The fall 2017 semester at Lone Star College-Kingwood started on Sept. 25.
Classes were delayed from its original start date of Aug. 28 due to Hurricane Harvey. The campus sustained extensive damages to six of nine buildings. Because of this, instructional deans, faculty, department office managers, and department office specialists have worked around the clock to convert nearly 600 face-to-face courses to either online or hybrid formats in a matter of weeks.
“While the hurricane damaged our buildings, it did not shake our determination to get students educated,” said Dr. Katherine Persson, LSC-Kingwood president. Campus personnel pulled together to ensure that students were able to register, pay, and attend classes by Sept. 25.”
The hard work paid off as LSC-Kingwood experienced a seven percent increase in headcount. More than 13,000 students are taking online classes, in-person and/or hybrid courses in the Student Conference Center and the Music Instructional Building on campus, as well as at the LSC-Atascocita Center, the East Montgomery County Improvement District (EMCID), LSC-North Harris and LSC-Montgomery. Classes are also held at leased spaces around the community: Farouk Systems (CHI), Kindred Rehabilitation Hospital Northeast, Houston Community College-Coleman Campus, First Presbyterian Church of Kingwood, Active Development Therapies, LLC; and at the Old Sears Location in Kingwood.
“We are very grateful to our sister colleges and community partnerships that have worked with us to provide vital classroom and lab spaces,” Persson said.
The LSC-Atascocita Center is located at 15903 West Lake Houston Parkway. The EMCID Complex is located at 21575 US-59 North in New Caney. For further updates, visit www.lonestar.edu/kingwood. Class locations can be found at http://www.lonestar.edu/lsc-kingwood-fall-2017-temporary-locations.
Lone Star College offers high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education to 97,000 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 $3.1 billion. LSC consists of six colleges, eight centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.