LSC-Montgomery Sets Record At “Healthier U” Scholarship Event

LSC-Montgomery’s annual “Healthier U” scholarship event raised more than $29,000, providing scholarships for students in health-related and other program areas.Lone Star College-Montgomery’s annual “Healthier U” Wellness Expo & Job Fair raised more than $29,000 for student scholarships, setting a new record for the long-running, 13-year-old scholarship event.
 
“We are grateful for the 26 sponsors and the many participants for investing in the future of LSC-Montgomery students,” said Mary Hoff, division operations manager and Healthier U coordinator. “Because of their support, many students in health-related and other programs will have the opportunity to continue their education.”
 
Healthier U took place April 7-9. The event’s activities included a chili cook-off and sweets bake-off, a multimedia sale, a silent auction, as well as the wellness expo and job fair. More than 60 non-profit and for-profit businesses were on display at the wellness expo, showing interactive demonstrations and giving informal presentations. There were also 13 employers searching for candidates at the job fair.

“Some of the booth sponsors told me that this was the best expo or job fair that they had attended,” said Hoff. “They were also appreciative of our students who worked hard to make the entire event run smoothly. We had over 100 student volunteers from our healthcare programs who had a great time and really felt they contributed.”
 
For the first time ever, Healthier U’s event line-up included a golf tournament, which took place April 9 at River Plantation Country Club. Eighteen teams participated, including some LSC-Montgomery students, staff, and faculty. The golf tournament alone raised more than $6,000 for scholarships.
 
“It turned out to be a perfect day for a golf tournament,” said Kevin McKinney, kinesiology professor and coordinator of the golf tournament. “We really see this aspect of Healthier U growing and supporting more students next year.”
 
For more information about Healthier U or to see pictures from the event, please visit www.LoneStar.edu/HealthierU.
 
LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call (936) 273-7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.
 
With more than 62,000 students in credit classes in spring 2010, Lone Star College System is the second largest and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas and the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area. LSCS consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Park, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.