Meet Some Jack Pope Fellows

Brenda McAdeo ('91)
Dallas Field Office
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Redwood City, CA

B.A. in Political Science
A.A. in Biblical Studies

"The Jack Pope Fellows Program expanded my world with exposure to city managers, judges, politicians, theologians and Christians in leadership in all walks of life. Meeting those who give their lives professionally and personally to better our world gave me courage to step out on my own in public service. thnking for myself and thinking globally at the same time is an invaluable skill." 

Chelsea Thornton Buchholtz ('01)
Chief of Staff
Texas Juvenile Justice Department
Austin, TX

B.A. in Advertising/Public Relations

"The program brought me into an academic circle that challenged me and opened my mind. I believe I am a better thinker and communicator because of the program. I also am more tolerant of the differing views of others. In today's world, and specifically in public service, I believe it is important to have conviction and the ability to articulate it, while also accepting an individual who has differing convictions." 

Joel Nichols ('95)
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
University of St. Thomas School of Law
Minneapolis, MN

B.A. in English Interdisciplinary Studies

"Pope Fellows gave a set of interdisciplinary academic tools that enabled me to succeed in graduate school, and strengthened my sense of calling to serve others. It is my deep desire to serve God by working daily to make a real difference in people's lives, and the Pope Fellows program helped prepare me to do that - by helping instill a vision of service, by requiring a varied curriculum, and by providing practical opportunities for public service even while in school."