Houston, Texas—April 27, 2018: Texas Right to Life is proud to announce the Dr. Joseph Graham Fellowship for College Pro-Life Leaders recipients for the 2018-2019 school year. 26 new students will join the Fellowship program, which awards scholarships to Pro-Life students who establish or lead an existing Pro-Life student organization on campus.
Three recipients will establish Pro-Life groups on their campuses this fall:
Brittney McMillen; Lamar University
Vanessa Thuy Van Ngyuen; Lamar University
Daniel Juarez III; Texas A&M University – Kingsville
The following 23 Dr. Joseph Graham Fellows will add support to their already existing campus organizations:
Jessica Tran Nguyen; Houston Baptist University
Jonathan Trost; LeTourneau University
Abigail Lopez; Lone Star College – Montgomery
Allen Barreras; Lone Star College – Tomball
Jessica Pruneda; Our Lady of the Lake University
Ilyssa Gonzalez; Sam Houston State University
Sean Doyle; Southern Methodist University
Celesté Flores; St. Mary’s University
Marissa Gonzalez; St. Mary’s University
Mary Pinedo; Texas A&M University
Sarah Ruiz; Texas A&M University
Andrea Gloria; Texas A&M International University
Danya Montiel; Texas A&M International University
Rachel Federer; Texas Christian University
JeanMarie Kmetz; Texas Tech University
Hannah Williams; Trinity University
Samuel Regnerus; University of Dallas
Ruth Carroll; University of Houston
Madeline Porter; University of St. Thomas
Michaella Maniscalo; University of St. Thomas
Hudson Hopper; University of Texas
Kristin Tighe; University of Texas – Arlington
Melanie Salazar; University of Texas – San Antonio
Dr. Joseph Graham Fellows are required to devote 50 hours each semester to Pro-Life activities on campus. In addition, Fellows attend training at Texas Right to Life’s headquarters in Houston. The training offers students in-depth information on Life issues and develops leadership skills. Current and past Fellows have exemplified Pro-Life principles through volunteerism, activism, and outreach. Fellows bring Pro-Life speakers to campus, aid local pregnancy resource centers, and work to build a Culture of Life among their peers. Several Pro-Life groups led by Fellows now sponsor scholarships for pregnant and parenting students.
The Fellowship is named in honor of Texas Right to Life’s beloved late founder and president Joseph Graham who passed away in 2014. Dr. Graham devoted his life to education and the defense of innocent human Life. The ongoing work of the Fellows at universities across Texas honors the legacy of Dr. Graham.
Congratulations to this year’s Fellows!