Lone Star College-Tomball Student Achieves National Recognition in Multiple Ways

Lone Star College Tomball News

Published on: February 17, 2016
Lone Star College-Tomball student Charles Kivlehen has been selected as one of only six students across the country named to the Achieving the Dream Student Perspective Team. Members of the team were chosen from institutions nationally which participate in Achieving the Dream (ATD), a program dedicated to eliminating barriers to college student success. As a member of the Student Perspective Team, Kivlehen will engage significantly with the ATD efforts both at LSC-Tomball as well as efforts nationwide and his experience will culminate in his attendance at the ATD national conference, DREAM 2016, in Atlanta, February 23-26.
Dr. Rebecca Tate, English professor and advisor for Phi Theta Kappa, the national honor society for two-year colleges, said, I nominated and mentored Charles in his application for the Dream Team because as Phi Theta Kappa chapter president, he inspires others to dream big, plan smart, and execute with excellenceall qualities that he could bring to the Dream Team.
In addition to his Dream Team selection, Kivlehens Honors College project A Law to End Lawlessness was selected for presentation at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research April 7-9 at the University of North Carolina-Asheville. His research covered the colorful culture and history of Galveston Island, from its founding by pirates to the hurricane of 1900. He even touches on the fact that Galveston hosted one of Americas most successful crime syndicates during Prohibition. The idea was to show how communities can form distinct identities that set them apart from any conception of a national norm, Kivlehen said. I considered how those differences impact the results of political initiatives, like Prohibition, which are developed with a national focus.
Kivlehen’sproposal, along with 7 other student proposals from the Honors College, was accepted out of 4000 submissions to the conference, said Ava Veselis, English professor and director of the LSC-Tomball Honors College. Hisproject wasambitious, and I am proud …

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