Lone Star College names new vice chancellor of student success
After an almost 40-year tenure in Aldine Independent School District, Archie Blanson has been selected to serve as Lone Star College’s vice chancellor of student success.
Blanson has a background in teaching and administration that he’ll use in his new duties including oversight of admissions, registration, dual credit, disabilities, enrollment management and other student service activities and partnerships. He’ll also be the primary contact for local school districts involved with the college.
LSC Chancellor Steve Head said in a press release that Blanson has a strong sense of commitment to equal opportunity and access for students. Blanson will assume his duties mid-July.
Conroe ISD on list of top employers
Forbes, through a partnership with research company Statista, compiled a list of the top 200 employers in Texas best liked by employees. The list, released earlier this week, ranked Conroe Independent School District as number 134. The district is one of nine school districts across the state that made the cut.
Howard Hughes Corp. presents scholarships
Earlier this month, 12 students who graduated from six area high schools and are attending college this fall received scholarships from the Howard Hughes Corp.
Coming from College Park, Magnolia, Tomball, Willis, The John Cooper School and The Woodlands high schools, these students were first selected by their high school based on academics and extracurricular activities.
The winners include: Dominic Beck, Zach Bouthillette, Corinne Eckert, Ameesha Kulkarni, Logan Lindstrom, Gabby Mussalli, Anna Neidigk, Tyler Oliver, George Salcido, Isaac Shelton, Enrique Valdez and Jessica Young.
College-sponsored Merit Scholarship winners announced
The first wave of more than 4,000 students across the country who won a college-sponsored National Merit Scholarship between $500 and $2,000 annually to support their undergraduate tuition were recently announced. The Woodlands area schools can claim 12 of those winners.
From The Woodlands College Park High School, there were six student winners: Nicole Bealer, who plans to attend the University of Montana; Sithija Manage, who plans to attend Texas A&M University; Lucas Bolinder, who plans to attend the University of Oklahoma; Catherine Burr, who plans to attend Colorado State University; Ankit Chowdhury who plans to attend Texas A&M University; Abby Verzwyvelt, who plans to attend Baylor University.
From The Woodlands High School, three students were selected: Rose Herdejurgen, who plans to attend Vanderbilt University; Rushil Kartala, who plans to attend Texas A&M University; Ahsan Mashruf, who plans to attend the University of Texas at Dallas.
The John Cooper School had three winners: Samyuktha Hari, who plans to attend the University of Southern California; Erin Frankland, who plans to attend Vanderbilt University; Vidyal Pradeepkumar who plans to attend Texas A&M University.