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Timeline

2010
  • Fall enrollment reaches 12,500 students; the campus celebrates the 15th anniversary of its dedication; and the Academy for Lifelong Learning commemorates 10 years of service
  • Construction begins on the new Lone Star College-Conroe Center campus, a full-service satellite campus in the Conroe/Willis area
  • The college receives the Presidential Community Service Award, the highest honor a college can obtain for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement
  • The college is selected to receive a $1.6 million Development Education Demonstrations Projects grant by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
  • Phi Theta Kappa honor society is recognized as 4th largest chapter in Texas

2009

  • Dr. Austin A. Lane is hired as the third president of Lone Star College-Montgomery
  • The college breaks ground and begins construction on three new academic buildings: a General Academic Center, a Health Science Center, and a Music Hall, as well as a five-level parking garage
  • The new fire science academy graduates its first class of 18 students from the fire academy
  • Enrollment hits more than 10,000 students

2008

  • A new audio visual systems specialist program is started, accompanied by a $430,000 grant from the National Science Foundation
  • The college’s name is changed to "Lone Star College-Montgomery," which is one of the five campuses in the Lone Star College System
  • The college's second president, Dr. Tom Butler, leaves to assume the presidency at Victoria College; Penny Westerfeld, a longtime LSCS employee, is named interim president for the 2008-09 academic year
  • The LSCS passes a bond referendum allowing for three new instructional buildings on campus, a much-needed parking garage, and a new facility for Lone Star College-Conroe Center

2007

  • The Math Outcomes Lab receive top honors in the Exemplary Initiatives Competition by The National Council of Instructional Administrators
  • The art gallery is re-named “The Mary Matteson-Parrish Art Gallery” in honor of a former board member and community leader
  • Two college initiatives, the Biotechnology Institute and the Math Learning Outcomes Assessment Lab, earn finalist recognition at the Star Awards, sponsored by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

2006

  • The college’s chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society is honored with several awards, including Five Star Level club status and the Pinnacle Platinum Award for its membership campaign
  • Both the land surveying technician and automotive technician programs debut
  • A 55-acre tract of land on the north end of campus is purchased for future expansion
2005
  • On-campus child care service for students is offered
  • Lone Star College-Montgomery celebrates the 10th anniversary of its dedication
  • Enrollment swells over 8,100 students
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2004

  • The Voice, the on-campus student newspaper, debuts its first edition
  • Membership in the Academy for Lifelong Learning hits 1,000
  • Enrollment comes close to 7,500 students
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2003

  • Dedication held for the first new building on campus—a 72,000-square-foot library and classroom building
  • Nursing program rated "Exemplary" by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board; program expands to include RN and LVN-to-RN transition classes
  • MetLife Foundation names Lone Star College-Montgomery a "Best Practice" college for its work in student retentio
  • The art program opens it’s 3-D art lab
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2002

  • Dr. Tom Butler is hired as Lone Star College-Montgomery's second president
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2001

  • Office of Student Services receives "Exemplary" rating by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
  • The Center for Business & Technology Training moves to new location just east of downtown Conroe
  • Lyceum Speakers Series debuts
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2000

  • Lone Star College-Montgomery is named as a "Showcase College" by the Consortium for Community College Development
  • The Academy for Lifelong Learning begins offering lectures and social activities for active, older adults
  • The Student Ambassador program begins
  • The college's Film Series debuts
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1999

  • SWIRL, the student literary arts 'zine debuts its first edition
  • The college is awarded two grants totaling $5.3 million in training funds: “Project WE CAN,” from the Texas Workforce Commission, and “PATHWAYS,” from the U.S. Department of Labor
  • Fall enrollment reaches more than 5,000 students; Lone Star College-Montgomery celebrates its fifth anniversary
  • The college Honors Program is formed
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1998

  • Lone Star College-Montgomery publishes a guaranteed, annual schedule of classes for students
  • Conroe Center is renamed as "The Center for Business & Technology Training"
  • Magnolia ISD residents vote to join college district
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1997

  • The University Center opens adjacent to Lone Star College-Montgomery
  • Summer Youth Camp program begins with more than 300 youth attending 
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1996

  • Phi Theta Kappa honor society, Beta Delta Iota chapter, is formed 
  • The physical therapist assistant program begins
  • Willis ISD residents vote to join college district
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1995

  • On August 14, Lone Star College-Montgomery is dedicated by then-Texas Governor George W. Bush
  • Fall enrollment is 3,200 students
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1993

  • Lone Star College-Montgomery begins offering classes at storefront facility known as "the Conroe Center"
  • Construction begins at new campus located at College Park Drive in The Woodlands 
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1992

  • Dr. Bill Law is hired as first president of Lone Star College-Montgomery
  • The first classes are held at McCullough High School and Conroe High School
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1991

  • Dr. John Pickelman is hired as chancellor of NHCC
  • Conroe ISD residents vote to join college district
  • NHCC becomes "North Harris Montgomery Community College District" (NHMCCD)
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1988

  • NHCC - West Campus (now known as Lone Star College-Tomball) opens
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1984

  • NHCC - East Campus (now known as Lone Star College-Kingwood) opens
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1973

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