In 2004, two bequests to Lone Mountain led to the establishment of a Lone Mountain Legacy Scholarship at USF's School of Education to honor the teaching excellence of the Religious of the Sacred Heart (R.S.C.J.). The scholarship, which was fully endowed by Lone Mountain alumnae in 2006, provides annual funding to a graduate student in USF's School of Education, a fitting tribute to the R.S.C.J., who educated generations of outstanding teachers.
In 2011 and 2012, the Lone Mountain Legacy Scholarship has served to support Richard L. Martin Ed.D. '13 in his pursuit of a doctoral degree in Catholic Educational Leadership. Richard, who is married with two grown daughters, is a recent recipient of the NCEA Catholic Secondary Education Award, which honors Catholic school educators who deserve national recognition and reflect the richness and diversity of American Catholic education. Richard's commitment to lifelong learning and his desire to strength his ability to nurture students and other staff in their vocation as Christian leaders is a testament to the inspiring legacy of the Lone Mountain alumnae.
USF is proud to count the accomplished alumnae of Lone Mountain as celebrated members of our campus community and is deeply grateful for their support of Richard L. Martin and all students of the Hilltop.
In addition to funding the Lone Mountain Legacy Scholarship, support from Lone Mountain alumnae funds preservation, beautification, and enhancement of the Lone Mountain campus through the Lone Mountain Campus Enhancement Fund. To date, twelve Lone Mountain alumnae have made planned gifts to the Lone Mountain Legacy Scholarship and Lone Mountain Campus Enhancement Fund, ensuring that the legacy of Lone Mountain will live on at USF in perpetuity.
Richard Martin, Ed. D.
"The value of Catholic education for our larger society cannot be underestimated, especially in this time of extraordinary need for visionary leaders whose lives are connected, mind, body, heart, and soul. This is why I have committed my life to this work."