LSC-CyFair Graduate and Single Mom Takes Convenient Online Option to Earn Degree and Advance Her Career

Lone Star College-CyFair offers flexible options for earning a degree as Robyn Rawlings knows having graduated this May taking 99% of her coursework online.

“I started in 2013 with the winter mini-mester,” said Rawlings, who took one hybrid (part online and part classroom) EDUC 1300 class. “Online classes were the best for me because I work full time and am a single mom of a busy little 7-year-old boy.”

While she wasn’t able to participate in as much of the campus life as she would have liked, she did attend some weekend events and those that included family activities.

Graduate’s Dream to be First Female Engineer in Family Began with LSC-CyFair’s ESOL Program

Karen Picker’s dream of becoming the first woman engineer in her family, began with Lone Star College-CyFair’s English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Program in 2009.

While waiting to begin college in Venezuela, Picker spent some time in the United States visiting friends. At the time, she said she could barely spell her name or say basic words in English. She heard about LSC-CyFair’s ESOL Program and began the Level One class that spring.  

Lone Star College receives prestigious marketing awards

The Houston Chapter of the American Marketing Association awarded Lone Star College with two Crystal Awards for excellence in marketing and communications.

The Crystal Awards recognize Houston’s best marketing work among organizations, businesses and advertising agencies. LSC received Crystal Awards for: marketing campaign, business to consumer in-house; and best marketing campaign, nonprofit in-house.

Lone Star College receives $780,462 job-training grant

Lone Star College has been awarded $780,462 from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) to provide customized training for 347 new and incumbent workers employed at Webber, LLC, Webber Barrier Services LLC and Southern Crushed Concrete workers.

“We are very appreciative of the support of the Texas Workforce Commission and look forward to providing this training,” said Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., LSC chancellor. “We are committed to developing the Houston area workforce which contributes to growing economic prosperity of our community.”

Lone Star College awards record number of degrees and certificates at commencement ceremonies

Lone Star College conferred a record 7,983 associate degrees and certificates to eligible students who took part in commencement ceremonies this past week. That represents a 13.5 percent increase from 2015-16.

“This is an incredible achievement for both our students and faculty,” said Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., LSC chancellor. “I am extremely proud of the work done by our faculty and staff to help our Lone Star College students succeed.”

The ceremonies for six Lone Star Colleges took place May 12 and 13.

Lone Star College receives highly-coveted National Science Foundation grants

Lone Star College was recently awarded three grants through the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program.

The grants, which total $461,015, will focus on educating students in technical fields that help drive our nation's economy.

“The grants, which are highly sought after, are awarded based largely on faculty qualifications and leadership,” said Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., LSC chancellor. “The awards are a testament to the quality of the faculty and staff at Lone Star College.”

Lone Star College Foundation StarGala 2017 benefit student success

The Lone Star College Foundation raised over $450,000 as part of StarGala 2017, its annual signature event.

“I have always been, and continue to be, a big supporter of the Lone Star College Foundation,” said Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., LSC chancellor. “As a former director of Financial Aid, I saw a definite need to make as many scholarships available as possible.”

LSC-CyFair Disability Services Information Sessions Set Through August

What services are offered for students with disabilities who are transitioning from high school to Lone Star College-CyFair?  Find out at one of several Disability Services Information Sessions set between May 15 and Aug. 15.

Attendees will learn about LSC-CyFair’s process to receive accommodations in the college classroom, assistive technology, and resources available to college students as well as meet with Disability Services staff on hand to answer any questions.

Lone Star College recognized for engaging students in election process

TurboVote, a project of Democracy Works, has commended Lone Star College for its efforts to encourage students to participate in the election process.

TurboVote is an application that makes it easier to register to vote, request absentee ballots and sign up for voter information. Lone Star College engaged more than 4,000 students in the 2016 election process.

Lone Star College-CyFair Phi Theta Kappa chapter recognized as ‘Most Distinguished Chapter’

The Beta Lambda Mu Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Lone Star College-CyFair was named 2017 “Most Distinguished Chapter,” ranking it first among 1,300 chapters.

The “Most Distinguished Chapter” is the highest honor given to a Phi Theta Kappa chapter.

“I am very proud of this impressive achievement of our students,” said Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., LSC chancellor. “This award validates our commitment to ensuring excellence in teaching and learning to promote student success.”