Lone Star College-Montgomery Receives Presidential Community Service Award
Published on: June 04, 2010
|For community service work as seen here, where Ray Abbasi, math professor at Lone Star College-Montgomery, helps two students work to complete housing for a low-income family, LSC-Montgomery was placed on the 2009 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.|
Lone Star College-Montgomery has been named to the 2009 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement.
The Corporation for National and Community Service, which administers the award, recognized more than 700 colleges and universities nationwide for extraordinary and exemplary community service contributions. Honorees were chosen based on a series of selection factors including the scope and innovation of service projects, percentage of student participation in service activities, incentives for service, and the extent to which the school offers academic service-learning courses.
“Our students, staff, and faculty are dedicated to expanding learning initiatives outside of the classroom and impacting the surrounding community whether through service-learning projects or volunteerism,” said Dr. Austin A. Lane, president of LSC-Montgomery. “Our campus is pleased to be recognized, but we’re already looking for innovative ways to make a stronger impact on the community this coming school year.”
Throughout the 2009-10 school year, volunteers from LSC-Montgomery were involved with organizations such as Junior Achievement, Habitat for Humanity, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, United Way, and Neighborhood Tax Centers, as well as other community organizations.
“Congratulations to LSC-Montgomery
and its students for their dedication to service and commitment to improving their local communities,” said Patrick Corvington, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service. “Our nation’s students are a critical part of the equation and vital to our efforts to tackle the most persistent challenges we face. They have achieved impactful results and demonstrated the value of putting knowledge into practice to help renew America through service.” 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 www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery
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.