Judge Jo Ann Delgado visits San Jacinto College: Her Honor talks one-on-one with students about perseverance and success
03.10.2017 | By Andrea Vasquez
HOUSTON – Judge Jo Ann Delgado, Harris County Justice of the Peace for Precinct 2, Place 1, recently paid a visit to San Jacinto College government professor Dr. Nancy Liounis’ Texas government class.
“The students were excited to see a real, practicing judge and politician, especially after we've been reading about Texas government all semester” said Liounis. “What made the biggest impression on the students was Judge Delgado sharing her personal story of her path to leadership in the Texas judicial system. She emphasized that students can aspire to do anything, but sharing her personal story really enabled the students to connect with her and see that potential within themselves.”
Judge Delgado also gave students advice on being prepared for any opportunities that may cross their path and going the extra mile with any task they are given. She welcomed students to visit her office any time they have questions on an issue of interest and invited them to drop off their resumes for potential clerkship vacancies.
“That really made them feel valued and welcomed by an esteemed member of our court system. Several students felt comfortable enough to share personal situations of their own current or past legal issues, and Her Honor was nonjudgmental, open and practical with her comments. Her message to them was, ‘Okay, you made missteps, but now you're on the right track, in college, headed towards a degree. You've learned from the situation, so now it’s time to proceed with your life and succeed.’”
About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, since 1961. As a fiscally sound institution, the College currently holds bond ratings of AA and Aa2 by Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s, respectively. San Jacinto College is a 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Top 10 finalist and an Achieving the Dream Leader College. Approximately 30,000 students each semester benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success. The College offers seven areas of study that prepare a diverse body of students to transfer to a four-year college or university or enter the workforce with the skills needed to support the growing industries along the Texas Gulf Coast. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.