McNair Welcomes New Scholars, Celebrates Graduates

Eighteen new scholars were officially inducted into the Truman McNair Program, Dec. 9. The prestigious program is funded through the U.S. Department of Education with the goal of removing barriers to graduate degree attainment. The inductees are: Noah Anderson, physics; Kyiah Bell, health science; Ulysses Butler, computer science; Sierra Clark, political science; Jeremy Freese, psychology; McKenzie Garner, French and linguistics; Sadeja Harper, health science; Lydia Helfrich, psychology; Kay McNeary, biology; Madison Miller, physics; Abby Moreno, studio art; Elva Moreno Del Rio, English; Jayla Simms, psychology; Alyssa Soles, biology; Alyssa Tipler, biochemistry; Tori Tyler, music education; Shannon Washington, psychology; and Tre’Andice Williams, biology.

The program also celebrated two McNair Scholars who graduated in December 2018. Marquita Cooper, psychology, (above left) and Maha Mohamed, health science, have both have completed applications for graduate study and are waiting for news from the programs in the spring.
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