Dr. Linda Stegall
Excellence in Education
a Student Recognition Celebration
Friday, October 2, 2020 | 6 p.m.
Connect and celebrate the twelfth class of Dr. Linda Stegall Excellence in Education Scholars--virtually. This extraordinary scholarship is made possible by an anonymous donor who, in April 2008, contributed a $1 million gift to Lone Star College Foundation in the name of Dr. Linda Stegall, former President of Lone Star College-Kingwood, in honor of her service and passion for higher education.
The scholarship was established to recognize the academic achievements of twenty students at LSC-Kingwood in perpetuity; to afford those students an opportunity to complete their second year and earn their associate degree without any financial constraints.
In December 2012, a second gift was given to increase the amount of the scholarship and to recognize an additional five students. To date this legacy has touched 277 individuals and will continue to honor the academic success of high-achieving students in perpetuity. Lone Star College Foundation is grateful for this gift and the impact it has had on our students and those to follow.
Eric Skiles, Master of Ceremonies
Professor & Artistic Director of Theatre
Lone Star College-Kingwood
Nicole Robinson Gauthier, Executive Director
Lone Star College Foundation
Former Scholarship Recipient
PRESENTATION OF AWARDS
MESSAGE TO STUDENTS
Dr. Linda Stegall, Former President
Lone Star College-Kingwood
Nicole Robinson Gauthier
Amanda Barnhill is a Dental Hygiene student on track to graduate in August 2021. Leading by example, she will show her daughter that anything is possible in life. Amanda is grateful for the support from family to help her become a Registered Dental Hygienist and achieve her dream of helping others.
Eboni Burrell is a mother to three children studying Process Technology. One day not long ago, she realized she deserved to better herself. She soon found herself inquiring how to attend Lone Star College. Now, Eboni's children are growing up with the confidence that they too can earn a college degree. She attributes her educational success to determination, focus, guidance, and support of those around her.
Melissa Conley is pursuing a career as an accountant and dreams of one day opening her own accounting practice. Leading by example, she is showing her children that hard work will allow them to achieve their dreams. This scholarship has defrayed the financial burden of attending college and is enabling her to excel during another year at Lone Star College.
Anthoneisha Frank will complete her A.S. degree in Biology, then transfer to the University of Houston to earn her bachelor's degree in the medical field. This scholarship has allowed her to pursue her passion as a future biologist and fulfill her dream to become a pediatrician.
Mason Frith is enrolled in a STEM program in the area of Mechanical Engineering and has been inspired by this scholarship to continue working hard throughout his college and professional career. After graduating from LSC, he plans to attend Texas A&M University to earn a Mechanical Engineering degree with focus in the marine industry to design and fabricate outboard motors for boats.
Morgan Haddock is thankful for this scholarship to help her graduate with an A.A. degree debt-free. After graduating, she plans to pursue a Business Finance degree at Sam Houston State University. She plans to establish the first nonprofit intergenerational care facility in Guatemala, which will house two or more generations of residents and receive care based on their unique needs.
Allie Horton is showing her daughters an example of an ambitious, successful, educated woman. As a stay-at-home wife and mother, her goals now include being the best she can be in college as well as an office professional. After graduating, she will pursue an M.B.A. to excel in the workforce.
Garrett Huber is in the Process Technology program with plans to graduate in fall 2021. He plans to pursue a career in power generation or the oil & gas industry. Garrett is thankful for this scholarship to help achieve his goals and to his family for supporting him while in school.
Leah Inman is pursuing an A.A. degree in the music field, with plans to receive her bachelor's degree in Music Education by 2023. An active member in school and her community, Leah is thrilled to be on a path to becoming an elementary music teacher and spreading her knowledge and passion for music.
Domonique Jones is pursuing her A.A. in Criminal Justice. She plans to continue her education at the University of Houston- Downtown, and to potentially pursue a career with the Federal Government. She hopes to one day be able to help people in need and speak up for those who feel they are not represented.
Kaitlyn Mason is a wife, mother, works full-time, and pursuing a teaching degree. She plans to transfer to the University of Houston-Clear Lake and become a junior high Resource Math Teacher. This scholarship is a blessing to help complete her education, as well as to set an example for her daughter about hard work and perseverance.
Allyson McArthur is pursuing an A.A. degree in Music Studies. She plans to complete her bachelor's degree at University of Houston for Vocal Performance. Allyson feels blessed to be chosen for this scholarship that will make her dreams become reality.
Lauren McMahon is pursuing an A.S. degree and a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. She plans to earn a bachelor's degree in Biology, and her goal is to be accepted into a medical program. Lauren is very grateful to be chosen as one of the recipients of the Stegall Scholarship that has made her dreams for the future more obtainable.
Emmanuel Mendieta is working toward his goal of completing a B.S. degree in Computer Science to begin his career as a software developer. Currently, Emmanuel builds and designs websites for individuals and businesses.
Nicole Metz is enrolled in the Occupational Therapy Assistant program, a Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society member, and scheduled to graduate in 2021. Nicole is grateful to her family, especially her mother, who has always been a strong, supportive role model in her life. After graduation, Nicole plans to work with the elderly to help make their lives better.
Aireal Morin is a wife and mother to two beautiful boys. She is enrolled in the ADN Program to become a nurse and plans to pursue a master's degree in nursing. Her goal is to work in healthcare and to give her patients the best care possible.
Katrina Myers is a nursing student, a mom to three children, and works full-time as a care aid. She plans to graduate in December 2021 with an A.A.S. in Nursing, then continue to earn her BSN. She aspires to become a Nurse Practitioner in women's health.
Rana Noubani is a level two nursing student, a Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society member, and mother to three children. Rana received an A.S. degree from LSC in December 2019. She returned to enroll in the nursing program and plans to graduate December 2021. Rana plans to continue her education to earn her BSN.
Joanna Olvera is a second-year student in the Respiratory Care program. Upon completing her A.A.S. degree, her goal is to become an asthma educator. Joanna is the first in her family to attend college and it brings her great joy to be a positive role model for her children.
Cassandra Salinas is working to become a Chemical Engineer and plans to complete her associate degree in Spring 2021. She plans to enroll with University of Houston to complete her bachelor's degree. After graduation, she looks forward to working in the field of Chemical Engineering.
Tyler Sprencel is pursuing an A.S. degree in Computer Science, and plans to transfer to Texas Tech University to complete his bachelor's degree. Tyler has been fascinated with computers from a young age, which has developed into his career goal that he is eager to start.
Sarah Szeto is working toward an associate of science, and plans to attend University of Texas at Arlington to earn a BSN with specialization as an OB/GYN. She is thankful to her friends and family for their encouragement.
Mariana Tijerina is enrolled in the Visual Communications 3D Animation Track. As an artist, she wants to thrive in a creative environment as a 3D texture artist. After completing her A.A.S. degree, she will continue to work toward her bachelor's degree. Mariana is eternally thankful for this scholarship and the opportunity to advance her education and to boost her through the last year with Lone Star College.
Megan White is enrolled in the Pathways to Teaching program with plans to graduate in 2022 with her degree in Teaching. She plans to attend University of Houston-Downtown. After graduation, she would like to work with elementary students. She is thankful to her family and for this scholarship that will help her reach her goals.
Farah Younes has always been passionate about the medical field and found her true calling in nursing. Her brother is a boardcertified physician and has inspired her pursuit into the medical field. She is currently a level two nursing student and plans to graduate in 2021. Farah wants to continue her education to earn a master's degree, with her longterm goal to become an Anesthesiologist Nurse Practitioner. Farah is excited to start making a difference in her future patients' lives.