College Fairs Part of Student Success Playbook at Lone Star College-Tomball

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Published on: November 09, 2018 Watching students cross the stage during a Lone Star College-Tomball commencement can make literally hundreds of people feel as proud as a parent.

Weve been working with some of these students for two years or more and knowing we helped them take the next step is a little like being a parent, said Chinda Acosta an Academic Advisor II in the LSC-Tomball Transfer Center and one of the hundreds working behind the scenes guiding students to graduation, It is very rewarding.

This deep commitment to student success, shared by Lone Star College-Tomballs faculty, staff and administrators, is a cultural bedrock that pervades every meeting, every project, every plan.  What matters most is that students reach their goals, whether its earning an associate degree, a workforce certification or making the move to a four-year institution and earning a bachelors degree and beyond.

College Fairs, which LSC-Tomball schedules regularly, are an important cog in the many moving parts of an elaborate process that helps students begin, or continue, a college education. 

College Fairs are great because high school students and current college students looking to transfer, can meet and talk with representatives from colleges all over the state, said Acosta.

LSC-Tomballs upcoming college fair is November 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and takes place on the campus in the centrally located Commons.  It will feature the Houston Area Recruiters Network (HARN), and will feature about twenty institutions.  HARN representatives usually collaborate directly with local high school and college counselors, however during college fairs they want to meet personally with students and parents.  In this setting, representatives can take a more personalized approach responding to questions about degree programs, admissions, financial aid, housing, and college life.  And with all the representatives in one room, comparison shopping is much easier and students are far more likely to discover interesting things …

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