More than 6,400 Lone Star College students were eligible to receive their associate degrees or certificates this spring as part of commencement ceremonies held May 8 and 9 for all six Lone Star Colleges.
“There is nothing more rewarding as an educator than to see students have their dreams come true,” said Stephen Head, LSC chancellor. “Congratulations to all of those who saw their hard work pay-off. You should be very proud of your accomplishments.”
Long known as a leader in conferring degrees, LSC was recognized as a top 10 producer of degrees nationally by Community College Week Magazine, ranking fourth among 1,100 community colleges in the U.S.
“Lone Star College has seen a 57 percent increase in the student population in the past six years, adding more than 28,000 students,” said Head. “I would also like to thank the hard working faculty and staff for helping these students succeed.”
LSC commencement speakers included:
LSC-CyFair: Fred Caldwell(President and CEO of Caldwell Cos.)
LSC-Kingwood: Jonathon Sprinkles (Connection Coach)
LSC-Montgomery: Dr. Mark Marotto (Professor of Music) & Gabriela Ramos-Mata (Class of 2015)
LSC-North Harris: Paula M. Mendoza (Member, University of Houston Board of Regents)
LSC-Tomball: Corina Tortora (Capt. U.S. Army Nurse Corps) & Rhiannon Rene Donaldson (Class of 2015)
LSC-University Park: Linda S. Good J.D. (LSCS Board of Trustees, Chair)
Lone Star College has been opening doors to a better community for more than 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSC remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with almost 83,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 95,000, Lone Star College is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and one of the fastest-growing community colleges in the nation. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., is the chancellor of LSC, 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.