Unlike many of his peers, Lone Star College-Tomball student Philip Guthrie has never really been able to enjoy the luxury of being irresponsible. The youngest of four siblings, Philip’s life has been about helping - helping his mother around the house, helping his three older sisters when needed, and helping the family thrive. From this experience grew a strong sense of nurturing and an even stronger sense of responsibility.
The moment Philip arrived at LSC-Tomball, he knew he found a home. “The thing I like most [about LSC-Tomball] is how friendly the people are… There’s kind of a friendship here; everyone seems to know everyone - students, faculty and staff,” Philip reflected. It didn’t take long before everyone knew Philip, too.
During his two years at LSC-Tomball, Philip worked in the Student Life, ROaDI, TRiO and Records & Transcripts offices, helping those in need, demonstrating his responsibility, and earning the respect of everyone he has worked with and for. Upon completion of his Associate of Arts degree, Philip is thinking about a Bachelor of Science degree in human or information services - something that will further his desire to help others.
But whatever path he ends up taking, Philip will forever embody his favorite quote, two lines of a speech given by President John Kennedy at a Washington, D.C., prayer breakfast, “Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.”