Retirees invited for camraderie and brunch in October

DSC_8542Lone Star College System retirees will join the Chancellor Dr. Richard Carpenter and the Foundation at their annual brunch get together on Tuesday, October 8, at the Community Star Building at the System office.

The festivities begin at 10:00 am and will include plenty of time for reminiscing, for enjoying a complimentary meal, and hearing an update on the system. Retirees are encouraged to send recent photos of their activities and travels to the foundation for the power point presentation. Former LSC-Tomball President Roy Lazenby will emcee the event.

To RSVP, please contact Special Events Manager Judy Lux at 832.813.6640 or by email at Judy.Lux@LoneStar.edu.

20th Anniversary Golf Tournament Update

Golf PictureGolf at the Tournament Course full but Palmer Course has openings

Responses to this year’s golf tournament are enthusiastic and the premier opportunity to play at the Tournament Course is already sold out.

“Last year, the tournament sold out and we offered the top sponsors an opportunity to play on the Tournament Course with only one team assigned per hole,” Special Events Manager Judy Lux explained.

“Because our golfers loved this opportunity, this summer we announced a repeat opportunity to all tournament participants and very quickly the course was full,” she added.

The tournament is celebrating its 20th anniversary and, in addition to a great day of golf, provides financial resources for students seeking certificates and degrees at Lone Star Colleges.

Although the premier experience is sold out, there are plenty of openings on the beautiful Arnold Palmer Signature Course at The Woodlands Country Club.

All golfers receive an exceptional Nike golf shirt, lunch and dinner, and an opportunity to win fabulous prizes. Registration begins at 10:00 a.m. with the shotgun start at 11:00 a.m.

Tournament sponsors to date include Top sponsor, Insperity, at the Champion level. EMC2/Unique Digital, Inc., Follett Higher Education Group and The Kroger Company are all Master Sponsors. Oceaneering International has graciously agreed to underwrite the dinner for the seventh year in a row.

Classic sponsors include: Henry T. Brooks, Caldwell Companies, Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital, Jones Lang LaSalle, Kirksey Architects, Toni Lawrence, MATTCO Manufacturing, Troxell Communications, Inc., and U.S. Trust Bank of America Private Wealth Management.

Record number of students touched by the Foundation’s donors

Students Studying900+ students will receive scholarships this fall, the largest number in the history of the Lone Star College Foundation, Executive Director Darcy Mingoia announced recently.

“Typically we will receive additional funds during the Fall and early Spring from our donors. We will likely distribute more than $1 million in awards this academic year,” she explained. “More and more of our students each year depend on scholarship assistance to cover the costs of tuition and fees. The generosity of our community friends impact LSCS students and their families as they strive to strengthen their skills and prepare to enter the local workforce,” she added.

The majority of scholarships distributed this fall are the result of a donor’s $15,000 investment. Donors have the opportunity to name the scholarship and select the criteria. Committees on each campus, facilitated by the Financial Aid Office, select the recipients. More than 400 students were awarded these scholarships.

The second largest group, more than 350 scholarships, is from donors who offer assistance through the Foundation’s special scholarship program. Many of the scholarships are made in honor or in memory of deceased friends or relatives. The donor can select the name of the scholarship as well as the criteria. As with endowed scholarships, the Financial Aid Office facilitates a selection committee on the campus to ensure that the donor’s specifications are met.

The remaining scholarships are the result of the Aldine Scholarship Fund and the proceeds of the Foundation’s special events.

If you would like additional information about creating an endowment or special scholarship, please contact Executive Director Darcy Mingoia at 832.813.6636 or by email at Darcy.Mingoia@LoneStar.edu.

Memorial contributions the choice of many families

Oftentimes, the Foundation is the recipient of contributions made in memory of loved ones who have passed away. Many community families choose this type of recognition in lieu of flowers. Former employees are remembered but employment by the system is not a requirement of this type of recognition.

Memorial contributions can be used for a student scholarship or to support an academic program. If you would like additional information about memorial gifts, please contact Executive Director Darcy Mingoia at 832.813.6636 or by email at Darcy.Mingoia@LoneStar.edu.