LSC-Montgomery’s “Healthier U” Earns $19,000 for Students

Published on: May 08, 2014

Students in Lone Star College-Montgomery's health-related programs will be able to continue their education with less worry about finances thanks to scholarship funds raised at Healthier U, the college's annual wellness expo and job fair.

Approximately $19,000 was raised from sponsors, participants, and donations during the three-day event held in April. This amount allows four $1,000 endowed scholarships and 25 $500 scholarships to be awarded to deserving students primarily in the college's nursing, medical radiologic technology, physical therapist assistant, fire science technology, and emergency medical services programs.

The event included a wellness expo with businesses and organizations showing demonstrations and providing health-related information and a job fair, as well as a heart-healthy cook-off and bake-off, a silent auction, a blood drive for St. Luke's Hospital System, and a golf tournament held at Panorama Country Club in Panorama Village.
 
Sponsors and golf tournament participants included: Architectural Floors/Mohawk Group, Chem-Aqua, Connect 2 Health Wellness, Conroe & Montgomery Physician Associates, Douglas Scherr, Exer-Tech, Inc., Follett, KBR, Laraway Family Dentistry, Letsos Company, Lifetime Eyecare Associates, Lisa Rickord, Lone Star College-Montgomery Office of the President,  Lone Star Family Health Center, PBK, Inc., Physicians ER - The Woodlands, Pocket Nurse, Quality of Life Chiropractic, Sam's Club, South Montgomery County YMCA, Surfset Fitness-Houston, Synergy Radiology Associates, Vanguard Environments, and Waffle House.
 
Healthier U is a long-running campus and community-wide event aiming to raise awareness about health issues while raising scholarship funds for students.
 
For more information about Healthier U, 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.

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 one of the fastest-growing community college systems 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, seven 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.