Take a seed, leave a seed

On April 21 at 12:30 p.m., the Learning Commons at Lone Star College-Kingwood will commemorate Earth Day by launching its Seed Library, stocked with vegetable seeds. Attendees will receive bookmarks with herb seeds at the bottom. Thanks to a mini-grant, the Seed Library offers all to pick up a seed or two for growing vegetables. To keep the cabinet stocked, the college will encourage participants to follow the theme, “Take a Seed, Leave a Seed.” This project is free and located in the college’s LIB Building on the first floor.

LSC-Kingwood’s health care programs earn high marks

At LSC-Kingwood, the dental hygiene, nursing, occupational therapy and respiratory care programs rigorously train students on various facets of health care skills through class instruction, labs and clinicals. The results lead to a continuous boast of high pass rates on state examinations.

Pass rates for the 2021 graduating class (current stats) are:

Dental Hygiene: a 100 percent pass rate on the National Board Dental Hygiene Exam and clinical boards. Students must pass both exams to obtain a license from the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners.

Nursing: a 90.2 percent pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX), which is 3.5 percent higher than the state average and eight percent higher than national numbers. The vocational (LVN) group boasted a 94.16 percent pass rate via NCLEX, nearly eight percent higher than the state average and a more than 14 increase of the national data. 

Occupational Therapy Assistant: a 100 percent pass rate on the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) exam. 

Respiratory Care: a 97.2 percent pass rate through the National Board for Respiratory Care. It also has a 100 percent job placement.

LSC-Kingwood PTK earns regional awards

The LSC-Kingwood Alpha Lambda Xi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) has consistently earned various regional or international chapter awards each year since 1997. The winning trend continued when the group received several honors at the Texas Regional Convention a few an confidently say that their exceptional hard work was rewarded.”

PTK received three chapter awards: Texas Top for being one of the best chapters across the Texas Region; Five Star, the highest distinction that acknowledges its group activity across the year; and the College Project Award of Merit, which recognizes the chapter’s presentation to iSchool students at LSC-Atascocita Center.

The PTK Regional Convention also awarded four individual awards. Alexandra Blue, student and vice president of leadership and scholarship, earned the Hall of Honor for Chapter Officers; David Baty, vice president of instruction, received the Hall of Honor for College Administrators; and Dr. Jared Miller, interim dean of instruction of social sciences, humanities, cosmetology and kinesiology, and Dr. Matthew Newton, each earned the Horizon Award. 

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