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Lamar State College Orange Ambassador Scholarship Program Applications Available

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Lamar State College Orange is proud to offer exceptional students the prestigious Ambassador Scholarship. Ambassador scholars receive full tuition for one year, up to 15 hours per semester, worth up to $4,000 for one year.

They also have access to networking opportunities on campus and in the community, and leadership and skills development.

Three are up to 10 Ambassador Scholarships awarded per year.

Ambassador Scholarship Application Timeline:

  • Application Opens October 1, 2022
  • Application Deadline February 28, 2023
  • Interviews March 2023
  • Ambassadors Selected and Notified by April 15, 2023

Requirements:

  • Graduate in top 25% of high school class of 2022
  • Demonstrate service performed at high school or community
  • Demonstrate leadership in high school and/or community activities
  • Recommendation letter from high school instructor, counselor or principal
  • Ability to communicate effectively with large groups
  • Available for evening and weekend events
  • Interview with Ambassador Committee
  • Application Essay
  • Texas or Louisiana resident
  • Fill out the FAFSA & complete the LSCO Financial Aid Process

Responsibilities:

  • Enroll & maintain full-time at LSCO with a 3.0 overall GPA
  • Attend training session and required meetings (monthly)
  • Serve the college an average of 4 hours a week throughout the semester
  • Assist college Recruiter with community events, high school visits and college fairs
  • Campus Tours and Welcoming Groups to campus
  • Special Assignments
  • An opportunity to be the face of LSCO for advertising and marketing
  • Have transportation to off-campus events

Rewards:

  • Full-tuition and fees scholarship for one year (Fall & Spring) up to 15 semester hours per semester
  • LSCO Student Ambassador shirts and blazer
  • Networking opportunities with LSCO faculty, administrators, and community representatives
  • Opportunity to develop leadership skills and career
  • End-of-semester appreciation event
  • Certificate of Service Award

Click here to apply online.

LSCO Instructor Dr. Matt McClure’s Research Published

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Lamar State College Orange congratulates Biology/Science Instructor, Dr. Matt McClure, on his recent research that was published in the Advances of Biological Chemistry Academic Journal.

The research, in partnership with Dr. Mark Merchant of McNeese State University, studied the immune responses of dragonfly larvae in Shangri La Botanical Gardens in Orange, TX.

“Aquatic insects are long regarded as indicators of environmental quality, and one of the ways that insects and other arthropods fight infection is by rapidly coating infectious agents with the dark pigment melanin, a process called melanization response,” Dr. McClure said.

“Mark Merchant and I obtained hemolymph (“blood”) from aquatic larvae of green darner dragonflies (Anax Junius) collected mostly from the wetland garden of Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center. Both melanization and phenoloxidase (the enzyme involved in the melanization pathway) were studied using hemolymph exposed to various temperatures and concentrations of E. coli bacteria, and results show that the melanization response was influenced by both temperature and bacterial concentration.

The data presented in this study provides a reference point for future studies on human-caused impacts on green darner dragonfly immune systems.”

The full article can be read here.

LCM Education Foundation Distributes $50,000 in Grants

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For 20 years, the LCM Education Foundation has raised funds aimed at enhancing the educational experience of students at LCMCISD. Established in 2002 by patrons of LCM, the Foundation hosts community-wide events such as the Beary Merry Christmas Market–which will be held in NOVEMBER this year–and the Legacy 5K Color Run.

This year’s Grants to Educators totaled more than $50,000.00, bringing the overall amount raised by the Foundation to more than $350,000.00. Please join us in expressing our sincere thanks to the hardworking members of the Foundation. Your tireless effort and devotion to the students and staff of LCM make us so very proud to #beabear!!

To learn more about the Foundation and its events, please follow them on their Facebook page.

LSCO Faculty and Staff Recognized by National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development

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Lamar State College Orange Tuition Capped by TSUS Board of Regents

Congratulations to this year’s Lamar State College Orange NISOD Excellence Award Winners. Each year, LSCO awards certain Faculty and Staff the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Excellence Award.

This year’s recipients include:

Staff Members

  • Amy Brister, Dual Credit Coordinator
  • Alicia Lloyd, Director of Learning Technology and Student Success
  • Jennifer Petitjean, Web Administrator
  • Elizabeth Pressler, Gator Success Center Specialist

Faculty Members

  • Stacy DeMontmollin, Adjunct Technical; Dental Assisting Instructor
  • Audrey Ewer, Adjunct Academic; Government, Sociology, and Psychology Instructor
  • Cheryl January, Full-time Technical; Process Technology/Instrumentation Program Director

The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Excellence Award program was established in 1991 to provide NISOD member colleges with an opportunity to recognize faculty and staff doing extraordinary work on their campuses. Since then, more than 25,000 recipients have been honored with the award by their colleges.

Honor Society Selects LSCO Student for National Scholarship

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Phi Theta Kappa, the national honor society for two-year colleges, has selected Lamar State College Orange Licensed Vocational Nursing student, Abhijett Joyce, as a 2022 Trustmark Workforce Development Scholar.

Ms. Joyce will receive a $200 scholarship which is designed to assist active Phi Theta Kappa members in navigating the transition from college to the workforce.

Joyce is from Silsbee, TX, and is in the process of applying to LSCO’s Transition to Registered Nursing Program.

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