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Gala raises $300,000 for student scholarships The San Jacinto College “Building a Brighter Future” gala, held Friday, May 16, 2014, at the San Jacinto College South Campus, raised more than $300,000 in support of student scholarships. The

The other side of the desk

Graduation day is the ultimate culmination of student success. But behind that diploma, certificate, or degree are the stumbles and struggles that encompass the journey, and in the crowd are the teachers that taught them how to

The many images of a long-time medical radiography career

How long has Cindra Daniels taught in the San Jacinto College medical radiography program? Let’s just say that if she were to need an X-ray exam anywhere within a 30-mile radius, chances are very good that a

Gifted English professor known for versatility, creativity

Versatile San Jacinto College English professor Dr. David LeMaster is equally at home on stage, at the author’s desk, or in the classroom. Central Campus students know LeMaster as a gifted English professor with an engaging and

Chemistry professor concerned about shortage in science, tech fields

How would you summarize your professional career, including your service as an educator? “I worked for 12 years in the chemical industry. Part of that time I worked as a quality assurance supervisor for Hercules (now Ashland),

Impacting student success one paper at a time

A history professor who loves to write and an English professor who loves history – it may not sound like your typical dynamic duo, but since 1998, Dr. Eddie Weller and Dr. Greg Smith have empowered students

College preparatory professor says cultural diversity enriches education

San Jacinto College has a rich history of cultural diversity, with students attending from all over the world. Myrna Perez, who teaches developmental integrated reading and writing, says everyone benefits when people of all backgrounds lay aside

Born a teacher, Tanya Stanley shares her passion for literature in the classroom

Native Houstonian, Tanya Stanley, is a rarity – she loves the city’s scorching summers and humidity. It is one of the reasons the San Jacinto College professor has made her career here, helping thousands of students adjust

The best of both words — training nurses through nursing

Nursing students looking to specialize in maternal and neonatal nursing have a great advantage taking classes with San Jacinto College vocational nursing professor Dora Martin. Aside from teaching, Martin is also a women’s nurse practitioner. Her constant

Your Community’s College

Surrounded by the monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, since 1961. As an Achieving the