Take Me Out to the Ball Game: LSC-Montgomery’s English Class Visits Minute Maid Park

Published on: May 09, 2012

A group of students in Lone Star College-Montgomery’s Writing about the Culture of Baseball course made a special trip to Minute Maid Park last month for a behind-the-scenes, in-depth look at the Houston Astros association.

The students toured the ballpark and heard from nine employees including Monica Rusch, senior director of risk management for the Astros, pictured on the far right. It was an opportunity for students to ask questions and learn about working for a baseball organization. The afternoon ended with sights on the field, as students were invited to stay for that evening’s game.

“This has become a wonderful tradition here at the college each spring,” said Ron Heckelman, professor of English. “We’re grateful for those in the Astros organization who gave up some of their valuable time to meet with the students so they could get an inside view of the culture of a professional baseball organization.”

This is the seventh time that the Astros have hosted LSC-Montgomery’s themed English 1302 course. Offered each spring, the course allows students to explore various texts of baseball-themed books and essays and hear from guest speakers throughout the semester.

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.