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  • amanda.fenwick 4:34 pm on January 27, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Let’s Mardi Gras 

    The North campus will host a Community Cook-off on Saturday, March 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., featuring a Mardi Gras theme.

    The cooking contest includes three categories: gumbo, jambalaya, and desserts. Registration is now open for cooking teams interested in participating, and the entry deadline is Feb. 28. The winning cook-off team in each category will receive a trophy and a cash prize. The entry fee is $35 per category for each team. To register, please call 281-998-6150 extension 7526, or email charlotte.jackson@sjcd.edu. (More …)

     
  • amanda.fenwick 2:58 pm on November 11, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Culinary club visits Disney World 

    San Jacinto College students at Disney World include (from left): Madeline Davis, Aurielle Brager, Kerry Smith, Kara Santana, Desmond Bostick, and (front row) Emmanuel Chavez.

    North campus culinary arts students combined education and entertainment during a recent field trip to Disney World.

    “The trip offers students the opportunity to travel outside of Texas, not just to have fun at Disney World, but to also see outstanding hospitality and culinary companies operating with high and consistent product and service standards,” commented Steve Rudd, program director of the North campus culinary arts department. “It is a fun trip, and also enables students to be creative in thinking of potential job opportunities in the culinary industry.”

    Culinary arts instructor Tim Banks served as faculty advisor and chaperone during the trip.

    The event is a highlight for students who are members of the North campus Culinary Club. The club meets twice a month and participates in Gator Fest, an annual campus-wide activity that showcases student clubs and organizations.

    Tim Banks with a Japaneese hostess.

     
  • amanda.fenwick 4:39 pm on April 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Gator Day 2010 

    Employees & students enjoy good times at Gator Day 2010.

    The North campus Gator Day featured Laser Tag, Bungee Run, Mechanical Bull, Crazy Photo Booth, Rock Wall Climbing, music, and lots of fun, food, and fellowship. Student organizations raised funds by selling all sorts of delicious food, and many programs distributed promotional material to students. The successful event was put together by Lamar McWaine, North campus student life coordinator, shown at far left in above photo. Check out the slideshow below for more pix from Gator Day —

     
  • 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 10:16 am on October 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    Kaye has the ‘write’ stuff 

    Kaye Moon Winters

    Kaye Moon Winters

    Kaye Moon Winters, advisor/recruiter for nontraditional students at the Central campus, recently had an essay published in an anthology produced by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators.

    The essay, entitled “The Blessing,” tells the story of how Kaye offered hope and encouragement to a nontraditional female student (older than 25) who had many reservations about attending college due to her age, and because of issues she had as an abuse victim. The student enrolled at San Jacinto College, which led to her successfully becoming a Certified Nurse’s Assistant. “I needed somebody like you,” she told Kaye. “Somebody to reach out to me and hand me hope. You are a blessing. This college is a blessing.”

    Through the experience, Kaye says she began to see what blessings she enjoyed regularly as a student affairs professional. “The work I do has the power to change lives, and when this miracle occurs, my life is changed for the better, too,” she said.

    Kaye is the founder of the Central campus’ “Never Too Late” (N2L) student organization, a club that provides social networking for people who are 25 and older, while helping them to adjust to the academic rigors of college life. Kaye also recently launched a similar Spanish language student club called “Nunca es Muy Tarde” that provides support to nontraditional Hispanic students who enroll at San Jacinto College.

    Congratulations Kaye, and keep up the good work!

     
  • amanda.fenwick 2:30 pm on October 2, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    La Voz newspaper spotlights new bilingual program 

    La Voz reporter Silvia Struthers (center) interviewed San Jacinto College employees Kaye Moon Winters, Yolanda Capelo, and Consuelo Lemur (left to right) for the newspaper article.

    La Voz reporter Silvia Struthers (center) interviewed San Jacinto College employees Kaye Moon Winters, and Yolanda Capelo (left to right) for the newspaper article.

    “Nunca Es Muy Tarde” (Spanish for “Never Too Late”) is already getting attention, even though the College’s new bilingual student recruitment club officially begins operations when the Fall term starts in August.

    The Houston Chronicle’s “La Voz” Spanish language newspaper recently spotlighted the “Nunca” club in a lengthy article. The story relates how San Jacinto College employees Kaye Moon Winters, Yolanda Capelo, Consuelo Lemur and others helped 40-year-old Isabel Tovar overcome her fears about being Latino and being older than traditional college students, and helped her to enroll as a San Jacinto College student.

    “Nunca” is an innovative student organization to help Spanish-speaking adults 25 and older in the areas of college admissions, registration, financial aid, and counseling. Nunca is patterned after the highly successful English-language “Never Too Late” (N2L) student organization that was founded in 2008 by Kaye Moon Winters, an advisor/recruiter at the Central campus. “Our hope is that ‘Nunca’ will become what N2L has become, a source of inspiration, information, motivation and community among peers seeking to further their education,” Moon Winters remarked. “San Jacinto College has bilingual employees in virtually every department, and now with ‘Nunca’ we will have a support group to assist Spanish speakers to navigate the academic system to a successful completion and ultimately we hope ‘Nunca es Muy Tarde’ will play a vital part in a cultural shift in education.”

    Moon Winters speaks limited Spanish and is assisted in the “Nunca” program by Lemus, Capelo, Dora Treviño and other Central campus bilingual employees.
    Congratulations Kaye, Yolanda, Consuelo, Dora and others on the “Nunca” team. Keep up the good work!

     
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