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Lone Star College professors awarded John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Awards

The League for Innovation in the Community College has awarded six Lone Star College professors its 2015 John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Award.The award celebrates exceptional contributions and leadership by community college faculty and staff.

The LSC professors recognized are:

  • Blake Ellis, associate professor, History, LSC-CyFair
  • Peggy Aalund, professor, AD Nursing, LSC-Kingwood
  • Romana Cortese, professor, English, LSC-Montgomery
  • Janice Hartgrove-Freile, professor, Psychology, LSC-North Harris
  • David Birch, professor, Political Science, LSC-Tomball
  • Gina Sprowl, professor, Accounting, LSC-University Park   

“Lone Star College students have access to professors who continue to demonstrate a desire to go above and beyond to help their students succeed,” said Dr. Stephen C. Head, LSC chancellor. “We are especially proud of the accomplishments of the 2015 John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Award winners.”

John E. and Suanne D. Roueche have been partners and friends of the League for Innovation in the Community College for more than 35 years. What started as collaboration with the founders of the league has evolved into a partnership that focuses on projects of mutual interest and national concern. The League for Innovation in the Community College is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to catalyzing the community college movement. 

These awards are open to League Alliance member institutions to celebrate outstanding contributions and leadership by community college faculty and staff. Recipients are honored during a special ceremony at the League's 18th annual Innovations conference which takes place March 20 – 23 in Chicago.

LSC offers opportunities not often associated with a community college. High-achieving students can take advantage of graduating with an Honors AA or Honors AS degree through the Honors College at LSC. Another LSC initiative is the LSC Center for Civic Engagement where students can take part in civic activities to help prepare them for life after they graduate.

Spring 2016 registration at LSC is underway with classes staring Jan. 19. Whether you are interested in earning an associate degree, or obtaining workforce education/career training, LSC has a program that is right for you. Tomorrow starts today at LoneStar.edu.

Known for its leadership, innovation and steadfast commitment to student success, Lone Star College provides high-quality academic transfer and workforce education/career training programs to more than 83,000 credit students each semester, and a total enrollment of 95,000 students. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to promote student success and economic prosperity. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., is the chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, which consists of six colleges, seven centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.

 

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