Todd Monette, outgoing Board Chairman for the East Harris County Manufacturers Association (EHCMA), signs a $140,000 donation check Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015, at the regular meeting of the Lee College Board of Regents. The association raised the money at its second annual golf tournament to provide scholarships and support for students in technical programs. Also pictured (l-r) are Pam Warford, Executive Director of the Lee College Foundation; Craig Beskid, EHCMA Executive Director; Monty Heins, incoming EHCMA Board Chairman; Roy Watson, Chairman of the EHCMA Workforce Development Committee; and Ronn Haddox, Chairman of the Lee College Board of Regents.
Dr. Christina Ponce, left, Vice President of Student Success, Resource Development and Workforce at Lee College; Richard Till, President of the Dayton Community Development Corporation Board of Directors; Courtland Holman, Executive Director of the Dayton Community Development Corporation; Dr. Dennis Brown, President of Lee College; and Ronn Haddox, Chairman of the Lee College Board of Regents.
Lee College biology instructor Margene Lenamon (center) helps Kids at College participants analyze an x-ray of a human bone during the Forensic Science summer camp held in 2015. Registration is now open for the 2016 Kids at College program, which will include camps and courses at the main campus in Baytown and the Lee College Education Center – South Liberty County.
The first graduates of the Lee College ‘Ready to Work’ grant program received certificates of completion in late April at the McNair Center. The program is funded through the U.S. Department of Labor and targets the long-term unemployed and underemployed for petrochemical training. Back row (l-r) – Kevin Dorsey, Kyle Eubanks and Daniel Polen. Front row (l-r) – Kyle Thompson, Frank Bunton, instructor Robert Bernardino, Carlos Gonzales, Christopher Geant and Davidson Timothy.
Dr. Christina Ponce
From left: Julia Mauer, Madison Otis, Allie Deese, Bethany Covington, and Shelby Wade. Not pictured: Alondra Bautista.
Students receive hands-on instruction in the fast-track healthcare programs offered by the Lee College Center for Workforce and Community Development, which include Certified Nurse Aide, Certified Medical Assistant, Dental Assisting, Phlebotomy, and other options. The center is still enrolling students in healthcare programs for the spring 2016 semester.
Ginger Restovic, member of the PVF Roundtable Board of Directors; Ronn Haddox, Chairman of the Lee College Board of Regents; Dr. Dennis Brown, President of Lee College; and Dr. Cathy Kemper-Pelle, Vice President of Learning for Lee College.
Students in the Lee College Honors Program are volunteering their time this semester at local nature centers, including the Exploration Green tree nursery in Clear Lake. Pictured from left to right are instructor and certified Texas Master Naturalist Jerry Hamby; instructor and Honors Program coordinator Georgeann Ward; and Honors Program students Maryori Portillo and Adam Naiser.
Dr. Ken Booker, director of instrumental music at Lee College, shares a sneak peek and insights about his original symphony with music students Monday, March 7, 2016, at the Performing Arts Center. The Baytown Symphony Orchestra will debut Booker’s composition, “Second Symphony,” on Saturday, March 12, at its Spring Tribute concert.
In attached photo: Students and faculty in the Lee College Study Abroad program headed off Monday, May 16, on an 8-day trip to Belize. Study Abroad allows students to travel internationally while earning academic credit toward their Lee College degree.
Volunteers from the Lee College Senior Adult & Travel Program hosted a dinner and game night Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, for students and families in the Life Skills for the Intellectually Disabled class. In addition to gift bags from the Center for Workforce and Community Development, each student received certificates of completion for the fall semester.
State Rep. John Zerwas, M.D.
A Spike Lee Joint improv comedy Troupe
In attached photo: Parties involved in the Gulf Coast consortium of the Texas Regional STEM Degree Accelerator initiative gathered in Houston on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016, to announce the grant award from Educate Texas. Pictured (left to right): Woody Paul, ExxonMobil; Debi Jordan, Lee College; Christy Ponce, Lee College; Peter Beard, Greater Houston Partnership; Allatia Harris, San Jacinto College; Dennis Brown, President, Lee College; Craig Beskid, East Harris County Manufacturers Association; Carolyn Watson, Global Philanthropy/JPMorgan Chase; Richard McKeon, Helmsley Charitable Trust; Angela Oriano, Lee College; Ann Pham, Houston-Galveston Area Council; Melissa Duarte, Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District; and Mike Krall, Lone Star College.
Sophomore guard Tim Coleman (center) is among the standout players on the Lee College Basketball Team, which will face off Saturday, Nov. 7, against Houston Community College-Southwest in the second home game of the 2015-16 season. Rebel Nation, formerly known as Former-LEE, is sponsoring a free tailgate party to be held from 3:30-5:30 p.m. before the Runnin’ Rebels hit the court. The tailgate is free and open to the community.