Lone Star College-University Park holds first commencement ceremony

Former NFL linebacker Marcus Wilkins will address the 2014 graduating class at Lone Star College-University Park’s May 9 commencement, which will be held at 7 p.m. in West Dining.

“On May 9, we will proudly celebrate students who came to us as dreamers and walk the stage as achievers,” said LSC-University Park President Shah Ardalan. “Congratulations to all involved!”

Graduates will have an opportunity to hear Wilkins, now the membership director at the Greater Houston Partnership, address education, leadership and success at the first commencement ceremony held on the LSC-University Park campus located at 20515 SH 249 (at Louetta Road).

Playing his final NFL season with the Atlanta Falcons before retiring in 2008, Wilkins has continued his success and growth outside of professional sports by applying the principles he learned on the field to the boardroom.

Picture yourself at LSC-University Park! Registration is underway for fall classes, which start Aug. 25. For more information, please visit LoneStar.edu/Registration.

LSC-University Park is the sixth 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 across from Vintage Park. 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 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. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.