Lamar Institute of Technology
Tuesday, March 21, at Lamar Institute of Technology, the college celebrated the last beam put into place in its new Technical Arts building.
Nearly 200 people attended, including elected officials, community, business and industry leaders, students, staff and faculty, and LIT Foundation members. Attendees were treated to lunch.
A young hairdresser from southern New Jersey leaves her family and home to follow her welder boyfriend to a job in Southeast Texas. The relationship doesn’t work out. Now alone, far from her Yankee upbringing, she realizes that a welder’s salary trumps her cosmetology degree. So what does she do? She trades in her scissors for a torch and enrolls in a welding program.
Sound like a pitch for a network sitcom? It could be a first-season hit, but this is real life for Michelle Dillon, a 31-year-old welding student at Lamar Institute of Technology.