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Posts published in “Day: September 27, 2018

San Jac’s New Cosmetology and Culinary Center

PRESENT AT THE NORTH CAMPUS GROUNDBREAKING for the new San Jacinto College Cosmetology and Culinary Center were from right to left: Brenda Jones, provost, South Campus; Teri Zamora, vice chancellor, fiscal affairs; Jeanette Liberty, program director, legal assistant; Heather Rhodes, dean of business and technology, North Campus; Dr. Bill Raffetto, provost, North Campus; Dr. Laurel Williamson, deputy chancellor and college president; Marie Flickinger, chair, Board of Trustees; Dan Mims, Service chair, Board of Trustees; John Moon, Jr., member, Board of Trustees; The Honorable Congressman Gene Green (TX-29); Teri Crawford, vice chancellor, marketing, public relations and government affairs; Mike Cade, representing Harris County Commissioner Jack Morman; Dr. Allatia Harris, vice chancellor, strategic initiatives, workforce development, community relations and diversity; and Van Wigginton, provost, Central Campus. (Photo by Melissa Trevizo / San Jacinto College)

HOUSTON, Texas – The San Jacinto College North Campus held a groundbreaking for its state-of-the-art Cosmetology and Culinary Center, on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018.

The facility was made possible by community support of a $425 million bond referendum in 2015. The referendum will allow the College to build new facilities, update infrastructure and security, and remodel nine buildings that are at least 30 years old.

“At San Jacinto College, we are continually looking at how we can better serve our students with new facilities that meet both the needs of our industry as well as today’s modern student,” said Dr. Laurel Williamson, San Jacinto College vice chancellor and college president. “I want to thank our community members for supporting us and approving the bond so that we can better serve our community.”

The center will feature updated classroom space and modern labs to enhance the training for those interested in a cosmetology or culinary career. It will also house a full-service salon and spa and a bistro dining area open to the public.

State representatives host Senior Citizens at Annual Dance

Several hundred Senior Citizens Dined and Danced

STATE REPRESENTATIVES Ana Hernandez and Mary Ann Perez helped Armando Walle hold his 10th annual Seniors Dance last week, at the Pct. 1 Hardy Seniors Center. Visiting guests included Congressman Gene Green and Commissioner Rodney Ellis.

Several hundred seniors attended this event, and enjoyed good BBQ food, good company, and even a chance to dance a little.

Walle thanked his staff, Myriam Saldivar and Rahul Sreenivasan, for making the arrangements, and Myriam’s family for the decorations.

All attendees had their picture taken in the Wanted Frame.

Chamber hears latest news about Port of Houston

GARRET BERG, Port of Houston Authority

The keynote speaker at last month’s North Channel Chamber luncheon was Garret Berg, Assistant Manager of Community Relations, Port of Houston Authority.

Berg gave an overview of the importance of the Port and the Ship Channel to the Houston and Texas economy, and then brought the audience up to date on improvements and changes taking place at the various port facilities.

He spoke about the growth of the economy both locally and nationally, which is driving much of the construction and rebuilding of facilities at the Port of Houston.

Gene Green recognized for flu shot campaign

L – R: Walgreens Management Dominique Beale, Jacinto City’s Walgreens Pharmacy Manager, Congressman Gene Green, Store Manager Temika Verdine and Christopher Magee District Manager. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

By Allan Jamail

Houston, TX — Congressman Gene Green was honored and presented a gift basket from Walgreens for his support of the Annual Flu Shot Program in the North Channel area.

This past August, the free immunizations for children program marked 23 years of preventative health initiatives sponsored by Walgreens, Congressman Green, and with the help of several Rotary clubs.

“Immunizations are one of the most important disease prevention steps we can take to protect our children,” said Green.