Lee library giving away free copies of college photos taken 1970-2005

Community invited to browse collection May 15-19 and take as many photos as they like

Kristi Roberts Havard reviews the photos
Kristi Roberts Havard, daughter of former Lee College instructor and Texas State Rep. Ron Roberts, combs through the photo archive at the Lee College Library in search of images of her father. The library is giving away extra copies of college photos taken from 1970-2005 for free to the community.

BAYTOWN, TX — After opening up its archive of photos documenting interesting people, organizations and events from Lee College history, the Lee College Library invites members of the community to campus next week to browse the collection and take copies of any photos they like for free.

Extra copies of photos from 1970-2005 will be available for viewing and collecting May 15-19 near the reference desk during regular library hours. The library is open from 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and from 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Friday. Participants are welcome to take as many photos as they can carry.

Photos included in the free archive are arranged by department and include shots from athletics, the campus, events, faculty, fine arts, nursing, students and technical studies through the years. For more information about the giveaway event, contact the library at 281.425.6379.

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 15 school systems. To learn more, visit www.lee.edu.

Kosins to be special guest at free ‘Jazz Night @ Lee College’

Kathy Kosins
Kathy Kosins

BAYTOWN, TX — Award-winning jazz singer and songwriter Kathy Kosins will bring her internationally acclaimed vocals and eclectic musical palette to Lee College as the special guest star at the free “Jazz Night @ Lee College” concert set for Friday, Nov. 11, at the Performing Arts Center (PAC).

Jazz Night @ Lee College will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the PAC Main Performance Hall. The show is open the public, and tickets are not required.

Born and bred during the Motown era of Detroit, Kosins was a sought-after session singer throughout the 1980s, known for singing and arranging background vocals for producer Don Was. After finding and falling in love with the freedom and artistry of jazz music, she completed stints with the JC Heard and Nelson Riddle orchestras and released “All In A Dream’s Work” in 1996. The debut album featured original songs and a cover of “Four” by Miles Davis, earning Kosins play on 250 jazz stations across the country.

Kosins recorded multiple albums throughout the 2000s, including “Mood Swings” in 2002 and “To The Ladies Of Cool” in 2012. For “The Space Between,” released in 2013, she worked in the studio with some of the best musicians in Los Angeles to bring new life to little-known records by Shirley Horn and Nat King Cole, among others. Her newest album — the sultry and intimate “Uncovered Soul” — will also feature rarely heard records by legendary and contemporary soul performers like Curtis Mayfield, Eugene McDaniels, Aaron Neville, and Amos Lee.

Described by critics as “one of the most alluring voices in jazz” and “a joy to listen to,” Kosins has toured and performed at events and venues throughout the U.S. and Europe — from jazz festivals in France and Switzerland to clubs and concert halls in New York, Washington, Philadelphia and Chicago.

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.

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.

Free vaccines offered for eligible children

The Rotary Club of Baytown’s “Shots for Tots” event will be held 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at Ross Sterling High School in Baytown.

The event provides free vaccines for eligible children from 2 months to 18 years of age.

To be eligible for “Shots for Tots,” you must have one the following:

  • Medicaid
  • CHIP
  • No health insurance (uninsured)

You must also provide a vaccination record.

A parent/guardian must be present if the child is under 18 years old.

Availability is on a first-come, first-served basis.