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LSC-CyFair welcomes Mayor Annise Parker to celebrate Women’s Month

HOUSTON (March 8, 2013) –Houston’s Mayor Annise Parker will present “From Dreams to Reality” on March 26 at a free Lone Star College-CyFair community event to celebrate Women’s Month.

The event will be held at 7 p.m. in LSC-CyFair’s Main Stage Theater at 9191 Barker Cypress.

As Houston’s 61st mayor and one of only two women to hold the city’s highest elected office, Parker is responsible for all aspects of the general management of the city and for enforcement of all laws and ordinances.

Prior to becoming mayor in 2010, she spent six years as city council member and six years as city controller. She is the only person in Houston history to hold the offices of council member, controller and mayor. Her presentation describes her journey of becoming the city’s mayor.

Linda Good, a member of the LSCS Board of Trustees, will lead the preamble of the event that is being sponsored by the Women’s Month and Pride Week planning committees.

LSC-CyFair is showcasing “Women in Power!” with a variety of events throughout March in celebration of annual Women’s Month. Other activities include a suit drive benefiting Dress For Success® Houston, a gallery exhibition; and author Dr. John Matteson, who will discuss his book “The Lives of Margaret Fuller.” An information fair will also be offered on March 19 featuring area women’s organizations and a career preparation day with a makeup artist.

For more information, contact event co-chairs Brenda Rivera at Brenda.A.Rivera@LoneStar.edu or Rebecca Stasney at Rebecca.A.Stasney@lonestar.edu or go to LoneStar.edu/womensmonth-cyfair.

Lone Star College-CyFair, the fifth comprehensive college in the Lone Star College System, located at 9191 Barker Cypress Road, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this fall. LSC-CyFair has been opening doors to a better community since fall 2003 and serves nearly 20,000 students. LSC-Fairbanks Center is the satellite campus located at 14955 Northwest Freeway, with the LSC-Cypress Center set to open fall 2013 at 19710 Clay Road. For more information about LSC-CyFair and its programs, call 281.290.3200 or visit LoneStar.edu/cyfair.

Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with 78,000 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 the nation. 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.