LSC-North Harris hosts second annual Hispanic Male Summit on May 4

Published on: April 30, 2010

Lone Star College-North Harris will host its second annual Hispanic Male Summit on Tuesday, May 4. The summit, Latinos Pa’Lante: Latinos Moving Forward, is expected to attract more than 300 juniors and seniors from area high schools. It is part of LSC-North Harris’s efforts to increase the number of Hispanic males pursuing their education, and provide support and access for them as they plan and progress toward their educational goals. Christopher Ochoa and Carlos Ojeda, Jr. will serve as the event’s keynote speakers. Ochoa currently serves on the Jacinto City Council and is active in his community. He places a significant emphasis on engaging youth and encouraging their success Ojeda, Jr. is a nationally-recognized motivational speaker, who overcame a number of social, cultural, and economic barriers to become the first person in his family to graduate college with honors. It is his belief that human progress comes through the determined efforts to promote education, social activism and entrepreneurism in our youths. Tuesday’s summit will also feature a “LatinKNOWS” panel session featuring Hispanic community leaders and businessmen, as well as LSC-North Harris students. Panelists include, Carlos Barron, director of secondary mathematics at Aldine ISD; Rob Caballero, attorney at Berry Appleman and Leiden; and Arturo Parra, co-owner of Counterpart Films. Dr. Steve Head, president of LSC-North Harris, Dr. Richard Carpenter, chancellor of the Lone Star College System, and Randy Bates, chair of the LSCS board of trustees will open the summit. More information is available at LoneStar.edu/hms2010. 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. ### April 28, 2010 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: John Luedemann 281.765.7934, desk 713.875.8719, cell