Campus News 2006

For Immediate Release
January 24, 2006

The Community Foundation of the Texas Hill Country recently awarded Schreiner University’s Community Internship Program a $5,000 Grant

by Amy Armstrong, Assistant Director of University Relations

“We are so glad that The Community Foundation has chosen to support such a worthy cause. This is beneficial not only to Schreiner students, but to the nonprofit community across Kerrville and Kerr County, who participate in CIP,” said Beth Bourland, Associate Director of Development and Foundation Relations, at Schreiner. “This type of school – community partnership underscores the power of working together to address shared values and goals,” she said.

The Community Foundation of the Texas Hill Country - Rick McManigle, Beth Bourland and Schreiner students



Pictured from right to left are, Rick McManigle, executive director of The Community Foundation of the Texas Hill Country, Beth Bourland, Associate Director of Development and Foundation Relations at Schreiner University, and Schreiner students, Gillian Friedel, Houston Brown and Miguel Puga, who all participated in the Community Internship Program.

The Schreiner University Community Internship Program (CIP) was established in 1996 in response to the growing needs of nonprofit agencies within Kerrville and Kerr County. The program is in keeping with the vision of the university existing as a regional resource that reaches well beyond the campus boundaries. 

The CIP provides skilled workers for local nonprofit agencies and valuable work experience for Schreiner students. The students spend their summers learning job skills, and becoming active members of the Hill Country community. They learn about important issues facing our society, and enhance their academic education with “real-life” experiences. Nonprofit organizations benefit by receiving skilled staff interns who are hard working, eager to learn and willing to do what ever it takes to be a valuable member of the agency’s team—all at no cost to the organization.  This valuable learn and earn program gives local nonprofit agencies much-needed staff help that they likely couldn’t afford otherwise and students earn tuition and room credits at Schreiner University.

The Community Foundation is a nonprofit community corporation created by and for the people of the Texas Hill Country. It was established in 1982 to provide unique opportunities for donors and the community. They monitor all areas of community needs in the Hill Country including arts, education, youth, seniors, community services, health care and rehabilitation needs.

For more information contact Cristina Martinez, director of career services at Schreiner, at 830-792-7281 or visit Schreiner University's website at For more information about The Community Foundation visit their website at

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