Healthier U Wellness Expo and Job Fair

Healthier U Is Coming — Wellness Expo & Job Fair Set for April 8-10

Healthier U scholoarship winnersLone Star College-Montgomery invites you to get healthy at their 18th Annual “Healthier U” scholarship event, a community-wide wellness expo, job fair, and golf tournament that provides scholarships for students while promoting healthier living in the community.
 
The event takes place Wednesday, April 8,through Friday, April 10, and proceeds supply scholarships for students primarily in the nursing, radiologic technology, physical therapist assistant, fire science technology, and emergency medical technician programs.
 
"It is not easy for students to begin a professional program in healthcare due to overwhelming financial and timing commitments," said Joe Garza, Healthier U event coordinator.  "So, for the past 18 years the faculty and staff at LSC-Montgomery have joined together with the community to sponsor this major event to helplessen that burden some of our students bear.

According to Garza, more than $34,000 was raised last year, enough to provide $500 scholarships for 68 students.

 

Sponsor a Booth and Support Our Students!

Bethani Duncan, a physical therapist assistant student, was just one of last years Healthier U scholarship recipients.
“This scholarship has allowed me to pursue my goals by focusing on my education and not finances,” said Duncan, who hopes to work with the Cancer Treatment Centers of America. “It feels amazing to have people that believe in me and have the confidence enough make an investment in my future.”

Any business that offers a health-related service to the community (medical- or fitness-related, emotional well-being, or even financial health) is invited to showcase their products and services and/or screen employee candidates at the Wellness Expo and Job Fair on Wednesday, April 8, or Thursday, April 9. Popular booth ideas include displays, educational or interactive games, healthcare screenings, videos, informal consultations, and giveaways. 

The booth sponsorship levels for Healthier U 2015 are: Platinum ($1,500); Gold ($1,000); Silver ($500); and Bronze ($250), with increasing benefits at each level. All levels include company recognition on the events T-shirts, a table(s) and skirting, materials transportation and booth set-up assistance, refreshments, and of course, publicity before, during, and after the event.

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities in the 2015 Healthier U Wellness Expo and Job Fair, fill out the Sponsorship Form.

 

2015 Event Line-Up

Wednesday, April 8

Healthier U Cook Off
Sampler Sale: $3 per person, includes food, drink, and dessert
All sale proceeds go toward student scholarships
11 a.m.-1 p.m. (Commons Building Atrium, Bldg. A)

Lockup for Health
Know someone that needs a “time-out?” 30 minutes in lockup should do the trick!
$1 to lockup a student. $5 to lockup faculty. $10 to lockup an administrator. Detainees may post bail for the same amount, or wait for their release. A 48-hour lockup prevention certificate can be purchased for $20.   
All proceeds go toward student scholarships.
12 p.m.-1 p.m. (Commons Building Atrium, Bldg. A)

Wellness Expo & Job Fair
Enjoy demonstrations, exhibits, products, and presentations from a variety of vendors. Plus, several businesses will seek candidates, so bring your resume and be ready for informal interviews. There is no cost to attend.
10 a.m.-2 p.m. (Health Science Center Atrium, Bldg. B)

T-Shirt Sales
Want a Healthier U souvenir to remember the fun? Purchase shirts for $5 each.
All sale proceeds go toward student scholarships.
10 a.m.-2 p.m. (Commons Building Atrium, Bldg. A; Health Science Center Atrium, Bldg. B)

Silent Auction
Bid on items from a variety of local merchants, restaurants, and organizations.
All sale proceeds go toward student scholarships.
10 a.m.-2 p.m. (Health Science Center Atrium, Bldg. B, room 142)

Community Speaker MaryBeth Pappas Baun
Wellness Wisdom: Living Fully and Freely. $5 admission donation to attend.
All sale proceeds go toward student scholarships.
12:30-1:30 p.m. (Music Hall, Bldg. H, Recital Hall)

Thursday, April 9


Blood Drive
To schedule an appointment, contact Kathy Johanson at (936) 273-7360
10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Health Science Center Atrium, Bldg. B)

Lockup for Health continues
12-2 p.m. (Commons Building Atrium, Bldg. A)

Interactive Booths
Enjoy demonstrations, exhibits, products, and presentations from a variety of vendors.
10 a.m.-2 p.m. (Walkway between Health Science Center, Bldg. B, and GeneralAcademic Center, Bldg. G)

Silent Auction continues
12-2 p.m. (Health Science Center Atrium, Bldg. B, room 142)

Community Speaker Rachael Neihart
Be The Match: Organ Donation. There is no cost to attend.
12-1:30 p.m. (Health Science Center, Bldg. B, room 102)

Fun and Fit Fair
Join others for fun events such as sand volleyball, face painting, a chipping contest and free concessions.
11 a.m.-2 p.m. (Recreational Fields)

Friday, April 10

Cook-Off & Desert Bake-Off
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
The annual Cook-off and Dessert Bake-off scholarship fundraiser will take place in Building A, Commons. Chili needs to be hot and ready for judging at 10 a.m. Crackers, cheese, onions, etc. will not be provided. Dessert judging takes place at 10 a.m. Sign up here!

Maverick Open Golf Tournament
Advanced registration is required.
8 a.m.-4 p.m. (River Plantation Country Club)

With the exception of the golf tournament, most activities take place on the LSC-Montgomery campus from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. All events are open to the community.

 

Maverick Open Golf Tournament Registration

Additionally, golf team registration for the Healthier U Maverick Open is still available, along with specific golf tournament sponsorships. Registration for a team of four for the tournament only is $320; a team of four for the tournament and hole sponsor is $400; and hole sponsorship only is $250. The golf tournament will be held at River Plantation Country Club in Conroe on Friday, April 10. Pre-registration is required.

If you are interested in participating in the 2015 Maverick Open golf tournament, fill out the Sponsor Form.

 

2015 Job Fair Employers

DentalOne
Devita
eCardio Diagnostics
Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center
Harris County Health System
Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital
Jefferson Dental Clinics
Kelsey Seybold Clinic
Kingwood Medical Center
Methodist Willowbrook Hospital
Nurse Finders (Healthcare & Medical Staffing Agency)
Pacific Dental Services
Park Manor- The Woodlands
Stern Empire Laboratories
Unlocking the Spectrum
Whelan Security
Avatar Home Helath Care Advocate

 

Thank You Sponsors!

Sponsors for the 2015 event include LSC-Montgomery Office of the President and HCN serving at the Platinum ($1,500) level.

The Bronze ($250) level sponsors are UTMB Correctional Medical Care; Quality of Life Chiropractic; South Montgomery County YMCA; Fit Club 24; Rodgers SteinChiropractic; Montgomery County Hospital District; Sam’s Club and Park Manor.

 

Want More Information?

Contact Joe Garza at 936.273.7075 or joe.a.garza@lonestar.edu