Lone Star College Tomball News
Published on: April 25, 2007 The memory of a beloved daughter and popular student lives on to provide educational opportunities for future Lone Star CollegeTomball students thanks to a scholarship and hopeful endowment started by the Lone Star CollegeTomball Veterinary Technology Student Organization (VTSO). In April 2006, Candace Grace Howard died suddenly as a result of an all-terrain vehicle accident shocking her family, Lone Star CollegeTomball classmates and faculty.
It was devastating to us all, says Director of the Lone Star CollegeTomball Veterinary Technology program Doctor of Veterinary Medicine George W. Younger. Although she was only in her second semester here at Lone Star CollegeTomball she made an incredible impact one so great that her classmates in the Vet Tech Student Organization raised more than $5,000 to create a memorial scholarship in her honor.
The scholarship was announced Saturday during the annual Lone Star CollegeTomball Veterinary Technology Continuing Education Symposium attended by participating colleges from throughout North America with featured guest speakers including Lone Star CollegeTomball Dr. Ray Hawkins, Dr. John August of London University, and Dr. Agnes Ripley of All Pets Laser and Surgical Center in Bryan, Texas.
The Candace Grace Howard scholarship will be designated for first year students which is unique, says Younger.
We currently do not have any scholarships for our program that focus on first year students and since Candace was in her second semester, we thought it was fitting to offer this opportunity to those just starting out in the program, he says.
Younger is confident with the help of contributions from the community, Candaces former employer H-E-B, and family and friends that the scholarship will eventually meet Lone Star CollegeTomball parent Lone Star College Systems criteria for an endowment, which requires $15,000 in funds.
Our vet tech students have really gotten the ball rolling with their initial contribution and we are hopeful that those in the community will …