Lone Star College-Tomball Sabbatical Recipients Named

Four Lone Star College-Tomball professors have been awarded sabbatical leave for the 2010-2011.

Sabbatical leave is a professional growth opportunity designed to increase the value of the recipient’s sustained contribution to the Lone Star College System. Eligible employees submit their proposal for review by a system wide committee which makes recommendations to the chancellor for approval.

Tomball’s recipients and their proposals for sabbatical are:

·         David Birch, political science professor: A research project linked to federalism and intergovernmental relations and to policy community interaction.

·         Melissa Kirkpatrick, English professor LSC-University Park: to create a special topics course on Literature of the Journey and to create related presentations

·         Nancy Kral, political science professor: To travel to Washington, DC and to Austin to recreate the Government 2302 course

·         Rebecca Tate, English: Through research and study, to increase knowledge and understanding of the non-western, ancient world cultures in order to revise English and humanities courses.

Lone Star College-Tomball is located at 30555 Tomball Parkway/State Highway 249. For information on programs and classes, please visit LoneStar.edu/tomball or call 281-351-3300.

Lone Star College System consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Center, LSC-University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. With more than 59,000 students in credit classes last fall, LSCS is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and third largest community college system in Texas. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.