GALLERY: Lone Star College nears completion of Houston North Fallbrook campus, targets spring opening

LSC-Houston North President Quentin Wright (left) said the new campus was funded through a partnership with Fallbrook Church, spearheaded by senior pastor Michael Pender (right). (Hannah Zedaker/Community Impact Newspaper)
LSC-Houston North President Quentin Wright (left) said the new campus was funded through a partnership with Fallbrook Church, spearheaded by senior pastor Michael Pender (right). (Hannah Zedaker/Community Impact Newspaper)

LSC-Houston North President Quentin Wright (left) said the new campus was funded through a partnership with Fallbrook Church, spearheaded by senior pastor Michael Pender (right). (Hannah Zedaker/Community Impact Newspaper)

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LSC-Houston North Fallbrook houses one of the first chemistry labs in the southern portion of the entire LSC System, Wright said. (Hannah Zedaker/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The 51,000-square-foot facility will be able to accommodate 3,500 students and features nine traditional classrooms each with the capacity for 24 students. (Hannah Zedaker/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The warehouse lab for the Logistics Management Program will serve as a central food distribution hub for all LSC-Houston North campuses. (Hannah Zedaker/Community Impact Newspaper)
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LSC-Houston North Fallbrook houses one of the first chemistry labs in the southern portion of the entire LSC System, Wright said. (Hannah Zedaker/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The campus also features counseling services, a food pantry, mobile tutoring, several open study areas and a testing center. (Hannah Zedaker/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Programs offered at the campus include associate degrees in the following areas: arts; science; arts in teaching, or education; applied science and certificate I in logistics management; applied science in mobile app design; applied science and certificate II in game design; and applied science in esports. (Hannah Zedaker/Community Impact Newspaper)
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LSC-Houston North Fallbrook is located on the campus of Fallbrook Church. (Hannah Zedaker/Community Impact Newspaper)
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LSC-Houston North President Quentin Wright (left) said the new campus was funded through a partnership with Fallbrook Church, spearheaded by senior pastor Michael Pender (right). (Hannah Zedaker/Community Impact Newspaper)
Lone Star College is nearing the completion of the construction of its newest campus, LSC-Houston North Fallbrook, with plans of welcoming students into the facility at start of the spring 2021 semester.

According to LSC-Houston North President Quentin Wright, the $13 million project was funded through a partnership with Fallbrook Church, where the facility is located. As Fallbrook Church is already home to its own preschool program and Fallbrook Academy—a charter school for kindergarten through eighth-grade students with plans of expanding to the high school level—senior pastor Michael Pender said students will soon be able to attend preschool through college in one location.

"Our expertise isn't educating students, so we've built partnerships and we couldn't ask for a better partner than Lone Star [College]," Pender said. "This is the final piece of the puzzle for us to be able to focus on education and jobs; that's our community commitment."

LSC-Houston North Fallbrook is one of four campuses that make up LSC-Houston North, the newest college of the LSC system. LSC-Houston North also includes LSC-Houston North Fairbanks, LSC-Houston North Greenspoint and LSC-Houston North Victory.

The 51,000-square-foot facility will be able to accommodate 3,500 students and features nine traditional classrooms each with the capacity for 24 students; four computer classrooms; two science labs; one collaboration-based classroom; a warehouse lab, which will serve as a central food distribution hub for all LSC-Houston North campuses; and a student services area. The campus also features counseling services, a food pantry, mobile tutoring, several open study areas and a testing center.

Programs offered at the campus include associate degrees in the following areas: arts; science; arts in teaching, or education; applied science and certificate I in logistics management; applied science in mobile app design; applied science and certificate II in game design; and applied science in esports. Wright said the new campus will likely draw from neighboring school districts including Aldine and Spring ISDs.

"This is the first location in which every classroom is WebEx-enabled, meaning that we can do virtual conferences of classes from every classroom [so] every classroom has streaming ability," Wright said.

Construction began on the project in November 2019, and while the new campus was previously anticipated to open for the fall 2020 semester, Wright said the ongoing coronavirus pandemic pushed that timeline back a few months. However, the campus is now on track to open for the spring semester, and campus officials plan to host several registration events throughout December as well as an informational town hall Nov. 19 at 6 p.m. While the event will have limited in-person guests due to COVID-19, it will also be livestreamed.

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By Hannah Zedaker
Born and raised in Cypress, Texas, Hannah Zedaker graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in mass communication and a minor in political science. She began as an intern with Community Impact Newspaper in 2015 and was hired upon graduation as a reporter for The Woodlands edition in May 2016. In January 2019, she was promoted to serve as the editor of the Spring/Klein edition where she covers Spring ISD and Harris County Commissioners Court, in addition to business, development and transportation news.


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