LSC-CyFair Cybersecurity Student Named National Coca-Cola Scholar

CYPRESS — Lone Star College-CyFair Dual Credit and Honors College student Andrew Jack Roehr graduated as a Coca-Cola Scholar, one of two in this region and of 150 recipients nationwide.

Receiving this prestigious $20,000 scholarship, which is an extremely competitive award given to 1/6th of 1% of 93,075 applicants, Roehr will continue his education this fall studying computer science and business at Texas A&M University in pursuit of a cybersecurity career.

“I plan to found a successful cybersecurity start-up” said Roehr. “As the entire world and its data move online, there’s a rapidly-growing need for security solutions in the consumer, business and public-sector markets.  I believe entering this field will allow me to be successful and make a positive impact on the world.”

Roehr chose to take summer computer science courses at LSC-CyFair as a high-quality affordable option to take classes beyond those of a traditional high school, but also to validate his work as a home-schooler. Furthermore, he completed an honors research project on the security of a consumer WiFi router under the direction of Dr. Nina Javaher, computer science professor.

Dr. Javaher described Roehr as a student of highest caliber, bright, insightful, articulate, well respected by his peers and a dedicated team player.

“He has a prodigious ability to seamlessly intertwine theoretical with practical ideas in real-world applications. Overall, he is a wonderful student, natural student leader and a passionate scholar,” she said.

With the dual credit and honors work at LSC-CyFair, Roehr said he received early exposure to and preparation for college-level work as well as course credit enabling him to finish his degree at A&M faster.

“Having taken classes and gained hands-on research experience in my chosen field of study gives me confidence in my major, something which many students going into college don’t have,” he said.  “It also gives me confidence I can handle the increased rigor of college-level classes as compared to high school.”

In addition to his academic success, Roehr competed in CyberPatriot, a cybersecurity competition sponsored by the Air Force Association.  His team, the DataCowboys, placed first in Texas this past competition season.

LSC-CyFair’s fall registration is underway at LoneStar.edu/registration. For Dual Credit or Honors College program information, go to LoneStar.edu/cyfair.

About Coca-Cola Scholarship

The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation celebrates and empowers visionary leaders who are refreshing the world. With its 32nd class of Coca-Cola Scholars, the Foundation has provided more than $72 million in scholarships to over 6,300 program alumni who together have become a powerful force for positive change. Learn more at www.coca-colascholars.org.

About Lone Star College-CyFair

Helping more than 22,000 students reach their academic and career goals, Lone Star College-CyFair is the 5th comprehensive college in the Lone Star College System, located at 9191 Barker Cypress Road just three miles south of U.S. Highway 290. Start close and go far at LSC-CyFair as well as at LSC-Cypress Center, located at 19710 Clay Road and LSC-Westway Park Technology Center, located at 5060 Westway Park Boulevard. For more information about LSC-CyFair and its programs, call 281.290.3200 or visit LoneStar.edu/cyfair.

About Lone Star College

Lone Star College offers high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education to 99,000 students each semester. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area with an annual economic impact of nearly $3 billion. LSC consists of six colleges, 10 centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.