LONE STAR COLLEGE EMPOWERS LEADERS

LONE STAR COLLEGE EMPOWERS LEADERS

By: Roycelyn Bastian

Every March, the nation recognizes Women’s History Month as a time to re-elect and celebrate women’s contributions in business, education, global affairs, technology and other  fields. Lone Star College highlighted advancements made by women during the recent LSC Women in Leadership Panel and Luncheon. “Lone Star College embraces the essence of Women’s History Month as a time to pay tribute to the resilience, innovation and influence of women across generations,” said Carlecia Wright, LSC chief culture and engagement officer. “ e college values and respects the experience and journeys of all employees, providing students with expert role models to help train and guide them.” Lone Star College’s top female leaders shared their professional journeys,  filled with successes and setbacks, to encourage faculty, staff and students to realize and achieve their goals.  The panel also offered advice to empower future leaders to achieve their goals while mentoring others on their paths to success.

“Whether you are early, in the middle or late in your career, it is important to stay informed, continue to learn and take advantage of all the opportunities even if they seem scary,” said Virginia Fraire, Ph.D., LSC-University Park president. “Find ways to connect what you’re learning to the work that you’re doing.”  e LSC Women in Leadership Panel and Luncheon panelists included Bridgett Johnson, LSC executive vice chancellor, Operations; Kristy Vienne, Ed.D., LSC vice chancellor, Finance and Administration; Virginia Fraire, Ph.D., LSC-University Park president; Valerie Jones, Ed.D., LSC-CyFair president; Lee Ann Nutt, Ed.D., LSC-Tomball president; and De’ Reese Reid-Hart, Ed.D., LSCMontgomery president.

“As you advance in your career, be honest, ask for and accept feedback and be the mentor to others that you needed when you first started,” said Vienne. “Hard work, kindness, collaboration and growing your skills will help you personally and professionally.” LSC recognizes the significant historical contributions and achievements that Women have made in the United States and across the world. Visit LoneStar. edu/WomensHistory to watch the event and see a list of upcoming LSC Women’s History Month events. Women’s History Month began in California as Women’s History Week in 1978. In 1987, the United States Congress designated March as Women’s History Month. Learn more at WomensHistory.org.

October 16, 2023, HOUSTON, TX – Congressional Candidate Amanda Edwards has raised over $1 million in less than 4 months, a substantial sum that helps bolster the frontrunner status of the former At-Large Houston City Council Member in her bid for U.S. Congress. Edwards raised over $433,000 in Q3 of 2023. This strong Q3 report expands on a successful Q2 where Edwards announced just 11 days after declaring her candidacy that she had raised over $600,000. With over $829,000 in cash-on-hand at the end of the September 30th financial reporting period, Edwards proves again that she is the clear frontrunner in the race. “I am beyond grateful for the strong outpouring of support that will help me to win this race and serve the incredible people of the 18th Congressional District,” said Edwards. “We are at a critical juncture in our nation’s trajectory, and we need to send servant leaders to Congress who can deliver the results the community deserves. The strong support from our supporters will help us to cultivate an 18th Congressional District where everyone in it can thrive.” Edwards said. “Amanda understands the challenges that the hard-working folks of the 18th Congressional District face because she has never lost sight of who she is or where she comes from; she was born and raised right here in the 18th Congressional District of Houston,” said Kathryn McNiel, spokesperson for Edwards’ campaign. Edwards has been endorsed by Higher Heights PAC, Collective PAC, Krimson PAC, and the Brady PAC. She has also been supported by Beto O’Rourke, among many others. About Amanda: Amanda is a native Houstonian, attorney and former At-Large Houston City Council Member. Amanda is a graduate of Eisenhower High School in Aldine ISD. Edwards earned a B.A. from Emory University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Edwards practiced law at Vinson & Elkins LLP and Bracewell LLP before entering public service. Edwards is a life-long member of St. Monica Catholic Church in Acres Homes. For more information, please visit www.edwardsforhouston.com

As September 13th rolls around, we extend our warmest birthday wishes to the creative powerhouse, Tyler Perry, a man whose indomitable spirit and groundbreaking work have left an indelible mark on the world of entertainment. With his multifaceted talents as an actor, playwright, screenwriter, producer, and director, Tyler Perry has not only entertained but also inspired audiences worldwide, particularly within the African-American community, where his influence and role have been nothing short of powerful. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1969, Tyler Perry’s journey to stardom was a path riddled with adversity. Raised in a turbulent household, he found refuge in writing, using it as a therapeutic outlet. This period of introspection gave rise to one of his most iconic creations, Madea, a vivacious, no-nonsense grandmother who would later become a beloved figure in Perry’s works, offering a unique blend of humor and profound life lessons. Despite facing numerous challenges, including rejection and financial struggles, Perry’s determination and unwavering belief in his abilities propelled him forward. In 1992, he staged his first play, “I Know I’ve Been Changed,” which, although met with limited success, was a pivotal moment in his career. Unfazed by initial setbacks, Perry continued to hone his craft, and by 1998, he had successfully produced a string of stage plays that showcased his storytelling prowess.

Calling all teenage student-athletes! If you have dreams of playing college soccer and wish to represent an HBCU, the HBCU ID Camp is your golden opportunity. From 8 am to 5 pm on November 11-12, Houston Sports Park will transform into a hub for aspiring male and female soccer players. Coaches from HBCUs across the nation will be present to evaluate, scout, and offer valuable feedback. Moreover, they might even spot the next soccer prodigy to join their collegiate soccer programs. This camp is not just about honing your soccer skills but also a chance to connect with the HBCU soccer community. You’ll learn the ins and outs of what it takes to excel on the field and in the classroom, which is crucial for a college athlete. The HBCU ID Camp is an excellent platform to network with coaches, learn from experienced athletes, and take the first steps toward your college soccer journey. To secure your spot at this incredible event, don’t forget to register [here](insert registration link). Space is limited to 120 participants, so make sure to reserve your place before it’s too late. It’s time to turn your dreams of playing college soccer into a reality.

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