2018 In Review

Year in Review

1 San Jacinto College Foundation receives $100,000 grant for Hurricane Harvey student aid from the Greater Houston Community Foundation. San Jacinto College Baseball Head Coach Tom Arrington is selected to the NJCAA Hall of Fame.

2 Pasadena Chamber of Commerce selects San Jacinto College as its 2018 Business of the Year.

Dr. Carla Garrett, San Jacinto College North Campus college preparatory writing professor, is the College’s Minnie Stevens Piper Professor Award nominee and Faculty Excellence Award recipient.

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) awards $382,548 to San Jacinto College to train new mariners and promote current mariners for 211 jobs in the industry.

3 The San Jacinto College South Campus Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Alpha Gamma Zeta chapter receives accolades at the Texas regional and annual international PTK Catalyst Awards conferences.

For a second time, the Aspen Institute for Community College Excellence names San Jacinto College as one of its 10 finalists for the prestigious 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence.

Seven San Jacinto College softball players receive post-season honors.

The San Jacinto College Foundation hosts an “Experience” Gala that raises $240,000 for scholarships.

The College hosts the national Shared Quarters Maritime Conference at the Maritime Campus.

The process technology student team captures gold for a second time at the 2018 North American Process Technology Alliance (NAPTA) Troubleshooting Competition.

4 San Jacinto College is one of nine schools selected to participate in Rice University’s 2018-2019 OpenStax Institutional Partnership Program to further the College’s efforts in providing open educational resources (OER) to save students money on textbook costs.

Marie Flickinger, San Jacinto College Board of Trustees Chair, is honored at the Latino Learning Center’s Annual Humanitarian Awards in the Special Recognition for a Philanthropic Life category for her longtime support and advocacy of the South Belt community.

5 Dr. Brenda Jones, San Jacinto College South Campus provost, is named the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Business Honor Society’s 2018 Business Person of the Year.

San Jacinto College partners with E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Company and Kaneka North America LLC to provide job training to 154 workers in manufacturing with a $275,402 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).

6 The College announces its partnership with Aggreko to host the company’s enhanced SelecTech technician training program combining classroom instruction, web-based learning modules, and on-the-job training at Aggreko’s Pearland Service Center.

San Jacinto College expands its transfer partnership with the University of Houston - Downtown through an articulation agreement that creates a smooth transfer pathway.

7 Dr. Rachel Garcia receives the 2018 Outstanding Women in Texas Government award.

Groundbreaking ceremonies for the South Campus Cosmetology Center and the North Campus Cosmetology and Culinary Center were held.

San Jacinto College Foundation’s annual golf tournament raises $106,000 for student scholarships and faculty grants.

8 The South Campus art gallery hosts the “Carrot Cake: Life and Career of Chuck Jones” exhibition.

San Jacinto College’s contracts and purchasing team is awarded the prestigious Achievement of Excellence in Procurement award (AEP) for 2018 from the National Procurement Institute (NPI) for a fifth time.

San Jacinto College Board of Trustees Chair Marie Flickinger is named a recipient of the 2018 Governor’s Volunteer Award for her work following Hurricane Harvey. The San Jacinto College Police Department names officer Jesse Mendoza as its 2018 Officer of the Year.


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Groundbreaking ceremonies for the South Campus Engineering & Technology Center and the Central Campus Welcome Center were held.

9 Jahmal Clemons, San Jacinto College social media coordinator, is named a 2018 Key Influencer by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels.

The Board of Trustees authorizes College administration to plan, develop and construct a new facility at Generation Park, located in Northeast Harris County on the northernmost edge of the College’s taxing area.

10 San Jacinto College Board of Trustees Vice Chair Dan Mims is elected to serve on the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Board of Directors as a Western Region representative.

The College is named a 2018 Math Pathways Exemplar Award recipient by the Texas Association of Community Colleges (TACC), the Texas Success Center (TSC), and the Dana Center Mathematics Pathways (DCMP) at the 2018 Texas Pathways Institute.

Chancellor Dr. Brenda Hellyer presented Texas State Representative Dennis Paul (District 129) with his Associate of Arts in General Studies.

11 Dow Chemical is recognized for its $250,000 donation to the College’s new Center for Petrochemical, Energy, and Technology, the largest petrochemical training facility along the Texas Gulf Coast.

12 More than 1,700 Pasadena ISD students visit the San Jacinto College Central Campus for the annual See to Succeed event for free eye exams, glasses fittings, and eye care medical referrals.

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