A new student organization at Lee College will be hosting a benefit party this week to fundraise money for the cost of technical exams. The club, Dot Matrix, is throwing a “lan” party with computer and console games, known as such because dozens of classroom PCs will be networked together.

The party will be held on May 12, from 4 p.m. until as late as the building closing time, and located in classrooms on the first floor of the TV-1 building: rooms 116, 117, and 119. There will be a chance for one lucky guest to win a Raspberry Pi II B by entering a Wii U Super Smash Bros tournament for $2.

Other games will include Dungeons and Dragons, League of Legends, Halo, Street Fighter II, and a retro games emulator. There will be free popcorn, and pizza and soda for sale.

Example LAN Party
LAN Party. (Lancelona.)

Students can get a great value on education at Lee College, but for students in technical programs, affording additional certification tests can still be daunting. For many of these, which can cost several hundred dollars each, the expense is not reflected in the cost of attendance.

Dot Matrix was formed to help provide these resources, while at the same time enabling students to have a much needed break after their studies. This semester the club also fundraised by selling pizza and running a gaming booth at the campus Spring Fling event in March and by selling Chick-fil-A meals with the honor society, Phi Theta Kappa, during the IPDA National Championship Debate Tournament hosted at Lee in early April. They also ran a Super Smash Bros tournament at the Tech Night event on April 14, helping to promote the technical degree program offerings at the college.

For more information about Dot Matrix or the upcoming LAN Party, visit their website at www.dotmatrix.club.

Come out to have some fun while helping a good cause!

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 center in nearby South Liberty County, the college serves a geographic area of more than 220,000 residents that includes 14 independent school districts.

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