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LSC-North Harris Awards Nearly 1,200 Degrees and Certificates for 2009-2010

Lone Star College-North Harris awarded approximately 1,200 degrees and certificates to students for the 2009-2010 academic year. Many of those graduates were honored at the 2010 commencement ceremony on May 14. Friends and families gathered at M.O. Campbell Education Center to watch loved ones receive much-deserved associate degrees and career studies certificates at a joint ceremony of LSC-North Harris and LSC-Kingwood graduates. Nearly 700 students from both colleges participated in the event.   

Despite “Hurricane Lone Star” as the speaker Dr. Bennie Lambert called Friday’s rain, thousands of supporters were on hand to witness the event. “It’s a great sight to see family in the stands despite the inclement weather,” said Lambert, vice president of student services at LSC-North Harris. “Put pictures on your walls as a reminder of what your family and friends did for you tonight.”

While many of the night’s graduates will be transferring their degrees to four-year institutions and continuing their education, a significant portion also plan to enter the workforce immediately thanks to their newly-earned degree or certificate.

Dr. Lambert congratulated all of the students on their success and encouraged them to continue following their dream, whatever it may be.

“Some have stumbled but refused to fall; all of you have completed a goal and I encourage you to always go to the next level,” Dr. Lambert told the graduates, who answered with a loud cheer.
Lone Star College-North Harris is located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, one-half mile south of FM 1960 East, between Aldine-Westfield and Hardy Roads. For more information about the college, call 281.618.5400 or visit LoneStar.edu/NorthHarris.

With more than 62,000 students in credit classes in spring 2010, and a total enrollment of nearly 85,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the second largest and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. LSCS consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Park, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.

Graduation2010.jpg Caption: LSC-North Harris students prepare themselves prior to the college’s 2010 commencement program. Approximately 1,200 students were awarded a degree or certificate from Lone Star College-North Harris this year.
May 21, 2010
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