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  • andrea.vasquez 5:12 pm on January 11, 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    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 9:58 am on March 2, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    SJC Food Pantry informational session at South Campus 

    South Campus speech professor, Connie Duren, launched the Service Learning Food Pantry Informational Session at South Campus. Between Nov. 2013 and Dec. 2015 South Campus had a total of 283 requests by students for items from the food pantry.  South Campus had the most requests when compared to North Campus that had 185 and Central Campus that had 259 requests. At least 1 percent of the total San Jacinto College Student population has used the Food Pantry.  Further information can be found by accessing http://www.sanjac.edu/campus-life/student-life/office-student-life/student-life-staff/food-pantry. Or by contacting Connie Duren at connie.duren@sjcd.edu

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