Lone Star College-Montgomery’s “Healthier U” Wellness Event Raises $24,500 for Scholarships

Published on: April 27, 2012

After 15 years, the heart of Lone Star College-Montgomery’s “Healthier U Wellness Expo and Job Fair” is still beating strong, having raised more than $24,500 for student scholarships this month at the annual event.

“We’re grateful for our generous sponsors and the many participants who were able to make this year’s event a huge success,” said Mary Rush, division operations manager and Healthier U coordinator. “Because of their support, many students in health-related and other programs will have the opportunity to continue their education.”

Healthier U raises scholarship funds that benefit students primarily in the college’s nursing, medical radiologic technology, physical therapist assistant, fire science technology, and emergency medical services programs.  

The event, which took place April 10-14, included a wellness expo with 27 businesses and organizations showing demonstrations and providing health-related information. There were also 12 employers searching for candidates at the job fair.

Healthier U also included a heart-healthy cook-off and bake-off, a multimedia sale, a silent auction, a golf tournament, a blood drive sponsored by the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center, and a 5K fun run.

The proceeds generated over the past 15 years have allowed the organization to fund four $1,000 endowed scholarship that will be awarded to students in perpetuity. This is in addition to the approximately 25 to 35 $500 scholarships awarded to students each year.

For more information about the Healthier U or to see pictures from the event, please visit www.LoneStar.edu/HealthierU.

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 75,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, 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 six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball, and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.