Vandagriff Endowment Scholars Announced

Sept. 17, 2020 — DENTON — Texas Woman’s announced this week that two students have been selected to serve as Vandagriff Endowment Scholars for the 2020-2021 academic year. 

Miteshri Prajapati, a doctoral student pursuing a degree in nutrition, and Anne-Marie Alford, a senior in the university’s nutrition program, will receive hands-on experience through a paid, on-campus internship placement. 

Named in honor of the late Jaqueline Rae Vandagriff, former TWU student and nutrition major, the program seeks to support TWU students who have an interest in health and wellbeing. 

“This is the second year of the program, and the first time we have been able to provide the opportunity to two students simultaneously,” said Michelle Reeves, Director of the Health and Wellbeing Initiative. “The Vandagriff Endowment allows us to provide life-changing experiences to students while providing a valuable resource of service to our university community.”

Vandagriff internships support and build upon student’s strengths and long-term goals. Prajpati’s internship will involve one-on-one nutrition consultation in conjunction with Fitness & Recreation at TWU. 

“My long term goal is to graduate from TWU and make my research and work experience instrumental in developing and enhancing nutrition education programs in developing countries,” said Prajpati.

Alford’s internship includes providing health education to student groups and departments.  

Students interested in the program should contact the Health and Wellbeing Initiative for selection criteria and availability.

Contributions to the Vandagriff Endowment may be made online or by mail to the TWU Foundation, PO Box 425618, Denton, TX 76204. 

Anne-Marie Alford

Miteshri Prajapati

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