House Representative

Phelan, Dade

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 05/31/2015

Nichols and Phelan Congratulate Lamar-Orange on New Multi-Purpose Building

Austin, TX - Senator Robert Nichols (Jacksonville) and Representative Dade Phelan (Beaumont) would like to recognize Lamar State College-Orange (LSCO) on receiving a $10 million tuition-backed revenue bond (TRB) to fund a much needed multi-purpose education building on the LSCO campus.

"This new multi-purpose building will help Lamar State College - Orange reach even more students through larger lecture rooms and resources to ensure they are successful while in college," said Nichols. " In addition, by expanding the continuing and workforce education department, it will provide further opportunities for local industries to educate their employees."

The multi-purpose building will be used to provide space for the continuing and workforce education department on campus. This program provides non-credit student learning opportunities for the community and customized training programs for local businesses and industries.

“Tuition Revenue Bonds were a top priority for the entire Southeast Texas delegation.” Representative Phelan said. ”I am proud our efforts were successful in the passage of House Bill 100 which ensures Lamar State College – Orange will have the assets necessary to provide a quality education for tomorrow’s workforce.”

The multi-purpose building will also house the College Success program which provides resources for incoming students. It will also include space for large lecture rooms that can be utilized campus wide.

Contact:
Senator Robert Nichols
Sydni Mitchell
(512) 463-0103

Representative Dade Phelan
Zach Johnson
(512) 463-0706