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Wheeler re-elected, Davis Rouse elected, to Board of Trustees Mrs. Erica Davis Rouse has been elected and Dr. Ruede Wheeler has been re-elected, to the San Jacinto College Board of Trustees. Davis Rouse won election to Position 1 on the Board, while Wheeler ran unopposed for Position 2. Davis Rouse is a native of Galena Park, Texas. She moved to the South Belt area as a child and has continued to...

Message from Police Chief

Dear San Jacinto College students, employees and neighbors, At San Jacinto College, safety is a priority for our students, our faculty and staff, and our visitors. On Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, the Campus Carry law will go into effect for Texas community colleges, including San Jacinto College. This will allow license to carry (LTC) holders to generally carry concealed handguns at San Jacinto...

Jeff Ryan tells us what it means to be San Jac Certified

What does it mean to be San Jac Certified? Jeff Ryan has the answer. It means graduating from a national Top 5 community college, getting involved on campus and developing a strong college resume. “It feels wonderful to graduate from a Top 5 college, having met so many people, and serving on the instructional and student services council,” said Ryan. “During my time at San Jacinto...

San Jac Certified and working in the world’s largest med center

The Texas Medical Center is filled with what is regarded as some of the world’s best physicians and nurses, but there are additional medical professionals that help keep the Center’s highest standard in health care. Jessica Lowe, a radiographer/radiologic technologist with Houston Methodist Hospital, is one of those professionals. She enjoys the career that medical imaging has brought her....

Cheryl Johnson

Cheryl Johnson had a sincere desire to serve and do something important. That’s what motivated her to run for elected office. In 1994 she was elected to the Clear Creek Independent School District (CCISD) Board of rustees, working tirelessly to bring accountability to Texas school districts. In 2004 she was elected to the position of Galveston County Tax Assessor Collector, a position she...

Vy Tran: From Community College to the Ivy League

By Andrea Vasquez Vy Tran will be one of the newest juniors walking the halls of ale University this fall. She is one of a number of Clear Horizons Early College High School (CHECHS) students who continue to raise the bar of educational excellence with the foundation they received at San Jacinto College. Now in its 10th year in a partnership between Clear Creek Independent School...

Misti Rauh: Keeping her Promise

By Andrea Vasquez In 2013, Misti Raugh completed her Associate of Applied Science in Business Management Supervision from San Jacinto College, a life-changing milestone that took her eight years to accomplish. Despite life’s many obstacles along the way, she turned her story into one that still inspires students to accomplish their goals and use the gifts that a higher education...

San Jac Certified: It’s all relative

The Sloterdijk family can say that San Jacinto College has had a lasting impact on two generations of their family. Laura Sloterdijk, her sister, and her two children, Michael and Amy, all attended the College. Laura Sloterdijk currently serves as the Coordinator of Division Operations for Business and Technology on the San Jacinto College Central Campus and was recently recognized for 30 years...

Free training for health care jobs available to low income individuals

With so many career opportunities available in health care, there are a variety of ways to gain the training and credentials needed to break into the industry. Recognizing this, San Jacinto College delivers education and training to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients and other low-income individuals for occupations in the health care fields, thanks to an $8.7 million...

Whether inland or offshore, it takes the right training for a maritime career

John Erlich's journey into maritime is proof there is more than one way to break into the industry. After completing high school, he set out to enroll in a maritime academy and was well on his way to studying marine engineering. However, life happened; Erlich took a break and had to rethink the direction of his education and career paths. He then found the San Jacinto College maritime program...
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Eugene Bernard: Building Bridges to Success

By Andrea Vasquez If you walk into any of the campus veteran centers, chances are you’ll run into Eugene Bernard. As the San Jacinto College Veteran Services District Manager, Bernard ensures that the College’s veteran students and dependents have all of the services and resources they need to successfully complete their higher education credential and transfer their military service...

San Jac Certified parents and children take to the Spring 2017 commencement stage

The 2017 San Jacinto College Commencement was a family affair. Friends, siblings, parents and their children walked across the stage at NRG Stadium on May 13, 2017, to receive college degrees and certificates for the next chapters of their lives. Steven Taff received his associate degree in construction management, while his daughter Rian Taff received her associate degree in paralegal...

Nevin Coco: Paying it Forward

By Andrea Vasquez It would be hard to find a student at the San Jacinto College South Campus who hasn’t been helped in some way or another by Nevin Coco. Her welcoming smile, infectious laugh and understanding personality have guided a number of students through their first years of their college experience. As the Division Operations Coordinator for the liberal arts department, Coco...

Art and design degree takes alum Daniel Sanders to new heights in Colorado

Before enrolling in San Jacinto College, Daniel Sanders dabbled in different artistic mediums but couldn’t pin down one that he preferred. “I enjoyed all of them,” Sanders said. “I loved graphics and photography. Every aspect of design interested me.” It was only after browsing a course catalog from the College, that Sanders discovered the art and design program and something...
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6 questions to ask about your college choice

By Naomi Sheehan and Amanda Fenwick In an era of high college costs, long-term student debt, and an uncertain job market, students and parents are compelled to consider a college degree as a serious investment. Measures like price, debt, and post-graduation employability and pay outlook must all be weighed in deciding on the quality of a school. How can you make a wise choice? Posing the...

Choose your Path

At San Jacinto College, our mission is to ensure you succeed and to empower you to achieve your goals, redefine your expectations and encourage your exploration of new opportunities. With eight career pathways, you are encouraged to not only equip yourself with the training and tools needed to succeed in a career, but to find your place in the world and pursue the life you’ve always dreamed. If...