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Lone Star College to host Welcome Back events

By: Bill Van Rysdam
| Published 06/01/2022

Lone Star College is hosting Welcome Back events to help those students who were impacted by the pandemic to continue their education.
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HOUSTON, TX -- Lone Star College wants to help people interested in education get back on track after the pandemic.

“COVID-19 disrupted so many lives and we want to help people interested in education get back on track,” said Gerald F. Napoles, Ph.D., LSC Vice Chancellor Student Success. “This event will provide everyone the opportunity to receive support in course selections, financial resources as well as professional counseling.”

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that even in the best of economic times, workers who have higher levels of education typically earn more and have lower rates of unemployment compared with workers who have less education. The same holds true for the economy created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Welcome Back to Lone Star College events takes place Wednesday, June 8, from 3 – 6 p.m. at all eight LSC campuses and includes a virtual event for LSC-Online, the college’s eighth official campus.

“This will be a wonderful opportunity for former students to familiarize themselves with all the student support services available to them,” said Napoles. “There will be Lone Star College staff on hand to help answer questions and offer career counseling.”

Qualified students may also be eligible to get up to $1,000 for summer classes with no strings attached for two summer classes and additional resources including laptops, iPads, and software through the LSC TechConnect program while they are enrolled at LSC.

Visit LoneStar.edu/WelcomeBack to learn more about all the great reasons to come back and earn that degree or certification at LSC.

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. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and has been named a 2021 Great Colleges to Work For® institution by the Chronicle of Higher Education and ranked 35th in Texas in the Forbes ‘America’s Best Employers By State’ list. 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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