Lone Star College North Harris News
Published on: October 19, 2009
Being the first person in his immediate family to attend college seemed daunting to Wade Hescht. In 1994 Hescht was a student at Lone Star College-North Harris; now Hescht is a professor of speech and chairperson for speech and drama at the same college he once attended. In addition to his success as a professor at LSC-North Harris, Hescht is now recognized as one of the leading forensics coaches in the state of Texas.
For his demonstrated excellence in all areas of faculty responsibility, Professor Hescht has been named the recipient of the Texas Speech Communication Associations Community College Educator (TSCA) of the Year. The award is given annually to a distinguished speech communication educator of notable professional contributions. According to the Texas Speech Communication Association, the organization is the largest state professional communication association in the nation. It consists of educators from middle school through University level in the fields of speech and theater, administrators from all levels and professionals from corporate America. TSCA presented Hescht with his award at an honors reception held on Oct. 9, 2009, in Dallas, Texas.
When asked about how he felt about being nominated, Hescht was understandably honored by the recognition but remained focused on the students he works with.
Just teaching would be enough but it is good to be recognized for my work with the students, Hescht said. Thats what I really love; to see them when it clicks.
According to Hescht, sometime his students are a little apprehensive about competing. But our team competes with some of the top colleges and universities in the nation. To watch our students grow in realizing that they are just as good anyone else is why I do this, he said.
We are truly lucky to work with an instructor with so much skill and dedication, said Gary Liebst, dean of LSC-North Harris Fine …