Lone Star College System to host International Education Conference

Published on: March 19, 2014

Lone Star College System will host the 11th Annual International Education Conference “Globalizing our Community” Friday, April 11 from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the LSC-Kingwood John E. Pickelman Student Conference Center.

The morning keynote speaker will feature His Excellency, Ebrahim Rasool, ambassador of the Republic of South Africa, who will speak on the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela and the global impact he had.

“This conference will focus on globalization in Houston,” said Jim Stubbs, conference chair and LSC Dean’s Council representative. “We are so honored to have someone like Rasool  discuss global issues from his perspective. Conference topics will also include global sustainability, international travel and immigration.”

The event will also consist of breakout sessions on topics such as diplomacy, business development, globalized communication, media, technology and education, and global culture.

“We believe in offering our students and members of our communities the opportunity to learn about critical issues facing our world from key leaders,” added Dr. Katherine Persson, LSC-Kingwood president. “This conference will provide keen insight into the development of a shrinking world and where Houston fits in.”

Registration is required. Admission is free to the first 100 LSC students who register. Tickets are $25 for students and $40 for community members. After April 7, door registration may be available if space permits at the following rates: $30 for students and $45 for community members. Visit LoneStar.edu/IEC to learn more and to register for this conference.

In addition to the conference, LSC students are encouraged to submit original artwork pertaining to the conference theme of "Globalizing our Community” for a chance to win cash prizes. Deadline to enter is April 4 and interested students can learn more at LoneStar.edu/IEC.



His Excellency Ebrahim Rasool, ambassador of the Republic of South Africa will deliver
the morning keynote address at the Lone Star College System International Education Conference.

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 one of the fastest-growing community college systems 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, seven centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. 

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