Program recognized as education leader by National Association for Developmental Education

02.10.2016 | By Jeannie Peng-Armao

PASADENA, Texas – The College Preparatory program at San Jacinto College has been awarded the 2016 John Champaign Memorial Award as an Outstanding Developmental Education Program.
This award is given by the National Association for Developmental Education (NADE), and serves to recognize a college prep program's quality by peers and campus administration, quality service to students, and effectiveness through achievement of objective criteria.

College preparatory education at San Jacinto College includes a multitude of academic and special programs to serve a variety of student learning styles. These programs, many award winning, include Acceleration in Mathematics, Integrated Reading and Writing, the mandatory College Student Success course, English for Speakers of Other Languages, Intentional Connections, Learning Communities, Fast Track Classes, Summer PASS Programs, and Non-Course Based Options.

“The professionals who serve our College Preparatory program have created a dynamic organization that promotes course success, persistence, and completion of meaningful credentials," said Dr. Rebecca Goosen, past president of NADE who now serves on the NADE Emeritus Cabinet, and is a Council of Learning Assistance and Development Education Associations (CLADEA) Fellow. “They are trailblazers for innovations and curricular transformation not only in Texas but also across the nation.”

San Jacinto College also works to share successful student college prep initiatives with fellow NADE community colleges across the nation. The College will receive its award at the upcoming 2016 annual NADE Conference in Anaheim, California.

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.

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