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LSC Foundation golf tournament raises record amount for scholarship funds

 LSCS Chairman of the Board, Randy Bates accepts the First Place Low Net Award for the Tournament Course on behalf of his team, sponsored by Massey Villarreal of Precision Task Group.


HOUSTON (Dec 17, 2012) – A record 262 golfers participated in the 19th annual Lone Star College Foundation Golf Tournament on Nov. 19 helping to raise nearly $140,000 for Lone Star College student scholarships.

Golfers teed off at both The Woodlands Country Club Palmer and Tournament Courses.

The funds generated through the tournament are used to help students attend LSC and gain the skills necessary to transition to the workforce.

“The Lone Star College Foundation Golf Tournament is about building community, connecting with our donors, and supporting students. We are grateful for this support and the commitment of our community friends to our students,” says Darcy Mingoia, executive director, LSC Foundation. “Additional Lone Star College students will be assisted with tuition and fees as a result of this outstanding show of support by our community partners.”

After participating in a round of golf and trying their luck at the hole-in-one contest sponsored by Follett Higher Education Group, players were treated to lunch sponsored by Abby’s Catering Service.

Insperity was the “Champion” sponsor of the tournament. Other top tournament sponsors were: EMC2 and Kroger at the “Masters” level.

Additional sponsors at the “Classic” level were: Archi*Technics/3 and AUTOARCH; Caldwell Cos.; Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital; Jones Lang LaSalle; MATTCO Manufacturing; NWN Corp.; PBK Architects; SHW Group; TechKnowledge Consulting Corp.; Troxell Communications, Inc. and U.S. Trust Bank of America Private Wealth Management. Rounding out the sponsorship field at the “Invitational” level were: Amegy Bank; Automated Logic Houston; Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas; Henry T. Brooks; CenterPoint Energy; Collaborate Architects/Greatland Co.; DNC Travel Hospitality Services, Inc.; Evolve Data Center Solutions; Gensler; HarrisonKornberg Architects; HTS, Inc. Consultants; InvesTex Credit Union; JACOBS Engineering Group; Johnson Controls; Joiner Partnership, Inc.; Linbeck Group LLC; Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP; Memorial Hermann The Woodlands; Methodist Willowbrook Hospital; Monty & Ramirez LLP; Morris Architects; Precision Task Group; Robert W. Baird & Co.; Rosecrans/GenTech; Schulte Building Systems, Inc.; Texan Floor Service; Turner Construction Co.; Windstream; The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center; and WSP Flack & Kurtz.

Established as a 501(c)(3) Type I nonprofit corporation, the LSC Foundation’s 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.

With 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and the fastest-growing community college system in the nation. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.