CYPRESS — Lone Star College-CyFair recently recognized Oscar Dominguez Guerrero and Chelsea Hailey as this year’s Staff Excellence Award winners for giving their all to serve students and the campus community each and every day.
Guerrero has been an LSC-CyFair Maintenance Technician in the Facilities Department since June 2012. He said being part of the college system for nearly a decade is a privilege that has touched his life personally and professionally.
“Twenty years ago, I came to this country as an immigrant, without speaking the language, but with a desire to succeed,” said the former construction laborer. “My dream – to work with a corporation, with benefits, with opportunities – has become a reality. I do not take any day for granted. Every day I gain knowledge and experience, and this is the reason why I work with honor and pride.”
Hailey, who was a stay-at-home mom, joined LSC-CyFair in August 2019 as the part-time Recreational Sports Coordinator in the Student Life Department, another job she describes as never boring.
Even during this pandemic, the department hosts virtual events for students and stays connected via social media to help offer some relief from the stress of day-to-day classes.
“With a goal to broaden students’ horizons to other cultures, we provide a vast array of recreational activities and programs that reaches each student no matter their background, ethnicity, gender or age,” she said. “To be successful in our department, it takes heart and true passion – you have to be willing to give your all whether 1 student shows up to events or 1,000.”
Both of these employees will receive further recognition in a system awards event in February.
Late Start spring semester classes at LSC-CyFair are available. For information go to LoneStar.edu/late-start.
Helping more than 23,000 students reach their academic and career goals, Lone Star College-CyFair is the fifth comprehensive college in the Lone Star College System, located at 9191 Barker Cypress Road just 3 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.
Lone Star College offers high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education to 93,000+ 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 seven colleges, 10 centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.