$1 Million Dollar Endowment

Published on: April 23, 2008

The Dr. Linda Stegall Excellence in Education Scholarship Endowment was recently announced at the Lone Star College System Foundation's StarGala 2008.

The $1 million dollar endowment was created by an anonymous donor in honor of Dr. Stegall's service and passion to higher education.  Stegall serves as the president of Lone Star College-Kingwood and will retire in August after serving the system since 1994.  "I have to say that the last nine years as president of LSC-Kingwood have been the most rewarding.  This is such a wonderful college with the finest faculty, staff, and students," said Stegall. 

"I have been working full-time in education for over 42 years with 36 of those years in community colleges," Dr. Stegall said.   "Serving community college students has been my passion.  This endowment is certainly the icing on the cake to my long career.  Nothing could ever please me more than to have 20 scholarships awarded each year in perpetuity to deserving students.  The generosity of this donor will truly change hundreds of lives over time.  I feel so honored that they chose to make this significant gift in my name."

The established endowment will provide 20 Lone Star College-Kingwood student scholarships of $3,000 annually to students who have demonstrated academic excellence in their first year of college.  To receive the scholarship, students must be enrolled full-time at LSC-Kingwood and have an exemplary academic record. 

Dr. Stegall came to North Harris Montgomery Community College District in 1994 to serve as vice chancellor of education and student services, a position she held for five years before assuming the LSC-Kingwood Presidency in 1999.  Prior service includes several administrative positions with the Dallas County Community College District including vice president of instruction at the district's El Centro and Mountain View Colleges, and district director of career and continuing education.

Before her employment with Dallas, she held an administrative position with the Texas Education Agency and teaching posts at Tarrant County Junior College, and Castleberry and Richland High Schools.

Lone Star College System consists of five colleges, including CyFair, Kingwood, Montgomery, North Harris, and Tomball, six centers and Lone Star College-University Center. With more than 49,200 students in credit classes last fall, LSCS is the third largest community college system in Texas. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.

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For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281-312-1600 or visit our Web site at Kingwood.LoneStar.edu.

Lone Star College System consists of five colleges, including Cy-Fair, Kingwood, Montgomery, North Harris, and Tomball, six centers and the Lone Star College-University Center. With 49,250 students, it is the largest college system in the Houston area, and third largest community college district in Texas. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.