In honor of Veterans Day, Lone Star College System hosted an open house of its Veterans Affairs Center, located at its University Park campus, on Nov. 11.
At the event, visitors were able to view a rare display of American military uniforms ranging from the Revolutionary War to the present Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. Furnished by the Gulf Coast Living History Association, the uniforms are usually on display in a small museum located in Silsbee, Texas.
The LSCS Veterans Affairs Center is designed to provide veterans with the educational, health and benefits assistance they need to successfully transition from active-duty military service to college life. In addition to its numerous services, the center also offers a place for veteran students to gather and study.
LSCS educates a high number of veteran students, with 1,964 currently enrolled. In June 2010, The Chronicle of Higher Education ranked LSCS among the top 15 colleges in the United States for veteran students.
The LSCS Veterans Center is housed on the second floor of Lone Star College-University Park, which is located at the southwest corner of State Highway 249 and Louetta Road. To learn more about the LSCS Veterans Center, call (281) 290-2922.
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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.