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LNH to hold graduation, awards dinner on May 20

(May 17, 2010) – Leadership North Houston is holding its 15th annual graduation celebration and awards dinner on Thursday, May 20 at Shirley Acres, 217 Woerner Road.

In addition to honoring the 28 graduates of the 2009-2010 LNH class, the evening will also include the presentation of the John Pickelman Leadership North Houston Fellow Award and the Distinguished Community Leadership Award.  The celebration and dinner is open to the public, and LNH alumni are especially invited to attend.

This year’s fellow award recipient is Dr. B. Glenn Wilkerson, president, The Ark (Adults Relating to Kids) Program and the founder of the ARKGroup, Inc. The LNH Board presents this award annually to a worthy community leader who has shown outstanding leadership qualities that benefit the entire community.

Nominees for the distinguished community leader include Dr. Rose Austin, Rotary International; Brian Dooley, Lone Star College System; Jocklynn Keville, Greenspoint District; Leslie Martone, Cy-Fair Federal Credit Union; and Jennifer Pittman, AmegyBank of Texas. This award is given to a Leadership North Houston alum that has demonstrated community leadership and has the quality of empowering and inspiring others. The winner will be announced during the awards dinner.

This memorable evening will begin at 6 p.m. with a cocktail reception and includes a silent auction, dinner, and the graduation and award ceremonies.

Tickets are $35 per person. Platinum, gold and silver sponsor tables of 10 are available for $1,000, $500 and $250 respectively.

For reservations or for more information contact Kay Fitzsimons at 832.813.6623 or kay.l.fitzsimons@LoneStar.edu.

Leadership North Houston is sponsored by the Cy-Fair Houston Chamber of Commerce, Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce, Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce, Lone Star College System, North Houston Association, Community Chamber of Commerce of East Montgomery County, African American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston, Houston Intercontinental Chamber of Commerce, and the Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce. For more information visit www.leadershipnorthhouston.com.

With more than 62,000 students in credit classes in spring 2010, and a total enrollment of nearly 85,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the second largest and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. 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.