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Invest yourself with lifelong learning

San Jacinto College offers a variety of leisure learning courses to help you expand your horizons and have fun! You can enjoy our short courses year round, along with flexible schedules and easy registration. Spring 2024 Ceramic Music Wreath making Yoga For more information and a complete list of courses, visit or call 281-542-2020. An Equal Opportunity...
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News and notes from around the College

Chancellor delivers annual State of the College address San Jacinto College Chancellor Dr. Brenda Hellyer delivered the annual State of the College address Nov. 9 at the LyondellBasell Center for Petrochemical, Energy, & Technology on the Central Campus. The theme for the 2023 State of the College address was “Within These Walls,” where the Chancellor discussed the positive outcomes...
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Golden opportunity: San Jac offers 90 hours of free tuition to students 65 and older

Are you interested in a second career? Looking to brush up on business skills? If you are 65 or older, you can take up to 90 free credit hours at San Jacinto College. San Jac director of financial services Lauren Bellenger and manager of campus business offices Genoveva Garcia share the details of this tuition exemption. Q: How does the tuition exemption program work? Garcia: Students over...
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Five reasons to choose online education at San Jacinto College

Online education can be a saving grace for many individuals. San Jacinto College offers 26 associate degrees and 34 certificates 100% online, providing convenience and quality education from home. Distance learning students have access to all the same resources available to every student at the College, including admissions advising, financial aid, education planning, counseling, tutoring, and...
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Good health never goes out of style

Healthy living is a priority no matter your age! Local seniors enjoyed socializing and accessing free health screenings and other resources at San Jacinto College’s fifth annual Senior Wellness Expo in October. Each year, the San Jac Continuing and Professional Development Community Engagement Division hosts the event, with community service providers distributing health and wellness...
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Trustee Wheeler hangs up hat after 37 years

Dr. Ruede Wheeler was wrapping up nine years on the La Porte ISD Board of Trustees when several San Jacinto College trustees approached him. Would he consider serving on the College’s Board next? With trustee positions still appointed then, Wheeler considered, then replied, “Yes, I would.” In 1986, he couldn’t have imagined San Jac’s coming exponential growth. The newest location,...
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Pinning a legacy of love

Jeanette Carol Bishop (Gardner) started her health care career as a candy striper, donning the iconic red-and-white striped uniform. Her compassion echoed throughout the corridors of Pasadena General Hospital. She made such an impact beyond her volunteer role — creating bonds with hospital staff and other volunteers — that the hospital awarded her a scholarship for nursing school. Jan...

7 things you should know before buying or selling a home

When Cathy Treviño held the keys to her first home, she also got the keys to her new career. Fascinated with the home buying process, Treviño switched from teaching/coaching aspirations to real estate. Since completing San Jacinto College’s real estate program, she has worked in the field almost three decades. Today, she serves as board chair for the Houston Association of Realtors and a...
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San Jac happenings

Jan. 15 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Closed All campuses and online Jan. 16 Spring Classes Begin All campuses and online Jan. 29-Mar. 9 Art Exhibit: “Arm Candy” Free | Flickinger Fine Arts Center, South Campus Gallery (S15.143) | Contact [email protected] Feb. 1-29 Guest Artist: Gale Rodriguez Varies Free | Grant Fine Arts Center, North Campus Gallery (N1.106) | Contact...
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