Health Fair set for March 28 with more than 70 vendors, free screenings

A woman sits while inserting her face into a machine for an eye test
The ninth annual Lee College Health Fair is set for Tuesday, March 28, 2017, with free and open admission for the entire community. Participants can receive screenings and information from more than 70 local vendors about improving overall health and wellness.

BAYTOWN, TX – Lee College invites the community to attend next week the ninth annual Health Fair, where participants can receive free screenings and wellness information from more than 70 local businesses about creating a healthier lifestyle for themselves and their families.

The Lee College Health Fair is set for 1-4 p.m., Tuesday, March 28, in the Sports Arena on campus. The event is free and open to the public, and regularly draws hundreds of attendees who come away with expert guidance and advice about improving their physical and mental well-being.

Vendors scheduled to attend the Health Fair include a wide range of medical facilities and clinics, vision and dental offices, fitness and recreation centers, and community and government organizations. Blood pressure readings, blood typing, body fat percentage measurement, chiropractic evaluation and dental checks are among the free screenings that will be available to all participants.

“Lee College is reaching out to our students, employees and community members to increase personal and family health and wellness,” said Jason Summers, wellness coordinator. “We are trying to connect people with local businesses to educate and raise awareness, and we hope everyone takes advantage of this great opportunity to come to campus and see how the college is positively impacting the community.”

For more information about the ninth annual Lee College Health Fair, contact Summers at 281.425.6439 or jsummers@lee.edu.

Lee College offers more than 100 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as non-credit workforce and community education courses, that prepare its diverse student body for advanced higher education; successful entry into the workforce; and a variety of in-demand careers. With the main campus and McNair Center located in Baytown, Texas, and a satellite education center in nearby South Liberty County, the college serves a geographic area of more than 220,000 residents that includes 14 independent school districts. To learn more, visit www.lee.edu.

Black History Month events at Lee College

BAYTOWN, TX – After kicking off Black History Month with a sold-out improv comedy show, Lee College will continue its celebration of African-American culture and contributions throughout February with film screenings and a read-in, open mic night, fashion show and theatrical tribute to great black inventors.

International Education and the Reaching Excellence Against Limitations student organization are sponsoring a variety of Black History Month activities that are free and open to the public:

Tuesday, Feb. 9: Opening Reception
2 p.m., Lee College Library

Wednesday, Feb. 10: Movie screening: “Selma”
2 pm., Edythe Old Studio

Tuesday, Feb. 16: Documentary screening: “Thomlinson Hill”
2 p.m., John Britt Hall 118

Tuesday, Feb. 16: Open Mic Night
6 p.m., Performing Arts Center Black Box Theatre

Sunday, Feb. 21: “My Black is Beautiful” Fashion Show
3 p.m., Rundell Hall Conference Center

Monday, Feb. 22: Read-In
3 p.m., Edythe Old Studio

Tuesday, Feb. 23: “I Am First: Paying Tribute to Great Black Inventors”
6 p.m., Tucker Hall

Monday, Feb. 29: Movie screening: “Skin”
2 p.m., Edythe Old Studio

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Lee College offers more than 100 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as non-credit workforce and community education courses, that prepare its diverse student body for advanced higher education; successful entry into the workforce; and a variety of in-demand careers. With the main campus and McNair Center located in Baytown, Texas, and a satellite center in nearby Liberty, the college serves a geographic area of more than 220,000 residents that includes 13 independent school districts. To learn more, visit www.lee.edu.

Lee to reveal major expansion of McNair Center at Feb. 4 grand opening

BAYTOWN, TX – Lee College will celebrate next week the opening of the 50,000-square-foot expansion of the McNair Center, where students will receive hands-on technical and industrial training for well-paying careers in the booming petrochemical and construction industries.

The grand opening ceremony will be held from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 4, at the McNair Center, which is located along Interstate 10 and easily accessible from all points of the Lee College service area. The event is free, and members of the public are welcome to attend.

Nearly 200 community members, education and business leaders and other supporters joined Lee College in December 2014 to break ground on the $12 million McNair Center expansion, which will house existing programs in machining, millwrighting, pipefitting and welding. Students will train with the latest tools of the trade in a state-of-the-art industrial environment closely modeled after what they will find upon entering the workforce. Welders, pipefitters, millwrights, and machinists earn a median salary of $18-24 per hour, and have the potential to earn as much as $75,000 annually with a two-year degree.

Lee College has earned national recognition for its high-value curriculum that prepares students for high-paying positions in the petrochemical industry and related sectors. Brookings Institution ranked the college second in the nation for contributing to the economic success of its graduates, finding that Lee College alumni earn an average salary of $69,000 by the time they reach the midpoint of their careers.

Lee College is also the lead institution in the Community College Petrochemical Initiative (CCPI), an ExxonMobil-funded collaboration between the nine Texas Gulf Coast community colleges to help recruit and train new generations of skilled workers needed in the region.

The McNair Center first opened in 2008 and quickly outgrew the available space, prompting an initial renovation that was completed in 2011. The latest expansion project was funded through a bond issue approved in 2013 by 72 percent of voters.

Lee College offers more than 100 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as non-credit workforce and community education courses, that prepare its diverse student body for advanced higher education; successful entry into the workforce; and a variety of in-demand careers. With the main campus and McNair Center located in Baytown, Texas, and a satellite center in nearby Liberty, the college serves a geographic area of more than 220,000 residents that includes 13 independent school districts. To learn more, visit www.lee.edu.

University reps to talk transfers at College Day

BAYTOWN, TX – Representatives from the University of Texas System, Texas A&M University System and more than a dozen other universities across the state and beyond will be at Lee College next week for College Day, an annual event where students and their families can learn more about how best to prepare to transfer to a four-year institution for a bachelor’s degree.

College Day 2016 will be held from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 4, in Rundell Hall. The event is free and open to the public, and all school districts in the Lee College service area are especially invited to attend.

Institutions that have confirmed participation in College Day include: The Art Institutes; Dallas Baptist University; East Texas Baptist University; Grantham University; Howard Payne University; Sam Houston State University; Tarleton State University; Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi; Texas Southern University; Universidad de la Americas Puebla; University of Houston Clear Lake; University of Texas at Austin; and the University of Texas at Dallas.

The Texas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers presents College Day each year. Refreshments will be served, and there will be prize drawings and goodie bag giveaways. For more information, contact Sharon Sampson at 281.425.6384 or ssampson@lee.edu.

Lee College offers more than 100 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as non-credit workforce and community education courses, that prepare its diverse student body for advanced higher education; successful entry into the workforce; and a variety of in-demand careers. With the main campus and McNair Center located in Baytown, Texas, and a satellite office in nearby Liberty, the college serves a geographic area of more than 220,000 residents that includes 13 independent school districts. To learn more, visit www.lee.edu.