September 29, 2023

Lone Star College employees recognized for excellence

HOUSTON – The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) at the University of Texas at Austin has awarded 25 Lone Star College faculty and staff members with the NISOD Excellence Award during its recent conference.

“Lone Star College has outstanding faculty committed to students,” said Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., LSC Chancellor. “It is an honor to work with this very committed group of educators and I congratulate them on this accomplishment.”

The NISOD Excellence Award provides its members the opportunity to acknowledge and recognize individuals who have made exceptional contributions at their respective institutions. Receiving a NISOD Excellence Award demonstrates that the recipient’s college identifies and appreciates their educational contributions.

“Our first in person conference since 2019 went off without a hitch,” said Edward Leach, NISOD’s executive director in a release. “I’m so proud of everything our staff and partners accomplished to make the conference a success! The event was full of energy and it was obvious everyone was thrilled to be back in person and engage in high-quality professional development and celebration.”

Excellence Award recipients were celebrated during NISOD’s 44th International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence recent held in Austin. The conference offered 200-plus educational presentations with topics ranging from creating a classroom culture and reengaging disengaged learners, to erasing barriers to student success.

The LSC faculty and staff members honored were:


Tricia, Bartz

Carolyn Ho

Leslie Jewkes

Trish Smith Cagle


LSC-Houston North

Ilse Granizo

Tarcia Hubert



Sampada Chavan Dalvi

CaLandra Pervis

Antoinette Sheppard



Madeline Brogan

Lori Hughes

Micheal Walsh

Charles Wood


LSC-North Harris

Ibrahim Abou Saad

Ralph Angeles

Julie Duncan

Samantha Ward



Alice Ferron-Gabriele

Margret Jelinek Lewis

Lacy Moreno

Kimberly Williams

LSC-University Park

Kristi Boston

Alma-Kristina Rodriquez-Tusini

Christa Spears

Kevin Tucker


“NISOD is proud to continue our long history of recognizing the outstanding work of community and technical college educators at our member colleges, especially on this 31st anniversary year of the Excellence Awards,” said Leach. “We are honored to be able to showcase outstanding colleagues for their good works during our annual celebration of Excellence Award recipients.”

Lone Star College enrolls over 80,000 students each semester providing high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and has been named a 2021 Great Colleges to Work For® institution by the Chronicle of Higher Education and ranked 35th in Texas in the Forbes ‘America’s Best Employers By State’ list. LSC consists of eight colleges, seven centers, eight Workforce Centers of Excellence and Lone Star Corporate College. To learn more, visit

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