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LSC-Tomball Professor Triumphs in Badminton at Texas State Senior Games

Roger Jay, a math professor at Lone Star College-Tomball (LSC-Tomball), successfully defended his badminton title for the third time at the Texas 2010 State Senior Games on October 23 in Houston. Competing in the 65-69 age division, Jay won the gold medal in both the men’s singles and doubles categories.

The 69-year-old athlete will contend in the 2011 Summer National Senior Games to be held June 16-30 in Houston. According to Jay, the competition at the national level is quite fierce. Jay played at the 2009 Summer National Seniors Games in Palo Alto, California, but an ankle injury hindered his performance.

“I hope to be in better shape for 2011, but I have no illusions of winning the competition,” Jay said. “The national champion for my age group next year (70-74) will be there, and he is practically unbeatable! If I get into the top 10, I’ll feel very good.”

A founding faculty member, Jay has taught math at LSC-Tomball for 22 years. He holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in math from Texas Tech University in Lubbock and has been a community college professor since 1962. A resident of Magnolia, Jay and his wife Kitty have two grown children and five grandchildren.

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: 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.