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Cheniere Energy recently hosted a reception at Lamar Institute of Technology (LIT) to recognize candidates accepted into the Craft Development Program established by the company last year.

The Craft Development Program is a workforce development program tailored to produce highly skilled welders needed to support ongoing construction along the Gulf Coast. Utilizing partnerships with LIT and local school districts, the program consists of advanced welding training at the college and customized, advanced welder training at a Cheniere-sponsored training facility.

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Dr. Lonnie L. Howard

Texas State University System Chancellor Brian McCall has named Lonnie L. Howard, Ph.D., sole finalist in the Lamar Institute of Technology presidential search. Dr. Howard, currently president/CEO of Clover Park Technical College in Lakewood, Washington, was selected from a field of nearly 40 candidates following a national search.

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Engineering Technology

High school students dressed in bright red jackets were spotted all over the LIT campus recently as Lamar Institute of Technology hosted the SkillsUSA Texas District 7 competition Feb. 19-20. For more than 20 years, LIT has been the host site where students have gathered to compete in various skill contests. Students traveled from north of Houston, College Station, Lufkin and Southeast Texas. More than four hundred high school students attended this years’ competition.

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Three LIT Regional Police Academy cadets received scholarships from the Officer Bryan Hebert Memorial Foundation for their training in law enforcement at a ceremony inside the Beaumont Police Department on Jan. 26. 

Chosen from among numerous applicants, Willie Nolan Melancon, Macie Bergeron and Kirk Hinson all received awards covering their tuition at LIT.

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Jeff Bauman

Jeff Bauman, a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing who later was able to identify the bombers, will be the speaker for the LIT Foundation Salute to Real American Heroes on Sept. 10.

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Lamar Institute of Technology will hold five orientation sessions for new students who plan to attend LIT in the fall. Each session will last an hour. There will be a separate orientation held at the same time for parents.

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Dr. Betty Reynard

Texas State University System Chancellor Brian McCall has named Dr. Betty Reynard, vice president for academic affairs at Lamar Institute of Technology, sole finalist in the Lamar State College-Port Arthur presidential search. Dr. Reynard was selected following an internal search that began last year.

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UPDATE: Lamar University and Lamar Institute of Technology will reopen at 1 p.m.

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Salute

When the detonation of two pressure cooker bombs caught runners by surprise during the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013, killing three and injuring 264 others, Americans were shocked by the carnage that Monday afternoon and the intensive manhunt that followed. Many of us still do not know how to respond to such a catastrophe, much less know how to react within the first few minutes when help is needed most.

But for first responders like Joseph O’Hare, deputy superintendent of dispatch operations at Boston EMS, it was second nature.

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LIT

(LIT Press Release)

Two Lamar Institute of Technology students earned medals at the National SkillsUSA Competition held June 24-28 in Kansas City, Mo.

Kenneth Ross, a utility line technology student, earned a silver medal in job skill demonstration open. In this contest, competitors demonstrate and explain an entry-level job skill. His advisor was Rusty Koenig, program director of utility line technology.

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