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Lone Star College-North Harris TRiO Student Support Services recognizes student success at the 2013 TRiO Awards Luncheon

The TRiO Student Support Services Program at Lone Star College-North Harris recently hosted its 2013 Awards Luncheon. The students in attendance were recognized for earning their associate degrees, acceptance to four-year colleges, and academic achievement.

For the second year, the program has more than 50 graduating and/or transferring students. In addition, eight students were recognized for maintaining a 4.0 grade point average.

The opening speaker for the event was Amica Sea, a former TRiO student and Lone Star College-North Harris graduate. The student speaker was Briana Sandoval, a TRiO student who recently earned her Associate of Science degree, and will be transferring to Creighton University for the fall semester.

Both women shared their personal stories of the significant impact Student Support Services has had on their lives, and how it encouraged them to pursue their goals for the future.

“TRiO is all about helping students reach their academic goals,” said Student Support Services program director, Alfred Bacon. “Events such as these are testaments to the dedication and commitment it takes to be successful. We are very proud of the accomplishments we have made this academic year.”

Student Support Services programs assist students from low-income or first generation backgrounds to stay in college until they earn their associate degree and transfer to a four-year university to complete their bachelor’s degree.

LSC-North Harris Student Support Services Program provides students with academic advising, transfer admissions advising, financial aid support, career advising, college and cultural field trips, and academic tutoring. In addition, students have the opportunity to earn scholarships to assist with the costs of attending college. Students must be enrolled as a full-time student at LSC-North Harris to be eligible for the program.

For more information, visit LoneStar.edu/northharris-trio.

Lone Star College-North Harris is located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, one-half mile south of FM 1960 East, between Aldine-Westfield and Hardy Roads. For more information about the college, call 281.618.5400 or visit LoneStar.edu/NorthHarris.

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 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.