The East Aldine community was treated to a festive atmosphere on Saturday, May 4, as Lone Star College-East Aldine Center (LSC-East Aldine Center) welcomed more than 350 visitors to an open house community awareness event at the BakerRipley East Aldine Campus.
“I am proud to be on a team of faculty, staff, volunteers and community partners that are working hard to bring a new educational opportunity to the East Aldine community,” said Dr. Luis Lucio, LSC-East Aldine Center dean. “We look forward to welcoming students this August and to help them with their educational journey.”
The opening of LSC-East Aldine Center represents the culmination of work from many people and groups, including partner agencies BakerRipley East Aldine Campus and the East Aldine Management District, and Aldine Independent School District.
LSC-East Aldine Center will be housed in a new 80,000 square foot educational center in the East Aldine Town Center. In addition to instruction, on-site services will include registration, college placement testing, free tutoring, academic and career advising, financial aid assistance and a bookstore.
The new center will be a comprehensive educational campus nestled in the heart of the Aldine community that provides a mix of academic college transfer courses, as well as, workforce training programs in high-demand fields such as healthcare and construction trades. Information on specific programs offered at the center is provided at www.LoneStar.edu/LSC-East-Aldine_Center-Programs.htm.
As part of a partnership with Aldine ISD, the center will house the Rose M. Avalos Pathways in Technology Early College High School. Here, students will be able to earn a high school diploma and 60 college credit hours through a dual credit program at no cost to students.
The LSC-East Aldine Center open house was a festive and family-friendly event. Activities included performances by the Aldine ISD mariachi band and the MacArthur High School Brigade Belles dance team, the LSC-North Harris mascot, LSC-East Aldine Center and financial aid sessions, welding career information, and a meet-and-greet with professors. Visitors were informed on college class options, including high-tech workforce training, traditional college courses, and continuing education options.
LSC-East Aldine Center construction is proceeding on schedule and is currently accepting registration for fall semester at www.LoneStar.edu/registration.htm.
Lone Star College offers high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education to 99,000 students each semester. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area with an annual economic impact of nearly $3 billion. LSC consists of six colleges, 10 centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.