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  • andrea.vasquez 2:20 pm on January 25, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: CPD, Small Business Development Center   

    Small Business U breakfast with CPD 

    CPD recently hosted its Small Business U breakfast on Tuesday, Jan. 15. Local business owners, community organizations, and industry professionals were invited to network and hear success stories from CPD’s workforce and Small Business Development Center partnerships, an overview of the Texas Workforce Commission’s Skills Development Fund funding, and an overview of current and future series content. Attendees could also take a complimentary LinkedIn head shot facilitated by the CPD staff. To see more photos of the Small Business U event, click here.

  • andrea.vasquez 5:07 pm on January 24, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: CPD, fitness, health, pasadena   

    CPD hosts Physical Fitness with Mayor Wagner at PAL Gym 

    The San Jacinto College Continuing and Professional Development Division (CPD) and the City of Pasadena recently hosted the Physical Fitness with Mayor Wagner event on Monday, Jan. 14. More than 20 community participants enjoyed a session of Quigong led by CPD’s Dr. Janice Sullivan, dean of community education. It was a fun, healthy event to help start the new year! You can find more photos of the Physical Fitness with Mayor Wagner event here.

  • amanda.fenwick 1:34 pm on September 30, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Let’s dance 

    Learn to dance like a star this fall with the CPD – Life Long Learning Social Dance Class series!  Choose from Country & Western or Ballroom Dancing and learn a complete dance technique in only 4 sessions. Bring a partner or friend or go solo! Get a group of your friends and family to register together for a weekly night out!  Don’t forget – Social Dance and other CPD courses are eligible for the employee tuition reimbursement program.

    Social Dance_Fall 2014_Watercooler

    • Leslie Crnkovic 10:23 am on October 6, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      What is the actual date scedule for these classes?

  • amanda.fenwick 10:08 am on September 1, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    CPD in action 

    Networking at the maritime outlook conference.

    San Jacinto College was a Silver Sponsor at the recent Petrochemical Maritime Outlook Conference, coordinated by the Economic Alliance Houston Port Region. Continuing & Professional Development staff members represented the College well, networking with key industry and business leaders, and manning a SJC display booth. Shown in the photo at the conference are, from left, Chancellor Dr. Brenda Hellyer; David Lewis, CPD Director of Business & Professions; Captain Mitch Schacter, Director of the SJC Maritime Training Center; Dr. Sarah Janes, CPD Vice President; and Dr. JD Taliaferro Jr., CPD Director of Applied Technologies. Other SJC employees who attend the conference include Dr. Maureen Murphy, South Campus President; Dr. Allatia Harris, North Campus President; Dr. Gary Friery, North Campus Dean of Business & Technical Education; Teri Fowlé, Associate Vice Chancellor of Marketing; Richard Prets, Small Business Development Center Director; and Sandy Vanya, SBDC Program Administrator.

  • amanda.fenwick 10:48 am on July 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    As seen on TV 

    Dr. Sarah Janes and Ann VandeWeerd (in the background) watch as Kimberly Lakes is interviewed by Channel 13 reporter Patricia Lopez.

    The College’s Wilton cake decorating class was recently spotlighted in an ABC Channel 13 newscast as part of the popular “Stretch Your Dollar” segment. (More …)

  • 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 9:06 am on April 9, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    NISOD award winners announced 

    San Jacinto College recently announced the winners of the 2009-10 National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Excellence Awards, presented annually to college faculty, administrators, and staff members in recognition of their achievements and dedication to excellence in education.

    SJC employees who earned the 2009-10 NISOD Excellence Awards include:

    Cristina Cardenas, speech instructor at the South campus;

    Larry Holley, campus support leader at the South campus;

    Kelly Mizell, biology instructor at the North campus;

    Ruben Ramirez, science and math lab supervisor at the Central campus;

    Ann Cartwright, science department chair at the Central campus;

    Susan Lustick, biology instructor at the North campus;

    Linda Nichols, children’s center director at the South campus;

    Ann Tate, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning director;

    Bill Dickerson, director of accounting and financial services;

    Laura Martinez, skills training coordinator (Continuing and Professional Development division);

    Sean Perrodin, culinary arts instructor at the North campus;

    Jeanie Wright, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning staff coordinator.

    Recipients of the award will be recognized in a special ceremony at the annual NISOD conference to be held in Austin in May.

    NISOD emphasizes the importance of teaching and leadership excellence in institutions of higher education. The organization assists teachers and educational staff members through conferences, publications, web services, partnerships, and various programs.

  • wpadmin 6:52 pm on March 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    A new (sort of) face in Continuing and Professional Development 

    At the regularly scheduled meeting of the San Jacinto College Board of Trustees on Monday, March 1, 2010, the Board approved personnel actions related to a reorganization of the Continuing and Professional Development (CPD) Department. As many of you may already know, Dr. Sarah Janes left her position as academic dean at the North campus last August to help CPD with several important initiatives that were under way. Since that time, CPD has seen a number of changes in staffing, and those changes have afforded the College an opportunity to reorganize to improve efficiency and launch several new important projects. Dr. Janes has performed extremely well during her time in CPD, and she has been asked to continue her employment there in a permanent position. The College is happy to report that she has accepted the position of  Vice President of Continuing  and Professional Development.

    Congratulations Dr. Janes!

  • amanda.fenwick 2:41 pm on October 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    Dr. Janes named VP of the CPD division 

    Dr. Sarah Janes

    Dr. Sarah Janes

    Dr. Sarah Janes was recently named vice president of the College’s Continuing and Professional Development division. Before the move she served as the academic dean of the North campus.

    Dr. Janes, known affectionately as “Sallie Kay” by friends and cohorts, is a highly regarded educator and has served as a dedicated and respected San Jacinto College employee for many years. She has spent 40 years in education, 18 years teaching math at various grade levels in public schools in Louisiana, Germany, Lubbock, and Houston. For the next 20 years she served at San Jacinto College, teaching math at both the developmental and academic transfer levels. She also coordinated the University Connection program and the HomeGrown Teacher project.  For the past six years she has served in an administrative capacity, first as dean of instruction, then as academic dean at the North campus. Dr. Janes has written and directed grants for Teacher Quality, National Science Foundation, United Negro College Fund Special programs, and NASA.

    Sallie Kay believes in partnerships, collaborations and always learning. She also teaches a graduate course periodically for the University of St. Thomas for San Jacinto College faculty on Addressing Diversity in the Classroom.

    Besides facilitating learning, Sallie Kay’s passion is for NASA and the aerospace community. Her dream to be an astronaut came true when she was able to fly on the Zero-Gravity plane for the NASA Microgravity University in January, 2009.

  • amanda.fenwick 2:09 pm on October 2, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    Program introduces summer campers to energy field 

    Adults providing supervision for the EnergyVenture Summer Camp activities at San Jacinto College Central include, from left, Autumn Maddox, camp instructor; Linda Drobnich, who works for the College’s Continuing and Professional Development division; and Terri Drabik-O’Reilley, workforce development representative for Shell, a corporate sponsor for the summer camp.

    Adults providing supervision for the EnergyVenture Summer Camp activities at San Jacinto College Central include, from left, Autumn Maddox, camp instructor; Linda Drobnich, who works for the College’s Continuing and Professional Development division; and Terri Drabik-O’Reilley, workforce development representative for Shell, a corporate sponsor for the summer camp.

    EnergyVenture summer camps for seventh, eighth and ninth-grade students are being held at all three San Jacinto College campuses, with emphasis on career opportunities in the energy industry.
    Camp sessions are held Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Friday from 8 a.m. to noon. There are still openings for the following camps: July 6-10, July 13-17 and July 20-24.

    “This is a workforce initiative to fill the pipeline of workers needed in years to come for local energy companies,” commented Linda Drobnich, business development manager for San Jacinto College’s Continuing and Professional Development division.

    The summer camps are designed for young people to learn while having fun. “They perform lab experiments related to energy topics, win prizes for team efforts, take a tour of an energy-related production facility, and interview recent college graduates who are working in the energy field,” said Sherry Jones, CPD’s executive director.

    The concept for the camp developed from a state-sponsored Cluster Initiative Report and research performed by the East Harris County Manufacturing Association. The study indicated many young people do not know about the high-pay jobs that are available in the energy industry.

    Full scholarships (a $330 value) are available for a limited number of students wanting to attend the July camps. For information and to apply for a scholarship, please call 281-478-2772. Shell and ExxonMobil are key corporate sponsors of the summer camps.

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