Lee College recognizes Dayton and Liberty community leaders for support of new education center in South Liberty County

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Dr. Christina Ponce, left, Vice President of Student Success, Resource Development and Workforce at Lee College; Richard Till, President of the Dayton Community Development Corporation Board of Directors; Courtland Holman, Executive Director of the Dayton Community Development Corporation; Dr. Dennis Brown, President of Lee College; and Ronn Haddox, Chairman of the Lee College Board of Regents.

BAYTOWN, TX — Lee College recognized this week the Dayton Community Development Corporation and Liberty Community Development Corporation for their contributions to establish a new education center that will offer a dual credit institute, post-secondary educational programs, fast-track workforce training and community education to students in the South Liberty County area.

Centrally located on State Highway 146 bypass in Liberty, the Lee College Education Center – South Liberty County advances the college’s commitment to enhance the academic resources and workforce training offered throughout the region. The Dayton Community Development Corporation and Liberty Community Development Corporation each provided grants of more than $191,000 to help cover the costs of computers, lab equipment, technology, learning materials and other resources needed at the new facility.

Lee College administrators formally accepted the grant money and expressed their appreciation to Dayton and Liberty community leaders during special presentations at the October meeting of the Board of Regents.

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Gary Broz, left, Liberty City Manager; Dennis Beasley, President of the Liberty Community Development Corporation and Liberty City Councilman; Carl Pickett, Mayor of Liberty; Dr. Dennis Brown, President of Lee College; Ronn Haddox, Chairman of the Lee College Board of Regents; and Dr. Cathy Kemper-Pelle, Vice President of Learning at Lee College.
Expected to open in January, the Lee College Education Center – South Liberty County will host dual-credit classes that will allow students in five neighboring school districts — Anahuac, Dayton, Liberty, Hardin and Hull-Daisetta — to earn a college credential by the time they graduate. The Dual Credit Institute will offer coursework in the high-demand technical fields of process technology, electrical technology and computer-aided drafting and design, along with academic transfer courses.

The Lee College Education Center – South Liberty County will also provide a variety of community education classes and an emergency medical technician program that will start in the spring semester, pending state approval.

Lee College offers more than 100 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as non-credit workforce and community education courses, that prepare its diverse student body for advanced higher education; successful entry into the workforce; and a variety of in-demand careers. With the main campus and McNair Center located in Baytown, Texas, and a satellite office in nearby Liberty, the college serves a geographic area of more than 220,000 residents that includes 13 independent school districts. To learn more, visit www.lee.edu.