SJC graduation ceremony.

San Jac, LyondellBasell win partnership award

The American Association of Community Colleges presented San Jacinto College and LyondellBasell with the Outstanding College/Corporate Partnership Award April 8 during its annual convention in Louisville, Kentucky.

“We are honored to receive this recognition from the AACC, alongside our incredible partner LyondellBasell,” said San Jac Chancellor Dr. Brenda Hellyer. “We have a longstanding partnership with LyondellBasell that focuses on training the next generation of the workforce in a modern facility that was built for industry, by industry. I thank the AACC for recognizing this work that is changing lives and the socio-economic mobility of our region, and I appreciate the collaboration we have with LyondellBasell — and all our industry partners — that makes this possible.”

American Association of Community Colleges Outstanding College/Corporate Partnership Award

AACC award

AACC recognized the College and LyondellBasell for their collaborative approach to student success. Together, through activities such as awarding $2,500 scholarships to instrumentation and process technology students, employees serving on the College’s curriculum advisory and Chancellor advisory committees, and creating a scaled model glass distillation lab at the LyondellBasell Center for Petrochemical, Energy, & Technology, LyondellBasell is demonstrating its commitment to San Jac students and its communities.

Spring grads ready to pursue dreams

The NRG Stadium floor looked like a black tide May 14 as San Jacinto College graduates rose to their feet to move the tassels on their mortarboards.

During the evening ceremony, 1,626 graduates walked across the commencement stage to accept their diplomas. The College’s spring graduates earned 3,352 certificates and degrees.

San Jacinto College spring 2024 graduate

Spring 2024 graduate

Students start at San Jac for many reasons — from getting a solid foundation before transferring or reskilling mid-career to earning a workforce certificate or degree. This spring’s graduates ranged from 14 to 74, proving it’s never too early or too late to pursue dreams.

Congrats to the class of 2024! View spring 2024 commencement photos.