Lone Star College-University Park officially graduates first class.

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.

LSC-University Park’s Class of 2013 consisted of 52 students who have earned their associate degree or certificate in fall 2012, spring 2013 or the summer 2013 semester. According to Shah Ardalan, president of LSC-University Park, “This graduation ceremony marked a milestone for LSC-University Park, with the first of many students who will graduate from this campus.”

Speakers for this year’s commencement included LSC-Tomball alumni and lawyer, Courtney Stamper. Dr. Susan Karr, president of LSC-Tomball, presided over the ceremony and Priscilla Kelly, LSCS Board of Trustee and Tomball resident, conferred the degrees.

LSC-University Park is the sixth and newest LSCS campus is located in the former Compaq Computer’s world headquarters complex. The 71-acre campus encompasses LSC University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, the LSC Energy and Manufacturing Institute and iSchool High. LSC-University Park’s vision is to be nationally recognized as the model for the innovative college of the 21st century. In just two years, LSC-University Park’s Innovation 2 Innovate (i2i) has resulted in many local, national, and global recognitions including one patent. The campus is located at the corner of State Highway 249 and Louetta Road across from Vintage Park. For more information about LSC-University Park, call 281.290.2600 or visit LoneStar.edu/UP.

Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and the fastest-growing community college system in the nation. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.

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