Alumna trades war zone for opportunity-rich cybersecurity field

February 6, 2023
On Sept. 11, 2001, Nevin Coco was on a U.S.-bound plane when the World Trade Center attacks shut down airspace. Plane diverted, she found herself stuck in Amsterdam for several weeks. This began a journey that would take the 19-year-old…

San Jac alumni, employees may qualify for student loan forgiveness

October 12, 2022
As of February 2022, the U.S. Department of Education is moving forward with a massive overhaul of the student loan servicing system. The Department of Education services 43.4 million student loans in its federal student loan portfolio.…

Alumna Gilbert adds skills to resume to thrive in second career

October 7, 2022
  Jill Barson Gilbert’s career in environment, health, and safety spans more than 20 years. Now, through persistence and with help from San Jacinto College, Gilbert can add a degree in art and design to her resume and list of…

Professor, alumnus Parisher celebrates nearly five decades with San Jac

October 7, 2022
In fall 1975, a young Roy Parisher stepped foot on the San Jacinto College North Campus for the first time to enroll in the drafting program. Now, 47 years later, he is still walking the hallways of his alma mater but as an engineering…

Valedictorian, associate degree, and A&M full ride: Zambrano is the ‘high school kid’ who could

October 3, 2022
“Where’s the math tutor?” At a table inside the San Jacinto College Student Success Center, Anthony Zambrano lifted his head from his Calculus III textbook. The tutoring center assistant pointed at him, and the student who had asked the…

Austin interior designer takes career 180 thanks to online program

October 3, 2022
Have you spent several decades in a job that pays the bills but leaves you feeling trapped or unfulfilled? What if you could take a career 180 from the comfort of home? Elizabeth Harvey did. In 2017, the longtime interior designer…