LSC-North Harris Hosts "Dia de la Familia" College Prep Event Oct. 16

Published on: September 28, 2010

Lone Star College-North Harris and the college’s Latin American Student Organization (LASO) will host “Dia de la Familia” on Saturday, Oct. 16 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This college preparatory event is designed for Spanish-speaking families in need of information and guidance about attending college.

Dr. Laura G. Murillo, president & CEO of the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will serve as one of the keynote speakers for the event, which will provide information on a variety of topics critical to first-generation college students.

“Dia de la Familia," will be presented in Spanish and will feature information in three main areas: immigration, Latina issues and financial aid. During the event, an immigration lawyer will discuss the issues that undocumented students face at the front end of applying for college. In addition, presentations will stress the important role parents play when their child is applying for college, and explain the financial aid and IRS requirements needed for students to apply and receive grants or scholarships for college.

All events are free and open to the community and refreshments will be served.  Activities for small children will be available while parents and older siblings are participating in the event. A fajita dinner will also be served to participants at the close of the event.

For more information, contact Norma Guzman at 281.618.1178.

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 69,000 students in credit classes for fall 2010, and a total enrollment of more than 85,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which 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.

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