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LSC-Kingwood to restore buildings after major flood

LSC-Kingwood’s Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program was flooded inside of the Health Science Building.Lone Star College-Kingwood sustained extensive damages due to Hurricane Harvey.

Heavy rain triggered the San Jacinto River water levels to rise, which caused major flooding on the first floors in six of nine buildings: Classroom Building A (CLA), Classroom Building B (CLB), Library, Health Science Building (HSB), Fitness and Training Center (FTC) and the Performing Arts Center (PAC). Only LSC-Kingwood’s Administration Building, Student Conference Center (SCC) and the Music Instructional Building (MUS) did not sustain damages.

LSC-Kingwood received major flooding as a result of Hurricane Harvey.“We have started the restoration process and are hopeful to be back on campus soon,” said Dr. Katherine Persson, LSC-Kingwood president. “In the meantime, we are working with other LSC campuses and various community partners to lease office and classroom space and to find temporary locations for our specialized workforce programs.”

All LSC-Kingwood and LSC-Atascocita Center classes will start the week of Sept. 25 at LSC-Atascocita Center and at the East Montgomery County Improvement District (EMCID) Complex in New Caney. College personnel hopes to hold classes and offer student services in its SCC and MUS buildings by Sept. 25.

LSC-Kingwood is restoring its buildings after sustaining damages during Hurricane Harvey.Most courses will be converted to either online or hybrid (combination of online and face-to-face class meetings) classes. Courses for some of these programs will be held at other LSC-locations, but LSC-Kingwood is also working with many local partners, including the Kindred Rehabilitation Center in Humble, First Presbyterian Church of Kingwood, Kingwood Music School, Atascocita United Methodist Church, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office and Farouk Systems.

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.

Register now for credit classes online through myLoneStar. Classes are offered days, evenings, or weekends in traditional and online 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

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.

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