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LSC-Montgomery Professor Accepts National Excellence Award

Michele Richey
Lone Star College-Montgomery professor Michele Richey was recently selected as a 2015 recipient of the John and Suanne Roueche Excellence award, a national award given to outstanding community college faculty or staff by the League for Innovation.
Lone Star College-Montgomery professor Michele Richey was recently
selected as a 2015 recipient of the John and Suanne Roueche Excellence award, a national award given to outstanding community college faculty or staff by the League for Innovation.

The League for Innovation, an international, nonprofit conglomerate of community colleges and corporate partners dedicated to catalyzing the community college movement, established the John and Suanne Rouche award in honor of two distinguished community college leaders, to recognize outstanding community college teachers and their directorship efforts.

Recipients are recognized annually in a series of activities and promotions, then presented each spring with the award at the League’s Innovations conference.  Richey, associate sociology professor, was presented with the award in Boston last month.

“I was very honored to receive this award,” said Richey. “I work hard to try to set my students up for success in my classes, as well as make the material applicable to their everyday lives regardless of what it’s like for them at home or work. I also try to advocate for students through my leadership positions on campus.”

Richey, a native of Norfolk, Virginia, attended New York University where she received her bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology and her master’s degree in higher education leadership.

Richey spent ten years working in student affairs at Seattle University, the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs and the University of Colorado-Boulder. While in Colorado Springs, she earned her master’s in sociology.

Upon relocating to Houston, Richey worked at the University of Houston and Houston Community College before hiring on as a full-time professor with LSC-Montgomery.

“This is my dream job and I feel extremely blessed to be working here,” said Richey. “And to be recognized for my teaching efforts is an honor and a motivator to continue working as hard as I do.”

In her spare time Richey likes to camp, read and watch popular culture television.

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.
 
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