Honors program recognizes graduates
05.23.2016 | By Andrea Vasquez
The San Jacinto College Honors program recently hosted its first reception for program graduates on Friday, May 13.
Graduates and their families reflected on the hard work the students put into the rigorous program and students received their Honors medallions to wear at the College-wide commencement ceremony held the following evening at NRG Stadium.
Since 1997, the Honors program has provided its students with unique learning opportunities that include educational travel and presenting at prestigious national and regional academic conferences such as the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), the Great Plains Honors Conference, Texas State Historical Association and the Texas Folklore Society. The Spring 2015 semester saw 610 students enrolled in Honors courses College-wide, with 62 students receiving scholarships.
The Honors program team pictured: Dr. Eddie Weller, San Jacinto College Honors program district director; Maria Donaire-Cirsovius, San Jacinto College North Campus Honors program coordinator; Dr. Abbie Grubb, San Jacinto College South Campus Honors program coordinator; and Dr. Pamela Maack, San Jacinto College Central Campus Honors program coordinator.
The 2016 Honors program graduates include: Yaimari Argueta, Rosario Armeta, Daniel Aquino, Eddie Cabrera, Nidia Chavez, Gianella Cisneros Ramirez, Lesly Cruz, Stephanie Dingman, Adriana Galindo, Alondra Gonzalez, Zaul Gonzalez, Joseph Gutheinz, Haleigh Hafely, Jeffery Hallinan, Abigail Hawthorne, Zariah Hedge, Franklin Henriquez Dominguez, Kristen Hulsey, Quynh Le, Spencer Lejune, Fernando Martinez, Matthew Mason, Valeria Mendioza Bautista, Daniel Mina, Martin Moreno, Vanessa Moreno, Brittney Nelson, Gira Patel, Mary Grace Pruett, Philip Rainbolt, Graciela Reyna, Lissette Rivera-Gutierrez, Marina Schneider, Andrea Tellez, Trever Thompson, Emily Tracy, Tabatha Tufts, An Vu, Quyen Vu, Trung Vu, Jing Wang Reed, Morgan Whiteside, Ashley Yancey, Delaney Yarbrough, and Jonathan Zapata. 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.