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  • The Lone Star College-Montgomery Developmental English program is approved by the National Association for Developmental Education (NADE) for Advanced Certification for the next seven years. The college is one of just 17 community colleges nationwide—and one of just five in the state of Texas (LSC-CyFair, Vernon College, Northwest Vista College and San Jacinto College North)—to achieve advanced certification from NADE.


  • LSC-Montgomery hits a line drive when two students, Brian Nutt and Scott Straubel, win first place in the student division at the National Collegiate Golf Championship in Las Vegas, Nev. 
  • The Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education (TACHE) name Lone Star College-Montgomery’s Norseman Hernandez as one of just three Distinguished Faculty Award recipients for 2013.
  • A record number of students, more than 300, participate in the college's Commencement Ceremony held at The Woodlands Church in May.
  • Lone Star College-Montgomery is honored with the Tree Campus USA® recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management.


  • For the seventh year, Lone Star College-Montgomery’s medical radiologic technology graduating class captures a perfect image—a 100 percent first-attempt pass rate on the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification exam.
  • Lone Star College-Montgomery is honored when one of its marketing projects—an annual report to the community about its strategic planning efforts—earned a top-level Gold Paragon Award from the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations (NCMPR).
  • Lone Star College-Montgomery celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with nine months of Civil War-themed events.
  • Dr. Austin A. Lane, president of Lone Star College-Montgomery, is selected as the 2012 Pacesetter of the Year for the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) for District 4.
  • The music department at Lone Star College-Montgomery joins the elite ranks of becoming an “All-Steinway School” after being accredited by piano company Steinway & Sons.


  • Dedication ceremonies are held in January and February for three new buildings, as well as the new LSC-Conroe Center. Dedications and open house celebrations take place in Music Hall, General Academic Center, Health Science Center, and Conroe Center. 
  • Dave Parsons, longtime creative writing instructor, is honored as the 2011 Texas State Poet Laureate.
  • Dominick DiOrio, director of choral activities and associate professor of music, is named Best Composer by Houston Press


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Dr. Tom Butler is hired as Lone Star College-Montgomery's second president
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • NHCC - West Campus (now known as Lone Star College-Tomball) opens
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  • NHCC - East Campus (now known as Lone Star College-Kingwood) opens
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