Family motto leads to memorial scholarship
Mark Braswell knew he wanted to be a firefighter since he was 5 years old, frequently begging his mother to "follow that fire truck" when one passed them in the car. Braswell went on to live his dream serving as a captain in the Houston Fire Department and assistant chief for the Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department.
Tragically, Braswell's life was cut short in a bicycling accident. To honor his memory, the family has established The Mark Braswell Memorial Scholarship which will provide tuition for Lone Star College-CyFair students attending the Fire Science Academy. Read More>
Student stories are reason professor gives
Dr. Jean Whileyman, a retired Chemistry professor, has taught thousands of students over the years at various LSC Colleges and each one had a story to tell. Read More>
Our good neighbor Noble Energy, Inc.
Nestled in amongst tall pine trees and shopping centers is LSC-University Park. Right next door is Noble Energy, Inc. and over the years, the college and leading energy company have formed quite the neighborly relationship. This relationship has blossomed recently into a $250,000 donation from Noble for LSC-UP's new geology wall, $25,000 for scholarships, and $50,000 for The Noble Energy, Inc. Endowment in Honor of Dr. Shah Ardalan. Talk about a great neighbor! Read More>
LSC scholarship comes full circle
Nguyen Nguyen is a LSC success story come full circle. Nguyen started his journey at LSC-North Harris where he won the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke scholarship and completed his Bachelor's degree at Texas A&M University. Now a small business owner and LSC alumnus, Nguyen created a scholarship to help future Cooke scholarship finalists at Lone Star with additional expenses. Read More>
It takes a village
Little gifts can add up to make a big impact and Heritage at Towne Lake residents know that it truly takes a village to help educate our community's future leaders. Read More >
Follett provides books and so much more!
If you attended StarGala 2017, you DEFINITELY remember Josiah Crosby, a student at LSC-North Harris pursuing his associate's degree in communication. Josiah shared his personal and moving story of success with 600 guests at StarGala 2017. As a result, long-time Foundation and college supporter Follett stepped up and offered to cover Josiah's books for the remainder of his academic journey at Lone Star College!Follett has already committed to serving as the Tournament Sponsor for the upcoming Drive for Scholarships Golf Tournament on November 20, 2017, as well as a Visionary Sponsor for this year's StarGala, scheduled for April 14, 2018. For their generosity, Follett is recognized in the Celebration Circle! Read more >
Donor gets a chance to pay it forward years later
LSC-Montgomery scholarship donors Karen and Waylan West were both the first in their families to attend college, a feat which almost didn't happen except for the generosity of others. "Due to financial problems, Waylan could not attend college, but his high school principal, Mr. Payne, who had become an associate dean at Temple Jr. College, called him after college started. Mr. Payne said he noticed that Waylan had not registered so he told him to come and register the next day because he had paid his tuition." said Karen. Karen also fondly remembers about getting a chance to have breakfast with the people who gave her a scholarship. Read more >
A gift today = a gift forever
Since 2007, over 15 students studying in the disciplines of education, engineering, science or mathematics, who attended Conroe ISD and had a minimum 3.0 GPA, have benefited from scholarships provided by the Glenn Family Endowment. Candi and Gerald Glenn, residents of The Woodlands and active community volunteers, established this endowment as a result of a suggestion made by a trusted friend, who was also a supporter of the LSC Foundation. "When this particular friend says to support something, we strongly consider it," says Candi. "So Gerald and I talked about it..." Read more >
A very quiet donor empowers the "difference makers"
On September 29, 2015, the 7th Annual Dr. Linda Stegall Excellence in Education Banquet was held at the Marriott Houston Airport. This celebration honors the top 25 students at LSC-Kingwood who have demonstrated academic achievement and success as indicated by their GPA's. The recipients each receive $3,500 to continue their second year of study at Lone Star College. These scholarships are made possible as a result of an endowment funded by an anonymous Kingwood area couple. Named in honor of former LSC-Kingwood President, Dr. Linda Stegall, it is the largest endowment that the Foundation manages at $2 million, and over the years has supported nearly 150 students. Read more >
Donor Meets Recipient
"Just imagine, there is someone out there who has never met you, and yet, they believe in you and want to support you in your education." This was the reaction of Brandon Kerns, recipient of the John A. and Annice B. Nanninga Endowment Scholarship, when he was presented with the opportunity to meet the daughters of the late Mr. and Mrs. Nanninga, Beth Grijalva and Ann O'Toole. Brandon, a native of The Woodlands, experienced intense family turmoil in 2013, during his senior year at The Woodlands College Park High School. As a result, he did not receive his diploma and worked for a year in a minimum-wage job. Read more >
LSCF Celebrates an Employee and a Donor
Judy Lux just may be the ultimate multi-tasker! As she retires from serving as Director of Special Events for the LSC Foundation for the past ten years, she reflects fondly on her time here. Although she is thrilled to now have more time to spend with her husband and grandchildren, she is also going to greatly miss her work. "What has motivated me in my work is my belief in the Foundation's mission, and how students' lives are changed and how they grow and prosper. It has been wonderful to serve as a fundraiser and a friendraiser, bringing our community partners together with LSC students." Read more >
A legacy of courageous generosity
In 2007, the Andrew Wade Heron Memorial Endowment was established by parents Amber and Drew Heron. Having lost their precious 20-month-old son, Wade, to brain cancer, they wanted to do something to remember their son, as well as to honor and show support for the nurses who had become like family to them during this difficult time, so that other families could benefit in the future. Read more >