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George Bohn of Orangeteacher at Lamar State College in Port Arthur, was appointed Outstanding Technical Teacher of the Year for 2022 by the American Association of Technical Educators. He is the Coordinator of Process Technology and Instrumentation Programs at LSCPA. Bohn was also nominated for this award last year and was named one of four finalists.

“It’s a fantastic honor for me, my students and my school,” said Bohn. “Being nationally recognized is truly humbling for this older instructor. When the announcement was made, I was completely speechless (for those who know me well, it’s not usual for me) and I enjoyed the wonderful feeling of knowing that others think you are doing things properly. I felt this should be shared with all my family and friends as it is a very prestigious honor. Either way, it always makes me realize that I can’t do anything without the abilities my Lord and Savior bestow on me.

Bohn is also a board member and vice president of Friends of the Orange Depot, the restored Southern Pacific Train Depot in Orange. And he runs the South East Texas Model Railroad Club, an Orange-based group of model railroad enthusiasts at Grace Lutheran Church, 2300 Eddleman Road Orange.

In keeping with the Nurses Week theme “Rooted in the Force” for 2022, CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System held a special tree distribution ceremony earlier this month outside St. Elizabeth’s Hospital on Wednesday morning.

The nursing executives and leadership team distributed a variety of white oak, shumard and pecan saplings to nurses at all CHRISTUS facilities in the region to show their appreciation for their unwavering dedication to serving our community.

The saplings came from Acorn Forestry in Lufkin. Each sapling had a card attached to it with a special poem for nurses written by a CHRISTUS nurse herself.

“Nurses are the backbone of what we do here at CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System,” said Paul Guidroz, chief nurse at CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System. “We appreciate their work on a daily basis, but especially over the past two years. The pandemic has tested every aspect of life as we know it, but these nurses have rooted in the strength to go beyond the call of duty.

National Nurses Week begins on May 6 each year and ends on May 12, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. Nightingale is considered the founder of modern nursing.

The 107 year old man Ruby Fuller Education Appendix on the campus of Lamar State College in Port Arthur received the Houston Business Journal’s Historic Public Assembly Award for 2022. Sigma Engineers served as the architect and engineer for the renovation, while O’Donnell Snider Construction served as the general contractor. Hill International developed the project.

“From the beginning when we planned the Ruby Fuller project, we knew we had to preserve the character of this historic church,” said LSCPA President Dr. betty fox. “Between the developer, the contractor, the architect, the engineer and our team here at the college, we were able to combine contemporary and traditional and came away with a beautiful installation.”

The renovation retained some of the essential features of the original church while modernizing the interior to better serve students and staff in the future. When construction began, the existing educational annex behind the church was demolished and a new two-story 4,700 square foot assembly hall/educational building was constructed adjacent to the sanctuary. The original brick, windows, stained glass and roof have been restored to preserve the structure’s original appearance.

The Fuller Building is a historic structure that was the very first United Methodist Church in Port Arthur, which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2015. The building’s namesake, Ruby Fuller, taught Sunday School for 42 of the 55 years that she has been a member. of the FUMC.

The College took possession of the building in 1976 and used the space for classrooms and faculty and staff offices until 2017 when Harvey’s impact rendered the building unusable.

The building now houses the College’s Title V scholarship program, which aims to encourage and support the Hispanic student population. Title V coaches and tutors are located at the facility along with Registration Services staff.

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