HOUSTON (July 30, 2019) – Lone Star College and Springfield College are making it easier for students to earn a Bachelor of Science in Human Services thanks to a new initiative taking place between the two institutions.
“Students will now be able to earn their Associate Degree in Human Services at Lone Star College then transfer directly to Springfield College to complete their four-year degree at LSC-University Center at The Woodlands,” said Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., LSC chancellor. “We are proud to be able to offer this exciting opportunity.”
The Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services enables students to build leadership skills to serve the community, develop critical thinking and social analysis skills, and integrate theory and practice in the classroom, workplace and community. LSC and Springfield College have had an articulation agreement in place since September 2018.
“Human Service work is both challenging and fulfilling,” said Alton Smith, Ed.D., LSC Board of Trustees chair. “It takes a special kind of person to make their communities and its members stronger in spirit, mind and body.”
Representing the LSC Board of Trustees were Dr. Smith, chair, and Mike Sullivan. Also in attendance were Helen Clougherty, LSC vice chancellor, Chief of Staff, Board Liaison; Dr. Archie Blanson, LSC vice chancellor, Student Success; Dr. Dwight Smith III, LSC vice chancellor, Academic Success; Link Alander, LSC vice chancellor, College Services; and Dr. James McGee, LSC vice president, Instruction.
Dr. Martha Potvin, Springfield College provost and vice president for Academic Affairs; Dr. John Eisler, Springfield College associate vice president for Academic Affairs, Office of Regional, Online and Continuing Education; and Benita Williams, Springfield College Houston assistant director of Administration also attended the ceremony.
About Springfield College
The mission of Springfield College is to educate the whole person in spirit, mind, and body for leadership in service to others. It starts with Humanics, the age-old Greek ideal of the balanced individual. We believe, as did the ancient Greeks that a person’s emotional, intellectual and physical lives are interconnected. The Humanics philosophy calls for the education of the whole person – in spirit, mind and body – for leadership in service to others.
About Lone Star College
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 seven colleges, eight centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.
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