‘Relaxation Stations’ at Lone Star College-Montgomery Offer Rest for Students; Gifts for Charity

Published on: December 15, 2010

LSC-Montgomery employee Ana Marie Colchado and student sitting at a table painting.

Taking part in a “relaxation station” during Finals Week, Lone Star College-Montgomery student Evan Quarchioni (right) trades in a No. 2 test pencil for a paintbrush. Quarchioni participated in “Santa’s Workshop” with LSC-Montgomery employee Ana Marie Colchado, and dozens of other students, painting more than 250 various wooden toys that will be donated to area charities like Interfaith of the Woodlands and the Montgomery County Women’s Center, as well as St. Luke’s Woodlands Hospital. The relaxation stations provide students an opportunity to de-stress between finals.
Lone Star College-Montgomery student Evan Quarchioni traded in a No. 2 test pencil for a paintbrush to participate in the on-campus “Santa’s Workshop” relaxation station with LSC-Montgomery employee Ana Marie Colchado.

Quarchioni and Colchado, along with many other students, painted more than 250 various wooden toys that will be donated to area charities like Interfaith of the Woodlands and the Montgomery County Women’s Center, as well as St. Luke’s Woodlands Hospital.

“The relaxation stations provide students an opportunity to de-stress between finals, but in this case, it allows the college to give back to the community,” said Colchado, a student engagement specialist at LSC-Montgomery who helped organize the activities of the week. “It’s a good program, and the students seem to respond well to it.”

Throughout this week, various departments on campus will be hosting relaxation stations, offering students an opportunity to participate in free, fun and relaxing activities such as creating a dream vacation mixed-media collage or decorating Christmas ornaments—all while allowing them to recharge before their next exam.

The “Santa’s Workshop” relaxation station is hosted by the office of student life.

LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call (936) 273-7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.

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.