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LSC-Kingwood invites recipients to GED graduation

LSC-Kingwood invites recipients to GED graduationEarning a general education development (GED) diploma is a big accomplishment that should be celebrated.

Lone Star College-Kingwood invites everyone who passed their equivalency exams between March 2016 and April 2017 to participate in this year’s GED graduation. The ceremony is on Thursday, May 18 in the Performing Arts Center (PAC) Theatre at 6 p.m. During the event, college and Lone Star College System administrators will address the graduates. Dr. Katherine Persson, college president, will present two $500 scholarship awards to selected students.

“This ceremony is very important and special for students who did not give up on their education by earning their GED,” said Liz Maloney, a Continuing Education program coordinator. “We hope these students will consider furthering their education by earning a workforce certificate, an associate degree, or a bachelor’s degree at a four-year university.”

LSC-Kingwood acquired the program from New Caney High School in 1984. Since then, the completion and passing rate of applicants has increased. The college offers GED Test Prep and Subject Specific Classes, which help a wide-range of individuals who need a GED to keep a job, find better employment, or further their education.

To participate in the GED Graduation or for more information on the program or upcoming classes, call the LSC-Kingwood Continuing Education Department at 281-312-1660 or visit http://www.lonestar.edu/ged.htm. The college is located at 20000 Kingwood Drive.

Register now for credit classes online through myLoneStar. Classes are offered days, evenings, or weekends in traditional, Internet, video, TV and independent study formats. For more information on how to register online, visit www.lonestar.edu/registration.

For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281.312.1600 or visit http://lonestar.edu/kingwood.htm

Known for its leadership, innovation and steadfast commitment to student success, Lone Star College provides high-quality academic transfer and workforce education/career training programs to more than 83,000 credit students each semester, and a total enrollment of 95,000 students. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to promote student success and economic prosperity. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., is the chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, which consists of six colleges, eight centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.

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