female student award winners

The Office of Intercultural Learning and Engagement in collaboration with the Office of University Relations is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021-22 Miller Women of Promise Scholarship Award.  The Miller Women of Promise award was established to recognize and support young women who though possibly overlooked, demonstrate promise as Christian servant leaders while studying at Southern Nazarene University.  This award was endowed by a family who strongly supports the university and the training up of young women to reach their full potential.  The award recipients were selected from a large pool of young women nominated by the faculty and staff of SNU.  

This year’s recipients are J’Korra Ford and Melana Rangel.  J’Korra will be a Junior in the 2021-22 academic year and is studying Elementary Education.  Katy Bradley, Dean of Students said of J’Korra, “…she is a brave and courageous young woman who has been an incredible blessing to this campus.  …she uses her voice and influence to love and serve others.”  

Melana Rangel will be a Senior in the 2021-22 academic year and is studying Pre-Occupational Therapy.  Tabitha Pope, Disability Services Director, said of Melana,  “She is a delightful change-maker and way finder…. She is a servant leader, actively participating and assisting in various campus organizations… She not only plans to build a space of equity, inclusion and belonging but is building it now. “  

 “Dr. Lena Crouso, VP for ILE and Chief Diversity Officer, is grateful for the Millers’ and this  Women of Promise Award because it embodies the way that God sees women in the fullness of their value and promise.  Both J’Korra and Melana lead and serve others in ways that show resilience, strength and humility. They both reflect the essence of this award with honor.

Dr. Keith Newman, SNU President said, Congratulations to J’Korra and Melana on their selection for this prestigious award.  Special thanks to Chris and Toni Miller for their vision and philanthropic support to recognize outstanding students with a heart for service.”

SNU is proud of these two deserving young ladies for this great honor.