LSC-University Park to host events for Disability Awareness Day

HOUSTON (October 15, 2013) – Lone Star College-University Park will be hosting an Equal Learning Opportunity Expo for Disability Awareness Day Oct. 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“We’d like to encourage everyone to attend our inaugural Disability Awareness Day and tour our exciting and innovative campus,” said Fonda Johnson-Gaddie of Counseling, Disability and Career Services.

Diversity artist Matt Glowacki will be guest speaker and will talk about disability beyond challenges and labels. Judo champion Jordan Mouton will give a student presentation about sight-impaired athleticism without limits. Featured faculty speaker Sandra Patton, director of disability services, will be providing tips for inclusionary classrooms as well as where to find resources to support students with disabilities.

Organizations serving the disabled community will be featured in exhibits in the Commons includingChristal Vision, Inc.;Attention Deficit Disorders Association; Houston Best Buddies; Lighthouse of Houston.Community partner Jason’s Deli will provide 100 box lunches. Free T-shirts will be given away to the first 100 participants.

For more information about Disability Awareness Day at LSC-University Park, please contact

Fonda Johnson-Gaddie at Fonda.R.Johnson@lonestar.edu.

LSC-University Park is the sixth and newest LSCS campus located in the former Compaq Computer’s world headquarters complex. The 71-acre campus houses four university partners, a charter high school, several business partners, Lone Star Corporate College and the LSC Energy and Manufacturing Institute. Under the first President, Shah Ardalan, LSC-University Park’s vision is to be nationally recognized as the model for the innovative college of the 21st century. In just two years, LSC-University Park’s Invitation-2-Innovate (i2i) has resulted in many local, national and global recognitions including one patent.The campus is located at the corner of State Highway 249 and Louetta Road. For more information about LSC-University Park, call 281.290.2600 or visit LoneStar.edu/UP.

Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and the fastest-growing community college system in the nation. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.