Tomball Regional Health Foundation awards $385,000 for new LSC-Tomball programs

The funds will go toward buying equipment for two new programs: medical lab technician and dental assistant. (Courtesy Fotolia)
The funds will go toward buying equipment for two new programs: medical lab technician and dental assistant. (Courtesy Fotolia)

The funds will go toward buying equipment for two new programs: medical lab technician and dental assistant. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Lone Star College-Tomball received more than $385,000 from the Tomball Regional Health Foundation, according to a May 10 news release from the Lone Star College System. The funds will go toward buying equipment for two new programs: medical lab technician and dental assistant. Both programs will start being offered in the fall, according to the release.

In addition, the money will provide scholarships, pay for health occupation students’ certification and license fees along with offering to pay for the required meningitis vaccine for any students who need it, according to the release.

“We continue to be so appreciative of the generous support shown to Lone Star College-Tomball by [the] Tomball Regional Health Foundation. They continue to enable us to provide our students with the very best opportunities and make our community a great place to live and work,” LSC-Tomball President Lee Ann Nutt said in the release.

According to the release, the Tomball Regional Health Foundation also funded a $100,000 endowment for students who are enrolled in the lifePATH program. This endowment was created in memory of the late Lynn LeBouef, former Tomball Regional Health Foundation CEO.

The lifePATH program started in 2015 at the Tomball campus to provide academic services for students with executive functioning disabilities. The four-year program focuses on academic readiness, social expectations and career exploration, Community Impact Newspaper previously reported. The program is also offered at the Montgomery campus.


“These additional funds and endowments will ensure Lone Star College-Tomball students have the resources necessary to complete their education,” LSC Foundation Executive Director Nicole Gauthier said in the release.
By Kayli Thompson

Reporter, Houston

Kayli joined Community Impact Newspaper in February 2022 covering the cities of Tomball and Magnolia. She graduated from Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Journalism in December 2015 with a dual Bachelor's degree in journalism and Political Science. She moved to Texas from New York where she reported for The Ithaca Voice, The Cortland Standard, Syracuse.com, The Stand, The Lansing Ledger, Dryden Courier and Groton Independent. She enjoys spending time with her daughter, reading, and finding any excuse to be near water.