Before loading up a table full of presents and delivering them to a deserving family, Dr. Austin A. Lane, president of Lone Star College-Montgomery, and Mary Ann Mendoza, program manager for faculty and staff development at the college, pause for a moment to showcase the employee’s giving spirits for a family in need.
This winter, the staff and faculty from LSC-Montgomery united together to play “Santa” for a single mother and her son nominated through the Montgomery County Women’s Center Share a Family project.
“All in all, $550 in cash and gift cards was donated by the employees, in addition to purchased gifts from the family’s wish list,” said Mendoza. “These donations will truly make this family’s Christmas a little bit better.”
In addition to the family sponsorship, the college’s natural and health sciences division collected a separate $700 donation for the women’s center to help other families in need.
“We have a very unique connection with the women’s center,” said Lane, “In fact, some of our very own students were able to continue their education and enhance their lives through scholarships from the center. We’re glad to have been a part of supporting this family this holiday season.”
The Montgomery County Women’s Center offers shelter, counseling and legal services for victims of domestic violence, as well as client scholarships, crisis intervention, community outreach and more.
For more information about the women’s center, visit their Web site at www.mcwctx.org.
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.
‘Tis The Season of Giving at Lone Star College-Montgomery
Published on: December 18, 2010