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Turner achieves state recognition

John Turner, Program Manager for Student Activities and advisor to the Lone Star College-Kingwood Student Government Association, was recently named as the Texas Junior College Student Government Association  First Runner Up for Advisor of the Year.  Turner received the award at the TJCSGA State Convention in Corpus Christi on April 24. 

This follows Turner’s recent naming as TJCSGA Region V Advisor of the Year. At Lone Star College-Kingwood, he spent the 2009-2010 academic year serving as the Region V Presidency and Advisor College. This is Turner’s second full academic year as the SGA advisor for Kingwood. 

“There are more than 100 SGA advisor’s in Texas and to be considered the second best in the state, really is quite an honor.  But for me, it’s more about the recognition from my own student team that makes it so special,” Turner said.

Current and incoming executive board members, all students, wrote the awards submission for Turner.  Sean Stout, LSC-Kingwood SGA President and Region V Student of the Year, spearheaded the writing while garnering input from SGA Vice-President Sarah Nerad, SGA Secretary Brittany Trice, SGA Treasurer Melanie Stout and SGA member Angela Merrick. 

“Writing about the things that John has done for our students here at Kingwood and in Region V was easy.  Keeping those accomplishments within the page limitation was the hard part!” Stout said.  “In all honesty, it’s been great to work next to John this past year and I’m proud of him and this award.  He’s an outspoken ambassador for the Lone Star College System and a great example of someone who truly has the best interests of students at heart.”

The Texas Junior College Student Government Association is the only student-maintained organization in the state that works to promote the cause of community college students at the local, regional, state and national level.  It is comprised of more than 72 member colleges across the state.  The member colleges are divided into six regional districts drawn at the county level.  Twenty of these colleges represent Region V, which encompasses most of the counties in and around the Houston area and represent nearly 200,000 students. 

For more information on the LSC-Kingwood Student Government Association or the TJCSGA Region V, please contact John Turner at 281-312-1795 or jturner@lonestar.edu.

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