Success Stories Archive

A Degree of Success: David Schwartz

  David Schwartz had already earned a degree from the University of Houston, but felt like there something more he needed to do. “I realized I needed to go back to college and follow my passion,” said

A Degree of Success: Michelle Gardner

  MICHELLE GARDNER knew she needed to update her skills after being laid off. That’s when a friend – who just completed the inspection technology program at Lone Star College – suggested Michelle look in to it. “I

A Degree of Success: Graciela Love

GRACIELA LOVE is an individual who loves to help people and followed her dream to becoming a nurse. “Working as a nurse allows me the opportunity to care for clients in a professional but compassionate manner,” said

Alumni Profile: Amanda Adams – Lone Star College…Keeping Houston healthy

One of the hottest industries today is the health care industry, including everything from nursing, dental hygiene and Electrocardiology, to training for Emergency Medical Technicians. With nursing, the United States is experiencing a shortage of qualified nurses,

Alumni Profile: Prudencio Ochoa – Leading the way in keeping our community safe

Responding to the growing needs of businesses and communities, Lone Star College is training police officers who will be equipped to meet the duties and responsibilities of the 21st century peace officer. Lone Star College’s Basic Peace

Alumni Profile: Randy Williams – HVAC-R helps keep Houston cool

Anyone who has spent a summer in Houston knows the importance of air conditioning. The Texas Workforce Commission estimates the need for people who can install and repair heating, air conditioners and refrigeration systems will grow 25

Alumni Profile: Waquas Hussain – Information Technology…A career in the cloud

Information Technology has transformed today’s workplace. In today’s high speed, in-demand world, industries from banking, transportation, logistics and manufacturing all rely on computers, data storage and networking to keep their companies competitive and safe. LSC offers many

Alumni Profile: Lacey Castro – Lights, Camera, Action!

The growing world of entertainment technology delivers an exciting career working on live production events such as rock shows, Broadway musicals, and sound and music at some of Houston’s most recognizable entertainment venues. “When you graduate high

Alumni Profile: Ryan Gibbons

Nursing in his blood You might say Ryan Gibbons has nursing in his blood. “I come from a long line of nurses. My great grandmother was a nurse, my grandmother was a nurse and two of my

Student Profile: David Rico

Students who learn more, earn more Not having a high school diploma can severely limit job and career opportunities. Lone Star College offers General Educational Development (GED®) test preparation courses and GED testing which, when passed, certify

Student Profile: Hessami Hernandez

It’s never too late to go back to school LSC-University Park student Hessami Hernandez was not sure going back to school was the right choice when she went to enroll at Lone Star College. “I questioned my

Alumni Profile: George Ochoa

Machining occupation to grow by 37 percent Although George Ochoa had worked as a machinist for more than eight years, he still had trouble finding work because he lacked the proper training certification. After being turned down

Alumni Profile: Trevor Smith

Live Entertainment Technology provides stage ‘magic’ Have you ever been to a concert or performance and wondered, “How do they do that,” as you become mesmerized by the events alluringly simultaneous light and sound display? Have you

Alumni Profile: Cecil Conde

Lone Star College puts truck drivers on the road For 20 years, Cecil Conde worked as a radio producer and a traffic reporter flying over Houston’s roadways in a news helicopter alerting motorists about accidents, but felt

Alumni Profile: Twyla Coy

Certification Program an alternative for teachers Twyla Coy always had desire to teach, but her journey to the classroom took her on a unique path thanks to the Alternative Certification Program – a nontraditional route to certification

Alumni Profile: Brandon Keilsers

Community Colleges train 84 percent of area first responders Like many firefighters, Brandon Keilsers has a strong sense of helping the community. This led him to enlist into the Marine Corps, where he served for five years

Cathy Rodriguez Massage Therapy Becomes Career by Luck

Cathy Rodriguez’s choice to register for the massage therapy program at Lone Star College-North Harris was one of luck. Rodriguez had missed the deadline to sign up for another program at the college, and thought that she