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Lone Star College System announces John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Awards recipients

The League for Innovation in the Community College has awarded six Lone Star College System professors its 2013 John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Awards. These awards celebrate outstanding contributions and leadership by community college faculty and staff.

The LSCS professors recognized are:

Carolyn Davis, professor, Political Science, LSC-North Harris    
Sunnye Pruden, professor, Speech, LSC-CyFair    
Thomas Rogers, professor, History, LSC-University Park    
John "Bo" Rollins, professor, English, LSC-Tomball    
John Theis, professor, Political Science, LSC-Kingwood    
Joseph Trackey, professor, Biology    

“I teach because I know I can make a difference in students’ college experience, their success and hopefully their lives,” said Dr. Theis, LSC-Kingwood political science professor and one of the recognized professors. “Every morning I wake up looking forward to going to class. I watch the news and read the paper thinking about how this can be part of the day’s class. I love to instill in my students the feeling that they can be successful and that I believe in them.”

John E. and Suanne D. Roueche have been partners and friends of the League for Innovation in the Community College for more than 35 years. What started as collaboration with the founders of the league has evolved into a partnership that focuses on projects of mutual interest and national concern.

These awards are open to League Alliance member institutions to celebrate outstanding contributions and leadership by community college faculty and staff. Recipients are honored at special events at the League's Innovations conference. 

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.