The funds will be used to purchase equipment for two new programs: medical laboratory technician and dental assistant. (Courtesy of Fotolia)
Lone Star College-Tomball received more than $385,000 from the Tomball Regional Health Foundation, according to a May 10 press release from the Lone Star College System. The funds will be used to purchase equipment for two new programs: medical laboratory technician and dental assistant. Both programs will begin offering in the fall, according to the release.
In addition, the money will provide scholarships, pay certification and licensing fees for health profession students, and offer to pay for the required meningitis vaccine for any students who need it, according to the statement. .
“We continue to be so grateful for the generous support provided to Lone Star College-Tomball by [the] Tomball Regional Health Foundation. They continue to enable us to provide our students with the best opportunities and make our community a better place to live and work,” LSC-Tomball President Lee Ann Nutt said in the statement.
According to the release, the Tomball Regional Health Foundation has also funded a $100,000 endowment for students enrolled in the lifePATH program. This endowment was created in memory of the late Lynn LeBouef, former CEO of the Tomball Regional Health Foundation.
The lifePATH program began in 2015 at the Tomball campus to provide academic services to students with executive function disorders. The four-year program focuses on academic preparation, social expectations and career exploration, Community Impact Journal Previously reported. The program is also offered on the Montgomery campus.
“These additional funds and endowments will ensure Lone Star College-Tomball students have the resources to complete their education,” LSC Foundation CEO Nicole Gauthier said in the statement.