ALDINE (April 1, 2021) – In September, when Gloria Villa registered for her classes at Lone Star College-East Aldine Center, no balloons or confetti fell, but she set a milestone for the satellite center by becoming its 1,000th student enrolled.
Opened during the fall 2019 semester, it took just four semesters for LSC-East Aldine Center to surpass triple-digits for students enrolled.
The center, much like the main campus at LSC-North Harris, is home to a variety of students such as high schoolers, workforce, and in Gloria’s case, transfer students.
“I see LSC-East Aldine Center helping me achieve my goals by showing me the college experience, and all the help I receive from here will always benefit me in the long run,” Villa said. “The college offers so much help through the tutors and advisors to help me along the way.”
For two years, Villa is working on her core courses before moving on to pursue her degree in Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University, with her sight set on becoming a police officer and homicide detective.
The resources provided to students like Villa were one factor that sold her on continuing her education at LSC-East Aldine Center after graduating high school. Of course, seeing firsthand how the school impacted a family member is what initially caught her attention.
“I chose LSC-East Aldine Center because one of my family members attended the LSC-North Harris campus, and they are now achieving great things,” Villa said. “I also liked what they have to offer, and they have been really welcoming and helpful.”
Seeing the relationships continue to grow from family member to family member and throughout the community is a goal that the center’s leadership is proud to see flourish.
“My team and I are constantly looking for ways to support our area students and ensure they have what they need to be successful,” said Dr. Luis Lucio, dean, LSC-East Aldine Center. “I can honestly say that the entire faculty and staff go that extra mile for every one of our students.”
It won’t be long before another student comes along and sets the next milestone. By then, the center will have served thousands of other students like Villa who found their place by choosing LSC-East Aldine Center.
“We would like to continue to grow our center, support the community, and foster higher education opportunities by adding more programs and courses at the center,” said Lucio. “The sky is the limit!”
LSC-North Harris and LSC-East Aldine Center advisors are ready to meet with students ahead of fall registration opening Monday, April 12. To learn more about programs offered or to schedule a virtual appointment with an academic advisor, please visit LoneStar.edu/LearnMore.
Lone Star College offers high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education to 93,000+ 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. Lone Star College consists of seven colleges, eight centers, eight Workforce Centers of Excellence, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.