Lone Star College awarded 7,963 associate degrees and certificates to eligible students who took part in commencement ceremonies earlier this month.

“Graduation ceremonies are very special as we celebrate the hard work and dedication of our students and faculty,” said Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., LSC chancellor. “Their achievements will be something they remember for the rest of their lives.”

The ceremonies for six Lone Star Colleges took place May 10 – 12.

Lone Star College ranks third nationally in conferring Associate Degrees among all community colleges, according to data from the National Center for Educational Statistics. The ranking is from the 2015-16 academic year, the latest complete data available. There are approximately 1,100 community colleges nationwide.

In addition, the Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education Magazine recently named LSC a Top 25 College for Hispanics. LSC was ranked first in the nation for the number of Hispanic students enrolled and second for the number of associate degrees awarded. In all, Hispanics represented 38 percent of Lone Star College students who earned a degree or certification at this year’s ceremonies.

LSC commencement speakers included:


Spencer Tillman (Motivational speaker, broadcaster and former NFL Player)

Michael Aguilar (Class of 2018)


Angie Cervantes (Class of 2018)


Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale (Owner, Gallery Furniture)

Summer Johnson (Class of 2018)

LSC-North Harris

U.S. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee

Elizabeth Gonzalez Brock (director of external engagement and planning, Center Point Energy)


Dr. Quentin Wright (LSC interim vice chancellor Academic Success)

Jacob Files (Class of 2018)

LSC-University Park

Ed Gonzalez (Harris County Sheriff)

LSC Board of Trustee members Ken E. Lloyd, Art Murillo, Myriam Saldívar, Dr. Alton Smith, Dr. Kyle Scott, Dr. Ronald Trowbridge and David Vogt also participated in various roles at this year’s ceremonies.

“Congratulations to everyone who took part in these ceremonies, you should be very proud of your accomplishments,” said Head.

Lone Star College offers high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education to 99,000 students each semester. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area with an annual economic impact of nearly $3 billion. LSC consists of six colleges, eight centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.

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