Campus News 2006

For Immediate Release
September 6, 2006

Schreiner University Hill Country College Fund Kick-Off a Huge Success

Bandera High School seniors, Brittany Black and Caitlin Gayle were surprised with $3,600 scholarships at the Hill Country College Fund kick-off luncheon Sept. 6.  Adding to the excitement of the event, Hill Country College Fund campaign leaders announced Wednesday at the luncheon that more than $30,000 has been raised in advanced gifts toward this year’s $535,000 goal, and the fundraising has just gotten underway!

And don’t forget about the Sunday, Sept. 17 HCCF Live Telethon from 6-10 p.m. sponsored by KVHC.  Entertainment during the telethon will be provided by a talent competition open to the public with a cash prize of $500. Applications are now being accepted for the talent competition entitled “The Hill Country’s Got Talent.”  The winner of “The Hill Country’s Got Talent” will be decided in part by judges and in part by the audience vote, so tune in to watch locals vie for the prize and bragging rights.  All donations made during the broadcast will go directly to scholarships.

The Hill Country College Fund began in 1977 and provides tuition assistance grants for residents of Kerr, Gillespie, Kendall, Kimble, Bandera, Real and Edwards counties. Since its inception HCCF has awarded more than $8 million.

HCCF’s 2006-07 campaign chairman is Diane Green, owner of Kerr County Abstract & Title Company.  In addition to the leadership provided by Green, this year’s HCCF drive’s division leaders are Sue Tiemann, Commercial Realty Services, and Mindy Wendele, City of Kerrville leading the Advanced Gifts Division; Carlton Edwards, Hill Country State Bank, and Roland Peña, LCRA for the Business Division; Linda Somerville, Security State Bank, and Philip Stacy, Union State Bank for the Community Division; and Carole Errett, Schreiner faculty, and LaVonne Miller, Schreiner staff, for the University Division.

Attending the HCCF kickoff luncheon were members of local service clubs: American Association of University Women, Executive Women’s Club, Host Lions, Kiwanis Club of Kerrville, Morning Rotary Club, and Noon Rotary Club.

If you are interested in volunteering or giving to HCCF, please contact Schreiner University’s Associate Director of Annual Giving, Jennifer Farhoudi at 830-792-7205.    

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