Lone Star College System recognized by the Greater Houston Women's Chamber of Commerce

Lone Star College System has won the 2013 Education Excellence Award from the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce.

This award is presented to honor an individual, organization or company that has made education and awakening minds a priority.

“We feel our faculty and staff do a terrific job of preparing our citizens for careers and for life, and it is always nice to know they are appreciated for their good work,” said Ray Laughter, LSCS vice chancellor for external affairs. “We are proud to be part of the fabric of our community.”

The 2013 Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce Volunteer and Business Achievement Awards recognize outstanding women and businesses that have gone “above and beyond” in their commitment to the chamber and the community.

The award was presented during the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce Volunteer Awards Luncheon held Jan. 29 at the Westin Galleria. The event also honored outstanding volunteers and included the induction of the GHWCC Board of Directors. 

“The Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce is proud to recognize Lone Star College with our 2013 Education Excellence Award, for its dedication to our community’s economic development that begins with an educated workforce,” said Suzan Deison, GHWCC president and founder. “We also salute Lone Star College’s leadership, especially Vice Chancellor Ray Laughter for his commitment to area chambers of commerce.  He has been a valued mentor to many chamber executives, including me.”

The Greater Houston Women's Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit business organization of highly influential and diverse women and men dedicated to the advancement and empowerment of women through avenues of leadership, education, advocacy and mentoring. Visit ghwcc.org for more information.



Lone Star College System receives the 2013 Education Excellence Award from the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce. Shown here (left – right) are Suzan Deison, GHWCC president/founder, Ray Laughter, LSCS vice-chancellor external affairs and Leisa Holland-Nelson, cmo ContentActive, LLC,
and 2011-2012 GHWCC chair of the board.

Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with 78,000 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 the nation. 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, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. 
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