Lone Star College-Kingwood’s Be A Teacher Club has done it again. Recently, the student organization won several awards at the Texas State Teachers Association Student Program (TSTA-SP) National Education Association (NEA) affiliate state convention in Austin.
This was the club’s third year to enter the state competitions. They won first place for outstanding underclassman, outstanding local sponsor, CLASS Project, T-shirt design, local scrapbook, local excellence award and outstanding local leader. The club earned second place for outstanding newsletter and outstanding local website. They were also recognized for their 15 percent membership increase.
“These awards reflect the hard work and dedication of the club as well as the support the club receives from the campus. The students are receiving an invaluable experience by developing new skill sets and acting as ambassadors from the college to the community,” said Dr. Noel Bezette, lead faculty of education/psychology at LSC-Kingwood and Be A Teacher sponsor. “It is the club's officers’ hope that membership will continue to increase due to the excitement surrounding the club’s activities.”
The Be A Teacher Club garnered the awards based on their community service projects. They implemented a reading recovery tutorial program at Piney Woods Elementary School in Splendora and are implementing a lesson plan with clients at the Village Learning and Achievement Center in Kingwood. They work in LSC-Kingwood’s Learning Garden with Humble Independent School District MOSAIC students and volunteer their time with the Public Achievement Program, which involves early college students in Splendora. The MOSAIC program helps special needs students/young adults who are in transition from Humble ISD.
“I am very proud of my students. Their level of dedication is evidenced by the recognition and awards they received from the TSTA-SP state level affiliate of the NEA,” Bezette said. “A major contributor to our success is club president Margie Potter, whose leadership skills have positively impacted and contributed to the club’s growth.”
There are no requirements to join the Be A Teacher Club, but officers must have a minimum GPA of 2.5, be in good academic standing, fulfill all officer duties and responsibilities, and commit to a service learning project for the academic year. Students who are in the Joint Admissions Program earning their bachelor’s degree entirely on the LSC-Kingwood campus through the University of Houston-Downtown can maintain active participation in the club.
For more information on the Joint Admissions Program offered through LSC-Kingwood’s and UHD’s partnership or on the college’s Be A Teacher Club, contact Dr. Noel Bezette at 281-312-1733 or at Noel.C.Bezette@LoneStar.edu.
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With more than 69,000 students in credit classes for spring 2011, 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 www.LoneStar.edu.