Staff Spotlight: Lynn Herrera

By Blondel Walters | Aug 26, 2014

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A woman who certainly knows how to give a warm welcome to students at Houston Community College Southwest is back at it again.

This week recruiter Lynn Herrera can be found greeting students at the lobby of the West Loop Campus with a big smile, directions and sometimes a free coupon to your favorite fast food haven!

Over the past two decades, Herrera has recruited hundreds of students during her tenure at the college.

"I have students who come to see me bringing their mothers, fathers, other family members and friends to become students," Herrera said.

She keeps busy recruiting students from area high schools, churches, education fairs, local businesses and even banks.

“Just last week,” Herrera said. “I was at the bank with my mother and the teller said ‘Miss Herrera, you helped me get my GED several years ago’.” 

The grateful man told her the GED landed him a job at the bank. Now he’s ready to get a college degree and plans to stay in touch with Herrera.

In her spare time, this mother of three enjoys spending time cooking with friends and eating. Her true passion, however, is spending time with her six grandchildren, and she cannot wait to meet her seventh grandchild, a girl, in December.