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SJC reaches record enrollment

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SJC Classroom GenericPhoto provided by San Jacinto College.San Jacinto College reached record enrollment in the Fall 2017 semester with 30,509 students enrolled across the college’s district.

“This record enrollment is a testament to the work that our faculty and staff do every day in and out of the classroom,” San Jacinto College Chancellor Dr. Brenda Hellyer said. “The fall term was tough for all of us with Hurricane Harvey, and I know many of our students and employees are still recovering. However, I am proud of our faculty and staff for persevering to make sure that our students got enrolled and completed the semester.”

The record 30,509 enrolled in the fall term is an unduplicated number, meaning students who take classes on more than one San Jacinto College campus are only counted once for college-wide enrollment purposes. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board certifies enrollment data every semester. A more detailed breakdown of enrollment numbers can be found on the San Jacinto College quick facts web page.

Traditional spring classes began Tuesday, Jan. 16, but registration remains open for the spring 2018 semester. Take 2 classes begin Monday, Jan. 29.

Educational planners and financial aid advisors are available to help new and current students with the enrollment and registration process. Educational planners and advisors can assist students in choosing a career path and the application, enrollment and registration processes. Educational planners are available on all San Jacinto College campuses to help students select courses that will easily transfer to a four-year college or university, or learn the skills they need to enter the workforce upon graduation.

Students can apply for financial aid, and should begin the process by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. There is no fee to apply, and assistance is available by contacting a San Jacinto College financial aid representative. More information about financial aid is available online at The San Jacinto College FAFSA Code is 003609.

San Jacinto College also offers a Weekend College and online courses. The college offers weekend classes Friday through Sunday in various academic and technical programs. These courses provide an option for students who work during the week or cannot take classes in the traditional Monday through Friday format. Students who take weekend classes via the Weekend College program, a prescribed pathway, can complete an associate of arts degree and transfer to the university of their choice within two years. Online classes are available for some of the basic courses, offering full credit and transferability. For more information, visit the San Jacinto College online learning website.

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SJC Foundation receives $100K for Harvey student aid

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San Jacinto College students adversely affected by Hurricane Harvey will now be able to receive additional recovery assistance funds thanks to a grant awarded to the San Jacinto College Foundation by the Greater Houston Community Foundation from the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.

Founded by Mayor Sylvester Turner and Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, the fund was created to channel the exceptional generosity and compassion of Houston and Harris County area residents, as well as companies, foundations and individuals from across the United States, into tangible ways to help their neighbors in need as soon as possible. The fund’s second distribution of $28.9 million in November consisted of donated funds to 90 local non-profit organizations that will provide financial aid and services to Houston/Harris County flood victims. Since its founding after the hurricane, the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund has collected more than $100 million and has distributed more than $36 million.

SJC tabs Zamora as vice chancellor

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in Schools

The San Jacinto College District has tabbed Teri Zamora as its vice chancellor of fiscal affairs. Zamora's career has spanned more than 20 years of fiscal leadership in Texas community college systems. She begins her tenure with San Jacinto College on Jan. 3.

SJC professor talks math in Astros championship run

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Houston AstrosMore than likely, the roar of the Houston Astros’ World Series championship win against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Nov. 1, could be heard from the International Space Station. Houston is, after all, the Space City.

But one of the major players, in what some are calling the greatest World Series of all time, never set foot on the field. That’s because they don’t make jerseys for touchscreens. Those tiny machines held vital statistical information to each team’s offensive and defensive strategies.

School threat found in South Campus restroom

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in Schools

Deer Park ISD announced it will raise security at South Campus after a threat was found on Saturday morning. In an announcement to parents regarding the issue, the district said it is cooperating with the Deer Park Police Department and is reviewing security camera footage to identify the suspect.