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Mercer College shows #MercerLove in helping Lone Star College students

Hurricane Harvey left a wide path of devastation, but it also showed how people can rally to help and be better together. After hearing about the damage left by the storm, students at Mercer County College in New Jersey got together to raise funds and aid LSC-University Park students.

“Lone Star College is very grateful to the Mercer County College students who took it upon themselves to offer assistance to our students,” said Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., LSC chancellor. “I am so encouraged to see these students thinking of others in times of great need.”

Mercer County College has two campuses located in West Windsor and Trenton, New Jersey.

Funds collected were sent to the Lone Star College Foundation for distribution to LSC-University Park students, faculty, and staff who needed financial assistance in order to return and continue their studies, resume teaching or provide essential administrative services. The money raised will also help replace lost books or clothing, or provide interim emergency funding for transportation or child care.

“Our heartfelt thanks go to the students of Mercer County College for their generosity during this recovery process,” said Shah Ardalan, LSC-University Park president. “They are an example of what it means to be a community, even across the country. We are proud to be a part of a network of community colleges that work to support one another in difficult times.”

“We have strength in our numbers and no gift is too small to make a difference,” said Dr. Jianping Wang, MCCC president, who also praised the MCCC students for their efforts.

“Being generous according to your means is also important to our success,” said Wang. “Your participation represents the Mercer spirit and will be greatly appreciated by those it helps.”

“I am extremely appreciative of Dr. Wang taking the time to personally call me and offer us her support and leadership,” said Ardalan.

Mercer County College students raised money to assist LSC-University Park students impacted by Hurricane Harvey. LSC-University Park students impacted by Hurricane Harvey received help from students at Mercer County College.

Lone Star College offers high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education to 95,000 students each semester. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area with an annual economic impact of $3.1 billion. LSC consists of six colleges, eight centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.