Process technology students volunteer to build playground


The process technology student council from San Jacinto College’s Central Campus recently volunteered its time helping to build a Kaboom playground at Atkinson Elementary School.

“I found out about the event via the school’s Facebook page and brought it to our p-tech student council,” said Jeff Pearce, coordinator for education and workforce at the LydondellBasell Center for Petrochemical, Energy, and Technology. “They quickly organized over 20 people to volunteer.  They spent their day off working for their community and giving back. It was so inspiring to see.”

The students donated their time to spread mulch, assemble equipment, mix and pour concrete, landscaping and so much more.

“The day of the build, there were San Jac hard hats, shirts, and students all over the job site,” said Pearce. “I'm proud to be a part of an organization that pushes to make a difference in their communities.”


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 served the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, since 1961. The College is fiscally sound, holding bond ratings of AA and Aa2 by Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s. San Jacinto College is a 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Top 10 institution, a 2017 Aspen Prize Rising Star Award recipient, and an Achieving the Dream Leader College. The College serves approximately 45,000 credit and non-credit students annually, and offers eight areas of study that put students on a path to transfer to four-year institutions or enter the workforce. San Jacinto College’s impact on the region totals $1.3 billion in added income, which supports 13,044 jobs.

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