LSC-CyFair History

Lone Star College–CyFair opened its doors August 25, 2003 as the 5th college in the Lone Star College System (previously North Harris Montgomery Community College District).

2000-2002

August 2000 - Cy-Fair residents vote overwhelmingly and approve initiative to join NHMCCD
May 24, 2001 - Ground-breaking ceremony held for Fairbanks Center
August 23, 2001 - Back-to-School/Fairbanks Center to open in 2002
January 18, 2002 - Barker Cypress campus ground breaking
September 14, 2002 - ESEC - Emergency Services Education Center ground-breaking ceremony

 By the Numbers  Fall 2002
 Administrators  58
 Faculty  97
 Staff  77
 Fairbanks Center Students  2209

2003


January 13, 2003 - NHMCCD Board approves Library Partnership
March 2, 2003 - Administrators move into Barker Cypress Technology Center
April 10, 2003 - Deans announced at Cy-Fair College
May 2003 - College staff announces its first five graduates:

  • Eric Cuyler
  • Sharon Closner
  • Marisol Garza
  • Linda Garza
  • Patricia Hardouin

July 31, 2003 -  Retention Grant $70,608 from Houston Endowment
August 14, 2003 - Board approves Cy-Fair College nursing program
August 19, 2003 - Harris County Public Library - Cy-Fair College Branch opens
September 4, 2003 - First day of classes
October 2003 - Fairbanks Center hosts its first annual International Fall Festival
October 4, 2003 - Opening Celebration
November 2003 - First annual Health Fair at the Fairbanks Center

 By the Numbers  Spring 2003
 Administrators  59
 Faculty  105
 Staff  82
 Barker Cypress Students  3,454
 Fairbanks Center Students  2,374

 By the Numbers  Fall 2003
 Administrators  77
 Faculty  185
 Staff  191
 Barker Cypress Students  6,900
 Fairbanks Center Students  2,314

Summer 2003 - Discovery College Begins

 By the Numbers  Summer 2003
 Barker Cypress registration count  0
 Fairbanks Center registration count  202

2004


February 1, 2004 - Project Great Centers Grant $256,000 from Texas Education of Excellence
February 1, 2004 -  UAW Ford Skills Enchancement Project Grants $37,662 from UAW Fort National Programs Center 
February 9, 2004 - Mini-Grant $4,458 from NHMCCD and NHMCCD Foundation
March 1, 2004 - GO Center Project in two high schools Grant $15,158 from THECB and College for All Texans Foundation: Closing the Gaps
April 30, 2004 - VCT Grant for Teacher Certification Program $80,000 from Virtual College of Texas Development of LSC-Online
May 2004 - The First inaugural class of firefighters graduate 
May 17,  2004 - The debut of the first L.I.F.E. program 
August 16,004 - By the People Grant $2,000 from McNeil Lehrer Productions
September 1, 2004 - Advanced Technical Credit Faculty Competency Development Grant $120,000 from Texas Higher Education Coordination Board (THECB) / Perkins Leadership
September 1, 2004 -  Advanced Technical Credit Maintenance Project Grant $100,000.00 from THECB / Perkins Leadership
September 1, 2004 -  Perkins Basic Annual $97,165 from THECB / Perkins Leadership
September 3, 2004 -  Honors Program Grant $500 from Knox Foundation
October 2004 - Lech Walesa, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, leader of Poland's Solidarity movement and the first democratically-elected president of the Republic of Poland spoke at the Barker Cypress location. His presentation is "After the Wall: Building a New Europe of Peace and Prosperity."
October 2004 -  Cy-Fair College features the Cyber Cafe
October 1, 2004 - Project Great Centers of Excellence Grant $384,000 from the Texas Education Agency
November 3, 2004 - Rockwell Grant $2,000 from the Rockwell Foundation
December 6, 2004 - First Cy-Fair College Scout Classes scheduled to begin January 29, 2005
December 13, 2004 - Saturday Classes are now available at Cy-Fair College starting spring semester

 By the Numbers  Spring 2004 
 Administrators  76
 Faculty  191
 Staff  229
 Barker Cypress Students  7,049
 Fairbanks Center Students  2,345


 By the Numbers  Fall 2004
 Administrators  72
 Faculty  130
 Staff  230
 Barker Cypress Students  8,727
 Fairbanks Center Students  3,055

 Discovery College   Summer 2004
 Barker Cypress registration counts  839
 Fairbanks Center registration counts  455

2005

February 1, 2005 -  UAW Ford National Programs Center Grant $47,148 from UAW Ford National Programs Center
April 2005 - First annual Emergency Services Education Center Chili Cook-Off
April 2005 -  Inaugural Dance Team Takes 2nd Place at Junior College Division National Competition
April 1, 2005 -  Transition to Teaching COOL Grant $36,000 from the Department of Education through Austin Commmunity College
May 2005 - Cy-Fair College earns the Wildscapes Demonstration Certification from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the National Wildlife Federation
July 5, 2005 - First inaugural paramedic class graduates 
August 1, 2005 - Career Counseling Services opens its doors to the community
August 11, 2005 - Pinning ceremony for inaugural radiology class graduates 
September 1, 2005 - Mini-Grant $8,700 from NHMCCD and NHMCCD Foundation
September 1, 2005 - Advanced Technical Credit Faculty Competency Development Grant  $120,000 from Texas Higher Education Coordination Board (THECB) / Perkins Leadership
September 1, 2005 - Advanced Technical Credit Maintenance Project Grant $140,000 from THECB / Perkins Leadership
September 1, 2005 - Perkins Basic Annual Grant $125,182 from THECB / Perkins Leadership
September 1, 2005 - Logistics Management Curriculum Project Grant $75,000 from THECB / Perkins Leadership
September 1, 2005 - SBC Accelerator Competitive Technology Grant $16,120 from SBC Foundation
October 1, 2005 - Project Great Centers of Excellence Grant $435,300 from Texas Education Agency
October 1, 2005 - Honors Program Grant $500 from Knox Foundation
October 15, 2005 - First annual Cy-Fest for the community
November 17, 2005 - The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education honored Susan Edwards as the 2005 Texas Professor of the Year
December 15, 2005 - First Associate's Degree Nursing Class Pinning Ceremony

 By the Numbers  Spring 2005  
 Administrators  73
 Faculty  134
 Staff  245
 Barker Cypress Students  9,221
 Fairbanks Center Students  2,777

 By the Numbers  Fall 2005 
 Administrators  82
 Faculty  146
 Staff  263
 Barker Cypress Students  10,351
 Fairbanks Center Students  3,010

 Discovery College  Summer 2005
 Barker Cypress registration count  1,073
 Fairbanks Center registration count  829

2006


January 2006 - Dr. Macarena Aguilar , professor of ESOL, is recognized as Texas TESOLer of the Year
January 2006 - Three Cy-Fair College students: Sarah Feiden, Rachel Franklin and Rebecca McMurtrey, sing their way into the Texas Music Educators Association all-state choir
February 2006 - Cy-Fair College won the Debate Sweepstakes Award and places second in Overall Combined Team Sweepstakes at the Texas Community College Speech and Theater Association's State Competition
February 2006 - The Delta Epsilon Chi (DEX) team of Rachel Herrera and Frances Bailey won second-place medals at the 39th Annual Texas Delta Epsilon Chi Career Development Conference
February 2, 2006 - Land Tejas Donates 325,000 to Cy-Fair College
February 20, 2006 - Short-Term Training for Employment Grant $78,331 from Houston Galveston Area Council
March 9, 2006 - New Driver's Education Program scheduled to begin April 10th
April 2006 - Dance Team takes 5th place in Junior College Division National Competition 
April 2006 - Cy-Fair College's Beta Lambda Mu Chapter was awarded the 2006 Most Distinguished Chapter out of 1,200 chapters world wide.
     - Most Distinguished Chapter
     - Beta Alpha Award (for chapters that have been designated distinguished chapters at the international convention for three or more consecutive years)
     - Scholarship Hallmark (top 25)
     - Leadership Hallmark (top 25)
     - Service Hallmark (top 25)
     - Pinnacle Gold Award (for increasing our membership by 10% each year for the past 3 years)
     - Distinguished Chapter President Award - Emily Bolt
     - Paragon Award - Jeff Edwards
     - Distinguished Advisor Award - Susan Edwards
     - Susan Edwards elected as the advisor representative to the Phi Theta Kappa Board of Directors 
April 2006 - Dr. Diane Troyer earned the Paul A. Elsner International Excellence Leadership Award
May 2006 - The Fairbanks Center partners with Mission Yahweh to provide homeless women in their facility educational opportunities 
June 2006 - Cy-Fair College earns Top Texas Habitat Award
June 2, 2006 - Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center donats $15,000 for college scholarship endowment
June 20, 2006 - New Machining Certificate available at Cy-Fair College scheduled for spring 2007 semester
August 7, 2006 - New certificate programs available for developmentally disabled adults (P.A.L.S.) scheduled for fall 2006 semester 
September 1, 2006 - Mini Grant $9,000 from NHMCCD and NHMCCD Foundation
September 1, 2006 - Intensive English for Specific Technical Occupation Grant $75,000 from Texas Higher Education Coordination Board (THECB)
September 1, 2006 - Resource Guide for Effective Advising to Technical Students Grant $75,000 from THECB
September 1, 2006 - Advanced Technical Credit Project $172,200 from Texas Education Agency
September 1, 2006 - Perkins Basic Annual Grant $126,995 from THECB / Perkins Leadership
October 2006 - Cy-Fair College's Transitional Studies Program is awarded the 2006 TADE Exemplary Developmental Education Program Award
October 1, 2006 - Project Great Centers of Excellence Grant $384,000 from Texas Education Agency
November 2006 - Cy-Fair College Chess Club places 3rd in the 2006 Texas Chess Association Grade and Collegiate Tournament in Brownsville
November 2006 - $50,000 Edwin C. Schroeder Trust provides 50 annual scholarships for Cy-Fair College graduates

 By the Numbers   Spring 2006
 Administrators  85
 Faculty  144
 Staff  293
 Barker Cypress Students  9,993
 Fairbanks Center Students  2,710

 By the Numbers  Spring 2006 
 Administrators  88
 Faculty  154
 Staff  319
 Barker Cypress Students  11,216
 Fairbanks Center Students  2,916

 Discovery College   Summer 2006
 Barker Cypress registration count  1,315
 Fairbanks Center registration count  1,035

2007


2007 - Fairbanks Center adopts Dean Middle School
2007 - Jeff Edwards honored as a Faculty Excellence Award winner and Piper Professor with the prestigious Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation Award
February 2007 - Jeremy Coffman takes second in State Title for extemporaneous speaking as well as fourth place in impromptu speaking at the Texas Community College Speech and Theater Association's State Tournament 
February 1, 2007 - Skills Development Fund Grant $663,258 from Texas Workforce Commission 
February 12, 2007 - Cy-Fair College partners with Texas A&M University to launch a guaranteed admissions program benefiting community college transfer students seeking bachelor's degrees
March 2007

  • Phi Theta Kappa Horizon Award for Advisors - Esther Robinson
  • Advisor Hall of Honor - Sandra Harvey
  • Regional Coordinator Award for Outstanding Service to the Texas Region - Jared Camarata
  • 5 Star Chapter Award and Continued Excellence Award - Beta Lambda Mu chapter

April 2007 - Fulbright Scholar Specialist Dr. Abdelrahman A. Abdrabou visits Cy-Fair College for the Fourth Annual International Education Conference
April 2007 -Delta Epsilon Chi's Frances Bailey and her team were awarded 2nd place in National Management Institute at International Career Development Conference
April 2007 - The Dance Teams takes 4th in Junior College Division National Competition
April 2007 - Phi Theta Kappa Chapter honors earned the Leadership Hallmark Award and Scholarship Hallmark Award. The Beta Lambda Mu Chapter was also named among the Top 100 Chapters and earned the Beta Alpha Continued Excellence Award. Individual honors were awarded to Belsis Romero, chapter president, who received the Guistwhite Scholarship; and Cy-Fair College's Vice President of Administrative Services Dr. Robert Williams, who received the Administrator Award of Distinction
April 2007 - Cy-Fair College's Vice President Dr. Earl Campa receives the prestigious Administrator Award of Distinction at the Phi Theta Kappa 89th Annual International Convention in Tennessee
May 3, 2007 - Fairbanks Center 5-year Celebration
May 5, 2007 - P.A.L.'s program first graduates: 

  •       Caroline Mendoza
  •       Kayla McCormick
  •       Rebekah Castro
  •       Jacqueline Forsthoff


May 16, 2007 -  The Associate Degree Nursing Program increases its yearly enrollment to 60 students
June 2007 - Medical Assistant Program earns national accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Allied Health Education Programs
June 2007 - Andrea Aguirre and Carlvin Paul are named All Texas Academic Team 
July 26, 2007 - 76-year-old sophomore majors in video production
July 31, 2007 - Neighborhood Wal-Mart donates $1,000 to Cy-Fair College and NHMCCD
September 24, 2007 - Jan Petroni Brown, Cy-Fair College Instructor, Earns Texas TESOLer of the Year award
October 2007 - Irma Chapa receives a 30-year pin service award at the Texas Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (TASFAA) Conference for her 30 years of dedication
October 17, 2007 - Two Cy-Fair College students who felt called to the nursing profession are the first scholarship recipients of a $75,000 donation from St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital

 By the Numbers  Spring 2007 
 Administrators  92
 Faculty  158
 Staff  312
 Barker Cypress Students  11,071
 Fairbanks Center Students  2,808


 By the Numbers  Fall 2007 
 Administrators  88
 Faculty  167
 Staff  353
 Barker Cypress Students  12,251
 Fairbanks Center Students  3,024

 Discovery College  Summer 2007 
 Barker Cypress registration counts  1,700
 Fairbanks Center registration counts  1,105

2008


January 2008 - Marketing students at Lone Star College-CyFair will soon see some of their own semester project ideas used for the marketing of the Texas Copperheads
January 16, 2008 - Former NHMCCD becomes Lone Star College System. The new name and logo are announced during a district wide unveiling ceremony.
January 16, 2008 - Former Cy-Fair College becomes Lone Star College-CyFair 
February 15, 2008 - Delta Epsilon Chi takes multiple state awards. Kadie Paul, Donald Smith, and Frances Bailey take 1st through 4th wins at the Texas Delta Epsilon Chi Career Development Conference.
March 20, 2008 - Ambassador Ahmad Kamal visits college and informs community, students and faculty on the global perspective of Pakistan
April 2008 - Radiology students win state honors Sameera Quaid takes first-place, Nicole Pierce takes second and Bradley Wilbanks captured the third in the Student Leadership Competition, which includes an oral conference presentation in front of 200 other students
April 11, 2008 - LSC-CyFair Nursing Program receives prestigious FIPSE Grant
April 14, 2008 - Tennis instructor Tim Sebesta earns the National Ace Award for outstanding leadership
April 18, 2008 - LSC-CyFair Men's soccer team wins championship title
April 18, 2008 - LSC-CyFair students earn national honors in New York for Model United Nations with Distinguished Delegation Award
April 18, 2008 - Delta Epsilon Chi student Donald Smith takes 4th place at the International Career Development Conference Prepared Design national comptetion.
April 5, 2008 - LSC-CyFair Honors Programs sponsors first Students Symposium 
May 9, 2008 - LSC-CyFair French adjunct instructor, Toby Freeman receives France's highest honor, the Ordre des Palmes Acadèmiques

 By the Numbers  Spring 2008 
 Administrators  87
 Faculty  197
 Staff  360
 Barker Cypress Students  12,198
 Fairbanks Center Students  2,775