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  • THE MCNAIR SCHOLAR Volume 19 TRUMAN STATE UNIVERSITY Fall 2018—Summer 2019

    Eight McNair Scholars celebrated their graduation from Truman

    State University during the 2018-2019 academic year!

    Marquita Cooper completed a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in

    December 2018. She is pursuing a Master of Social Work at Washing-

    ton University in St. Louis.

    Becca Light completed a Bachelor of Science in Justice Systems in

    December 2018.

    Nguyen Luong completed a Bachelor of Science in Economics in May

    2019. She is pursuing a Master of Science in Computational Analysis

    and Public Policy at The University of Chicago.

    Sydney Matheis completed a Bachelor of Arts in English in May 2019.

    She is pursuing a Master of Arts in English at Kansas State University.

    Monique Maxwell completed a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in May

    2019.

    Maha Mohamed completed a Bach-

    elor of Science in Health Science in

    December 2018. She is pursuing a

    Master of Public Health at Northeast-

    ern University.

    Weston Reidt completed a Bachelor

    of Science in Biology in August

    2019.

    Anna Wang completed a Bachelor

    of Science in Health Science in Au-

    gust 2019.

    CONGRATULATIONS, GRADUATES!

    The Truman McNair Program is funded by a U.S. Department of Education grant

    in the amount of $269,216 (58%) in addition to monetary and in-kind support from

    Truman State University valued at $198,565 (42%).

  • ALUMNI GRADUATIONS Since our last newsletter...

    Nine McNair Alumni have earned Master’s degrees!

    Kimberly Kellerkern, 2000-2001 Graduating Cohort Master of Education in Elementary Education, University of Missouri-St. Louis, 2019

    Andrea Isbell, 2001-2002 Graduating Cohort Master of Business Administration, Lindenwood University, 2017

    Adrienne Johnson, 2003-2004 Graduating Cohort Master of Business Administration, Fairleigh Dickinson University, 2019

    Hannah Rogers, 2014-2015 Graduating Cohort Master of Social Work, University of Missouri-Columbia, 2019

    Meghan Meyers, 2015-2016 Graduating Cohort Master of Public Health and Master of Health Administration, Missouri State University,

    2019

    Chelsie Yokum, 2015-2016 Graduating Cohort Master of Science in Family Studies and Human Services, Kansas State University, 2018

    Brandall Bond, 2016-2017 Graduating Cohort Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology, University of Kansas, 2019

    Mackenzie Smith, 2016-2017 Graduating Cohort Master of Arts in Communication, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2019

    Franchot Walker, 2016-2017 Graduating Cohort Master of Education in Counseling Psychology, University of Missouri-Columbia, 2019

  • ALUMNI GRADUATIONS Since our last newsletter...

    Three McNair Alumni have earned research doctorates!

    Dr. Tiffany Caesar

    2007-2008 Graduating Cohort

    African American and African

    Studies Michigan State University

    2019 Dr. Jeremy Mapp

    2009-2010 Graduating Cohort

    Educational Leadership and

    Administration Maryville University

    2019 Dr. Kayla Simmerman

    2009-2010 Graduating Cohort

    Educational Leadership and

    Administration Northcentral University

    2018

  • DR. EMMANUEL NNADOZIE MCNAIR SCHOLARSHIP

    This scholarship was established in honor of Dr. Emmanuel Nnadozie, founding

    director of the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program at

    Truman State University. Truman received its first McNair grant in 1992. The

    program was directed by Dr. Nnadozie until he left the University in 2004. The

    goal of the scholarship is to assist current Truman McNair Scholars.

    2019 Recipient

    Alyssa Soles, Biology

  • NEW SCHOLARS Spring 2019 Cohort

    Noah Anderson, Physics

    Kyiah Bell, Health Science

    Ulysses Butler, Computer Science

    Sierra Clark, Political Science

    Jeremy Freese, Psychology

    McKenzie Garner, Linguistics and Spanish

    Sadeja Harper, Health Science

    Lydia Helfrich, Psychology

    Kay McNeary, Biology

    Madison Miller, Computer Science

    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

    Tre’Andice Williams, Biology

  • PRE-MCNAIR FELLOWS

    Noora Amin, Political Science

    Kaitlyn Amos, Exercise Science

    Tyler Beauregard, Mathematics & Computer

    Science

    Kyiah Bell, Health Science

    Ruby Brattain, Psychology

    Elias Burrough, History

    Mary Butler, Biochemistry

    Ulysses Butler, Computer Science

    Macy Cecil, Political Science

    Sierra Clark, Political Science

    Levi Cullifer, History & Classics

    Alawnna Duncan, Music Education

    Elyse Ellis, Sociology & Creative Writing

    Dani Foster, History

    Carolynn Gonzalez, Biology

    Nina Guerrero, English

    Cameron Lashley, Psychology

    Katherine Lee, Biology

    Kaycee Little, Accounting

    Havanna Lowes, French

    Sarahann Marsh, Nursing

    Victor Martinez, Exercise Science

    Tyus McCoy, Exercise Science

    Asai Melgar, Biochemistry

    Madison Miller, Computer Science

    Shania Montúfar, Sociology

    Kimberly Ramos, Psychology & Creative

    Writing

    Jayla Simms, Psychology

    Ashley Taylor, Psychology & Creative Writing

    Daniel Terry, Business Administration

    Alyssa Tipler, Biochemistry

    Dametrius Wesley, Business Administration

    Tre’Andice Williams, Biology

    In Fall 2017, Truman McNair began a new program that aims to introduce

    McNair’s mission and goals to McNair-eligible first-and second-year Truman stu-

    dents who may be able to apply to the McNair Scholars Program when eligible.

    Since the start of the program, the following students have participated:

  • WELCOME NEW SCHOLARS Spring 2016 Cohort

    THANK YOU, MENTORS!

    Faculty Mentors are a vital part of the McNair Program, working closely with their mentees to ensure that each develops the skills necessary to become a competitive graduate school

    applicant and persevere to PhD attainment.

    Agricultural Science

    Dr. Jessica Colpoys

    Art

    Dr. Heidi Cook

    Biology

    Dr. Brett Berke

    Dr. Diane Janick-Buckner

    Dr. Stephanie Maiden

    Dr. William Sexton (ATSU)

    Business Administration

    Dr. Jeff Lingwall

    Chemistry

    Dr. Cassidy Dobson

    Dr. Bill Miller

    Dr. Brittany Hagenhoff

    Computer Science

    Dr. Jon Beck

    Dr. Alan Garvey

    Economics

    Dr. Justin Jarvis

    Fall 2018—Summer 2019 Faculty Mentors

    English & Linguistics

    Dr. Joseph Benevento

    Dr. Heather Cianciola

    Dr. Mary Shapiro

    Health & Exercise Sciences

    Dr. Janice Clark

    Dr. Nancy Daley-Moore

    Physics

    Dr. Tim Wiser

    Political Science

    Dr. Meg Edwards

    Dr. John Quinn

    Dr. Candy Young

    Psychology

    Dr. Yuna Ferguson

    Dr. Katie Judd

    Dr. Jeffrey Vittengl

    Sociology

    Dr. Victoria Mayer

    Dr. Brian Ott

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  • WELCOME NEW SCHOLARS Spring 2016 Cohort

    RESEARCH ACTIVITY

    Research experiences are required of all McNair scholars each year. Scholars develop an original research topic and proposal, and they have the opportunity to apply for summer internship

    funding through the Program as well as through external research internships. Students funded

    through the Truman McNair Research Internship in the summer after junior year complete and pre-

    sent a full-length research project and have their final manuscript evaluated in a blind review process.

    2019 INDV 460 McNair Research Internship II:

    Ariell Bertrand #Policy Narratives: An NPF Analysis of the School Choice Debate

    and Social Media

    Myranda Billington Social Anxiety in the Get-Acquainted Process among College

    Students

    Jeremy Freese Journey, Support, and Solutions: First-Generation Student

    Experiences and the Academic Achievement Gap

    Sadeja Harper The Navigation of Pregnant Black Women in the Health Care

    System

    Abby Moreno Embracing Cultural Identity through Chicanx Themes in Latinx

    Artists

    Elva Moreno Del Rio The Role of Violent Protest: Thoreau and Malcolm X

    Marissa Pina Determination of Remnant Metal Waste in Natural Waters by

    Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy

    Sydney Shank Effect of Nitrate Supplementation on Oxygen Kinetics in Skeletal

    Muscle of Diabetic Rats

    Alyssa Soles Mutations in C90RF72 and a Role for Growth Factors in a Fruit Fly

    Model of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

    Ray Stewart Impa