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Lone Star College-Kingwood opens state-of-the-art facilities

Public is invited to attend dedication ceremony on Sept. 29

Lone Star College-Kingwood’s fall semester not only welcomed 12,000 students, it will also open two brand new buildings for students, faculty, staff and the community.

The college will hold a Dedication Ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 29 from 3-5 p.m. for the Student-Conference Center (SCC) and the Music Instructional Building (MUS). The general public is invited to attend and take tours of the new facilities.

“Lone Star College-Kingwood has experienced exponential growth. These two new buildings will allow more classrooms and specifically offices and areas to better serve current and future students,” said Dr. Katherine Persson, LSC-Kingwood president.

The SCC provides a one-stop-shop for all student services for current and new students. This new building houses programs and activities such as the welcome center, advising, admission and registration, financial aid, the business office, student activities office, women’s center, student clubs and recreation, resource and multicultural center, career services, disability services, police, food services, campus bookstore, and testing center.

“This incredible facility will help to create a vibrant and engaging student community and new synergy on our campus. Our new building will serve our students, faculty and staff as a hub for all kinds of activities designed to complement and enhance the student experience in and out of the classroom,” said Dr. Darrin Rankin, vice president of Student Success. 

Inside the 62,000 square foot facility, the Conference Center will meet both the college and the community’s demand for space to accommodate small and large groups. With the capacity to seat 375 people banquet style, it is also flexible enough to be divided into four smaller rooms to meet all space needs.

Campus and community members will admire the college’s new MUS building. Designed to house LSC-Kingwood’s music program, the new facility houses a recital hall (band and choir), practice rooms, rehearsal spaces, state-of-the-art classrooms, faculty offices, and much needed instrument storage space.

“The Music Building will also feature a 100-seat recital hall, which will offer students and the community a performance space complete with an exemplary acoustic environment for recitals, small ensemble performances, meetings and other events,” said James Stubbs, dean of LSC-Kingwood’s Arts and Humanities division.

In addition to the music program, the 23,000 square foot facility is also the new home to several music groups such as the Kingwood Chorale and Chamber Orchestra, the Kingwood Big Band, the Kingwood Community Band the Kingwood Pops Orchestra as well as numerous student ensembles.

For more information on the Dedication Ceremony, call 281-312-1448.

Register now for credit classes online through myLoneStar.  Classes are offered days, evenings, or weekends in traditional, Internet, video, TV and independent study formats. For more information on how to register online, visit www.lonestar.edu/registration.

For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281-312-1600 or visit http://lonestar.edu/kingwood.htm

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 http://www.lonestar.edu/.