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Lone Star College System Trustees to hold budget hearing, regular meeting

August 2, 2011

HOUSTON (Aug. 1, 2011) – The Lone Star College System Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing of the 2011-2012 Proposed Budget on Aug. 4, 2011 at 5 p.m. in the board room of the Lone Star College System Training and Development Center, 5000 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands, Texas 77381, followed immediately by a workshop and regular meeting in the board room.

The link for the board agenda is available on line at http://wwwappsdstc.lonestar.edu/board the Monday before the meeting. For more information contact Jed Young, executive director of communications, at 832.813.6521.

This notice is given pursuant to Section 551.001 et seq. of the Texas Government Code.

With more than 69,000 students in credit classes for spring 2011, and a total enrollment of more than 85,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Park, 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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Lone Star College System putting local heroes first with College Credit for Heroes

July 30, 2011

HOUSTON (July 28, 2011) – As part of the College Credit for Heroes program launched by Gov. Rick Perry in July, local military service members and veterans will be given college credit for skills they have mastered in the military.

The military members will be able to use those credits toward an associate degree at Lone Star College and several other Texas schools.

Administered by the Texas Workforce Commission, the $3 million workforce development initiative is designed to recognize the exceptional knowledge and skills gained by military service members and award them college credits for their military experience.

“Lone Star College was chosen to participate in the program not only because we have a high veteran population in our service area, but because we are fiercely committed to helping educate those who have and are continuing to defend our freedom,” said Dr. Richard Carpenter, chancellor of Lone Star College System.

Overall, seven Texas community colleges were selected to participate in the College Credit for Heroes program. The colleges will provide models for awarding college credit by evaluating military training, including testing and prior learning assessments, which other Texas colleges may replicate. There will be a focus on allied health careers, and the initiative will partner with the Military Education Training Center in San Antonio to provide current active duty service members with an accelerated degree plan.

LSCS received $544,000 to chair the Texas Inter-College Council on Veterans, comprised of Alamo Colleges, Central Texas College, Lee College, San Jacinto College, Houston Community College, and Temple College. The colleges will gather and share best practices.

In addition, LSCS will support, test and evaluate the College Credit for Heroes website to ensure the appropriate functioning and award of college credit for service members and veterans.

According to the Texas Veterans Commission, Texas is home to 1.8 million veterans, including 450,000 who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. College Credit for Heroes helps address high unemployment rates that are seen for veterans who served on active duty after September 2001.

“Our veterans are an important asset to our community. They bring a whole new set of skills and knowledge,” said Carpenter.  “Lone Star College, along with College Credit for Heroes, can help our veterans go from serving their country afar to graduating with a degree.”

For more information about the College Credit for Heroes program, call Educational Partnerships and P16 Initiatives at 281-290-3709.

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Explore Spring Texas is a locally owned and operated online city guide andbusiness directory for Spring TX. There you can find all kinds of services – from restaurants and automobiles to shopping and home services. A online community resource for Spring & Klein TX, providing local newsreal estate,jobscalendar & eventsfree press releasesfree classified adsfree garage sale adsmonthly photo contestsaffordable advertising and more. ExploreSpring.com provides a central online location 24 hours a day to find information relevant to the Spring TX Community. The web site is located athttp://www.explorespring.com.

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Academy for Lifelong Learning Recognizes Outstanding Volunteers of the Year

July 21, 2011

Dale and Lynda Woodruff Honored for Dedication to Lone Star College-Montgomery

Dale and Lynda Woodruff Honored for Dedication to Lone Star College-MontgomeryThe Academy for Lifelong Learning (ALL) at Lone Star College-Montgomery has honored an outstanding couple, Dale and Lynda Woodruff, with the organization’s 2010-11 Volunteer of the Year award. This is the third year that ALL, an intellectual and personal growth organization for active, older adults, has issued this award.

The Woodruffs have been a part of the ALL organization since 2004. Over the past seven years, Lynda has served as a volunteer class coordinator, an ambassador, the chairman of the spring and fall open house, and since 2008, a member of the ALL Advisory Board.

Dale, while supporting Lynda in her roles, has been ‘instrumental’ in putting together ALL’s dulcimer group, The Lone Star Strummers, which provides musical entertainment at events throughout the area
including the Montgomery County Fair. Dale also volunteers with ALL’s Technology team as a computer coach.

“We were very surprised with the honor of being named Volunteers of the Year,” said Lynda. “It was a total surprise, as we had no idea that we were even nominated. It’s been an honor for us to have our names placed on a plaque with the previous recipients.”

The Woodruffs, who have been married for more than 50 years, moved to The Woodlands from the Houston area in 2001 after Lynda retired from her administrative position at Cy-Fair Hospital in Cypress. Two years later, Dale retired from his long-running, successful career as an electrical engineer.

“We moved here to retire, and ALL has given us a whole new outlook on life,” said Lynda, who enjoys attending classes about medical issues, the Civil War, and traveling. “I have actually heard people say, ‘ALL saved my life,’ or ‘ALL gave me somewhere to belong.’ This may not be true for every person who joins, but it certainly is a place to start.”

The ALL program offers older, active adults non-credit classes and social activities for continued intellectual and personal growth. For a small, annual membership fee, area residents have access to a variety of lectures, workshops, art, and computer classes, as well as trips to local destinations. Classes are taught or facilitated by a variety of individuals who represent a wide range of expertise and life experiences. These include current and former professors, subject matter experts, guest lecturers, and hobbyists.

Each of the five colleges within the Lone Star College System offer continuing education  for their older, active adults through the ALL organization. Course offerings and program events vary with each campus.

“The members are quite often retirees, couples, widows or widowers moving to our area to be near a child and their family,” said Lynda. “It can be difficult to find you own group when coming to a new area, but ALL provides the entertainment, education, and fellowship to help seniors adjust to new situations.”

The Woodruffs have two children, a son who lives in Houston and a daughter who lives in Seattle, along with three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

“Dale and Lynda are fantastic people—real
genuine Texans with a big heart,” said Donna Smith Burns, LSC-Montgomery’s ALL program manager. “It’s people like them that make the ALL program so successful. We strive for a ‘personal’ touch in lifelong learning, and that’s only possible through volunteers like the Woodruffs.”

For an opportunity to learn more about the ALL lectures and classes being offered this fall, LSC-Montgomery is hosting an open house on Saturday, August 20, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., in The Commons (Building A). The public is invited, and entertainment and refreshments will be provided.

For more information about LSC-Montgomery’s Academy for Lifelong Learning or the open house, call (936) 273-7446, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/all-montgomery.

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ExploreSpring.com News Highlights 3/27/2009

March 28, 2009
Human Services Professional Institute (HSPI) Schedules April Seminar
Spring Texas

Seminar on Ethics is Set for Friday, April 3

The Human Services Professional Institute (HSPI) at Lone Star College-Montgomery, which is designed to provide continuing education opportunities and develop partnerships with area human services agencies, will offer a seminar on Friday, April 3, focusing on “Ethics.”

 

Community College Choral Festival Returns to Lone Star College-Montgomery

Lone Star College-Montgomery will host for a second year the Gulf Coast Intercollegiate Choral Festival on Friday, March 27. Choirs from community colleges throughout the greater Houston area will join together for a full day of rehearsing and music making, culminating in a free, public performance at 7:30 p.m. in the Lone Star College-Montgomery Center for the Arts (Building D theatre). More than 100 singers are expected to participate, creating a massive sound that will fill the hall.

 

Commissioner Eversole to Speak at Chamber Banquet
Christmas in July Gala

The 2nd Annual Christmas in July Gala to distinguish the year’s best business with the Toni Awards

Spring, Texas – March 25, 2009 – The Spring-Klein Chamber of Commerce (SKCC) is proud to announce that Jerry Eversole, Harris County Precinct 4 Commissioner, will be the special guest speaker at the chamber’s 2nd Annual Christmas in July Gala.

 

IEC Speakers to Include Polumbaum and Tolbert; Poster Contest Deadline Nears

HOUSTON (March 18, 09) — Lone Star College System and the Gulf Coast International Education Consortium will host the Sixth Annual International Education Conference, Asia: Bridging the New World, April 17 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at Lone Star College-Tomball.

 

“Kierkegaard: Father of Existentialism?” is Topic for April 2 Lyceum Series

The Lone Star College-Montgomery Lyceum Speaker Series welcomes Dr. C. Stephen Evans, professor of philosophy and humanities at Baylor University, who will lecture on “Is Kierkegaard the Father of Existentialism?” on Thursday, April 2, at 6 p.m. in building B, room 102. A “meet and greet” reception with refreshments will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the lobby outside of the lecture hall in building B.

 

Get Your Green On

It is time to get your green on! Not because it is lucky on St. Patrick’s Day or if
you are Irish, but because:

 

The Riddle Report, March 17, 2009

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Ever since I began chairing the Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, it seems like I haven’t had the time to sleep or eat, much less update you on our progress!

What’s Happening This Weekend

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Carranza Puppets Production of Rumpelsti

Indoor Spin-a-Thon at the YMCA

Mercer Bamboo Meetings
Houston Symphony – Bach VS. Vivaldi
Weight Management Classes

Wildflower Walk and Bike Tour at Jones P

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Mah Jongg Tournament

YMCA Spring Youth Sports

Wildflower Walk and Bike Tour at Jones P

About ExploreSpring.com

Explore Spring Texas is a locally owned and operated online city guide and business directory for Spring TX. There you can find all kinds of services – from restaurants and automobiles to shopping and home services. A online community resource for Spring & Klein TX, providing local news, real estate, jobs, calendar & events, free press releases, free classified ads, free garage sale ads, monthly photo contests, affordable advertising and more. ExploreSpring.com provides a central online location 24 hours a day to find information relevant to the Spring TX Community. The web site is located at http://www.explorespring.com .

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Spring Texas News Highlights, May 13, 2008

May 13, 2008

Thank you for visiting the Explore Spring Texas Blog. Here are a few news highlights from the week as allows, stay current on community events by visiting our community calendar.

Spring Student Accepted into People to People Academic Program

Klein Oak International Baccalaureate student, Jorge Carrillo, will join a select group of students representing their school, communities, and country as People to People student leaders.” 

Summer Bridge Program Helps Students Qualify for College-Level Courses

This July and August, Lone Star College-Montgomery will offer a nationally-recognized, three-week Summer Bridge Program for students who need extra academic work to place into college credit courses.  $100 Scholarships Available for the First 60 who Enroll and Complete the Program

Voters Approve Lone Star College System Bond Measure, Elect Trustees

A $420 million bond referendum to build new facilities and infrastructure for fast-growing Lone Star College System sailed to victory Saturday night by a 62-38% margin.”