By Charlotte Jackson
At the Sail Into Summer event held by San Jacinto College at the Maritime Campus last Saturday, Dr. Charles Grant received the Distinguished Alumni Award.
As the San Jacinto College Foundation staff sat down to select a recipient of the 1st Distinguished Alumni Award, there was truly little room for discussion. It was fitting that the award should be given to the individual who was the very first alumni to ever join the San Jacinto College Alumni Association. The College honored Dr. Grant by naming the Fine Arts Center on North Campus after him. To this day, he is still very active with the College as he has served on the Foundation’s gala host committee, alumni event committee, and the Alumni Advisory Board. Dr. Grant has been relentlessly serving our community for over 40 years.
Charles Grant is no stranger to our community. He is a member of the first graduating class of North Shore Senior High School. He went on to graduate from San Jacinto College where he later returned to work for over 25 years, serving the last 10 years as the first “homegrown” President. During his tenure, he also served as the first Rotaract Advisor. It is worth noting that the Rotaract Club of San Jacinto College North had the distinction of being the first consecutively active Rotaract Club in North America to reach 35 years. Being the first to offer a helping hand is something that many will say about him.