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Lone Star College-Montgomery celebrates GED graduates

Mauricio Resendez Student Speaker

Mauricio Resendez will speak to his fellow graduates at the 2016 LSC-Montgomery GED Graduation Ceremony.

     
Lone Star College-Montgomery will confer certificates of
completion to 58 GED students Tuesday, May 24, at 6 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre located in Building D. LSC-Montgomery will also be awarding two $500 dollar scholarships to students attending the college in the fall.

“This ceremony marks an important step in enhancing the future for these graduates and in improving the local workforce,” said Dr. Rebecca Riley, LSC-Montgomery president. “These men and women are looking to improve their lives through education and hard work, a signature value of LSC-Montgomery. Each graduate can now go on to attend college, find a better job and support their families.”

 

Attendees will hear from Mauricio Resendez, a 2016 graduate who could not finish high school because of health issues. He had crippling stomach problems, severe depression and anxiety, and tried to commit suicide three times. Through it all, he knew education would help him, so he decided to take LSC-Montgomery’s GED preparation course.    

“Mr. Romero was a really good teacher, he helped me out a lot,” said Resendez. “He spoke Spanish and was someone you could really connect with. He motivated me to get through the preparation course and the exam.”

Resendez will attend LSC-Montgomery in the fall, his goal is to transfer to Baylor University and become a doctor.

Attendees will also hear from LSC Board of Trustees secretary Dr. Ronald Trowbridge. He is currently a Senior Fellow at the Center for College Affordability and Productivity. President Ronald Reagan appointed Dr. Trowbridge as director of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the United States Information Agency, directing the Fulbright Program. Later, Dr. Trowbridge became chief of staff to U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger. 

Dr. Trowbridge was an adjunct professor of English at Lone Star College from 2006-2012. He holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Michigan, where he also taught for several years.

LSC-Montgomery offers the GED review course and the GED test — both in English and in Spanish at Lone Star College-Conroe Center. Students must be 18 years of age or have parent or guardian permission to take the test.

The GED test is designed to measure the skills and knowledge equivalent to a high school course of study. It has served as a bridge to education and employment opportunities for an estimated 19 million people since 1942. Today, approximately one in seven high school diplomas issued in the United States each year is a GED certificate. The test consists of four content areas and takes approximately seven and a half hours to complete.

 

For more information about the LSC-Montgomery GED program visit www.LoneStar.edu/GED.

 

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 LoneStar.edu/Montgomery.

 

Known for its leadership, innovation and steadfast commitment to student success, Lone Star College provides high-quality academic transfer and workforce education / career training programs to more than 83,000 credit students each semester, and a total enrollment of 95,000 students. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to promote student success and economic prosperity. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., is the chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, which consists of six colleges, eight centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.