From left, San Jacinto College students Liza Gonzalez, Miriam Benavides, Sharon Williams, Brianna Garza, Abigail Duran, and Alondra Gonzalez recently navigated in kayaks to enjoy a boats-eye view of Greens Bayou. They are the first group of San Jacinto College students to use the boat launch installed at the Thomas Bell Foster Park. The park is located close to the Normandy Street bridge over Greens Bayou, which is near the San Jacinto College North Campus. San Jacinto College faculty, staff, and students assisted in construction of the small park, which is part of an ongoing project coordinated by the Greens Bayou Coalition to make improvements along Greens Bayou. The park was recently acquired by the Houston Parks Board. Photo credit: Rob Vanya, San Jacinto College marketing, public relations, and government affairs department.

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, for more than 50 years. As an Achieving the Dream Leader College, San Jacinto College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of approximately 30,000 credit students. The College offers 186 degrees and certificates, with 46 technical programs and a university transfer division. Students benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success, and job training programs that are renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.

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