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Lone Star College-Montgomery’s Class of 2012 Graduation Ceremony on Friday, May 11

Congratulations to Lone Star College-Montgomery’s Class of 2012, who will be recognized for their achievements at the college’s commencement ceremony on Friday, May 11, 2012, at 6 p.m., at The Woodlands Church-Fellowship Campus.

While not every graduate will participate in the ceremony, LSC-Montgomery has more than 800 graduates, including 14 students who took some of their degree requirements at Lone Star College-Conroe Center.

“I enjoyed my classes at LSC-Conroe Center,” said Jennifer Weaver, who took Physical Geography and Introduction to Computer Science at LSC-Conroe Center last fall. Weaver lives in Montgomery and is graduating with her associate degree.

“The classes were smaller and the teachers were great,” she added. “Plus, I spent less time in traffic since it was so close to home.”

Graduates at the ceremony will hear from Frank Granack, professor of economics at LSC-Montgomery, and Michelle Helgerson, a Class of 2012 graduate.  

Granack joined LSC-Montgomery in 2007 as an adjunct faculty member and was hired in 2010 as a full-time professor. He has more than 15 years of experience in the mortgage and real estate industry and holds a master’s degree in economics from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C. Granack is married and has four children. When not in the classroom, he enjoys sports, coaches football, and follows current events from politics to business to entertainment.

Helgerson, who returned to school after 25 years in the workforce, is graduating with her associate degree in nursing (ADN). She is the president of LSC-Montgomery’s Student Nurse Organization, an honor’s scholar in the Honor’s Program, and a member of Beta Delta Iota, the college’s chapter of the international honor society Phi Theta Kappa, and Sigma Kappa Delta, the college’s English honor society. Helgerson plans to transfer to the University of Texas Health Science Center School of Nursing to earn both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in nursing. Ultimately, she plans to earn a doctorate of anesthesiology and work as a physician.

Dr. Austin A. Lane, president of LSC-Montgomery, will preside over the ceremony.

The Woodlands Church-Fellowship Campus is located at One Fellowship Drive in The Woodlands, approximately one mile west of the LSC-Montgomery campus.

For more information about the commencement ceremony, please visit www.LoneStar.edu/graduation-Montgomery.

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 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.