High school students gain insight into nursing field with Nightingale Experience

Forty-five area high school students visited the Lamar University JoAnne Gay Dishman Department of Nursing to learn about the nursing profession during the 14th annual Nightingale Experience in June.

Golden Triangle Business Roundtable names new executive director

The Golden Triangle Business Roundtable announced Wednesday, Aug. 17 that Dennis Isaacs has been named executive director of the organization. Isaacs will be replacing former GTBR Executive Director Bert Black, who has elected to retire from the position.

Lonnie Howard talks about rough road from poverty to LIT president

“It doesn’t matter where you start from in life; the important thing is where you finish,” Dr. Lonnie Howard’s mother used to tell him.
Howard, 58, who was selected from a field of nearly 40 candidates following a national search by the Texas State University System as the new president of Lamar Institute of Technology, has only been on campus for a couple of weeks following Dr. Paul Szuch’s retirement, but Howard’s road to being LIT’s new man on campus wasn’t an easy one.

Central Mall event lets Chester boy try hand as entrepreneur

Central Mall hosted young entrepreneurs during its fifth annual Kids Inc. day on Saturday, July 23.
Young people between the ages of 6 and 15 set up their own “stores” in Central Mall’s Grand Court to learn about business, make money and most of all, have fun.