HOUSTON (Apr. 26, 07) - The hard work and dedication of 3,082 students will culminate in five commencement ceremonies across the Lone Star College System (Lone Star College System). May 11 and 12, students from Lone Star College System's five colleges, including Cy-Fair, Kingwood, Montgomery, North Harris and Tomball, will receive associate degrees and certificates in a variety of high-demand fields including nursing and health care, emergency response, information technology and education.
In the past, the district's growing number of graduates has required two separate graduation ceremonies. Now, with more than 3,000 completing a degree or certificate program, each of the five colleges will be hosting its own graduation ceremony.
Lone Star College–CyFair will hold its graduation at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at the Berry Center located at 8877 Barker Cypress Road. Commencement speaker and retiring Lone Star College System Chancellor Dr. John Pickelman will share a personal message with students.
On May 11, Lone Star College-Kingwood will host its graduation on the college campus, at 20000 Kingwood Drive. The ceremony begins at 6:30 p.m. and will feature U.S Representative Ted Poe as commencement speaker.
Paullett Roddam Golden, a former Lone Star College–Montgomery student and current assistant professor of English at the college, will speak at Lone Star College–Montgomery's commencement. The ceremony will take place at the Woodlands Waterway Marriott, 1601 Lake Robbins Drive, on May 11 at 6 p.m.
Lone Star College-North Harris's ceremony will be held on May 11 at 7 p.m. at Champion Forest Baptist Church, 15555 Steubner Airline Drive. Chancellor Dr. John Pickelman will also be serving as commencement speaker for the Lone Star College-North Harris graduation.
Lone Star College–Tomball President Dr. Raymond Hawkins will speak to the graduates at Lone Star College–Tomball's ceremony on May 12 at 10 a.m. The graduation will be located at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott, 1601 Lake Robbins Drive.
"In my 16 years as chancellor I have seen the number of students graduating from our colleges grow every year," said Dr. Pickelman. "This district takes its role in educating students very seriously. Seeing the impact that our efforts have on these graduates is a wonderful thing. Whether our students enter the workforce or continue at a university, we know that the education they receive from us will improve their lives," he said.
Lone Star College System comprises Lone Star College–CyFair, Lone Star College-Kingwood, Lone Star College–Montgomery, Lone Star College-North Harris, Lone Star College–Tomball, six satellite centers and The University Center. To learn more, visit http://www.lonestar.edu/.