The program last Wednesday was the Hill Country College Fund. Each year, funds are raised to help deserving area students pay for tuition at Schreiner University. 
Schreiner University President Charlie McCormick provided opening remarks and noted there are several new and exciting things on campus. Schreiner Institute is a new program designed to help students obtain a military academy appointment. Dr. Frazier leads a new program called The Texas Center, aimed at educating students and the community about all things Texas. And, the new section of the river trail in Kerrville now has a trailhead at Schreiner University. Although not yet open due to Covid-19, there will be a beer garden and gathering pavilion for students and residents alike at the trail head.
Mark Tuschak, Vice President for student recruitment, provided some history of the Hill Country College Fund.  He explained that Karen Kilgore, who will retire this May from Schreiner University, had the original dream of the college fund forty one years ago, and it has helped many students who otherwise could not afford to go to Schreiner. 
We heard from three inspiring students who expressed their appreciation to all who donate to the fund.
Annie Wallace is a sophomore Sports Management major. She plays softball and likes being in a small school environment where she can be involved in numerous campus activities, including student government.
Chris Flores is a first year student. He is a great example of a non traditional student, who worked first and now is attending college. Chris overcame a lot of adversity in his life, is a psychology major, and helps out as a shelter monitor at the Salvation Army.
Miranda Spires really appreciates the HCCF because along with the G.I. Bill,  it allows her to concentrate solely on school.
Please consider helping deserving students at our hometown University: