83 Clear Horizons Early College High School students graduate with associate degrees
05.23.2016 | By
Clear Horizons Early College High School (CHECHS) graduated 83 students with their associate degrees at the San Jacinto College commencement ceremony at NRG Stadium on May 14, three weeks before the students received their high school diplomas.
CHECHS, the College’s original early college high school in partnership with Clear Creek Independent School District, began in 2007 at the San Jacinto College South Campus. The school has graduated 442 high school seniors since its inception. This year’s CHECHS graduating class has completed a total of 5,410 college credit hours and 10,056 service-learning hours.
San Jacinto College and Clear Creek Independent School District administration pictured (front to back): (Left side) Dr. Brenda Jones, San Jacinto College South Campus Provost; Dr. Brenda Hellyer, San Jacinto College Chancellor; Dr. Laurel Williamson, San Jacinto College Deputy Chancellor and President; Dr. Pamela Campbell, San Jacinto College Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Success Partnerships; Kristen Ross, San Jacinto College South Campus Dual Credit Director; Detra Merino, San Jacinto College South Campus Dual Credit Coordinator; and Kevin Morris, San Jacinto College South Campus Dean of Business and Technology. (Right side) David McGoldrick, CHECHS English Teacher; Paula Evard, CHECHS Lead Counselor; Natalie Nylen, CHECHS Community Liaison and Senior ISM Instructor; Ann Hammond, Clear Creek ISD Board Trustee; Brook Parker, CHECHS Assistant Principal and Dean of Instruction; Page Rander, Vice President, Clear Creek ISD Board; Dr. Bret Lemley, CHECHS Principal; Dr. Laura DuPont, President, Clear Creek ISD Board; Charles Pond, Clear Creek ISD Board Secretary; and Scott Bockart, Clear Creek ISD Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Education.
CHECHS students pictured include: Sebastian Abernathy-Celestial, Ruba Abuomar, Christopher Adarna, Neil Albana, Johnny Alvarez, Sylas Anderson, Christopher Arenas, Mirza Baig, Amanda Beene, Donia Ben Achour, Alyssa Benson, Meghan Bhakta, Anson Carrion, Connor Clark, Jamie Cochrane, Jacob Couvillon, Jocelyn Davila, Aaron DeLaFuente, Rajee Dhamani, Devinda Dharmawardene, Alexis Diaz, Quinten Eiland, Yasmeen El-Rasheedy, Timothy Escalante, Gerald Franklin, Savannah Gray, Lindsey Gumban, Joseph Gutheinz, Jordan Harris-Hart, Martee Hathorn, Alexas Higgins, Ashlye Hollins, Debra Hudson, Eric Irving, Hannah Jones, Jeevan Joseph, Nikhil Joseph, Jaden Kripas, Andrew Laroza Mico, Kira Lear, Nina-Gisselle Lee, Mahnoor Liaqat, Karla Lopez, Lauren Martel, Cassidy Matlock, Briauna McKenzie, Daniel Reuben Mina, Sarah Momin, Monia Nazemi, Brittney Nelson, Nancy Nguyen, Phuc Nguyen, Reona Nowden, Saul Ochoa, George Palacios, Gira Patel, Sarina Patel, Juliette Patterson, Silvia Perez, Han Nina Pham, Ashley Pickhardt, Tsunami Pinkney, Ella Robertson, Frank Rodriguez, Ryan Rodriguez, Aaron Rojas, Trevor Ruffaner, Ashlye Sabu, Cynthia Sadera, Donna Sciascia, Ruqayyah Shaik, Jamielynn Sheehy, Emily Smallen, Jonah Smith, Kayla Sturdevant, Khudija Syed, Shelby Tatum, Calvin Thai, David Torres Gomez, Dillon Tran, Monica Trevino, Emily Watlington, and Brooke Wood. Photo credit: Andrea Vasquez, 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.