Lone Star College Foundation's StarGala 2012 set for May 5

HOUSTON (April 13, 2012) –  The Lone Star College Foundation’s major fund-raiser, StarGala 2012, is set for May 5, at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott from 6:30 p.m.- midnight.  This annual event raises funds for scholarships for Lone Star College students.

Co-Chairs Saul and Lisa Valentin are returning for a second year to host this year’s Kentucky Derby, “Run for the Roses” themed event.  The event includes dinner, dancing to The 5th Avenue Band, shopping the live and silent auctions as well as an opportunity to donate a $500 “Support a Student” scholarship. The event is black tie optional or Kentucky Derby attire. Derby hats are encouraged.

This year’s program pays tribute to LSCS founding faculty member Dr. Joe McMillian, who is still teaching and Board of Trustee Chair Randy Bates for his 20 years of service to LSCS.  In addition, LSCS’s first chancellor Dr. Joe A. Airola will be honored posthumously.  Guests will also hear from student scholarship winners describe their experiences attending a Lone Star College.

Top sponsors are Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center, The Feldman Family, Toni Lawrence, and TechKnowledge Consulting Corp.  Other sponsors include Newpark Resources, Inc., Satterfield & Pontikes Construction, Inc., and Valence Operating Co.

Sponsorship opportunities and individual tickets are still available.  For more details, contact Judy Lux, special events manager, LSC Foundation at 832.813.6640 or by email at Judy.Lux@LoneStar.edu

Established as a 501(c)(3) Type I nonprofit corporation, the LSC Foundation’s mission is to raise money to support students, faculty and programs of the LSCS. Through StarGala, the annual golf tournament, and the generous support of individuals, corporations, businesses and other organizations, the foundation is able to grant more than $700,000 in scholarships annually to students attending Lone Star Colleges. For more information, visit the Foundation online at LoneStarCollegeFoundation.org.

With 75,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, 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 six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, five centers, 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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