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TWU student Stephanie Ozuna named Moreno/Rangel Scholar
Recent Texas Woman’s University graduate Stephanie Ozuna
has been selected for the Moreno/Rangel Legislative Leadership
Program and will serve as an intern for a state representative
during the 2007 Texas Legislative Session starting in January.
She is one of only
12 in Texas chosen for the program, which is sponsored by
the Mexican American Legislative Foundation.
Ms. Ozuna of Edinburg
received her bachelor’s degree in business management
from TWU on Dec. 16. She was the founder and immediate past
president of the TWU G-Force student organization. G-Force
is a peer mentorship program that encourages greater participation
in higher education by potential first generation college
Ms. Ozuna also
was named the “2005-2006 TWU Outstanding Campus Leader
of the Year” and received the “2006 Emerging Community
Leader of the Year” from the university. She also has
been recognized by the Phi Kappa Phi fraternity for her high
Legislative Leadership Program is named after the longest
serving Hispanic member of the Texas House of Representatives,
Paul C. Moreno (El Paso), and the late Irma Rangel (Kingsville),
the first Mexican American woman to serve in the Texas Legislature.
The program places students with members of the Texas House
of Representatives. Students serve as full-time policy interns
and work alongside experienced legislative staff. They participate
in weekly seminars with the opportunity to interact with other
interns, elected officials, community and policy leaders,
and state agency representatives.
The Mexican American
Legislative Foundation is a non-profit, non-partisan corporation
committed to fostering the development of leadership skills
among the Latino youth of Texas.
For more information
about the program, visit www.mallfoundation.org.
Amanda McKeen Simpson
Director of News and Information
Tel: (940) 898-3456