Lone Star College awarded $40,000 grant from Tomball Regional Health Foundation
The Tomball Regional Health Foundation (TRHF) awarded a $40,015 grant to Lone Star College Foundation. The award will be used to pay for certification exam fees for LSC-Tomball nursing, surgical, pharmacy, and occupational therapy students.
“These tests are required for the students to start their careers,” said Nicole Robinson Gauthier, CFRE, LSC Foundation executive director. “We are so grateful for the wonderful support Tomball Regional Health Foundation has provided Lone Star College over the years. Their assistance makes such a difference to our students.”
The grant will help pay for 242 LSC-Tomball students to take their certification exams. Successful completion of these exams will allow students to be licensed in their chosen field and ready to enter the workforce.
“Now, more than ever, it is critical we continue the mission of supporting health care students,” said Lynn LeBouef, Tomball Hospital Authority CEO and LSC Foundation board treasurer. “This collaboration between Tomball Regional Health Foundation and Lone Star College will continue our goal to improve public health, prevent disease, promote wellness and enhance the general welfare of the citizens.”
The Tomball Regional Health Foundation’s mission is to promote wellness and improve health status for all residents in our communities through programs that enhance access to health care, preventative care, and health education.
“Lone Star College Tomball is grateful for the continued support of Tomball Regional Health Foundation,” said Lee Ann Nutt, Ed.D., LSC-Tomball president. “Not only does this grant benefit our students, but it also helps keep our community healthy and strong.”
About Tomball Regional Health Foundation
Tomball Regional Health Foundation is the new name of the Tomball Hospital Authority (THA). THA was the owner and operator of Tomball Regional Medical Center from its founding in 1976 until its sale to a subsidiary of Community Health Systems, Inc. on Oct. 1, 2011. The Tomball Regional Health Foundation will administer the proceeds from the sale of Tomball Regional Medical Center for charitable purposes in the surrounding communities. The Tomball Regional Health Foundation will continue to be a vital part of the community, supporting health and wellness initiatives on behalf of its residents and seeking to meet the broader aspects of health needs in the community.
About Lone Star College Foundation
Founded in 1991, the Foundation has expanded its initial investment of $20,000 into an extensive portfolio of over $30 million. Since its inception, the Foundation has provided over $15 million in scholarships to nearly 16,000 students, as well as more than $7 million in program support. The mission of the LSC Foundation is to change lives through student scholarships and quality educational programs achieved by excellence in relationship building, fundraising, and investment management. Visit LoneStar.edu/Giving for more information.
About Lone Star College
Lone Star College offers high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education to 93,000+ students each semester. 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 with an annual economic impact of almost $3 billion. LSC consists of seven colleges, 10 centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.