Paul presented with associate degree

12.18.2018 | By Amanda Fenwick

PASADENA, Texas – San Jacinto College Chancellor, Dr. Brenda Hellyer, presented Texas State Representative Dennis Paul (District 129) with his Associate of Arts in General Studies. Paul, who attended San Jacinto College before transferring to the University of Houston, was presented the diploma during the San Jacinto College Foundation holiday party on Wednesday, Dec. 12. 

“Rep. Paul is a great friend to San Jacinto College, and a champion for higher education,” said Chancellor Hellyer. “When we learned that he had not ever received his diploma and degree from San Jacinto College, we wanted to make sure that he had it to proudly display in his office in Austin. We are grateful to Rep. Paul for his continued support of our students, faculty and staff. I was happy to present the diploma on behalf of the San Jacinto College Board of Trustees.”

Rep. Paul is a lifelong resident of the Southeast Houston area, and is a small business owner. He is in his second term in the Texas Legislature, having been first elected in 2014. After attending San Jacinto College, Rep. Paul received his Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science in engineering from the University of Houston and established his own small business in 2002. Rep. Paul is active in the community, and is an advocate for education, job growth and economic prosperity across the state. He and his wife Eliza have been married for 30 years, and have a daughter Elizabeth.


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 served the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, since 1961. The College is fiscally sound, holding bond ratings of AA and Aa2 by Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s. San Jacinto College is a 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Top 10 institution, a 2017 Aspen Prize Rising Star Award recipient and an Achieving the Dream Leader College. The College serves approximately 45,000 credit and non-credit students annually, and offers eight areas of study that puts students on a path to transfer to four-year institutions or enter the workforce. San Jacinto College’s impact on the region totals $1.3 billion in added income, which supports 13,044 jobs.

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