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Lone Star College to host 2015 Gulf Coast Intercollegiate Consortium conference

Lone Star College welcomes honors students from across the Gulf Coast region Oct. 16 to take part in the 2015 Gulf Coast Intercollegiate Consortium conference.

“The GCIC conference provides our area’s high-achieving students with opportunities for advanced study that truly prepare two-year graduates for the most competitive college programs,” said Dr. Katie Caruso, executive director of The Honors College at LSC.

The GCIC is an association of regional community colleges and includes several divisions, including honors, sports and the arts. Alvin Community College, Angelo State University, Brazosport College, Houston Community College, Lamer University, Lee College, Sam Houston State University and San Jacinto College are scheduled to participate.

The conference takes place Oct. 16 at LSC-Tomball.

“The GCIC conference promotes undergraduate research and presentations, preparing students for their experience at four year institutions,” said Ava Veselis, honors director, LSC-Tomball.

The purpose of the conference is to encourage and promote student presentations and publications. Last year, selected honors students made presentations on a wide range of subject matters including “Small Pox and the Texas Native Americans”, “The Neuroscience of Pain and Pleasure: The Biology of Stress”, and “Gun Control: A Policy Analysis”.

Visit LoneStar.edu/GCIC to find more information on the conference.

The LSC Honors College offers honors students the opportunity to graduate with an Honors AA or Honors AS degree, graduate with Honors distinction, or simply earn individual honors course credit. The Honors College is designed to meet the needs of high-achieving students seeking to improve their college transcripts and transferability with challenging coursework provided across a broad range of disciplines.  

Learn more about the LSC Honors College at LoneStar.edu/HonorsCollege.

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.

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