In March, the local chapter triumphed against 3,500 students at the annual Texas HOSA Future Health Professionals State Leadership Conference in San Antonio. With the multiple victories, the chapter becomes eligible for honors at HOSA’s international convention in June in Orlando, Florida.
The hopes and dreams of students from all backgrounds and walks of life will be front and center at Lone Star College-University Park’s annual commencement ceremony on Friday, May, 10, at Champion Forest Baptist Church in Houston. The school is expected to confer more than 800 associate degrees, 48 certificates and six GEDs during the celebration.
HOUSTON (April 8, 2019) – Artificial Intelligence (AI) is dumb, and humans are smarter than AI; we just have to accelerate our imagination and use our bodies, which have the energy of seven atomic bombs, to transform the challenges of today into the breakthroughs of tomorrow, according to Mike Mathews, VP of Technology and Innovation for Oral Roberts University and moderator of the third annual Houston Open Innovation Conference (HOIC) on March 28 at Houston Exponential.
The Coca-Cola Academic Team has named Lone Star College-University Park student Christina Ware as a 2019 Coca-Cola Academic Team Gold Scholar. Ware is one of only 50 students nationwide to be named a Gold Scholar.
Students, staff, faculty and community members are invited to celebrate LSC-University Park’s spirit of innovation and technology with engaging, hands-on experiments, demonstrations and seminars, Feb. 18 - 21.
The LSC-University Park’s Black Student Union is presenting the Black History Month Extravaganza, in partnership with the college’s Student Business Organization, Student Government Association, LGBTQ Coalition, the Office of Student Life and the Student Learning Resource Center.
LSC-University Park hosted the Holiday Harvest Thursday, Dec. 6, which brought the Houston Food Bank Mobile Food Pantry to the college. In just three hours, more than 300 people representing 825 total family members received food for their households.
LSC-University Park Professor Lisa Hill is connecting and improving community college teacher education programs through the development of the Texas Association of Community College Teacher Education Programs (TACCTEP).
LSC-University Park hosted Dr. Tara Westover, New York Times bestselling author of Educated: A Memoir, Tuesday, Nov. 13. Nearly 250 students, faculty, staff and community members attended Dr. Westover’s presentation, The Power of Education, and book signing.
LSC-University Park, in partnership with University of Houston-Downtown Northwest (UHD-NW), will host the Criminal Justice Job Fair Wednesday, Oct. 10, for students and the community to learn about local career opportunities.
LSC-University Park faculty and staff were invited to accompany their children to Bring Your Child to Work Day for a day filled with fun and developmental activities throughout different areas of the college!
LSC-University Park offers a variety of programs which meet students’ academic and personal goals. Through the college’s dual credit program, students can begin earning college credit as early as their freshman year in high school.
LSC-University Park was named one of the Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges by the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) and Diverse: Issues in Higher Education (Diverse) magazine.
LSC-Univeristy Park student Anthony D’Souza graduated this spring with an Honors Associate of Science degree and $40,000 per year toward the completion of a bachelor’s degree at Rice University. D’Souza was awarded the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, which helps top community college students continue their education and makes him eligible to apply for $50,000 annually for graduate school.
Graduates were honored at the 2018 commencement ceremony Friday, May 11, at the Champion Forest Baptist Church. Among the graduates, more than 30 students were congratulated for finishing their associate degrees while attending local high schools.
Lone Star College-University Park’s Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society chapter, Beta Epsilon Nu, was recognized with three Texas regional awards, five international awards and Five Star Chapter status at the honor society’s centennial Hallmark Awards Gala in Kansas City, Missouri, April 21.
LSC-University Park will host a SNAP Challenge for faculty, staff, students and community members April 23 - 27 in an effort to raise awareness of food insecurity among college students and the community.
LSC-University Park is partnering with Resource One Credit Union to host the college’s first Reality Fair April 11. The interactive event offers students budgeting and financial planning resources to help them learn to manage their money effectively and make responsible spending choices.
Congratulations to the 2017 LSC-University Park Faculty Excellence Award Winners! These faculty members were recognized by their students, colleagues, or previous award winners for the service they provide to the LSC-University Park community.
For LSC-University Park student Emil Gillett, a trip to NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC) in late 2017 offered not only an unforgettable glimpse at NASA’s achievements, but also a major boost to his own resume.
After hearing of the damage left by Hurricane Harvey, Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, New York, and The American Association for Women in Community Colleges – Onondaga Chapter raised $515 to benefit LSC-University Park students.
In celebration of Women's History Month in March, LSC-University Park’s Student Learning Resource Center (SLRC) and the Office of Student Life are hosting a panel discussion series that will look at strong women in history, literature, and leadership.
Through a partnership with Communities In Schools (CIS), Lone Star College-University Park is expanding student-centered support services to aid students in the pursuit of their academic, personal and career goals.
In the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Houston’s resilience made headlines throughout the country, as did residents’ strength and positive attitudes. Through a partnership with SpringHill Suites by Marriott Houston Northwest, Lone Star College-University Park students were no exception, using art to represent the #HoustonStrong theme.
Feburary is Black History Month and an ideal time to learn about and recognize the contributions and history of African Americans. Be sure to check out a variety of celebratory and educational events starting Feb. 1!
After a brief winer weather delay, spring classes kick off Thursday, Jan. 18, at LSC-University Park! To celebrate the new semester, Student Life is hosting a variety of events for students during ROAR Week Jan. 18-24.
Lone Star College-University Park has received a $22,000 donation from the Society for Information Management (SIM) Houston Chapter. SIM Houston presented a check to LSC-University Park representatives at SIM Houston’s Annual Clay Shoot Saturday, Nov. 18.
The Student Business Organization (SBO) is leading a holiday toy drive through November. Donations will benefit children in need during the holiday season through the Children’s Assessment Center (CAC).
More than 60 Lone Star College-University Park students affected by Hurricane Harvey received backpacks filled with school supplies in the fall 2017 semester. The effort was led by Brandi Jones, a professional development trainer and adjunct faculty member at LSC-University Park.
Lone Star College-University Park hosted the annual American Heart Association’s (AHA) Northwest Harris County (NWHC) Healthy for Good ™ Heart Walk for the third year Saturday, Oct. 21. Thousands participated in the noncompetitive, 5K walk on campus.
Officers from the Student Government Association (SGA) at Lone Star College-University Park attended the first SGA System Retreat this fall and plan to lead a digital food pantry initiative to help meet local needs, including those resulting from Hurricane Harvey.
Financial aid and admission representatives from more than 20 public and private colleges and universities will converge at Lone Star College-University Park Oct. 16 to share information about their programs with potential transfer students.
LSC-University Park hosted the Project GRAD closing ceremony Thursday, Aug. 3 with over 200 guests in attendance, including participating high school students and their family members. The ceremony celebrated the end of a successful Project GRAD Summer College Institute at LSC-University Park, in collaboration with Workforce Solutions, July 24 through Aug. 2.
Lone Star College-University Park invited community and business leaders to join the first meeting of the Community Advisory Council (CAC) April 27, 2017. This new initiative is part of LSC-University Park’s vision to be an innovative college and serve the community’s needs.
Amar Moturu is not your typical Lone Star College (LSC) graduate. While still a student at Cy-Fair High School, Amar received his associate of science degree at the LSC-University Park commencement ceremony Friday, May 12, at Champion Forest Baptist Church in Houston.
Ideas and imaginations will come to life when LSC-University Park’s new Innovation Room opens today (Tuesday, Feb.
21). A public open house from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. will feature demonstrations and hands-on opportunities of
virtual reality, and tinker stations will let visitors try out a variety of
Lone Star College-University
Park’s emerging theater program presented a special performance of the
previously sold out The Christmas Carol – The Radio play for members of the
Shining Stars Guild Board and their guests Dec. 4 in the Black Box Theatre on
Lone Star College-University
Park presented a whimsical, enchanting event, Tea with the Sugar Plum Fairy,
Sunday (Dec. 4) on campus. The afternoon holiday tea and ballet performance
drew nearly 100 children and adults to the community event.
Karina Cabrera is a student leader on campus, leading the pack in
more ways than one.
An International Studies sophomore, Cabrera serves in two major
leadership roles on campus. She is serving her first semester as president of
the Student Government Association and her second semester as president of the
International Studies Club.
LSC-University Park is offering a variety of mini-mester classes that are perfect for students who want to get ahead, students who are catching up and for students back in the Greater Houston area over winter break at their four-year institutions.
College-University Park and the Energy Conference Network will hold the
first-ever Texas Open Innovation Conference Tuesday & Wednesday, March 28
& 29, in suburban northwest Houston one of the fastest growing communities
in the country thanks to the city’s role as a global energy hub.
College-University Park has a new, fast-track program in mechatronics that is
specifically designed to meet Houston’s growing need for highly trained,
technical workers in the manufacturing sector.
Children from three Klein ISD grade schools are off to a better school year thanks to two Professional Staff Support Associations at Lone Star College-University Park.
The PSSA chapters for LSC’s System Office and LSC-University Park, both headquartered in facilities at State Highway 249 and Louetta Road, spent summer months gathering every kind of school supply imaginable to help young learners at Benfer, Zwink and Mittlestadt Elementary Schools.
Professors and departments are responding to changes in disciplines and student interests this fall with new classes.
"I want to commend our academic leadership team for thoughtfully considering our student needs," said LSC President Shah Ardalan. "Careful additions to our class offerings reflect our focus on students and our passion for innovation."
College-University Park chapter of Psi Beta has earned national recognition for
the second year in a row.
psychology honor society for community colleges has given the LSC-University
Park chapter one of only 14 national Chapter Excellence Awards for the
2015-2016 academic year. LSC-University Park’s young chapter held its first
induction in March of 2015 and has since become one of the college’s most
active academic organizations.
All cadets in the most recent Law Enforcement Academy (LEA)
class at Lone Star College-University Park passed the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement’s
(TCOLE) licensing exam on their first attempt, giving the class a coveted 100
percent pass rate.
There are two chances to
catch Pokémon with LSC-University Park. Lures will be set at the Lone Star
College kiosk in Willowbrook Mall on Wednesday, July 20, from noon to 2 p.m.
and at the campus 911 Memorial on Thursday, July 21, from noon to 2 p.m. Gyms
and local PokéStops are also nearby so you can try to "catch em'
The Academy for Lifelong Learning at Lone Star College-University Park will host an open house from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Aug. 16, at the Energy & Manufacturing Institute, 11521 Compaq Center West Drive in Houston. Free parking is available next to the building.
groundbreaking for LSC-University Park’s new Center for Science &
Innovation begins at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 28, near the intersection of
University Park Campus Drive and Compaq Center Drive West.
Looking for a
part-time job teaching college? Lone Star College-University Park may have a
position for you. The College will hold an Adjunct Faculty Career Fair from 4
to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 7, at its Energy & Manufacturing Institute,
11521 Compaq Center Drive West, Houston, TX 77070.
College-University Park welcomed more than 400 local middle and high school
students for its third annual regional Science Olympiad competition this spring.
The competition brought students from 12 high schools and 13 middle and junior
high schools together for a daylong competition.
might make a love match this Valentine’s Day through the Lone Star
College-University Park library’s Blind Date with a Book campaign.
Valentine’s Day paper, each mystery package displayed on the front counter of
the Student Learning Resource Center sports hints about the reading material
inside, including the first line of the book.
Officers from three law enforcement agencies left Lone Star College-University Park Dec. 4
with some colorful characters in their squad cars: more than 1,100 stuffed “911
Bears” of all shapes and sizes.
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board recognized Lone Star
College-University Park as the winner of its prestigious 2015 Star Award. The
College won for its innovative Education and Career Positioning System (ECPS) –
a suite of computer applications that help students in planning for their
LSC-University Park and a host of other agencies and institutions are collecting new teddy bears through Friday, Dec. 4, to assist law enforcement officers when they make calls involving stressful situations and children.
Looking for a part-time job teaching college? Lone Star College-University Park may have a position for you. The college will hold an Adjunct Faculty Career Fair on Thursday, Nov. 5, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Energy & Manufacturing Institute, 11521 Compaq Center Drive West, Houston, TX 77070.
Parents who attend LSC-University Park could receive full-time
childcare scholarships for the current fall semester, but applications should
be submitted as soon as possible.
Noble Energy, the D.
Bradley McWilliams YMCA and LSC-University Park joined forces this summer to
establish the Children’s Academy Scholarship Program. Noble Energy provided a
$20,000 grant to cover full-time childcare tuition at the YMCA Children’s Academy at University Park.
LSC-University Park President Shah Ardalan announced the new
venture and said future students who want to enroll in credit and workforce
programs can now come to the mall to talk with admissions specialists.
With only a semester under its
belt, the Lone Star College-University Park chapter of Psi Beta has earned
The national psychology honor
society for community colleges has given the LSC-University Park chapter one of
only nine Chapter Excellence Awards for the 2014-2015 academic year. The group
held its first induction in March.
Humanities faculty member Amy
Hirsch has taken over as the new director of The Honors College. She replaces
Jason LaPres, who has accepted an interim dean position at LSC-CyFair.
Hirsch teaches Honors Humanities I
Prehistory to Gothic and has taught several other humanities and English
courses during her teaching career at Lone Star College. She has worked for the
college since 2007 in both student services and instructional roles.
First-time students planning to attend Lone Star College-University Park in the fall will have several opportunities for "one-stop shopping" to take care of admissions-related requirements during College Bound Days on Tuesday through Thursday, July 21-23.
During the events, attendees can apply and enroll in classes, attend new student orientation and get help with financial aid. Students should bring their SAT/ACT scores as well as proof of bacterial meningitis vaccination.
Lured to a conference room under false pretenses, Lone Star College-University Park student Jessica Kent found herself surrounded by 30 well-wishers in on a secret: her next two years of college are paid for.
Kent won one of 90 Undergraduate Transfer Scholarships from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. The award can be worth up to $40,000 a year for tuition, living expenses, books and fees.
Kent plans to attend The University of Texas at Austin and major in International Relations and Global Studies.
The 2015 edition of Uproar, the college's Literary & Arts Journal received a warm reception as faculty, staff and students joined the writers, artists, editor and faculty at an author-and-artist signing party on Wednesday, April 22.
More than 250 people are expected for the Lone Star College Law Enforcement Academy's graduation ceremony at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 9, in West Dining on campus. Retired Houston Police Department Sgt. David Houston will deliver the graduation address. He will speak about the exemplary police officer, and will discuss the building blocks of character, competency, professionalism and leadership.
Psi Beta's Mission is to encourage professional development and
psychological literacy of all students at two-year colleges through
promotion and recognition of excellence in scholarship, leadership,
research and community service.
College is a perfect time to develop and refine leadership skills and
thanks to "Latinos Learning to Lead," a new semester-long program
designed by Dean of Student Success Julie Gruber, LSC-University Park
students are becoming stronger leaders.
About 300 students, faculty members and dignitaries explored issues of global interest at Lone Star College’s 12th Annual International Education Conference Friday, April 10, at the Lone Star College-University Park Conference Center.
Students, faculty and staff from across the college were encouraged
to stop by the Invitation-2-Innovate (i2i) booth on campus to share
their ideas regarding new processes, products or approaches that could
improve the campus, college or the world.
What happens when two creative and
academically talented freshmen put innovation and creativity at the top of
their list for creating a mid-term project? Professor Cherry H. Sawyerr told
her students that "Innovation begins with creative ideas," at the beginning
of her fall semester honors psychology class and the magic began.
Shawna Beaudreau, former Navy veteran and student at Lone Star College-University Park, shares her story about motherhood. Her daughter, Anna, happened to be born at the naval base where Shawna was stationed shortly after 9/11.
Commencement at Lone Star College-University Park is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, May 9 at West Dining on the campus located at 20515 SH 249 (at Louetta Road). We proudly spotlight graduates from the 2014 commencement class of LSC-University Park.
The new 70,000 square-foot Energy and Manufacturing Institute (EMI) will be dedicated at a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. on May 14. The building, located on the campus of Lone Star College-University Park at 11521 Compaq Center West Drive, will be a hub for high-tech workforce training in energy and manufacturing.
Lone Star College-University Park has announced exciting, new course offerings for the 2014 fall semester that starts Aug. 25. Registration for fall is now underway and students are urged to register early since classes fill quickly.
Is there a link between student success and visits to the Houston Museum of Natural Science or the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston? If education values critical thinking with a broad knowledge of the world, then the ideal place to start might be the humanities.
The pride of LSC-University Park will be on full display April 3 as we welcome the community to a Roar-UP Open House event. Join us from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. and experience what LSC-University Park has to offer.
Students wanting to move their degree plans closer to graduation or transfer can take advantage of low-cost options available at Lone-Star College-University Park. Registration begins March 5 for Summer I, Summer II and the May Mini-Mester.
Kathryn Friesen is inspiring others to reach for their dreams. The 14-year-old author and student at LSC-University Park and iSchool High has proven that writing and publishing a YA novel can become reality.
Lone Star College-University Park brought together the young and the young-at-heart for two events on Feb. 6 that demonstrated the wide-range of programs available on the campus for every member of the community, from toddlers to seniors.
Lone Star College student Kara Vigants represents everything positive about a returning college student over 40, including a love of learning. She recently won the 2014 Lone Star College Foundation Student Essay Challenge by writing about her learning experience and how it has influenced her life. Vigants and her award-winning student essay were recognized at the Lone Star College Chancellor’s Breakfast on Feb. 5.
When President Obama talked during his State of the Union address on Jan. 28 about the White House’s commitment to help high-school and college students succeed, members of the Lone Star College-University Park innovation team were not surprised. For them, it was a case of “been there, doing that.”
Lone Star College-University Park students are anticipating a return from the holidays with the official start of the 2014 spring term. Registration is currently underway for classes, which begin Jan. 13.
LSC-University Park President Shah Ardalan and two LSC-North Harris employees were selected to participate in the 2013 Chinese Bridge Delegation, a one-week educational exchange program in China Nov. 6-14. The program was sponsored by the Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) in China.
Qualified part-time instructors, tutors and more will be recruited Dec. 2 at Lone Star College-University Park’s hiring fair in response to an ever-present need for candidates in a number of subject areas.
Lone Star College-University Park celebrated Opening the Door to Citizenship Month with a public art unveiling in collaboration with the Texan French Alliance for the Arts on Nov. 19. The event honored LSC-University Park’s dedication to opening educational doors of opportunity and helping to achieve greater awareness of what it means to be an engaged citizen.
Visionary Talk Radio for Higher Education (VTR.4he) at Lone Star College-University Park will welcome sports and business thought leader, Marcus Wilkins to discuss “The Mind Muscle: Think Critically to Think Smarter” in an exclusive, live broadcast Nov. 18 at 3:30 p.m.
Listeners are encouraged to interact live with Wilkins in West Dining at LSC-University Park, via the Internet at http://blogtalkradio.com/visionary4he or call in at 347.850.8330.
Lone Star College
System recently received a 2013 Pro Bono Award from the Lone Star Legal Aid (LSLA)
during a reception celebrating National Pro Bono week.
The organization specifically recognized LSC-University
Park for its partnership, which includes hosting and promoting various LSLA
events. The reception was held last week
at the LSLA offices in downtown Houston.
Winners of the Second Life for Books recycled art project were recently announced by the Student Learning Resource Center (SLRC) at Lone Star College-University Park. Utilizing their creativity, resourcefulness and problem-solving skills, students in the Drawing I class of art instructor Kari Breitigam created unique 3-D sculptures from recycled books.
“LSC-University Park is pleased to be able to offer fun and exciting camps this summer for our younger students,” said Shah Ardalan, president of LSC-University Park. “This is a great way to expose children to LSC-University Park and get them interested in our innovative college atmosphere at an early age.”
Three area faculty members were named Lone Star College-University Park’s first faculty Excellence Award Winners and were recognized at the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) conference in Austin, TX, May 26 to 29.
Lone Star College-University Park’s Class of 2013, the college’s first graduating class, were recognized for their academic achievements on May 11 at the spring 2013 Commencement. The ceremony for both LSC-University Park and Lone Star College-Tomball students was held at 10 a.m. at Fellowship of The Woodlands.
Houston-based Corrpro, a global provider of corrosion control and integrity engineering services, recently created an endowment at Lone Star College-University Park as part of its expanding partnership.
The fall semester is right around the corner. Fall registration at Lone Star College-University Park will be open for all students beginning April 10. Although the fall semester doesn’t begin until August 26, classes fill up quickly.
Lone Star College System (LSCS) and Virtual Intelligence Providers, LLC (VIP) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish an innovative educational and commercial partnership to align corporate training needs with higher education programs.
LSC-University Park will hst its first Criminal Justice Symposium and Community Day in celebration of Criminal Justice Month. The event, will be Wednesday, March 27 from 10a.m. until 2p.m.
Lone Star College-University Park is home to LSCS’s Law Enforcement Academy. In addition, University of Houston Downtown-Northwest Campus, a partner universities at the college’s University Center offers degrees in criminal justice.
Nationally recognized author, entertainer and poet Odd?Rod (aka Roderick Borisade) will host an Open Mic Night at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at Lone Star College-University Park, in Building 13, Room 210. The free event is open to the public. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Devika Lalsinghani, professor of mathematics at Lone Star College-University Park, has been named a recipient of the inaugural 2012 John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Award by the League for Innovation in Community College.
“By partnering with VIP, we can provide comprehensive, customized, and cost-effective services and programs to offer additional value to over 90 VIP global customers and hundreds of existing LSCS customers,” said Shah Ardalan, president, LSC-University Park.
On Thursday, Dec. 6 more than 300 people joined Lone Star College System Chancellor Dr. Richard Carpenter and Lone Star College-University Park president Shah Ardalan in celebrating the dedication of the Lone Star College-University Park campus.
Lone Star College-University Park will host a Veterans Awareness Day Monday, Nov. 12 from 8 to 11 a.m. on the LSC-University Park campus, Bldg. 11, first floor. The event is to honor veterans and their families and educate the community on how to honor and treat those men and women who have served our country.
Students at Lone Star College-University Park can now earn one of three degrees simply by attending weekend classes. Beginning in the spring 2013 semester, LSC-University Park students will be able to earn an Associate of Arts degree in Business, Teaching or a general associate degree through the campus’ weekend college.
Lone Star College-University Park’s Chief Strategist for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Michael Mathews was one of several national thought-leaders invited to attend the White House Education Datapalooza in Washington on Oct. 9.
Lone Star College-University Park is currently enrolling students for fall 2012 Second Start classes. These eight-week accelerated classes are perfect for students who missed the start of the standard semester or need flexibility in their scheduling due to work or family. Students can register up to the first day of each class, which begin Monday, Oct. 22.
Lone Star College-University Center at University Park will host an open house for students interested in transferring to one of the center’s four-year university partners: Sam Houston State University–Northwest Houston Campus, Texas Southern University-Northwest Campus, University of Houston-Northwest Campus, and University of Houston Downtown-Northwest.
Lone Star College System employees Michael Mathews and Burton French took first place honors at the NW Houston Area L42 Toastmasters International speech contest held at Lone Star College-University Park on Saturday, Sept. 22.
HOUSTON (June 20, 2012) – Lone Star College System and the Shanghai Oriental Chinese Education Development Center (SOCEDC) executed a memorandum of understanding June 11 to form the Texas Center for Sino-U.S. Education and Cultural Exchange.