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Washington Wrap Up – June 20, 2017

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here.   HOUSE House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) released a statement supporting President Trump’s recently signed executive order (EO) that seeks to expand funding for apprenticeships. House Education and […]

Texas Governor Signs Bill that Allows Community Colleges to Offer Baccalaureate Degrees

Texas Governor Signs Bill that Allows Community Colleges to Offer Baccalaureate Degrees

HOUSTON (June 15, 2017) – Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 2118 on June 12 which allows the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to authorize certain public junior colleges to offer baccalaureate degree programs in the fields of applied science, applied technology and nursing. “The state of Texas and the greater Houston metro area […]

Lone Star College Foundation Helps Student Start Close, Go Far

Lone Star College Foundation Helps Student Start Close, Go Far

HOUSTON (June 19, 2017) – Lone Star College graduate Kyle Breed is one step closer to realizing his dream of becoming chief of surgery for a trauma center, thanks to the Lone Star College Foundation. “For me, the reason for picking Lone Star College was economic,” said Breed. “A big part of it was the […]

Washington Wrap Up – June 13, 2017

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here.   HOUSE The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), Education, and Related Agencies held a hearing on President Trump’s fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget request for the Department of […]

Washington Wrap Up – June 6, 2017

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here. HOUSE The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies will hold a hearing entitled “Department of Labor (DOL) – Budget Hearing” on Wednesday, June 7, where DOL […]

Lone Star College Recognized for its Culture of Accountability

HOUSTON (May 26, 2017) – Partners In Leadership announced Lone Star College has received the prestigious 2017 Ozzie Award for Excellence in Education. The award recognizes organizations that have achieved impactful results in accountability, leadership and culture in education. LSC is the first institution of higher education to receive this award. Partners In Leadership is […]

Lone Star College Receives Prestigious Marketing Awards

HOUSTON (May 23, 2017) – 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 […]

Seeing Double: Three Sets of Twins Graduate from Lone Star College-Montgomery

Seeing Double: Three Sets of Twins Graduate from Lone Star College-Montgomery

CONROE (May 23, 2017) – Lone Star College-Montgomery graduation was twice as nice for three area families. Devyn Fitzpatrick & Haley Fitzpatrick; Christopher Frantz & Jason Frantz; and Ariole Jones & Ashley Jones, all twins, celebrated their associates degrees with almost 1,400 other graduates May 12. The ceremony was even more special for Ariole & […]