LSC-University Park alumnus Racheal Cummings

Alumni Spotlight: LSC believed in me

Racheal Cummings has a lot on her plate at the moment. The Prairie View A&M nursing student is preparing to graduate this semester and is looking for a job at a local hospital emergency room or intensive care unit. LSC Foundation first met Racheal back in 2017 when the LSC-University Park student spoke about the positive impact of receiving the David and Jean Wiley Foundation scholarship from the Foundation.


“The scholarships that I received helped tremendously towards my education at Lone Star College and Prairie View A&M University. First, they relieved a great amount of financial pressure from my mother and I. Second, it allowed me to stay focused on my schoolwork, so that I didn’t have to worry about paying for school,” said Racheal.


Most importantly, Racheal credits Lone Star College Foundation with believing in her. “The scholarship helped me realize that the institution I attended believed in me just as much as I believed in myself,” she continued, “It is so easy to give up on yourself in difficult moments. You have to stay focused on the ultimate goal because it is ALWAYS worth it.”


Racheal said that Lone Star prepared her to transfer to Prairie View’s nursing school by teaching her the necessary critical thinking skills, time management, and staying focused. In fact, Lone Star College has trained more than 11,000 healthcare professionals like Racheal in the past ten years. Ninety-one percent of Lone Star College students remain in their communities and become the backbone of a prosperous and functioning society. 


Pretty soon, we expect to see Racheal valiantly working in one of our community’s hospitals. If you want to learn more about how you can help our community’s future healthcare professionals, click HERE. Hear more from Racheal HERE.