Campus News 2012

For Immediate Release
September 13, 2012

Schreiner University’s Hill Country College Fund Campaign to Launch Sept. 19

The Hill Country College Fund 2012-2013 campaign will celebrate the public phase with a kickoff luncheon Wednesday, Sept. 19 at noon on the Schreiner campus.

Schreiner University’s Hill Country College Fund

From left, Mike Graxiola, Harold Crocker, Jeff Talarico, Helen Herd and Cindy Becker

The luncheon will be held in the ballroom on the second floor of the Floyd & Kathleen Cailloux Campus Activity Center. It is free and open to the public but reservations are requested. Please call 830-792-7201 or e-mail to make a reservation.

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

The fund has been active for more than 35 years and has a goal of $565,000 this year. One hundred percent of the money raised goes directly to grants.

“Our theme this year is Pay it Forward and Change a Life and HCCF is the epitome of that,” said Beth Johnson, development officer at Schreiner. “More than 50 community volunteers will work for four months securing donations. This is changing our students lives and we need the community’s support to keep it going.”

The Hill Country College Fund officers for this year are chair Harold Crocker, Crocker Real Estate; advanced gifts leader, Jeff Talarico, Ameriprise financial advisor; business gifts leader, Mike Graxiola, publisher, Kerrville Daily Times; community gifts leader, Helen Herd, community leader; and university gift leaders, Cindy Becker, administrative assistant to the president and Dr. David Smith, dean of the Cailloux School of Professional Studies.

Hill Country community members can help the HCCF by donating time as a volunteer or by making a monetary donation. To volunteer, call 830-792-7201. Donors can give online at

For more information about Schreiner and the Hill Country College Fund, visit the University website at

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