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The Early Bird Gets…Free Tuition? Lone Star College-Montgomery’s 'Avoid the Stampede' Early Registration Contest Winner Announced

Phalisatee White
Lone Star College-Conroe Center student Phalisatee White is the "Avoid the Stampede" early registration grand prize­ winner, receiving free tuition for the upcoming spring semester.
For some Lone Star College-Montgomery students, the
greatest perk for early registration is having the best selection of classes for the upcoming semester. But for student Phalisatee White, the greatest perk for registering early is walking away with her spring semester tuition paid for.
White, who takes classes at the LSC-Conroe Center, was the grand prize winner in LSC-Montgomery’s Avoid the Stampede promotion, an on-campus, express registration event held last month at the college.  
“Winning this scholarship is a blessing,” said White, a sophomore accounting and business major. “I was having a hard time with financial aid not going through. But this was my cue that I need to stay in school right now. I am thankful for LSC-Montgomery giving me this opportunity.”

During the first few days of Avoid the Stampede, advisors, counselors, and faculty members were stationed in several high-traffic locations to assist students in signing up for the spring semester, which begins Monday, January 12.

Students were given free food, t-shirts, and college goodies for registering early. Plus, those who registered during the month of November were eligible for other big prizes like a Microsoft Surface tablet, wireless Bluetooth speakers, and—best of all—free tuition for the spring semester.

Almost 3,000 students registered during the first two days of Avoid the Stampede, which helps the college to better manage enrollment and serve students during the latter stages of the enrollment period.

"The number one goal is to help our students be successful," said Dr. Austin Lane, president of LSC-Montgomery. "Events like Avoid the Stampede get our current students positioned for success in the upcoming semester, and it allows us to spend more time advising those students who need it most."

During the two week winter break, limited advising services are available from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Library (Bldg. F) on the following days: Mon.-Tues., Dec. 22-23, and Mon.-Tues., Dec. 29-30. They will also be available in the Student Services Center (Bldg. C) on Fri.-Sat., Jan. 2-3. The offices re-open for normal business in the Student Services Center (Bldg. C) on Monday, January 5, with the following schedule: Monday-Tuesday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; Wednesday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Students may also search for classes and register online at www.LoneStar.edu/registration.

For more information about registration, contact the office of student services at (936) 273-7236.

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.
Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for more than 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 one of the fastest-growing community college systems in the nation.  Dr. Steve Head 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, seven 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.