San Jac awarded Certificate of Achievement for Excellence

Dec 14, 2023Jacquelynn Conger
San Jacinto employees who supported the College in winning the excellence award for financial reporting

Back row from left to right:  Earle Thomas, System and Application Processing Manager; Noveta Wimbley, Director, Enterprise Development; Carol Tillman, Assistant Comptroller; Andrea DuBois, Comptroller; Dianne Duron, Director, Financial Planning, Analysis and Budget; and Bryan Jones, Associate Vice Chancellor, Facilities Services.

Front row from left to right:  Abby Dias, Accountant; Becky Turner, Supervisor, Accounting; JoEllen Price, Dean, Finanaical Aid and Scholarships; Erica Kemper, Senior Accountant; Carin Hutchins, Associate Vice Chancellor, Finance; Tomoko Olson, Director, Office of Grants Management; Linda Pennington, Director of Enterprise Applications.

PASADENA, Texas — For the 16th consecutive year, San Jacinto College has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada. The prestigious award recognizes the College's annual comprehensive financial report for the fiscal year ending August 31, 2022.

The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting. It represents a noteworthy accomplishment by both the government and its management.

“We are deeply honored to receive this award, a testament to our unwavering commitment to transparent accounting and reporting,” Teri Zamora, vice chancellor for fiscal affairs, said. “The accomplishment reflects the collective effort of our dedicated team, and I commend them for their diligence in producing this report annually.”

The Government Finance Officers Association, with a membership of over 21,000 professionals, plays a vital role in advancing excellence in government finance. Through the provision of best practices, professional development opportunities, resources, and practical research, the association supports its members and the communities they serve.

About San Jacinto College

Surrounded by monuments of history, evolving industries, maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has served the people of East Harris County, Texas, since 1961. The College is one of the top 10 community colleges in the nation as designated by the Aspen Institute and was named an Achieving the Dream Leader College of Distinction in 2020. The College is a Hispanic-Serving Institution that spans five campuses, serving approximately 41,000 credit and non-credit students annually. It offers more than 200 degrees and certificates across eight major areas of study that put students on a path to transfer to four-year institutions or enter the workforce. The College is fiscally sound, holding bond ratings of AA+ by Standard & Poor’s and Aa2 by Moody’s.

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