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Garcia selected as SJC Piper nominee

Written by InsideDP.com staff. Posted in Schools

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For her dedication to student achievement and excellence, Dr. Rachel Garcia is the San Jacinto College nominee for the Minnie Stevens Piper Award. The chemistry professor turned department chair is known for her advocacy of students in and out of the classroom.

Only ophthalmic technician program in Texas turns students into graduates with job offers

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SJC OpticPatrick Barraza is one of many who will soon graduate with job offers from clinical rotation sites completed as a San Jacinto College eye care technology student. Photo credit: Jeannie Peng Mansyur, San Jacinto College marketing, public relations, and government affairs department.

As the only ophthalmic technician training program in Texas accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Ophthalmic Medical Programs, San Jacinto College eye care technology is getting students job interviews before they take the commencement stage.

Just ask Patrick Barraza, who has his choice of future employers. The eye care technology student said it was his own experience as a child wearing glasses that inspired him to help others in need of vision care.

SJC Board votes to discontinue 4 sports

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in Schools

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The San Jacinto College Board of Trustees unanimously voted to discontinue four of the college’s six competitive sports by May of 2018, citing operational costs and growing facility needs. The affected programs are men’s and women’s basketball, women’s volleyball and men’s soccer.

Deepwater JH student makes threat via social media

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in Schools

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Thursday evening, parents of students at Deepwater Junior High were informed a student made an online threat via social media. Although the threat was found to be “not legitimate,” DPISD Superintendent Victor White said the district takes all threats seriously in the name of student and staff safety.