San Jacinto College’s Clemons flies high with the Blue Angels
10.19.2018 | By Melissa Trevizo
HOUSTON, Texas – San Jacinto College social media coordinator Jahmal Clemons was recently given the opportunity of a lifetime. He was chosen by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels as a 2018 Key Influencer and extended the opportunity to fly with the elite flight exhibition team on Wednesday, Oct. 17.
"I'm honored to be chosen for this opportunity,” Clemons said. “I’m also excited about the feeling of going fast in the air and feeling no boundaries as you're zooming through."
Clemons was nominated by Teri Crawford, vice chancellor, marketing, public relations and government affairs at San Jacinto College because of his contributions to the community.
“Jahmal works hard not only at the College, but also in the community,” Crawford said. “His commitment to student success as well as his willingness to donate his time and talents to those around him, made his nomination an easy choice.”
As an employee of San Jacinto College, Clemons donates his time by serving as a mentor in the Men of Honor/Women of Integrity program, a retention effort tasked with increasing transfer rates among Hispanic students and students of color and was recognized as an Outstanding Mentor by the program for the past two years.
Clemons also works with the Woods Project, an organization that provides area high school students weekend camping trips to local parks and serves as an Adult Learning Center volunteer in Pearland, Texas, where he tutors more than 30 students in mathematics and grammar who are in the process of obtaining their high school diploma.
As a Blue Angels’ Key Influencer, Clemons also received a signed commemorative print from the Blue Angels team who will be performing at the Wings Over Houston airshow Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21.
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.