Lone Star College-University Park Welcomes Harris County Public Health Expert for ReadUP! Series on Hurricane Preparedness

Lone Star College-University Park welcomes Halley Goldstein, of the Harris County Public Health Department, to discuss hurricane preparedness as part of the college’s ReadUP! series, Tuesday, March 5, 2024.
Lone Star College-University Park welcomes Halley Goldstein, of the Harris County Public Health Department, to discuss hurricane preparedness as part of the college’s ReadUP! series, Tuesday, March 5, 2024.

As residents near the Gulf Coast prepare for the upcoming hurricane season, Lone Star College-University Park (LSC-University Park) is hosting an important session in its ReadUP! series on hurricane preparedness. The March 5, 2024, event features Halley Goldstein from the Harris County Public Health Department. The session will take place in the Student Learning Resource Center (SLRC) Teaching Gallery, building 12, 8th floor, from 2-3 p.m.      

Goldstein, who holds a Master's in Social Work from Monmouth University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Rider University, will discuss community resilience and preparedness, sharing strategies to effectively deal with the spectrum of conditions from tropical storms to hurricanes. Her presentation comes at a critical time, as hurricane season, spanning from June 1 through Nov. 30, approaches. 

The event includes a lecture followed by a question-and-answer session, welcoming students, faculty, staff, and the surrounding community, to engage directly with Goldstein on these vital topics.

“The ReadUP! program encourages thought-provoking discussions and civic engagement beyond the classroom," said LSC-University Park ReadUP! committee co-chair Priscilla Arteaga.

“This session on hurricane and tropical storm preparedness directly addresses issues that our community faces annually, embodying our dedication to tackling relevant issues head-on,” added ReadUP! co-chair and history professor Jamie Stoops, Ph.D.

For more information on the ReadUP! program including the next event March 5, 2024 on hurricane preparedness, please visit Lonestar.edu/UP-ReadUP.

Lone Star College-University Park is dedicated to empowering students through education and enriching the community through innovative programs and partnerships. LSC-University Park offers more than 70 programs of study, including credit and non-credit courses, workforce training, and continuing education classes with a variety of start dates. Classes are available in traditional, online, and hybrid formats, accommodating daytime, evening, and weekend schedules. For more information or to register online, visit LoneStar.edu/UP-NextStart, call 281-290-2600, or email UPAdvising@LoneStar.edu.

Established in 2012, LSC-University Park has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing and most innovative higher education institutions in the country. Led by President Virginia M. Fraire, Ph.D., the college is devoted to impacting the community's prosperity and upward mobility through student success. LSC-University Park’s expert and compassionate faculty and staff provide students with holistic and immersive education and training in disciplines and industries that meet current and future workforce needs.

Located on the grounds of the former Compaq Computer Corporation and Hewlett Packard's world headquarters, LSC-University Park's facilities include the new Visual and Performing Arts building, the Center for Science & Innovation, the Energy & Manufacturing Institute, Learning Innovation Labs, and the Geology Rock Wall. It is also home to the University of Houston-NW Downtown, Lone Star Corporate College, iSchool, and YMCA Children's Academy.

Lone Star College enrolls over 80,000 students each semester providing high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Mario K. Castillo, J.D., serves as Chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area. LSC has been named a 2023 Great Colleges to Work For® institution by the Chronicle of Higher Education and recognized by Fortune Magazine and Great Place To Work® as one of this year’s Best Workplaces in Texas™. LSC consists of eight colleges, seven centers, eight Workforce Centers of Excellence and Lone Star Corporate College. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.

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