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Get Involved

"Pushed beyond your limits?  You don’t know how far you can go unless you try.  Getting involved gets you to places you have never been. "

This is a message Zahra Shihabuddin wanted to share.  Zahra became San Jac Certified in May of 2014.  She is now attending West Texas A&M University.  These are photos she shared with us from Wheeler Peak in New Mexico.  She was extremely involved at San Jacinto College and continues to get involved at West Texas A&M.  It has opened up so many opportunities for her.  

Get involved.  There are opportunities everywhere, no matter where you are and which college you attend.  

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High School Drop Out, GED Graduate, #SanJacCertified, Nurse…. Just call me Tony

My name is Anthony Smith, but everyone around campus calls me Tony! I am 25 years old and just graduated from the Licensed Vocational Nurse program at San Jac South. Two years ago, I walked into the doors of the South campus.  I never would have guessed that in just four short semesters, I would be a nurse and looking forward to continuing my education into the RN transition program.

At the age of 17, I was going into my junior year at my local high school.  Although I had made it to 11th grade, it was not an easy fight and I was very discouraged. I had experienced many years of bullying because of my sexuality, weight and lack of sports knowledge or know how. Once I started 11th grade, I lost the urgency and importance of my education and never wanted to go to school. My grades fell low, and I was so distracted I could not focus. I was on a road to failure and having to repeat many courses just to keep up with my classmates. I had a wonderful mother who felt my pain and did not want me to suffer any longer. Together we decided it would be best if I just dropped out but I needed a back up plan before I could sign out.

I’ve always been interested in the medical field.  I met with a local trade school about their Medical Assistant program, and at that time you did not need a high school diploma to enroll. I signed up immediately! After a year of school and a six month internship, I had a job in the Medical Center.  But there was something missing. Although I got to work along side a doctor and be with patients daily, I wanted to be more independent and give more care to my patients. I wanted to be a nurse; I was determined to be a nurse!

I looked into local schools that offered nursing and came across many in the area, but one school stood out above all. San Jacinto College was a school with a huge presence in the medical field, so I knew that was the school for me. I was so motivated I got my GED and was enrolled in school within a week. I met with the great staff at San Jac and started classes Summer of 2012. My first course was GUST (College Prep) with a professor I will never forget, Sonya Prince.

GUST taught me not only how to be a student, but how to be a successful student. I applied to the LVN program after the Fall semester, when I had college experience under my belt and got accepted in with a 3.8 GPA and a 97.8% on my entrance HESI.

I am now a San Jac Certified licensed vocational nurse!  But I’m not completely done with San Jacinto College.  I’m back and currently in the ADN transition program. 

Wish me luck!

I hope you all are having a wonderful semester! Stay motivated!

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