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SEDC seeking input for junior college
San Jacinto News- Times
SHEPHERD – Shepherd Economic Development Corporation is taking the lead in obtaining a San Jacinto College campus in San Jacinto County. In a letter Shepherd Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) President Joe Williamson stated, “The Shepherd Economic Development Corporation, City of Shepherd, Shepherd Chamber of Commerce, Shepherd Independent School District, Coldspring- Oakhurst Independent School district and San Jacinto County would like to take the time to inquire on the San Jacinto College system to assist San Jacinto County in promoting our children and local resident’s future in continuous education to help them meet their future goals and dreams.” In the letter, the SEDC lists fi ve reasons a college campus would be benefi cial to the community: (1) continuing education and self advancement; (2) afford high school student to gain college credits; (3) allowing higher education more accessible through shorter commutes; (4) raising the local expectation for higher education; (5) out-of-district tuition expenses. “The leaders of the SEDC Board would be willing to assist in all aspects regarding this venture as it will also help retain jobs and help with the economics in the county and city,” the letter states. The letter is signed by SEDC board members, President Joe Williamson, Vice President Linda Yates, Secretary Waid Williams, Treasurer Glenn Dillon, Public Relations Earl Brown, Sherry Roberts and Bill Rudolph.