The adage, “it’s never too late to learn,” is still applicable today. A college education can open the door to a brighter future. With that in mind, there is still time to enroll in classes at Lone Star College-Kingwood, LSC-Atascocita Center and LSC-Process Technology Center. Registration for fall 2019 will continue until the first day of class on Aug. 26. After that, students can register for late start courses that will begin the week of Sept. 6.
Lone Star College-Kingwood and the Humble Area Assistance Ministries (HAAM) found another way to tackle hunger. Along with the monthly Community Food fairs at the college, the campus Intercultural, Men’s and Women’s centers, and HAAM will operate The Coyote Cupboard, a daily food pantry beginning this fall. The primary goal is to address the immediate food needs of college students, faculty, and staff. It is also open to the community.
The Kingwood Chorale and Chamber Orchestra (KCCO) strive to make an impact on the Lake Houston community through entertainment and education. In residence at Lone Star College-Kingwood, KCCO performs choral masterworks for the local and surrounding areas. These performances have not only enriched the community but also raised money for professional-level concerts and music scholarships.
Senior adults can expand their social circles and broaden their horizons through the Academy for Lifelong Learning (ALL) at Lone Star College-Kingwood. The program offers a multitude of free and low-cost classes and activities for retired, semi-retired, and working seniors age 50 and older. To learn more, ALL will host Open House events on Aug. 15 at the LSC-Atascocita Center and Aug. 22 at the East Montgomery County Improvement District. Both sessions are from 1-3 p.m.
Toe-tapping performances and quality entertainment are sure to draw a big crowd to Lone Star College-Kingwood’s summer production June 27-29. Designed as a scholarship fundraiser for the Theatre Department, the “Kingwood Kabaret” is an intimate evening of entertainment that will feature 25 or more duets, trios, and group numbers from Broadway, the Great American Songbook, and the radio – all presented in a cabaret setting. This year’s theme is, “Bring your +1.”
The Lone Star College-Kingwood Big Band will celebrate America’s birthday early with the seventh annual Patriotic Celebration Concert on Saturday, June 29. This concert, sponsored by the Rotary Club of East Montgomery County, will take place at 2 p.m. in the college’s Student Conference Center. The band will perform patriotic favorites and jazz music from the Big Band era in honor of the Independence Day Holiday.
In this growing society, the need for passionate and qualified educators is on the rise. To meet this demand, Lone Star College-Kingwood partnered with the University of Houston-Downtown to offer the Pathways to Teaching Careers program. This Title V project will allow students to earn an Associate of Arts in Teaching from LSC-Kingwood and a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Houston-Downtown without leaving LSC-Kingwood.
Lone Star College-Kingwood held its annual graduation ceremony on May 11 at the M.O. Campbell Center. In total, 1,506 students graduated with 461 in attendance. Also, 171 Quest, Infinity, and Splendora Early College High School students earned their associate degrees before they graduated from high school.
Vocalists, who want to hone their craft or share their gift with the community, are needed to audition for the 2019 “Kingwood Kabaret” at LSC-Kingwood. This production is a scholarship fundraiser for the college’s Theatre Department. The auditions are May 21 and 23 from 6-9 p.m. in the Administration and Performing Arts Center Black Box. The show, entitled “Bring your + 1”, is looking for vocalists who can “sell it.”