More than 140 people gathered at the University of Houston System at Sugar Land’s 10th anniversary Scholarship Dinner on Sept. 1.
Nearly $120,000 was awarded to 81 students, $78,750 of which went to 44 nursing students. The majority of the recipients were from the University of Houston, UH-Clear Lake and UH-Victoria, although a few were future UHS students who currently attend Wharton County Junior College or Houston Community College.
UHS Regent Jarvis Hollingsworth gave welcoming remarks to the guests, including County Commissioner and alum James Patterson, new UHV President Philip Castille, and former Sugar Land City Councilman and three-time UH alum Daniel Wong, who emceed the event. Associate Vice Chancellor Richard “Dick” Phillips was on hand to award the scholarships.
During the ceremony, longtime donors Alton “Jerry” and Caroline Warren were recognized, as was the Sugar Land Rotary Foundation. The Warrens have given more than $38,000 to support scholarships at the University of Houston and UHS-Sugar Land through the Fort Bend Alumni Club Golf Tournament and the Scholarship Dinner. The Sugar Land Rotary Foundation, represented by its president and 1965 UH alum Harris “Sonny” Johnston, has given more than $50,000 in the form of scholarships and the flagpole entrance to the UHS-Sugar Land campus, Heritage Plaza.