Chancellor’s Essay Contest
Dear Friends of Lone Star College,
Although we are not able to share our gratitude to you in person with the twenty-eighth annual Donor Appreciation Lunch, we want to recognize the student essay winners from each campus and to thank you, our continued generous donors.
An integral part of Lone Star College has been your unwavering support of our Foundation. Your exceedingly generous support speaks volumes about your belief in the transformative value of higher education. CLICK HERE for a listing of our endowment donor wall of honor.
This year’s student essay winners and their testimonials express how their lives have been directly impacted by your support. These students represent the 2,242 students who received a Lone Star College Foundation scholarship this past academic year! As the Foundation continues its work to support scholarships and college programs, we encourage you to continue your support and thank you for making a difference!
With deepest gratitude,
Stephen C. Head,
A favorite event both for the Chancellor and LSC Foundation donors, the annual Chancellor’s Lunch is an opportunity to showcase just a few of Lone Star College’s student successes and to express sincere gratitude to donors for their continued support. LSC students are asked to submit an essay on “How my Lone Star College experience has influenced my life.” Two winners are chosen from each campus and each student earns a $1,000 scholarship. In addition to the scholarship, the winning students are asked to read their essays at the annual Chancellor’s Lunch, LSC Foundation’s premier donor appreciation event. This year’s celebration is being hosted virtually and you can click on the links below to hear from our 14 essay scholarship winners.
Sara Belen Worsham
LSC-Cy Fair Campus
Sara Belén Worsham is a lifelong Texas resident and homeschooled student. She is a freshman Honors Student at Lone Star College, CyFair and plans to transfer to UNT to attain a degree in Journalism with a concentration in Advertising. She hopes to become an Advertising Sales Agent after graduation.
LSC-Cy Fair Campus
Autumn Hildebrand has been part of Lone Star College ever since she was junior in high school, thanks to the educational opportunities of Lone Star's Dual Credit program. She will be graduating from Lone Star College Cy Fair in May 2021 with an Associate of Science. She is an aspiring surgical neuro-oncologist.
Tien Thoi Truong
My name is Tien Truong, and I am a student at Lone Star College- Houston North. I am majoring in Business Administration, and I plan to transfer to the University of Texas at Austin – Red Mccombs Business School. I love travelling and listening to music in my free time. I have a great passion in business and education and hope to start a non-profit organization to bring free education to low-income students in Vietnam. Quote: “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.
My name is Alexis Samuel and I currently go to Lone Star College for Social/behavioral sciences and education. I'm thinking about becoming a Social Worker because there are many people out there that may need someone to help them. I was born and raised Houston, Texas and have been here ever since.
Ms. Jennifer Rivera is pursuing an Associate of Arts degree in Education. She plans to transfer to Texas Tech or Texas Womens University. Ms. Rivera has always wanted to be become a teacher because she enjoys helping others reach their maximum potential. She is grateful for being one of the winners in the annual essay contest because the funds will allow her to focus on her education and not worry about financing it.
Ms. Xitial Mujica is seeking a bilingual/Spanish education degree so that eventually she can become an immigration lawyer. Her rationale for pursuing this degree is to use her Spanish speaking skills in a law firm to help immigrants. She plans to transfer to Sam Houston University. She is thankful for earning this scholarship as her family cannot afford to finance her degree. Ms. Mujica is especially grateful to the Lone Star Foundation for playing a role in her educational goals.
Tania Claveria, a full time Human Services student, actively impacting families and the community through volunteer roles. Local and International volunteer roles include, mission trips, drilling water wells, providing hygiene lessons, hurricane relief efforts, food distribution, hygiene supply drives, and fundraisers. Currently pursuing a Human Services degree, with a goal to provide free counseling services to society, while promoting a healthier, safer community.
Andrés Nicolas Fierro López
Andrés Fierro was born in Guadalajara, Mexico to a loving family. Mexican-American, aspiring to be first generation graduate from an American University, Andrés decided to start at Lone Star College Seeking a dual undergraduate in mechanical engineering and physics with a minor in mathematics.
Maegan S. Dillah
Born and raised in the southernmost country of the Caribbean archipelago – Trinidad and Tobago, Maegan Dillah is a 20-year-old international student enrolled in the Associate of Science program at LSC – North Harris. After her first semester at LSC – North Harris in Fall 2018, she enrolled in the Honors College and currently serves as a peer mentor – a position which allows her to assist her peers academically and developing her interpersonal and leadership skills. Expected to graduate in Spring 2021, Maegan intends to major in Computer Engineering – Electrical Engineering Track at a four-year university in Texas as well as completing internships in her major’s field. She deeply values diligence, patience and faith, and aims to work at NASA someday.
Phuoc Hung Nguyen
Hung, known to friends and family as Hayden, was born and raised in Vietnam. In 2018, Hayden moved to America to live with his parents and sister in Houston, Texas. He quickly began taking ESOL courses at Lone Star College-North Harris to improve his English, for he knew this was his best chance at receiving a quality education. After 2 semesters, he entered his Associate of Arts degree and expects to graduate in Spring 2021. His goal is to pursue a B.S in Business Management and later serve at a college/university to inspire students to reach their educational goals the way so many have inspired him.
My name is Annamarie Manriquez. I was born and raised in California. About ten years ago my husband and I decided to take our last paychecks and move to Texas to raise our family of nine. It's been amazing. I am currently a full-time student here at Lone Star College and am working to become a nurse!
My name is Emma Beard and I am just a few short semesters away from completing my business administration degree. I currently work at an overhead crane servicing company in Houston, Texas as the OSHA Inspection Department Manager. When I am not working or furthering my education, I love to read, bake, and take my dog for long walks around our 10-acre property in Anderson, Texas.
Enrique Paz is a freshman majoring in Marketing and is currently pursuing a digital marketing and communications career. He is incredibly excited to learn the various skills necessary to excel in this profession throughout his time in college. He enjoys photography, writing, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.
Andrea Luna Gonzalez
My name is Andrea Luna; I am a freshman majoring in Business Management. My goal is to graduate college, start my own business, and help my mom in my home country of El Salvador. I enjoy spending time with my family and being outdoors.
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