Lone Star College partner with Houston Methodist Hospital to advance education

By: Bill Van Rysdam
| Published 08/10/2022

Lone Star College joined students to celebrate their graduation from the Houston Methodist Hospital Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Rising Stars Summer Enrichment program.

HOUSTON, TX -- Lone Star College spoke to students who are graduating from the Houston Methodist Hospital Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Rising Stars Summer Enrichment program. The DEI program is part of Houston Methodist’s commitment to strengthening the community beyond its hospital walls.

“We received many comments from our students about how optimistic they felt about college and how they planned on speaking to their counselors and parents about applying,” said Samantha Kerr, Houston Methodist Hospital Senior Administrative Assistant. “Seeing the students transition from being overwhelmed and confused about attending college to being confident and determined is the difference that Lone Star College made by coming to speak to them.”

LSC provides access to in demand health care programs where students are taught with the latest equipment and technology. Students can study Biomedical Engineering, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Health Information Technology and Surgical Technology. LSC also offers a Nursing of Bachelor Science degree where students pay the same low tuition as the two-year programs saving thousands of dollars.

“It was wonderful to see how excited these students are about the next phase of their life,” said Dalia Sherif, Ph.D., LSC Executive Dean, baccalaureate Programs & Partnerships. “Students need new ways to think about and talk about diversity, equity and inclusion. Houston Methodist Research Institute is pioneering new ways to enable equity and inclusion in education and in the workplace.”

Fall registration is currently underway. Visit to learn about all the educational opportunities available at Lone Star College.

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, ranked 35th in Texas in the Forbes ‘America’s Best Employers By State’ list 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

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