Lone Star College Kingwood News
Published on: August 16, 2011
Richard Almstedt is no stranger to earning recognition for his hard work; first as a retired NBA player to now department chair of the Kinesiology and Dance department at Lone Star College-Kingwood.
Almstedt recently earned the Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (TAHPERD) Administrator of the Year Award. He will receive his certificate at the 88th annual TAHPERD Convention in December.
I was extremely honored to be nominated for this award. The nomination was made by Marty Urand, an adjunct faculty member who also adjuncts at other colleges including University of Houston and Houston Baptist University, he said. For him to nominate me and state that I was the best department chair he has ever worked for was very humbling.
This years award is filled with many firsts. This was Almstedts first year to be nominated and this was the first year that the recipient was a community college administrator. The Administrator of the Year Award recognizes outstanding educational professionals in 2011 in the fields of health, physical education, recreation and dance. This award is considered prestigious among TAHPERD members and it was given based on a committee consisting of five university professors, one community college professor and four public school teachers and administrators.
I believe that receiving this award shows the tremendous support that I have received as the department chair for Kinesiology and Dance from LSC-Kingwoods administration team, the Arts and Humanities support staff and from the Kinesiology and Dance faculty that are second to none, Almstedt said. Earning an award of this nature as a community college administrator shows that my colleagues around the state recognize the importance of contributions made by community colleges, Lone Star College System and in particular, LSC-Kingwood.
Almstedt is starting his 36th year at LSCS with his first 17 years at LSC-North Harris. In 1992, he came to LSC-Kingwood …