost Dr. Bill Raffetto welcomed visitors, acknowledged military veterans in attendance, and other special guests. SVA member read an inspirational and stirring essay called “What is a Veteran?”

    SVA members Gary Alston and Silvia Escobedo were presented scholarships by Ruth Keenan, executive director of the San Jacinto College Foundation.

    The closing benediction was delivered by SVA member Andrew Jones. The ceremony was followed by refreshments and a networking session with military personnel.

    Kudos to the Veterans Day Committee for coordinating the salute to military veterans – Melanie Neill, Donna Baker, Deanna Clark, Jo Eggebrecht, Erin Lewis, and Andrea Mitchen.


  • andrea.vasquez 10:35 am on December 9, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Support our student veterans 

    Dear Friends of San Jacinto College,

    Our veterans have given themselves in service for our freedom. For the last year, San Jacinto College and its partners have been creating a fund to build Centers of Excellence for Veteran Student Success on each campus to give back to these warriors.   With a total project cost of $600,000, the SJC community, architects, contractors, and vendors have supplied nearly $300,000 worth of labor, materials, and facility space.  At this point, we are half way to our goal.

    Now, we need your help!

    Please remember our veterans.

    You can view a rendering of the Centers of Excellence for Veteran Student Success at:

    Visit the San Jacinto College Foundation website at sanjacfoundation.org to find out how you can help support our student veterans.

    *Note:   To honor your veteran on our Wall of Honor include name(s) in the comment section with your gift.
    Payroll deduction is available for SJC employees.

  • amanda.fenwick 3:09 pm on November 15, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    San Jac honors veterans 

    All three campuses recently hosted Veterans Day events to honor military personnel.

    The South Campus ceremony was on Thursday, Nov. 10 at the J.D. Bruce Student Center. The Dobie High School ROTC presented the flags, and there was a choir performance. The movie “Taking Chance” was presented.

    The North Campus ceremony was held on Friday, Nov. 11 at the Dr. Charles Grant Fine Arts Center courtyard. The North Shore High School ROTC served as Color Guard. There was be a flag-raising ceremony, and the National Anthem was performed. The ceremony concluded with a roll call of military personnel who served during various armed conflicts.

    The Central Campus event was held on Friday, Nov. 11 in the Interactive Learning Center. Local vendors had information booths on display, and there was a reception for veterans that included refreshments.

    Kudos to all the employees who helped to make the events successful, and especially the Veterans Success Coordinators — Alex Sanchez (Central); Eugene Bernard (South); and Melanie Neill (North).

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