Academic Affairs |

College Preparation Programs

Contact Information
Nadia Nazarenko, Ph.D.
Executive Director
College Preparation Programs
Nadezhda.M.Nazarenko@
LoneStar.edu

281.290.2828

Marilyn Smith
Program Manager
General Educational Development (GED)
Marilyn.K.Smith@
LoneStar.edu

281.290.1822

Tammy Larson
Program Manager
Adult Education
Tammy.J.Larson@
LoneStar.edu

281.260.3570

Daniel Avila
Program Manager
Developmental Education
Daniel.S.Avila@lonestar.edu
281.290.3732

Martha Neely
Program Manager ESOL / Accelerate Lone Star
Project Director
Martha.L.Neely@
LoneStar.edu

936.521.4530

Tina Washco
Program Manager
Coastal Region GREAT Center
Tina.Washco@
LoneStar.edu

281.290.2710

Simone Bennett
Administrative Assistant
College Preparation Programs
Simone.Bennett@
LoneStar.edu

281-290-2799

The College Preparation Programs department provides leadership and support for Developmental Studies and grant-funded programs associated with Adult Education and Literacy as well as adult education programs, including General Equivalency Diploma (GED) and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).

Mission

Provide leadership in developing quality programs that prepare students for successful transition to workforce programs, college, and academic transfer.

Vision

College Preparation Programs lead in developing innovative pathways that accelerate student success in college and workforce readiness.

Developmental Studies

Emphasizes instruction in reading and basic math, providing additional preparation for college-level instruction.

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) emphasizes programs designed to help students improve reading, writing listening and speaking English.

General Educational Development (GED)

The General Educational Development (GED) test is an education service that enables a student to earn a certificate of High School Equivalency issued by the Texas Education Agency.

Adult Education

Lone Star College offers programs that help to build academic and workforce skills. Our grant-funded programs provide comprehensive training in English literacy and mathematics, while allowing students to attain workforce certifications and instructors of adult learners to attain professional development.

For more information about the specific programs, please visit the websites below.

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