Lone Star College System News
Published on: February 13, 2014
The Lone Star College Foundations 21st Chancellors Breakfast was held at the Lone Star Community Building in The Woodlands where attendees heard first-hand accounts of student success from student essay winners.
Six recognized students, one from each of the six Lone Star Colleges, received a $1,000 scholarship, made possible by the generosity of LSC Foundation donors and supporters. In all, the Foundation manages assets of $21 million, with more than $16 million committed to endowed scholarships.
This is a very special event for me, said Dr. Richard Carpenter, LSC chancellor. The personal stories of hardships and triumph demonstrate the importance of the support given by our donors to these and many other deserving Lone Star College students.
The six student essay winners were: Tung Nguyen, LSC-CyFair; James Oakes, LSC-Kingwood; Sarah Gauteson, LSC-Montgomery; Julian Ciarella, LSC-North Harris; Miguel Garcia, LSC-Tomball; and Kara Vigants, LSC-University Park.
“It is wonderful that our donors and supporters get to hear, directly from students, how Lone Star College has made such a dramatic difference in their lives, said Darcy Mingoia, executive director of the LSC-Foundation. It is very moving to hear stories of how these students overcame obstacles and found a way to succeed.
Athena Moseley, a student essay winner from 2003, also spoke to the audience of more than 200 guests and supporters about her experiences, recalling her academic journey and the powerful influence LSCS had on her life then, and now.
Established as a 501(c)(3) Type I nonprofit corporation, the LSC Foundations mission is to raise money to support students and academic programs of the LSCS. Through StarGala, the annual golf tournament, and the generous support of individuals, corporations, businesses and other organizations, the Foundation is able to annually grant numerous scholarships to students attending LSCS colleges and centers. For more information, visit the Foundation online at LoneStarCollegeFoundation.org.
Excerpts from this years student essay winners: