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Hot health care careers topic of Lone Star College-Montgomery panel discussion

Discover the ins and outs of Montgomery County’s fastest-growing job market during Lone Star College-Montgomery’s Health Care Forum and Discussion Panel Wednesday, March 29 from 1-2:30p.m. in Building G, Room 102. The event is free and open to the community.

“It is not everyday that you are transported behind the scenes of these professions,” said Juan Lebron, faculty counselor at the LSC-Montgomery Transfer, Recruitment, & Career (TRAC) Center. “Our guests will help you learn about high-level industry trends and must-have skill sets, all lessons they have learned from years of experience in the ever-changing health care industry. This forum and discussion panel is a great way to learn about the direction of patient care fields in this area.”

As the health care industry continues to thrive, LSC-Montgomery is providing students with many programs of study that allow them to enter this exciting field. Students can choose from emergency medical services (EMS), medical radiologic technology, nursing, phlebotomy, and physical therapy. Other colleges in the system also have dental hygiene, diagnostic medical sonography, massage therapy, occupational therapy, pharmacy technology, respiratory care and surgical technology.

Panelists will be sharing challenges and opportunities within their specific fields. All attendees will be able to ask questions to help determine which health care path fits their passions.


Dr. Marshall Guy is a facial plastic surgeon at Dr. Guy Facial Plastic Surgery.

Lorie Jones is a registered dental hygienist and Director of Dental Services at TOMAGWA ("Tomball, Magnolia, & Waller,” which roughly defined the original service area of the clinic.) She is also an adjunct professor at LSC-Kingwood.

Brenda Reyes is a physical therapy assistant who has worked in inpatient, skilled nursing facilities, outpatient orthopedic clinics, and rehab hospitals. She is the skills lab instructor at LSC-Montgomery.
Brian Boniface is a registered nurse who works at Kingwood Medical Center as a Neuro IMU nurse.
Courtney Young is a licensed radiologic technologist employed at Kingwood Medical Center.

Bree Lyons is a licensed radiologic technologist employed at North Cypress Medical.

Dr. West Ficken is a dentist at a family practice in Humble as well as the supervising clinic dentist for University of Texas, Houston School of Dentistry and Lone Star College-Kingwood Dental Hygiene School.

Panel Moderator

Dr. Renee Pruitt is LSC-Montgomery’s Physical Therapy program director. Dr. Pruitt has more than 30 years combined experience in the physical therapy and administrative development of the healthcare field. Graduates of her program have passed at a remarkable rate of 100 percent for more than seven years now.