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San Jacinto College
News Release
Thursday, July 28, 2011

Dual credit students tour SJC just shy of their first college semester

PASADENA, Texas — A new class of 2011 dual credit students from various high schools experienced a sample of their upcoming college education during an orientation in preparation for the Fall semester at San Jacinto College (SJC) Central.

The event included an introduction by Dr. Barbara Hanson, vice president for learning, and program information by Jaynie Mitchell, director of dual credit and early admission. From there, the high school students toured the campus, including the science department, where professors allowed them to join in on a lecture and lab course with SJC students.

Pictured from left: Fourteen-year-old Emely Rivera, a freshman dual credit student from Pasadena, takes a closer look at a jar of heartworms as her mother, Sabina Rivera, looks on during a microbiology class taught by SJC biology professor, Dr. Louis Westmoreland. Photo credit: Jeannie Peng-Armao, San Jacinto College marketing department.

San Jacinto College offers public, private and home-schooled students with a variety of dual credit options at each campus location. Dual credit allows qualified high school students to attend college and receive course credit, as well as high school credit, for certain college-level courses.

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 been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for 50 years. The College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of more than 29,000 students in over 140 degree and certificate options, including university transfer and career-track choices. Students also benefit from the College’s job training programs, renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College. Your Goals. Your College.

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