San Jacinto College North named Business of the Year
02.28.2019 | By Torrie Hardcastle
San Jacinto College North was recently named the 2019 Business Organization of the Year by the North Channel Area Chamber of Commerce. Honored at the organization’s annual gala, the award was accepted on behalf of the College by San Jacinto North Provost Dr. William Raffetto and Dr. Allatia Harris, Vice Chancellor of Strategic Initiatives.
“This award symbolizes the contribution San Jacinto College has made to the community over many years,” Raffetto said. “Our faculty and staff have helped to shape and transform thousands of lives of people in our service area, and being recognized as the Business Organization of the Year is a testament to this effort.”
San Jacinto College’s North Campus is home to more than 25,000 area students each year, providing access to more than a dozen different programs and areas of study to the surrounding communities and citizens of Galena Park, Channelview, Sheldon, and Humble Independent School Districts. The North Campus will also soon be home to a new, state-of-the-art Cosmetology and Culinary Center, currently under construction and set to open in Spring 2020.
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 puts 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.