Linda Lorelle Set to Speak, April 3

After spending nearly 17 years behind the anchor's desk at KPRC-TV in Houston you would think Linda Lorelle would want to take a break and relax.  Instead she's started a new business with her husband and will be motivating Lone Star College-Kingwood students and community members to be prepared for the unexpected in life.  

Students, faculty and community members will be inspired by this dynamic woman and her presentation, "Pursue Your Passion...and Prepare to Adjust."  This presentation for workforce students is designed to demonstrate how to prepare for your chosen career path but not be deterred by the challenges you will face, is made possible by Carl D. Perkins funds.

Lorelle says, "I will seek to help students understand how to prepare themselves now not only for the career path they intend to pursue, but also the twists and turns they will have to navigate along the way."

Lorelle is best known as an Emmy Award-winning journalist who anchored the evening news for nearly 17 years at Houston's NBC affiliate, KPRC-TV.  From her most recent Emmy for "Beyond Brown vs. Board: The Journey Continues," a documentary on how Houston desegregated its schools to her Emmy Award-winning, and first-person account of another local news anchor's battle with cancer Linda's stories have had a significant impact on the lives of Houstonians.  Lorelle also garnered two prestigious national Gracie Awards, given by the American Women in Radio and Television.  She continues to be very involved in the Houston community and supports numerous organizations.  Her passion for children and education led her to found the Linda Lorelle Scholarship Fund 16 years ago.  To date the LLSF has awarded more than $1.8 million in college scholarships to Houston area students.

Lorelle's presentation will be offered free to students and community members on Thursday, April 3, 2008 in CLA 114. For additional information, contact Amanda Merchant, 281-312-1665.

For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281-312-1600 or visit our Web site at http://kingwood.lonestar.edu/.

Lone Star College System consists of five colleges, including Cy-Fair, Kingwood, Montgomery, North Harris, and Tomball, six centers and the Lone Star College-University Center. With 49,250 students, it is the largest college system in the Houston area, and third largest community college district in Texas. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.