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  • amanda.fenwick 3:26 pm on July 1, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    As seen on TV 

    TelemundoFrom left, North Campus EMT students Viridiana Romero, and Victor Martinez, along with EMT instructor Michelle Rosales, and Jeff Saldivar, news operations manager for Telemundo TV news, are shown during a recent newscast taping at the North Campus.

    Telemundo visited the campus and interviewed faculty and students for a newscast about San Jacinto College’s new student-operated First Responders Organization. The newscast was broadcast on Telemundo on June 30.

    For more info about the new FRO, please read the story available in the College’s Newsroom —


    Kudos to EMT faculty members Cindy Barbee, Ali Shah, and others who helped to coordinate the new venture, including San Jacinto College Police Chief Bill Taylor.

  • amanda.fenwick 8:28 am on June 5, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Students shine on Viva Houston 

    Kevin Castillo and Vanessa Gonzalez are shown on the Viva Houston set with host Erik Barajas, who also attended San Jacinto College.

    Kevin Castillo and Vanessa Gonzalez are shown on the Viva Houston set with host Erik Barajas (right), who also attended San Jacinto College.

    Vanessa Gonzales and Kevin Castillo were outstanding representatives of the College during a recent taped session of Viva Houston, a popular KTRK Channel 13 TV program. The live broadcast is scheduled to air on Sunday, June 9 at 11:30 a.m. (More …)

  • amanda.fenwick 8:19 am on June 26, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    As seen on TV 

    Dr. Ernest Davila and Marleyn Trevino, with Viva Houston host Erik Barajas.

    Kudos to Dr. Ernest Davila and Marleyn Treviño, who were recent guests on  KTRK Channel 13’s Viva Houston television show.

    Davila is a paralegal professor at the North Campus, and Marleyn is an honors paralegal graduate of San Jacinto College, and is now a successful paralegal. The professor and graduate did an outstanding job representing the paralegal profession, and representing San Jacinto College on a very high-visibility TV show.

    After the show, Davila said he was very proud of how Marleyn conducted herself during the broadcast.

    Marleyn said she really enjoyed her very first visit to a television studio. “Even though I was nervous, it was a very interesting and rewarding experience,” she said.

    Click the link below to view Ernest and Marleyn on Viva Houston. Their clip is Segment 3, June 24.


  • amanda.fenwick 11:24 am on December 14, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Si, se puede — Yes you can 

    From left, students Elias Dahu, Maria Velazquez, Betzaida Sosa, Yamilet Diaz, Arturo Totomoch, Nadia Ramirez, Azucena Banda, (faculty) Maria Williams, Isabel Torres, Susana Contreras, Ana Karen Cruz, and (faculty) Myrna Gonzalez at the celebration luncheon.

    North Campus language instructors Myrna Gonzalez and Maria Williams recently accompanied English for Speakers of Other Languages students to a celebration luncheon to recognize the academic accomplishments of the students, which include: (More …)

  • amanda.fenwick 3:50 pm on October 14, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    District employees celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month 

    On October 14, district employees celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month with a delicious Latino potluck feast, coordinated by many employees.

    Muchas gracias to the following people who worked together to make the outstanding luncheon a tremendous success:

    George Gonzalez, Mini Izaguirre, Sally Sanchez, Tilly Slaten, Maria Gallegos, Michelle Callaway, Linda Perez, Erma Alvarez, Sara Aranda, Esmeralda Parrales, Karla Silva, Karina Trevino, Martha Martinez, and Rosemary Morales.

    The theme of Hispanic Heritage Month is “Many Backgrounds, Many Stories…One American Spirit.” During the luncheon, Hispanic families who have served in the United States military were honored. A slideshow was also on display that chronicled key events in the rich history of Hispanic Americans.

  • amanda.fenwick 4:06 pm on October 8, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Mini Izaguirre at the Hispanic Heritage luncheon.

    To celebrate Hispanic Heritage month, District Office employees enjoyed a delicious luncheon, featuring an array of authentic Latino food, including made-from-scratch tortillas. Live musical entertainment was provided by South campus music professor Jeremy Garcia. The festivities were organized by District Business Office employees, with Mini Izaguirre acting as the chief coordinator. The food and fellowship were outstanding, and a good time was had by all. Bravo and ole. Click on a thumbnail below for a larger view, and press backspace to return to the post.

  • amanda.fenwick 10:31 am on January 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Fun, food, fellowship 

    The North campus ESOL program recently hosted an International Brunch get-together to celebrate the College’s rich ethnic diversity. The epicurean extravaganza featured food from China, Colombia, Cuba, El Salvador, France, Honduras, Mexico, Peru, and Saudi Arabia. A melting pot of students and instructors who enjoyed the fun, food, and fellowship include (from left): students Ana Guajardo and Nancy Gutierrez; instructors Lisa Smith and Juanita Hernandez, student Claudia Leal, instructors Myrna Gonzalez, Colin Dalton and Heather Garza; and students Mara Lazaro and Victor Quilantan.

  • amanda.fenwick 10:16 am on December 3, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    Myrna becomes U.S. citizen 

    MyrnaCongratulations to a dedicated and exemplary employee, Myrna Gonzalez, who recently became a United States citizen.

    Myrna is the lead faculty for the College Preparatory Division at the North campus. She currently teaches reading, and English for Speakers of Other Languages.

    Myrna was born in Linares, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, and grew up in Monterrey. “Most of my friends and family live in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon,” she commented.

    To celebrate the special occasion, Myrna enjoyed a dinner with her mother, brother and his wife.

    “I also received phone calls from friends, from my family who lives in Monterrey, and e-mails too, congratulating me for my citizenship.”

  • amanda.fenwick 3:38 pm on October 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    ‘Nunca’ club getting national attention 

    Shown with a promotional poster are (from left) Kaye Moon Winters, founder of the “Nunca es Muy Tarde” club, and Yolanda Capelo, who provides valuable assistance.

    Shown with a promotional poster are (from left) Kaye Moon Winters, founder of the “Nunca es Muy Tarde” club, and Yolanda Capelo, who provides valuable assistance.

    “Nunca es Muy Tarde,” the College’s innovative student organization that helps Spanish-speaking adults 25 and older in the areas of admissions, registration, financial aid, and counseling, was recently nominated for the prestigious “Examples of Excelencia” distinction, a recognition administered by Excelencia in Education, a national organization that focuses policymakers and higher education leaders on the needs of Latino students.

    There were over 70 nominations and three were selected as the 2009 Examples of Excelencia by a selection committee of national experts. “While your program was not selected as an Example of Excelencia for this year, we recognize your program is among the growing promising practices that are improving Latino student success,” stated the correspondence from the organization.
    “Nunca es Muy Tarde” is the Latino version of the College’s “Never Too Late” organization that provides a wide range of helpful services for English-speaking non-traditional students (25 and older).

    Congratulations to club founder Kaye Moon Winters, Yolanda Capelo, Consuelo Lemus, Dora Trevino, Joel Soto-Ponce, Monica Escalante, and others who provide assistance in the vitally important “Nunca” organization.

  • amanda.fenwick 3:36 pm on October 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    Student Success Center hosts open house 

    Group PicEmployees and student tutors from the North campus Student Success Center recently welcomed students and employees to an open house, featuring cake, cookies, and goodie bags. Congratulations to the Student Success Center crew who worked so well together to make the event a great success — from left, back row: Nancy Aguirre (orientation leader), Krizia Garcia (orientation leader), Orlin Corado (orientation leader), Omar Hinojosa (orientation leader), Anthony Hanewinkle (tutor), and Emmanuel Matteer ( tutor); front row: Erika Ramirez (tutor), Adriana Jones (interim SSC counselor), Adanta Ugo (retention specialist), Davelyn Pacheco (student assistant), and Pedro Gutierrez (tutor).

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