Cynthia Cisneros to deliver commencement address
11.19.2015 | By Amanda Fenwick
PASADENA, Texas – Mrs. Cynthia Cisneros, vice president of community affairs at KTRK ABC 13, will speak to December graduates at the San Jacinto College commencement ceremony on Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015.
The December commencement ceremony will bring together San Jacinto College graduates from each of the three campuses for one combined ceremony. It will take place at 2 p.m., at Minute Maid Park, on Dec. 13.
“Cynthia Cisneros is a champion for many issues throughout Houston, including education,” said San Jacinto College Chancellor, Dr. Brenda Hellyer. “She believes in our mission and the role that community colleges play in training our workforce and helping students reach their full potential. She has worked with us in the past to further our mission and cause, so I know she will offer our graduates some great advice.”
Cynthia first joined Eyewitness News as a reporter in 1989. She has covered nearly every story imaginable, from hurricanes, droughts, floods and fires, to human devastation and human triumph. Over the years, she's won several awards for her coverage of spot news and human-interest stories. Cynthia has also covered some of the more sensational stories over the past two decades, including he murder of Tejano singing star Selena, the Enron trial, and the criminal trials of Andrea Yates and Clara Harris.
Her broadcasting career began in Jacksonville, Texas, at a local radio station where she hosted a morning talk show. She then worked as a reporter in Longview and Bakersfield, California. Growing up in the city of South Houston, Cynthia went to school there and graduated from University of Houston. As a teen, she worked summer jobs at Foley's in Almeda Mall and at Astroworld. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, a daughter and a son.
San Jacinto College remains focused on helping students complete what they start. In each of the last three academic years, the College has issued more than 5,000 certificates and associate degrees, an increase of nearly 109 percent from eight years ago.
More information about the San Jacinto College commencement ceremony can be found online.
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.