Lone Star College System receives NAACP Houston Branch's President's Award
Dr. Richard Carpenter and the Lone Star College System received the NAACP Houston Branch's President's Award on Friday, Oct. 26.
Carpenter, the chancellor of Lone Star College System, accepted the award at the annual Freedom Fund Gala. The event recognized individuals and groups that work to enhance the local community.
"This is such an honor for me, and for Lone Star College System," Carpenter said in a press release. "Lone Star College prides itself on being an inclusive institution of higher learning and celebrates the diversity in our community. Our number one goal is student access and credential completion for all."
NAACP Houston Branch president the Rev. Reginald Lillie says Carpenter's role in the direction of the Lone Star College System was key to his selection.
"The focus areas of the NAACP Houston Branch are education, labor and civic engagement," Lillie said in the release. "Dr. Carpenter was chosen because of the impact his leadership has made and demonstrated successes to the community in education."
U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II of Missouri provided the keynote address. U.S. Rep. Shelia Jackson Lee was also honored with the Mickey Leland Humanitarian Award. LULAC District VIII treasurer Mary L. Ramos and Communications Workers of America vice president Claude Cummings also received awards.
With a total enrollment of more than 90,000 students, the Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher learning in the Houston area. The system has six college locations in the area.
For more information about the Lone Star College System, visit www.LoneStar.edu.
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