Higher Education

Lamar University & Lamar State Colleges

Lamar Institute of Technology named ‘Best Community College in Texas’

Lamar Institute of Technology was recently named “The Best Community College in Texas” for 2018, and is ranked 26th in the U.S., according to the national educational ranking website Niche.com.

The website produces comprehensive rankings, report cards and profiles for K-12 schools and colleges throughout the U.S. Rankings reflect the entire college experience, from freshman year to life after college. Niche also provides in-depth profiles and assesses colleges to produce annual grade reports for each school.

Sabine-Neches Chiefs’ Association names LIT adjunct instructor Person of the Year

Much to the surprise of a humble Lance Billeaud, the Lamar Institute of Technology Fire Academy adjunct instructor recently was named “Person of the Year” by the Sabine-Neches Chiefs’ Association (SNCA).

He was invited to the Boss’s Night awards ceremony under the guise that the SNCA would be honoring his co-worker, Regional Fire Academy Coordinator John Randall. His “accidental” appearance was actually a collaborative effort involving his full-time boss, Groves Fire Chief Dale Jackson, and Randall.