A Lone Star College-Kingwood student was named a Phi Theta Kappa 2014 Distinguished Chapter Officer. William Howell will be presented with the honor at the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society’s Hallmark Awards Gala April 24-26 in Orlando, Florida.
Distinguished Chapter Officers were nominated by their chapters through the Hallmark Awards application process and were chosen based on a student’s demonstration of leadership, promotion of Honors in Action, other engagement in the Society and enthusiasm for the Hallmarks of the Society. Howell was selected by a panel of judges from more than 450 nominees internationally.
Howell is presently studying mechanical engineering and is completing his second year at LSC-Kingwood. He graduated from Kingwood Park High School and took a year off to serve in the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps, completing more than 1,700 hours of community service across the southwestern United States before starting college. Howell currently serves as Chapter President of Alpha Lambda Xi, LSC-Kingwood’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.
Howell recently returned from representing Uruguay at the 2014 National Model United Nations convention in New York as a member of a Lone Star College delegation. He plans to attend The University of Texas at Austin, MIT or Stanford University.
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society is the largest honor society in higher education with 1,285 chapters on college campuses in all 50 of the United States, plus Canada, Germany, the Republic of Palau, Peru, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the British Virgin Islands, the United Arab Emirates and U.S. territorial possessions.
Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for 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. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-Cy Fair, 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 more visit LoneStar.edu.