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  • amanda.fenwick 10:11 am on June 17, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Employee photography club will meet on June 20 

    The San Jacinto College Employee Photography Club will meet on Friday, June 20 from 12:30-2:00pm at Central Campus in the ILC Kaleidoscope room (C-1.102).  Bring your lunch!  The club is open to all current college employees, retirees, and employee’s spouses and children (minors must be accompanied by their guardian at all times) with an interest in photography.  Photographers at all levels of experience and proficiency – novice to professional – are welcome.

    The meeting will cover two topics.  BRING YOUR CAMERAS!
    1.       Share & Learn and Challenge photos.  We will discuss photos uploaded to the respective albums on the group site: Share & Learn 20140620 and the 20140519 Challenge: Self Portrait albums.  To maximize your opportunity to learn, share one of your photos for which you do not have any ideas on how it may be improved; any suggestions you get about your photo will be something new to you!  You may also upload your photos to flickr and email the link, or you may email a photo to chris.duke@sjcd.edu.
    2.       We will have an open question and answer.  Have your most pressing “How do I…” question ready for the group; we’ll do our best to answer your questions.

    Save the date!  Future photography club meetings will be: Friday, July 18, and Friday, August 8.

    If you have questions about the Employee Photography Club, contact a club facilitator:
    Chris Duke (chris.duke@sjcd.edu, 281-998-6128) or
    David LeMaster (david.lemaster@sjcd.edu, ext 1561)
    Rob Vanya (rob.vanya@sjcd.edu, ext 2616)

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  • amanda.fenwick 8:45 am on October 2, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    HR introducing Electronic Personnel Action Forms 

    The College will introduce Banner’s Electronic Personnel Action Form (EPAF) function to non-Human Resources employees in October 2013.  EPAFs allow for paperless processing of personnel actions.  They are intended to replace the current usage of Personnel Action Request (PAR) paper forms.  EPAFs are simple, concise and allow many values or data elements to default into the form without manual data entry.

    The Human Resources team will be offering training sessions for EPAFs in October for those employees who normally complete or approve the current paper PAR forms.  Training will be offered both in person as well as computer-based and registration will occur in SPARK.  We will be sending out a follow-up communication regarding training dates and locations later this week.  Please note that training is mandatory in order to utilize the EPAF system.  Our goal is to eliminate the paper PAR forms by December 2, 2013.

    Benefits of Self-Service EPAFs:
    ·        Transactions are processed in a timely manner
    ·        Supports the green initiative by eliminating paper processing
    ·        Reduced data entry error
    ·        Ability to track the location of EPAFs in the system

    Additionally, the Human Resources, Payroll and ITS departments have worked diligently to offer various innovative solutions to the College.  Web Time Entry Phase I for Part Time, Non-Teaching Employees, Benefits Open Enrollment, and EPAFs for Human Resources staff are a few initiatives that have been implemented in 2013, with several other initiatives coming this fiscal year.

    Shanna Dement
    San Jacinto College
    Director, Compensation & HRIS | Human Resources

  • amanda.fenwick 10:46 am on October 3, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Welcome aboard 

    Erin Lewis recently joined the San Jacinto College family as Student Life Coordinator at the North Campus.

    Originally from Arkansas, she attended the University of Arkansas, where she earned a bachelor’s in communication and a master’s in higher education.

    She served as the UA Coordinator of Multicultural Programs and Retention, where she advised student organizations, coordinated campus cultural events, assisted with student discipline cases, and coordinated a “Connections” mentoring program.

    In 2009, Erin moved to Idaho to become a Student Involvement Program Coordinator at Boise State University, where she developed leadership workshops for students, coordinated campus events, and advised branches of their student government.

    “I am an avid reader and foodie and am enjoying learning my way around Houston and spending time with my nephew, Joshua and niece, Jadeyn,” Erin commented. “Everyone has been very friendly and supportive, and I look forward to meeting the rest of my San Jacinto College family.”

  • amanda.fenwick 3:55 pm on August 23, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Y’all ready for this? 

    North Campus welcomes new employees

    North Campus faculty and staff prepared for the Fall 2012 semester with a full day of seminars and workshops recently at the annual Campus Community Day.

    New employees (as well as employees who are assuming new positions) are shown in the photo above. The group includes (front row), from left: Jeanine Wycough, Xenia Conquy, Cody Pogue, Jessica Davenport, Loreanna Alvarez, Tami Kelly, Ali Shah, and LaToya Gilmore; (back row) Dr. Lamar McWaine, Tino Guajardo, Shannon Solis, Mary Henderson, Police Chief Bill Taylor, MaryKate Flanagan, Louis Dorsey, David Neely, Keith Richards, and Anton Solovyov.

    Kudos to all who coordinated the motivational and very informative event, and good luck to all employees during the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • amanda.fenwick 9:53 am on January 24, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Welcome aboard Chief Taylor 

    Chancellor Dr. Brenda Hellyer recently swore in Bill Taylor as the College’s new Police Chief.

    Mr. Taylor comes to San Jacinto College with a wealth of law enforcement experience, particularly in higher education. Most recently, he served as the Chief of Police and Director of Public Safety of the Rice University Police Department. Prior to that, Mr. Taylor served as Director of the Washington University in Saint Louis Police Department at the Hilltop Campus.

    He is a member of the Texas Association of Colleges and University Police Administrators, and served as the organization’s President in 2008.

    Mr. Taylor is certified as a Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officers Standards & Education Master Peace Officer and Instructor.

    He holds a bachelor of science in Criminal Justice, and a master’s in Public Administration from Arizona State University.

  • amanda.fenwick 5:24 pm on January 13, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Y’all ready for this? 

    North Campus employees recently spent two days gearing up for the upcoming Spring term. Jan. 11 was Campus Community Day when everyone met for instructional meetings and to welcome all new employees. President Dr. Allatia Harris welcomed administrators and department chairs to a seminar held in the Monument Room, where Psychology professor Darla Rocha, and Philosophy professor Edwin Aiman gave a presentation about ramifications and issues stemming from the recent Penn State scandal.

    On Jan. 13, all employees were treated to a chili lunch as a way to show appreciation for their efforts to prepare the campus for the first day of classes. Dr. Harris, Dr. Gary Friery, Dr. Richard Bailey, Shawn, Silman, Sarita Dickey, and Amy Ammerman were administrators who provided service with a smile as they dished up steaming bowls of delicious chili and trimmings.

  • amanda.fenwick 12:04 pm on November 8, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    North campus hosts adjunct job fair 

    The North campus recently hosted an adjunct faculty job fair to provide prospective part-time faculty members an opportunity to learn about available teaching positions at each of the three San Jacinto College campuses, and to initiate and complete related documentation of teaching qualifications. Faculty and staff members provided assistance with the online application process, and answered questions questions about the College for visitors to the job fair. Shown in photo above are key event coordinators James Hall, dean of the North campus evening and weekend college (center), who is flanked by Aldia Garza, North campus administrative assistant for college preparatory (left), and Roxana Sumrall, Central campus division operations manager for math, science, PE, and language arts.

  • amanda.fenwick 2:31 pm on November 2, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    News from Ed Tech 

    Lisa Lacombe

    Please welcome Lisa Lacombe to her new position as Interim Director of Training and Professional Development for the College’s Education Technology department.

    Lisa will oversee the development and delivery of “synchronous and asynchronous” learning opportunities for faculty and staff on educational and office productivity tools and software, such as Blackboard, Microsoft Office Suite, and Banner. (You’ll have to ask Lisa to explain those IT terms “synchronous and asynchronous”).

    Lisa joined the San Jac family in June 2010 as the Senior Trainer in Training and Professional Development for Ed Tech.

    Before coming to San Jac, she was a Technology Training Director at Penn State. After moving back to Houston last October, she started working as VP-Elect of IT for the American Society for Training & Development Houston chapter.

  • amanda.fenwick 8:58 am on August 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    North campus gathers for Campus Community Day 

    North campus President Dr. Allatia Harris addresses faculty, staff, and administrators during Campus Community Day.

    North campus faculty, staff, and administrators met recently for Community Campus Day, a general assembly to introduce new employees and to gear up for the 2010-2011 school year.

    New academic faculty members at the North campus include Pat Amezcua, Government; Maria Donaire-Cirsovius, History; Mark Johnson, English; Memo Hernandez, Music; Rose Istre, Psychology; Kory Koehler, Physical Education/Wellness; Ron Ollis, Math/College Prep Math; and Joe Clark, Art. (More …)

  • amanda.fenwick 2:24 pm on July 6, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Marketing welcomes Janet Cowey as project manager 

    Janet Cowey

    The marketing office is pleased to welcome Janet Cowey as the department’s new project manager.

    Janet is originally from the South Belt – Ellington area, and graduated from Clear Creek High School. She now lives in Nassau Bay “with my husband and 5-year-old daughter, who both bring me tremendous joy.” For recreation and fun, Janet enjoys walks around the lake, bicycling, reading, and spending time with family.

    Janet holds a bachelor’s of business administration in marketing from Stephen F. Austin State University, as well as a master’s in business administration from the University of Houston-Clear Lake.

    Before joining San Jacinto College, she was self-employed as a marketing consultant. “Prior to that, I was the director of marketing for Alvin Community College where I gained a deep appreciation for the mission of community colleges,” she commented. “Having grown up in the region, I have always admired San Jacinto College’s progressive vision. It is personally very rewarding to work in higher education because you can see the positive impact it has on lives. It is a great feeling and I am blessed to be a part of San Jacinto College.”

    As the marketing project manager, Janet is here to help you get your publications, promotional items, apparel and banners printed. She will also be responsible for placing departmental advertising in local newspapers, and coordinating special events. “My job is great because I get to work on a wide variety of projects with faculty and staff from all campuses,” Janet said.

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