Lone Star College marks opening of Community Building

HOUSTON (May 23, 2011) – The Lone Star Community Building, located at the college’s system office at 5000 Research Forest Dr. in The Woodlands, is open for business.

College officials hosted community members for a brief grand opening ceremony, along with a ribbon cutting conducted by South Montgomery County Woodlands Chamber of Commerce members.  Visitors were also given tours of the new facility, which is part of 1.3 million square feet of space that will be opening across the Lone Star College System in the next six months – all a result of the 2008 bond referendum.

“We want this facility to be a new asset for this community,” said Dr. Richard Carpenter, chancellor of LSCS.  He asked for community support in maximizing the use of the building, which is available to the community to rent.

Gil Staley, CEO of the Economic Development Partnership congratulated Lone Star College on its completion of another outstanding project.

“We consider Lone Star College not only a valuable community partner, but an ally,” said Staley. “This first-class facility will help our workforce development efforts.”

The  Lone Star Community Building provides modern and professional conference and meeting facilities totaling 26,000 square feet. The state-of-the-art technical support includes automated audio/visual systems, confidence monitors, Blu-ray/DVD players, wireless Internet throughout the facility, and “touchdown” tables with laptop power and data connections.

In addition to these services, additional amenities include free parking, catering and banquet services, and the convenience of being located approximately three miles from Interstate 45.

For more information about scheduling space at the Lone Star Community Building and Conference Center, contact John.Golden@LoneStar.edu.

With more than 69,000 students in credit classes for spring 2011, 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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