Lone Star College-North Harris recently recognized four outstanding leaders in the classroom as recipients of the 2014-2015 Faculty Excellence Award. The winners, selected from faculty, staff and student nominations are Katie Hurter, professor of English for speakers of other languages; Dr. Kendall Lawrence, chair of visual communication; Jim Polito, professor of math; and J.R. Wilson, professor of history.
Prior to the selection, each candidate participated in a series of evaluations and reviews by the Faculty Excellence Awards Committee (FEAC). Recipients were chosen based on their proven ability to go above and beyond, and achieve professional excellence at LSC-North Harris.
“Every year the process gets harder and harder to select honorees for the Faculty Excellence Award,” said Steve Kolar, LSC-North Harris vice president of instruction. “Our employees’ hard work keeps our college going strong, and these four deserving individuals are leading the pack, not only inside the classroom with student success, but also in the many dedicated roles that they have taken on within the college.”
The winners will be formally recognized at the Lone Star College System Employee Service Awards Ceremony in the spring. In addition, they will be honored by the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD).
Lone Star College-North Harris is located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, one-half mile south of FM 1960 East, between Aldine-Westfield and Hardy Roads. For more information about the college, call 281.618.5400 or visit LoneStar.edu/NorthHarris.
Lone Star College has been opening doors to a better community for more than 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSC remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with almost 83,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 95,000, Lone Star College is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and one of the fastest-growing community colleges in the nation. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., is the chancellor of LSC, 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.