Sheldon Early College High School graduates first senior class

05.23.2016 | By Andrea Vasquez

San Jacinto College and Sheldon Early College High School recognized its first senior class on May 12. 

The class of 30 students joined in San Jacinto College’s commencement ceremony at NRG on May 14 to receive their associate of arts degree two weeks before their high school graduation. Along with being Sheldon Early College High School’s first graduating class, 20 of the 30 seniors are in the top 10 percent of Sheldon Independent School District’s graduating class.

Sheldon Early College High School in partnership with San Jacinto College began in 2012, with it’s inaugural ninth grade students taking designated San Jacinto College courses at C.E. King High School. Beginning their junior year Sheldon Early College High School students became full-time students at the San Jacinto College North Campus, taking only a few remaining high school courses at the C.E. King High School campus.

San Jacinto College and Sheldon Independent School District administration pictured left to right: (Front row seated) Dr. Brenda Hellyer, San Jacinto College Chancellor; Keith Sinor, San Jacinto College Board of Trustees Assistant Secretary; Dr. Laurel Williamson, San Jacinto College Deputy Chancellor and President; Dr. William Raffetto, San Jacinto College North Campus Provost; Dr. Pamela Campbell, San Jacinto College Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Success Partnerships; King Davis, Sheldon ISD Superintendent; Latricia Charlot, Vice President, Sheldon ISD School Board; Patsy Cavazos, Chief Academic Officer, Sheldon ISD ; and Robert Hernandez, Principal, Sheldon Early College High School. (Second row seated) Jennifer Mowdy, San Jacinto College North Campus Dual Credit Director; Fred Rivas, Board Member, Sheldon ISD; Keith Norwood, Board Member, Sheldon ISD; Dr. Brenda Emanuel, Director of Grants and Compliance, Sheldon ISD; Karen Gallow, Director of Advanced Academics, Sheldon ISD; Suzanne Soto, Counselor, Sheldon Early College High School; and Pamela Maxwell, Educational Partnership Specialist, Sheldon ISD. 

Sheldon Early College High School students pictured left to right: Alejandro Aguilar, Destinee Alowde, Lilibeth Arellano, Mariam Bell, Keyla Bermudez, Jaylene Cano, Jessica Cedillo, Yosting Chicas, Vanessa Cias, Kelton Davis, Brenda Flores, Sariah Garcia, Adriana Garza, Brandon Gonzalez, Alejandra Gueta, Elisena Gutierrez, DeJahn Ingram, Isaac Jaramillo, Ivette Rodriguez, Logan Ross, Aja Stewart, Yessica Tamez, Charlene Taylor, Brittany Thomas, Jesus Torres, Maira Valdez, Joselyn Velazquez, Joselyn Villagran, Jada Weeks, and Kayleigh Wilkerson. Photo credit: Andrea Vasquez, San Jacinto College marketing, public relations, and government affairs department.


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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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