Published on: May 12, 2008
Shown left to right: Jose Muñoz, Veronique Amaya, Daniel Mendoza-LASO President, Dr. Edgardo Colon-HHCC Outgoing Chairman of the Board, Brian Dooley-LASO advisor, Dr. Laura Murillo-HHCC President and CEO; George Y. Gonzalez-HHCC Chairman Elect, Jose Gamez, Rigoberto Garay, and Hector J. Cisneros.
Lone Star College-North Harris was represented by six of the college’s Latin American Student Organization (LASO) members at the recent Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s 15th Annual Membership/Corporate Sponsors’ Luncheon and Business Expo. These students, along with their advisors, Irma Garcia and Brian Dooley, are also acting ambassadors/volunteers for the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
As Chamber ambassador’s they help with registration at the monthly breakfasts, direct members to the meetings, assist with the parking, pass out flyers, or other tasks as they are needed. LASO students also participate in community meetings, which the Chamber holds during the month. Being part of the Chamber gives the students opportunities to personally meet and interact with the Houston Hispanic Entrepreneur members. There are more than 1,200 Hispanic businesses registered with the Chamber. Additionally, the students have opportunities for internships and jobs with some of the registered businesses.
“The students have thoroughly enjoyed participating, meeting, and mingling with the Chamber members,” says Garcia. “It has been a very rewarding learning experience and they are always anxious for the next event. Through the students’ exposure to Chamber events, they have also learned proper professional business etiquette and dress. Brian and I are very proud of them.”
The students are now looking forward to the next two major Chamber events, which will be happening next fall including the Latin Grammy Awards, which are being held here in Houston this year and the ¡Triunfando! Awards Gala, which recognizes the efforts and support of city's top Hispanic entrepreneur's.
Lone Star College System consists of five colleges, including CyFair, Kingwood, Montgomery, North Harris, and Tomball, six centers and Lone Star College-University Center. It is the largest college system in the Houston area, and third largest community college district in Texas. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.
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