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Lone Star College-Tomball Dedicates New Peace Pole

Lone Star College-Tomball kicked off International Education Week on Nov. 15 with a Peace Pole dedication on the southwest side of the campus. “May Peace Prevail On Earth” is inscribed on the four-sided pole, with each side written in a different language.

Criminal Justice professor Richard Becker opened the dedication ceremony as the campus crier, ringing his bell and announcing the news in the Student Center. Becker and Vice President of Instruction Dr. Cher Brock then lead a procession of attendees out of the Student Center to the Peace Pole, where two lines of international flag bearers awaited them. Brock read an International Education Week statement to dedicate the new Peace Pole.

This is the second Peace Pole for LSC-Tomball. The college dedicated its first Peace Pole in November 2009, also during International Education Week.

The purpose of International Education Week, a joint venture between the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of State, is to promote the positive impact of international travel and study, and to appreciate the differences in cultures around the world. LSC-Tomball has celebrated this weeklong event since it began in 1999.

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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: 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.