Campus News 2010

For Immediate Release
September 16, 2010

HCCF announces kickoff luncheon, new officers

A group of Kerrville business leaders and Schreiner University’s administration will launch the Hill Country College Fund Wednesday, Sept. 22 at noon on the Schreiner campus.

HCCF Kickoff

HCCF volunteer leaders pictured from left to right are Mike Graxiola, publisher of the Kerrville Daily Times; Laurie Lowe and Mike Lowe, both of JM Lowe & Co. and Dick Eastland director of Camp Mystic.

The luncheon will be held in the ballroom on the second floor of the Floyd & Kathleen Cailloux Campus Activity Center. The luncheon is free and open to the public. To reserve a place, call Schreiner’s Office of Advancement at 830-792-7201 or e-mail Beth Johnson at

The Schreiner University Hill Country College Fund Committee has announced its new officers for 2010-11. Chair will be Mike Lowe, JM Lowe & Co.; Nancy and Ed Wallace will be honorary chairs; and Laurie Lowe, also of JM Lowe & Co., will serve as vice chair. Division chairs will be Kent McKinney, president of Guadalupe National Bank, for advanced gifts; Dick Eastland, director of Camp Mystic, business gifts; Mike Graxiola, publisher, Kerrville Daily Times, community gifts; and Jennifer Doss, payroll coordinator, Schreiner University, and Barry Shaw, professor of exercise science, Schreiner University, university gifts.

Lowe and his division chairs have adopted an ambitious goal of $550,000, which will be used to help regional students attend Schreiner.
“Our campaign Chair Mike Lowe with the other leaders of the Hill Country College Fund started their work establishing goals, recruiting volunteers, and planning campaign strategies in July,” said Beth Johnson, development officer at Schreiner University. “After many weeks of setting the stage for successful fund raising, the

Advanced Gifts Division, under the leadership of Kent McKinney, launched their part of the campaign and have been working since the end of August. Other volunteer divisions will work through the fall as the fund raising efforts for scholarship money continue all year around.”

HCCF provides need-based scholarship funds for Schreiner students from Kerr, Gillespie, Kendall, Bandera, Edwards, Kimble and Real counties.

For more information about Schreiner and the HCCF, visit the Schreiner website at

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