Dr. Tyler Olivier, Minnie Stevens Piper Award nominee.

News and notes from around the College

College announces Excellence Award recipients San Jacinto College recently named its 2024 Minnie Stevens Piper Professor Award nominee and Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards recipients. Dr. Tyler Olivier, Generation Park Campus STEM department chair, is the College’s 2024 Minnie Stevens Piper Professor Award nominee. Olivier has been teaching at San Jac for eight years, with nine years’...
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College student learning online.

Five reasons to choose online education at San Jac

Online education can be a saving grace to many individuals. San Jacinto College offers 26 associate degrees and 34 certificates 100% online, providing convenience and quality education from home. Distance learning students have access to all the same resources available to every student at the College, including admissions advising, financial aid, education planning, counseling, tutoring, and...
Sebastian Solis, eye care technology student at San Jac.

Former See to Succeed patient envisions eye care career

Terrifying in a good way. Sebastian Solis describes the moment he stared at the chalkboard through glasses. The white squiggles and blobs transformed into words. “It wasn’t that I couldn’t understand the content,” Solis said. “I just couldn’t see.” Complaining about headaches, the 6-year-old had visited the school nurse. But it was his eyes, not his head. While his parents...
Umahi Agwu, San Jac's alumni spotlight.

Alumna embraces journey to self-discovery

One San Jacinto College student succeeded beyond her own expectations. Umahi Agwu completed her grade-school education in Nigeria, where her family is from, and came to Houston to start her college journey. As a life science major with dreams of becoming a doctor, she knew there was much to accomplish before reaching that finish line. To become more familiar with the field, she found an...
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Kiri Rohne, a cardiovascular nurse.

From car living to cardiovascular nurse

In 2017, Kiri Rohne had a dream: to move out of her four-door home, a Toyota Cressida. Five years later, not only would she be out of her car, but she would also be working in a hospital after completing the entire nursing pathway — from certified nurse aide to Bachelor of Science in Nursing — at San Jacinto College. Overcoming late start At 31, Rohne thought it was too late and too...
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Children explore cutting-edge industry labs through San Jac, Kuraray partnership

Fourth graders from the Japanese Language Supplementary School of Houston recently spent a Saturday at San Jacinto College’s LyondellBasell Center for Petrochemical, Energy, & Technology to learn more about industry and STEM. The event and day’s activities were sponsored by Kuraray America Inc. “As a global leader in specialty chemicals and a member of the Houston community, Kuraray...

Get on the fast track to financial, banking savvy

Ever wonder about the fine print on your loan? Or what it takes to repair a credit score? San Jacinto College Continuing and Professional Development offers finance fundamentals, a four-week program that gives individuals a solid foundation in banking and financial literacy. Students review financial products, credit scores, interest rates, loan terms, compliance, regulation, and customer...

Want job security? Pursue San Jac’s new cybersecurity bachelor’s degree

Can a community college give you industry certifications, experience, and a bachelor’s degree for an exploding tech field? Check. Check. Check. Beginning fall 2024, San Jacinto College is offering yet another higher degree at a lower cost: the Bachelor of Applied Technology in information technology with an emphasis in cybersecurity.* If you’d enjoy protecting individuals and...
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Ivins honored as Texas Education Theatre Association Educator of Year

San Jacinto College theatre artistic director Dr. Jerry Ivins was named the 2023 Higher Education Educator of the Year by the Texas Education Theatre Association. "I am deeply honored by the award," said Ivins. "Seeing the past recipients, I am humbled to be included with these theatre educational giants." This prestigious recognition honors theatre educators who have made meaningful...
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Mental health counseling

Trellis grant enhances mental health services for students

San Jacinto College is one of eight higher education institutions in Texas to be awarded the Mental Health and Wellbeing Grant from the Trellis Foundation, a public charitable organization focused on enhancing postsecondary attainment for Texas students. Before the grant San Jac looked at the pandemic’s impact on enrollment, instruction changes, and the daily lives of students and faculty....
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Fueling job growth: College to offer training for biomanufacturing boom

Houston has a reputation as a leader in gas, petrochemical, aerospace, health/medicine, and research and development and is now opening new doors to the burgeoning fields of biotechnology and biopharma. San Jacinto College is an exclusive provider of National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training-licensed programs. “Houston already has a number of biomanufacturing companies,...
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Hollywood Nights Gala

Hollywood Nights Gala to benefit Promise @ San Jac Scholarship

LyondellBasell serving as title sponsor for College's bi-annual gala The San Jacinto College and LyondellBasell Hollywood Nights Gala presented by the Sinor Family will take place on Friday, May 17, 2024, at the LyondellBasell Center for Petrochemical, Energy, & Technology at the Central Campus. Hosted by the San Jacinto College Foundation, this black-tie affair will celebrate students and...
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San Jacinto College transfer pathway coordinator

Transfer: Take your San Jac degree to the next level

“Transfer … is that some kind of payment sent to your bank?” Crystal Ramirez Moreno, San Jacinto College transfer pathway coordinator, understands students’ confusion. The transfer process can seem puzzling, especially if you don’t even understand the term. So she’s used to explaining what transferring means and how to navigate the process. At San Jac, you not only get a...
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National Apprenticeship Week signing event at San Jacinto College

San Jac celebrates National Apprenticeship Week with pre-apprenticeship signing ceremony

During National Apprenticeship Week this past November, San Jacinto College held a pre-apprenticeship signing ceremony connecting industry partners with area school districts through memorandums of understanding. “With the Texas Education Agency and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board emphasizing the importance of work-based learning, it is important to document our strong programs...
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