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2014 In Review

2014 In Review


1. U.S. Senator John Cornyn visited San Jacinto College to discuss industry training and workforce needs.

2. Cristina Cardenas, Tammy Miller, and Cindra Daniels were named the 2013-2014 Minnie Stevens Piper nominees.

3. JP Morgan Chase invests $100,000 to help inform high school students about jobs in the petrochemical industry.


4. Facilities were consolidated into a centralized state-of-the-art maintenance services and police department building.

5. Twelve San Jacinto College students were selected for the first Energy Education and Career Corps.


6. San Jacinto College was named an Aspen Finalist, ranking the College among the nation’s top 150 community colleges in the country.

7. Eight employees earned Excellence Awards for their dedication, service, and involvement with in the College’s student success agenda.


8. Business and education leaders met at San Jacinto College to discuss training for careers and the impact of House Bill Five.


9. The Alpha Gamma Zeta PTK Chapter received the Five Star Award, and several students were recognized for outstanding leadership.

10. The first-ever College-wide commencement ceremony was held at NRG stadium.

11. EnergyVenture Camp was recognized as an Outstanding STEM Educational Program.

12. The “Building a Brighter Future” gala raised more than $300,000 in support of student scholarships.


13. Seventy-three Clear Horizons Early College High School students earned their associate degree before graduating high school.

14. We launched a student-operated First Responder Organization, becoming the first community college in Texas to do so.

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15. We joined the regional initiative “UpSkill Houston” committing to train more workers in middle skill jobs.


16. U.S. Secretary of Labor, Thomas E. Perez, visited the Central Campus to discuss workforce training and the economy.

17. The South and Central Campus libraries re-opened after receiving major facelifts.


18. San Jacinto College was named a Victor Media, Inc., Military Friendly Institution for a fifth time.

19. Achieving the Dream re-certified San Jacinto College as a Leader College.

20. Community College Week ranked San Jacinto College 29th in the nation – 18th among two-year schools – on its list of Top 100 Associate Degree Producers.


21. The U.S. Department of Labor awarded more than $9 million to San Jacinto College and three additional colleges to train for work in middle skill occupations.

22. The East Harris County Manufacturers Association awarded San Jacinto College $82,080 in golf tournament proceeds for student scholarships.


23. Student Danira Garcia won the Hispanic College Quiz Show.


24. The College celebrated the ground breaking of a new 45,000 square foot Maritime Technology and Training Center.

25. San Jacinto College was invited to the White House to participate in College Opportunity Day of Action.