Through the Global Grit Experience, LSC Tomball will:

  • create a culture that empowers achievement through the acquisition and application of high quantities of high quality grit.
  • be recognized as a leader in utilizing grit mindset to develop human potential.
  • infuse the principles of grit mindset and behaviors into local and global communities.
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Save the Date for the 4th Annual GRIT Summit!

October 9, 2020

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GRIT Resources + Research

GRIT Summit Presentations

Lone Star College - Tomball

GRIT Summit | Tomball, Tx. | October 14, 2016

Lone Star College - Tomball

GRIT Summit | Tomball, Tx. | October 14, 2016

GRIT Videos

Getting Started with GRIT: A video that shares how it all began.

GRIT Summit 2018 Promo

"It's About Your Story"

"GRIT in Action"

Supporting Research

A community college implements GRIT to increase student success

Community colleges across the country are concerned about low graduation rates. For the 2010 cohort, the two-year graduation rate was 11.3 percent and the four-year graduation rate was 26.7 percent.1 “Students aren’t finishing what they start,” observed Dr. Lee Ann Nutt, president, Lone Star College– Tomball (LSC–Tomball). To address its low graduation rates, LSC–Tomball decided to take a new approach in 2014. ...

2015−2016 | Pearson Education

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Best of times – worst of times: How GRIT mindset changed a college

It is impossible to tell Lone Star College-Tomball’s story without thinking of the first twelve words of Charles Dickens’s A Tale of Two Cities, “it was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” It was a season of declining enrollment, budgetary challenges, and lower than acceptable performance on key student success indicators. Simultaneously, it was the season of hope, togetherness, and determination. ...

Lee Ann Nutt | June 14, 2016

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Dr. Paul G. Stoltz’s concept of high quality GRIT (Growth, Resilience, Instinct, and Tenacity plus Robustness) are essential components of the Beliefs Agenda. GRIT: The New Science of What it Takes to Persevere, Flourish, Succeed is powerful in its common sense, practical, and clear application of deep, well-researched concepts.


Dr. Angela Duckworth should be credited with giving non-cognitive factors a “sticky” name people could relate to…”grit.” Her book, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, builds on her 2013 TEDtalk that has been viewed over 16 million times.

Slideshow Presentions & Videos

Houston Baptist University

First Generation Summer Bridge Welcome Dinner | Houston, Tx. | July 25, 2017

Phi Theta Kappa – Texas Region

Texas Regional Conference | College Station, Tx. | October 15, 2016

American Association of Community Colleges

97th Annual Convention | New Orleans, La. | April 2017

North Texas Community College Consortium

Grit Conference: Building Student Agency | Dallas, Tx. | November 4, 2016

Student Success Forum

Corporate Sponsored Event | Sturtevant, Wi. | April 21, 2017

Previously Presented at: 
Chicago, Illinois | April 1, 2016
San Antonio, Texas | March 4, 2016

GRIT Mindset: Take Two
Preparation for Adult Living (PAL)

Conference | Tomball, Tx. | April 14, 2016

American Association of Community Colleges

98th Annual Convention | Dallas, Tx. | April 2018

American Association of Community Colleges

96th Annual Convention | Chicago, Il. | April 2016

North Texas Community College Consortium

Spring Conference: Cultivating Grit & Resiliency | Denton, Tx. | January 22, 2016

Lone Star College Professional Support Staff Association

The Woodlands, Tx. | February 7, 2018

Trinity Valley Community College

Athens, Tx. | September 16, 2016

Executive Leadership Forum | Community College Forum

Corporate Sponsored Event | New Orleans, La. | September 8, 2016

Texas Women in Higher Education

Regional Conference | Lubbock, Tx. | January 29, 2016

North Texas Community College Consortium

5th Annual Spring Leadership Conference | Denton, Tx. | January 22, 2016

Keynote Video:

Lone Star College-LEAP (Leadership Education Advancement Program)

Tomball, Tx. | February 3, 2017

LSC-Tomball Center for Organizational & Teaching Excellence

Tomball, Tx. | September 4, 2014

GRIT in the news

The Holistic Student Journey Bolstered by Grit

... Dr. Lee Ann Nutt, made a simple New Year’s Resolution: read 12 compelling books — one each month — for professional and personal development. The first book ignited a series of events that led to a grassroots movement that is now successfully changing the culture and curriculum of the college.

October 12, 2016 | Civitas Learning Space

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LSC - Tomball Hosts GRIT Summit

Lone Star College-Tomball will host a GRIT Summit on Friday, October 14, in the LSC-Tomball Beckendorf Conference Center to share with higher-education professionals its groundbreaking work infusing GRIT in the classroom over the last eighteen months.

October 11, 2016 |

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LSC-Tomball recognized with highest honors at Model United Nations in New York

A contingent of Lone Star College-Tomball students were part of a Lone Star College group named Outstanding Delegation for the second year in a row at the National Model United Nations (NMUN) conference in New York last month. ...

April 9, 2016 | Houston Chronicle

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LSC-Tomball teams up with research pioneer to conduct groundbreaking study of students’ perserverance

Lone Star College-Tomball has partnered with Dr. Paul Stoltz, the leading authority on the science and method of measuring and strengthening GRIT. This fall the college will conduct the most comprehensive research study and implementation of GRIT ...

September 1, 2015 | Houston Chronicle

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LSC-Tomball to Host Second Annual GRIT Summit in October

Lone Star College-Tomball President Dr. Lee Ann Nutt has announced that the Second Annual GRIT Summit will be held Friday, Oct. 13, on the LSC-Tomball campus. “Since Spring 2015, LSC-Tomball has explored how to help more students finish what they start,” Nutt said. ...

July 19, 2017 | The Paper Magazine

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Grit Certification Program

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This 15-hour professional development program increases instructor knowledge about growth mindset, intrapersonal skills, their role in student success, and how to infuse them in the classroom. It increases instructor beliefs in the importance of these variables in the classroom and increases instruction use of direct and indirect strategies that help build growth mindset and self-regulation.

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