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LSC-Montgomery to Celebrate 20 Years of Servicing Students, Community

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Celebrate Past, Present and future 20th anniversary showcase. Family fun for all ages!

This year marks a blast from the past for Lone Star College-Montgomery, accompanied by a trip back to the future to celebrate the past 20 years of changing lives and impacting the community in so many ways!

Twenty years ago, the Internet was in its infancy, Bill Clinton occupied the White House, the Houston Oilers still played football…in the Astrodome, and LSC-Montgomery was dedicated by then-Texas Governor George W. Bush. That fall, the college opened its doors to a little more than 3,200 students. To put that in perspective, this fall LSC-Montgomery has more than 13,000 students.

To celebrate what seems like just a flash of time during its existence, LSC-Montgomery invites area residents–including prospective students–to a family-friendly all-community party on Saturday, October 3, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the new Maverick Square on campus. This community celebration will include free refreshments, live music, games and entertainment, campus tours, interactive program booths and a dedication ceremony of Maverick Square. Monty the Maverick, the college’s mascot, will be joined by other local mascots to help celebrate and highlight the event.

“We want the community to know how much we appreciate the support it’s given the college,” said Dr. Rebecca Riley, president of LSC-Montgomery. “This will be a fun, family-friendly atmosphere that everyone will enjoy. We especially would like to invite prospective students of all ages to find out how we can meettheir educational needs – whether they are 8, 18 or 80. Our goal is that those who attend the celebration leave knowing that LSC-Montgomery is a valuable community resource – regardless of age.”

Music will include performances from LSC-Montgomery student entrants in the college’s talent show, as well as small musical ensembles from the college’s award-winning music program.   

The dedication of Maverick Square, a newly constructed outdoor space for learning, studying, campus events and more, will take place at 11:30 a.m. A new 70-seat amphitheater, which will be used for both academic space and events, is the highlight of Maverick Square.  

The centerpiece of the celebration will be the interactive program and service booths surrounding Maverick Square, giving attendees a taste of the variety of programs that LSC-Montgomery offers in a fun, informative way.

During its 20 years, LSC-Montgomery has developed youth camps for children in elementary, junior and senior high school, as well as a vibrant, learning organization for active, older adults – the Academy for Lifelong Learning (ALL). In between these two age segments, LSC-Montgomery’s mission has been to provide education and training for those students who wish to transfer to a four-year university, gain skills to enter the workforce, or simply improve the skills they already have.

“It doesn’t matter who you are; if you need to improve your life, education is central to making that happen,” added Dr. Riley. “We’ll make every resource available to help students reach their goals.”

Formore information about this event and the college’s 20th anniversary, visit www.LoneStar.edu/20th-anniversary.

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 almost 83,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 95,000, 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.  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 andLSC-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.