Constructing a life of honor
Fulton Schools graduate student Ryan Benally is ASU’s 2022 Tillman Scholar, an award honoring community service, leadership and commitment to others. Benally served in the U.S. Marine Corps and has contributed to improving public services and infrastructure in his community, which is part of the Navajo Nation. He serves as a vice chair with the Utah Navajo Trust Fund, which helps oversee the health, education and general welfare of the Navajo residents of San Juan County, Utah. After graduating from the University of New Mexico with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, the 9/11 terrorist attacks and Pat Tillman’s military enlistment motivated him to join the U.S. Marines. As part of his award, the Tillman Foundation presented Benally with a scholarship to support his studies in the Fulton Schools for a graduate degree in construction management and technology.