McNair Scholars

A group of Ronald E. McNair program scholars and student sponsored by the Sociology and Anthropology Department attended the annual Midwest Sociological Society conference in Chicago, Illinois, April 12-16. The group included Kate Teku, Lauri Klump, Quin Quintana, Ryan Freese, Samantha Pratt, Serena Taylor, Hailey Elder, Shania Montufar and Jeremy Freese.

The scholars attended plenary sessions from leading sociologists, attended a variety of presentation sessions and explored Chicago during their trip. Montufar and her mentor, Dr. Silvia Pedraza of the University of Michigan, presented a paper titled “Finding One’s Place in America: Latinx Family Heritage, Gender and Generations.” The paper is currently being considered for publication.

The Ronald E. McNair program is federally funded TRIO program designed to prepare underrepresented undergraduate students for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities. For information about getting involved visit for eligibility requirements.

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