September 17, 2010 — San Jacinto College (SJC) Central campus is the recipient of a large microbiology equipment donation, courtesy of Texas Chiropractic College (TCC).
As a result of restructuring curriculum, the lab associated with a TCC microbiology course was eliminated, which allowed for the donation of thousands of items, such as test tubes, racks, trays, incubators, culture counters, cabinets, wash bottles, dropper bottles, specimen bowls, and reagents. Dr. Martha Friesen, professor in the division of basic sciences who teaches microbiology, had accumulated much of the materials and equipment throughout 11 years of instruction at TCC. Friesen previously served as a SJC instructor teaching microbiology, zoology, botany, anatomy and physiology, prior to joining faculty at TCC.
“When we realized we needed to find a good home for some of our microbiology lab equipment, Dr. Martha Friesen quickly suggested our friends down the road, and it was an easy decision to make the offer,” said TCC President Dr. Richard G. Brassard. “We always enjoy opportunities to help out our neighbors, and San Jacinto College has been a great neighbor of ours for many years.”Such generosity contributes to the overall success of SJC students and the science department, said Dr. Ann Cartwright, chair of the SJC department of science. “We are very grateful for this gift; it will certainly benefit our current and future students,” said Cartwright. “We are fortunate to have TCC as our neighbor and friend, keeping our students’ education and goals in mind.”
Texas Chiropractic College and San Jacinto College hold an articulation agreement that creates a seamless transition for students and graduates seeking a Bachelor of Science degree. The chiropractic college unconditionally accepts SJC students if they meet a cumulative GPA of 3.0; 2.5 GPA on prescribed course work; and 90 undergraduate credit hours, including the prescribed course work.Source: Texas Chiropractic College, www.txchiro.edu