and sponsors for Healthier U, a community-wide wellness expo, job fair, and golf tournament that provides scholarships for students while promoting healthier living in the community.
The event takes place Wednesday, April 8, through Friday, April 10, and proceeds supply scholarships for students primarily in the nursing, radiologic technology, physical therapist assistant, fire science technology, and emergency medical technician programs.
“It is not easy for students to begin a professional program in healthcare due to overwhelming financial and time commitments,” said Joe Garza, Healthier U event coordinator. “So, for the past 18 years, the faculty and staff at LSC-Montgomery have joined together with the community to sponsor this major event to help lessen the burden on some of our students.”
According to Garza, more than $34,000 was raised last year, enough to provide $500 scholarships for 68 students. One of the scholarship recipients was Bethani Duncan, a physical therapist assistant student.
“This scholarship has allowed me to pursue my goals by focusing on my education and not finances,” said Duncan, who hopes to work with the Cancer Treatment Centers of America. “It feels amazing to have people that believe in me and have the confidence enough make an investment in my future.”
Any business that offers a health-related service to the community (medical- or fitness-related, emotional well-being, or even financial health) is invited to showcase their products and services and/or screen employee candidates at the Wellness Expo and Job Fair on Wednesday, April 8, or Thursday, April 9. Popular booth ideas include displays, educational or interactive games, healthcare screenings, videos, informal consultations, and giveaways.
“Participation as a sponsor in LSC-Montgomery’s Healthier U Wellness Expo and Job Fair will not only help address some of the needs of struggling students, but it offers many benefits to the company as well,” said Garza.
The booth sponsorship levels for Healthier U 2015 are: Platinum ($1,500); Gold ($1,000); Silver ($500); and Bronze ($250), with increasing benefits at each level. All levels include company recognition on the events T-shirts, a table(s) and skirting, materials transportation and booth set-up assistance, refreshments, and of course, publicity before, during, and after the event.
Additionally, golf team registration for the Healthier U Maverick Open is still available, along with specific golf tournament sponsorships. Registration for a team of four for the tournament only is $320; a team of four for the tournament and hole sponsor is $400; and hole sponsorship only is $250. The golf tournament will be held at River Plantation Country Club in Conroe on Friday, April 10.
Healthier U 2015 begins on Wednesday, April 8, with a heart-healthy cook-off, job fair, silent auction, community speaker and more. The blood drive, interactive and sponsor booths, silent auction, and awards ceremony to recognize the Healthier U scholarship recipients for 2015, as well as the Platinum- and Gold-level sponsors, will continue through Thursday, April 9. The golf tournament concludes the event on Friday, April 10.
With the exception of the golf tournament, most activities take place on the LSC-Montgomery campus from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. All events are open to the community.
Lone Star College-Montgomery is seeking booth exhibitors and sponsors to participate in their annual Healthier U Wellness Expo, scheduled for April 8-10. Sponsorship for events during the expo, such as the golf tournament or silent auction, allows businesses to promote their services while raising scholarship funds for LSC-Montgomery healthcare students.
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 more than 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. Steve Head 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.