Alumnus Traslaviña uses training to launch careers in music and technology

August 1, 2022
  An established musician and computer science engineer, San Jacinto College alumnus Juan Traslaviña splits his time between his passion for music and evolving technology. “I came to San Jac because there was a scholarship opportunity…

Welcome home: Baha’i Club returns to San Jac roots after four decades

July 5, 2022
Average height with a shock of wavy black hair and a contagious grin under his mustache, Hamid Nossrat hardly looked intimidating. But the tennis racket he was brandishing alarmed the woman on the tractor. Finally, she realized Nossrat was…

San Jac celebrates nearly 100,000 grads in 60 years

May 19, 2022
From a humble beginning with five graduates 60 years ago, San Jacinto College launched 3,295 students into better careers and brighter futures this spring. Spring 2022 Graduation by the Numbers Age gap between youngest and oldest graduate…

“I found my niche”: 52-year career started and ended at San Jac

May 2, 2022
“Not everyone can say they spent 52 years in one place.” Dr. Ron Rucker counts himself among the few. Fresh out of university, he joined the San Jacinto College faculty in 1965 until his retirement as vice chancellor for administration 44…

A promising future

March 10, 2022
Bianca Compean imagined San Jacinto College in her future. She just wasn’t sure whether she would need four years to finish a two-year degree.  Like many of her peers, the South Houston High School senior had one question: How could she…

Howard overcomes obstacles to achieve American Dream

February 28, 2022
Dr. Lonnie L. Howard, college president of Lamar Institute of Technology, is an example of the American Dream. “My version of the American Dream would never have become a reality without earning an associate degree from San Jac,” Howard…