Lamar State College Port Arthur has been awarded a $196,031 grant from the Texas High Education Coordinating Board. “This is a very important step for the school and for the students we serve,” Shirley MacNeill, director of Allied Health at LSCPA, said. “This allows our students to be on equal footing with any student from any school producing registered nurses.”
Sheila Umphrey has spent a lifetime in support of education and community expansion and progress, and her philanthropy has come home to Port Arthur once again. Umphrey is making a landmark donation of $500,000 to Lamar State College Port Arthur, the single largest gift of its kind in the school’s more than 100-year history. In response, LSCPA is naming its new Industrial Technology Center the “Sheila McCarthy Umphrey Industrial Technology Center.” Texas State University System regents approved the naming of the building during its recent quarterly meeting in Huntsville.