Last year’s address by San Jacinto College Chancellor Brenda Hellyer was strictly virtual because of the pandemic. This year, a combination of elected officials, trustees, faculty, and community members packed the Eaton Commons at the Center for Petrochemical, Energy and Technology on Nov. 12 to hear her speak of a near return to normal.
“The last 20 months have been challenging,” Hellyer said. “I’m amazed at the work of our employees and what they’ve done to assist our students through a really tough time. In addition to moving thousands of classes online, we did the same thing for our student services, including moving recruiting, advising, campus tours, counseling, tutoring, financial aid, and veteran services.”