2016 In Review
The Texas Workforce Commission awarded San Jacinto College, DuPont Bayport Plant and PolyOne Corp more than $135,000 to train 148 new and incumbent workers.
1. Dr. Eddie Weller, Honors program director, was elected to the Great Plains Honor Council executive board.
2. An official groundbreaking ceremony was held for the Center for Industrial Technology.
A grand opening for the Maritime Campus, the College’s fourth campus, was held, with more than 300 people attending the celebration.
3. Barbara Schumacher, Betty Woodfill and Imelda Umansor were recognized for their outstanding service to the
4. San Jacinto College students competed as one of 12 teams in a national robotics competition at the NASA Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
The San Jacinto College engineering associate degree program was recognized as a leader in Texas in retention and transition.
5. The process technology program was named best in the state by the Texas Association of College Technical Educators.
Walmart donated $10,000 to San Jacinto College veteran centers as part of its “Veterans Welcome Home” commitment.
The San Jacinto College gala raised nearly $250,000 for student scholarships.
6. San Jacinto College announced plans to pilot an “open educational resources” degree program to trim expenses for students by using low cost digital instructional materials.
A $100,000 donation aided in the purchase of a digital church organ for the San Jacinto College music program.
The San Jacinto College Board of Trustees approved the purchase of an engineering simulator in order for the maritime program to meet U.S. Coast Guard changes.
7. ExxonMobil awarded $45,000 in scholarships to 34 students from across the Gulf Coast, including five students from San Jacinto College.
8. The Aspen Institute named San Jacinto College a national top 10 finalist for the prestigious Aspen Award for Community College Excellence.
Community College Week ranked San Jacinto College 15th in the nation for awarding associate degrees, second for awarding associate degrees in science, and eighth for awarding associate degrees to Hispanic students.
9. San Jacinto College was one of nine community colleges to host “Date with Destiny,” a conference to empower women seeking careers in the petrochemical industry.
Dr. Brenda Hellyer, San Jacinto College Chancellor, delivered the State of the College address to 200 elected officials and community partners.
San Jacinto College and G&H Towing officially christened the new training and crew change dock at the Maritime Campus.
10. Nearly 3,500 students received free eye exams through the See to Succeed program, the San Jacinto College eye care technology program and its partners.