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SJC Foundation receives $100K for Harvey student aid

Written by Staff. Posted in Schools

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

Written by Staff. Posted in Schools

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.

SJC again selected to compete for $1M Aspen Prize

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San Jacinto College was named as one of the top 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance in America’s community colleges. San Jacinto College was selected from a pool of more than 1,100 public two-year colleges nationwide to compete for the $1 million Aspen Prize.

Awarded every two years since 2011, the Aspen Prize recognizes institutions with outstanding achievements in four areas: learning; certificate and degree completion; employment and earnings; and high levels of access and success for minority and low-income students. Earlier this year, San Jacinto College was named a 2017 Aspen Institute Rising Star recipient.