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Enter With a Resume, Exit with a Scholarship: LSC-Conroe Center Job Fair Attendees Awarded

Job Fair 2015 attendees Randy Smyth (left)  and Walter Wells Jr. (right)  received a $500 scholarship to Lone Star College, thanks to a drawing at LSC-Conroe Center's job fair.
CONROE (March 18, 2015) – When Randy Smyth, Walter Wells Jr., Eric Sears, James (Devon) Lawson, and Elsie Munoz entered the Job Fair 2015 in Conroe last month with their resumes in hand and the intent to make a potential job connection, they had no idea they would receive a $500 scholarship to Lone Star College, with the option to attend classes at any one of the college’s campuses.

Attendees at last month’s Job Fair 2015, in conjunction with Lone Star College-Conroe Center, the Greater Conroe Economic Development Council, Greater Conroe/Lake Conroe Area Chamber of Commerce, the Lone Star Convention and Expo Center, and Work Force Solutions, were entered in a drawing to win a $500 scholarship to Lone Star College, which can be applied to tuition and fees for any credit or continuing education course, or books.

Smyth, a Willis resident laid off from Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR) at the end of 2014, was pleasantly surprised by his winnings.  

“This got me thinking,” Smyth said. “Do I want to take something to help me in my future, or do I want to take something just for fun?”

Smyth, who has worked in the IT industry for 35 years, plans to continue his job search in that sector, but will focus his search closer to home after fighting a dreadful commute to and from Houston for so many years.

Wells, who already has his bachelor’s degree in sociology and psychology, and his master’s degree in counseling psychology from the University of Houston, feels this award couldn’t have come at a better time, after recently returning home from time served in Iraq with the United States Army.

“After 12 years in the military, I may just take a few refresher courses while I’m trying to get back into the work force,” Wells said.

The job fair hosted 50 employers with approximately 500 job seekers in attendance.

LSC-Conroe Center is located at 777 Conroe Park North Drive in Conroe, which is just off FM 3083, about two miles east of I-45 near the Lone Star Executive Airport. For more information about the college, call (936) 521-4500, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/ConroeCenter.

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.