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2016 Winter Commencement

Chancellor Brenda Hellyer speaking at commencement

Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 2 p.m.

Minute Maid Park

501 Crawford St., Houston, Texas


Watch the Live Stream of the ceremony

Congratulations on your achievement. San Jacinto College District recognizes that commencement is a milestone in our graduates' lives and, as such, we strive to ensure that everybody enjoys their experience. Please consult the commencement website for updated information regarding the ceremony details and guest information.

Applying for graduation and attending commencement

Applying for graduation is very important to both our students and to the college.  There is a graduation application deadline date published each semester on the San Jacinto College academic calendar, students who apply for graduation by that date ensure their names will appear in the commencement program. Students may still apply for graduation after the published date up until the last day of class. We encourage students to apply as early as possible.

Students need to apply whether they intend to walk in the commencement ceremony or not.  All students who apply for graduation will receive the invitation to RSVP for commencement, regardless of what they indicated on their graduation application. All students are encouraged to attend the commencement ceremony to celebrate the completion of this important milestone in their academic career.

See the Apply For Graduation web page for more details...


Featured Speaker: Gina Luna, CEO Luna Strategies

Gina LunaGina Luna, a recognized leader with invaluable business insight, is a trusted advisor to CEOs and business owners. As CEO of Luna Strategies, Mrs. Luna counsels companies and their leaders on complex strategic issues and growth initiatives. She has established a reputation of collaborating with management teams from a broad spectrum of industries to develop creative solutions and drive results.

Prior to founding Luna Strategies, Mrs. Luna held the prestigious role as Chairman of JPMorgan Chase in the Houston Region and the head of the Middle Market Banking business.  During her 22-year career with JPMorgan Chase, she served in a number of high profile leadership positions, including marketing and communications, talent development, risk management and strategic planning.

As a dynamic, committed business leader, Mrs. Luna continues to be deeply engaged in supporting the community in which she works and lives. She was elected Chairman of The Greater Houston Partnership in 2015, and currently serves as Chair of the Greater Houston Partnership Nominating Committee as well as the Chair of the nationally acclaimed workforce initiative, UpSkill Houston. She is on the board of directors of the United Way of Greater Houston and the 2017 Super Bowl Host Committee.  Mrs. Luna is active in the Young Presidents’ Organization, serving in a number of leadership positions, while also working with numerous community organizations and youth programs as well as her children’s schools.

In recognition of her accomplishments in business and community, Mrs. Luna has received numerous accolades, such as The Bob Onstead Leadership Award, Greater Houston Womens’ Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame inductee and Houston’s 50 Most Influential Women.

She is a summa cum laude graduate of Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance and Management. She has continued her education with programs at leading universities, including Harvard.

Gina is married to Carl Luna, and together they have two sons, ages (14) and (10).