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LSC-Montgomery’s “Healthier U” Earns $18,000 for Students

HealthierU chili cookoff
A group of Lone Star College-Montgomery's physical therapist assistant students showcase their chili as one of the many crock-pot creations available to taste and judge at the college's annual Healthier U Heart-Healthy Cook-Off and Bake-Off held in early April. All proceeds from the cook-off will go toward scholarships for students.
A number of Lone Star College-Montgomery students in the
college’s health-related programs will be able to continue their education with less financial burden thanks to scholarship funds raised at this year’s Healthier U, the college’s annual wellness expo and job fair.

Approximately $18,000 was raised from sponsors, participants, and donations during the three-day event held in April. This amount allows for six $1,000 endowed scholarships and 20 $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.

This year’s event included a wellness expo with businesses and organizations showing demonstrations and providing health-related information, job fair, heart-healthy cook-off and bake-off, silent auction, blood drive for St. Luke’s Hospital System, guest speakers, campus wide simulated jail lockup, and a golf tournament held at River Plantation Country Club in Conroe.

Sponsors and golf tournament participants included: Buckalew Chevrolet, Crossroads Baptist Church, Exer-Tech, Follett, Houston Community Newspaper, KBR, Lone Star College-Montgomery Office of the President, Prism Electric, Sean Stevenson, Shimadzu Medical Systems, Synergy, TDIndustries Inc., Vanguard Environments, Wayne Gosbee, 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 or to see pictures from the event, 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 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 morevisit LoneStar.edu.