Texas added nearly 21,000 non-farm jobs in November

Texas has added an estimated 210,800 seasonally adjusted jobs over the past year with the addition of 20,900 nonfarm jobs in November. The state has added jobs in 19 of the past 20 months. Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 4.6 percent in November, down slightly from 4.7 percent in October.

Richard Design Services donates to Circle of Hope

RIG Foundation, the charitable arm of Richard Design Services Inc., presented a check for $2,280 to the Southeast Texas Circle of Hope on Monday, Nov. 21. Southeast Texas Circle of Hope Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization founded in December 2014 with a mission to assist those in need of help with funds for catastrophic events, medical and/or funeral needs. The funds were raised at RIG Foundation’s golf tournament, which took place Sept. 23 at Bayou Din.

LU’s Master of Science in Nursing ranks seventh in nation for affordable excellence

Lamar University’s online master of science in nursing administration degree was ranked No. 7 out of the nation’s Top 30 most affordable programs for an online master of science in nursing (MSN) in nursing leadership, nursing management, or nursing administration by bestmastersdegrees.com.
“This is a program of study that Lamar can be proud of. We’re reaching students all over the world with outstanding, dedicated faculty,” said Cindy Stinson, chair and associate professor of the School of Nursing.

Chevron-Phillips sustains LSC-O endowment

The Chevron Phillips Chemical Company recently presented a check for $3,500 to the Lamar State College – Orange Foundation as part of an ongoing endowment to fund scholarships for students pursuing degrees and certificates in fields related to petrochemical technology. The scholarships may range from $500 to $1,000 and will be available to full-time students who demonstrate academic promise and maintain a GPA of at least 2.5.