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Gary Clark Awarded Synergy Award for Nature Column

Gary Clark, vice-president for instruction at Lone Star College-North Harris, was recently awarded a 2010 Synergy Award for Environment Excellence by the Citizen’s Environmental Coalition. Clark and his wife, Kathy Adams Clark, were recognized for outstanding efforts in the field of environmental reporting for their weekly “Nature” column published in the Houston Chronicle.

“Kathy and I were incredibly surprised and honored to receive this award,” said Clark. “Encouraging enthusiasm for nature, through her photography and my writing, is something we are very passionate about, so it’s very exciting to be recognized in this way."

In addition to his column, which appears in both the Houston Chronicle and the San Antonio Express News, Clark is an active member in the birding and conservation community. He is also an award-winning author of several nature books and has had articles published in state and national magazines. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Greens Bayou Corridor Coalition.

The Citizens’ Environmental Coalition is an information clearinghouse and communications network for environmental issues in the Houston and Galveston, Texas. It honors local activists and organizations for environmental service at its annual Synergy Awards celebration. Honorees are recognized for their outstanding efforts in Environmental Conservation, Environmental Education, Media, Corporate Awareness, Community Activism, Lifetime Achievement, Government and Sustainable Planning.

Clark’s other professional accolades include membership in the Who’s Who among America’s Teachers, Who’s Who in Houston, Delta Mu Delta National Honor Society in Business Administration, and the American Mensa Society.  He holds a B.A. in English from the University of Houston and an M.B.A. from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, graduating with highest honors.

Lone Star College-North Harris is located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, one-half mile south of FM 1960 East, between Aldine-Westfield and Hardy Roads. For more information about the college, call 281.618.5400 or visit LoneStar.edu/NorthHarris.

With more than 69,000 students in credit classes for fall 2010, and a total enrollment of more than 85,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which 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.