Congratulations to Dr. Theis at Lone Star College, Kingwood!

The LSC-Kingwood Teaching and Learning
Center is pleased to announce Dr. John J.
Theis
as the recipient of the 2012
Innovator of the Year Award for the
LSC-Kingwood
Public Achievement
Initiative
.  This award is to recognize an
individual or team who has designed and
implemented a significant innovation that
has had a positive impact on the education
of students.

Public Achievement is a youth civic
engagement initiative focused on the most
basic concepts of citizenship, democracy
and public work.  This year, the second year
of the program, 22 LSC-K students have worked with 74 students from Splendora ECHS and Quest ECHS. High School students have been empowered to explore administrative avenues to garner support for their projects, including presentations to the Splendora ISD School Board and the Quest HS faculty.  LSC-K student coaches have learned to facilitate and develop leadership skills, creating a foundation for future successes. They have all learned that this is the kind of politics that everyone can do, not just politicians.  These partnerships are invaluable in building the civic presence of LSC-Kingwood and re-invigorating the democratic mission of community colleges as “Democracy’s Colleges.”

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