Published on: May 19, 2009
With hopes of making college a reality for those in the Conroe area, Lone Star College-Montgomery will hold a “Community-Wide Success Celebration” on Saturday, June 6, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Hopewell Community Church (504 Avenue F) just east of downtown Conroe.
The event is intended to congratulate recent high school graduates, as well as to showcase the various programs and services available at Lone Star College-Montgomery and the college’s satellite facility, LSC-Conroe Center. In addition to enjoying free food and giveaways, attendees can meet with college advisors, tour the college’s Mobile Go Center, and learn more about GED, English for Speakers of Other Languages, financial aid, and more.
The celebration is the brainchild of Tanya Taylor, an LSC-Montgomery student support specialist, who received college mini-grant funding to help put on the event.
“We are promoting this heavily in the local churches, community centers, and other high-traffic areas so that we can get a good crowd for the event,” said Taylor. “We want as many people to know about the educational opportunities that college provides.”
Attendees will be able to apply for admission and register for both summer and fall classes on the spot, added Taylor.
“We will have all the help there that they will need to get started. There’s no excuse not to be informed about college.”
LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call (936) 273-7000, or visit Montgomery.LoneStar.edu. LoneStar College System consists of five colleges, including CyFair, Kingwood, Montgomery, North Harris, and Tomball, six centers and Lone Star College-University Center. With more than 51,000 students, it is the largest college system in the Houston area, and third largest community college district in Texas. For more information, visit http://www.lonestar.edu/.