LSCPA student envisions virutal classroom

If Skyler Porras has his way, the future of education will reside in a virtual reality where students from around the world converge in a magical hands-on learning experience.

Porras, an Academic Studies major, is something more than just a dreamer whose idea of education leaves the boundaries of the tangible.

Criminal Justice Society of LSC-O supports Deweyville Library

In an effort to reach out to the community, specifically Deweyville Elementary, the Criminal Justice Society of Lamar State College – Orange formed a book drive to assist in rebuilding the inventory of the school’s library.

The idea for the book drive came about when Shana Sellers, LSC-O program director for Criminal Justice, discovered that the majority of relief efforts were going to areas other than the library at Deweyville Elementary.

LIT hosts annual linesman rodeo

Lamar Institute of Technology’s Utility Line Technology program held its annual lineman rodeo Friday, May 6, at the Frank Robinson Center in Silsbee, where students showcased their skills in exercises such as hurt man rescue, egg climb, insulator change, arrestor change, rigging and more. They were judged on safety, proper work procedures and time.
Jake Jones of Buna was declared the rodeo winner. Jones won Best All Around, and first place in Arrestor Change, Hurt Man Rescue, Insulator Change, Rigging and Egg Climb.

LIT students bring home 38 medals from SkillsUSA Competition

SkillsUSA State Conference gold medalists from Lamar Institute of Technology will be eligible to compete at the SkillsUSA Nationals held in Louisville, Kentucky, from June 20-24.

LIT sent 50 students to compete against 18 other two-year colleges across Texas at the SkillsUSA State Conference for college students, held April 7-9 in Waco.

The students brought home 17 gold, 12 silver and nine bronze medals.