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McNair Scholars Program

Alumni

Inaam Abdul Karim

Inaam Abdul Karim - McNair Scholar 2011
Major: Honors Nutrition and Food Science & Near Eastern Studies
Research Project:  An Investigation on the effects of Palm phenolics in the development and treatment of transgenic male mice with Alzheimer's disease.

Maria Anagonye
Maria (Anagonye) Osuka- McNair Scholar 2008
Graduate Institution:  American University System
Graduate Program:  Teaching -- Masters program
Yusuf Anderson Yusuf Anderson - McNair Scholar 2011
Major: Electrical Engineering
Research Project: "Hardware and Software Enhancements of Automation in Surgical Robotics"
Jackson Bartlett Jackson Bartlett - McNair Scholar 2009
Major: Urban Studies
Research Project Title: "Beyond the Gayborhood: Space, Race and Queer Coalition in Detroit, Michigan"
Kelly Beagan

Kelly Beagan - McNair Scholar 2008
2016 PhD in Biology at TUFTS University

 

Alyssa Bell Alyssa Bell - McNair Scholar 2011
Major: Political Science
Graduate Institution:  Wayne State University School of Law
Tanya Bishop Tanya Bishop - McNair Scholar 2008
2009 began Masters in Social Work at University of Michigan
Kendra Boyd
Kendra Boyd - McNair Scholar 2008
Graduate Institution:  Rutgers University
Graduate Major:  African American and U.S. History -- PhD program
Pierre Brown Pierre Brown - McNair Scholar 2011
Major: Psychology/Media Arts
Research Project: “The Living Arrangements of Young Mothers Receiving WIC Support in Detroit.”
Fiona Dixon
Fiona Dixon - McNair Scholar 2011
Major: Spanish and Japanese
Research Project: “Understanding The Universal Playboy Cross Cultural Don Juanism”
Graduate Institution:  University of Massachusetts Amherst
Graduate Major:  HIspanic Linguistics
Terainer Brown Terainer Brown-Carrol - McNair Scholar 2008
Fall 2010 will begin Masters of Fine Arts at University of North Carolina
Nikki Burgnoni

Nikki Burgnone - McNair Scholar 2005
2008 began Masters in Linguistics-Wayne State University

2011 Master's Degree, Linguistics

Salika Chowdhury
Salika Chowdhury - McNair Scholar 2011
Major: Near Eastern Studies & Political Science
Research Project: Researching  works and speeches by Mahatma Ghandhi during the independence movement in India and against Apartheid in South Africa.
Graduate Institution:  Wayne State University
Graduate Major: Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages - Masters Program
Daniel Clason

Daniel Clason - McNair Scholar 2011
Major: Secondary Education-Social Studies
Research Project:  “The Origins of the Standards Movement and Its Impact on Public Education: A Literary Review and Annotated Bibliography.”

Ashley Clemons Ashley Clemons - McNair Scholar 2008
Fall 2010 will begin PhD in English at University of Florida
Mixie Clerard

Mixie Clerard - McNair Scholar 2011
Major:  Honors Psychology
Research Project: Selection, Optimization & Compensation (SOC) Skills in Work and Family on an Economical Basis.

Sara Cole Sara Cole - McNair Scholar 2009
Airika Crawford Airika Crawford - McNair Scholar 2008
2009 began Masters in Social Work at University of Michigan
Markeysha Davis Markeysha Davis - McNair Scholar 2006
2016 PhD in Africana Studies at University of Massachusetts Amherst
Tina Dykehouse
Tina Dykehouse - McNair Scholar 2008
Graduate Institution:  Wayne State University
Graduate Major:  Social Work -- PhD program
Jennifer Fugaban Jennifer Fugaban - McNair Scholar 2011
Major: Environmental Science / Biology
Research Project: “Potential Effects of Emerald Ash Borer-Leaf Litter Decomposition in Ephemeral Ponds”
Milli Lynne Johnson Milli Lynne Johnson - McNair Scholar 2008
2009 began Masters in Political Science at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Bertha Eaves-Rosson
Bertha Eaves-Rosson - McNair Scholar 2008
Major: Interdisciplinary Studies
Research Project Title: "An In-Depth Investigation of African American Women's Experiences with Intimate Partner Violence"
Graduate Institution:  Wayne State University
Graduate Major:  Social Work
2012 Master's Degree, Social Work
Audrey Gaither Audrey Gaither - McNair Scholar 2006
2009 began Masters in Education Technology Instruction at Wayne State University
Jewelita Gant

Jewelita Gant McNair Scholar 2009
Major: Marketing (Advertising)
Graduate Institution:  University of Detroit Mercy School of Law

Catherine Glover Catherine Glover
Major: English
Research Project Title: "Why Did I Get Married": The Function of Black Relationships in Tyler Perry's Films.
Gregory Harton

Gregory Harton - McNair Scholar 2011
Major:  Africana Studies & Sociology
Research Project:  Black Males Displaced from Public Education: The Adult Black Male Response to the Dilemma.

Dina Haque
Dina Haque - McNair Scholar 2011
Major:  Nutrition & Food Science
Research Project: Possible Stereotypes Faced by Obese Children
Graduate Institution:  Wayne State University
Graduate Major:  Nutrition and Food Science - Masters Program
2015 Master's Degree, Nutrition and Food Science
Courtney-Sophia Henry Courtney-Sophia Henry - McNair Scholar 2011
Major: Linguistics/International Studies
Research Area: We Three Kims: Understanding the Kim Regime of North Korea within the Historical and Cultural Context of Chuche Political Ideology.
Kailey Henry Kailey Henry - McNair Scholar 2008
2009 began Masters in Political Science at University of Maryland
Brittany Jefferson

Brittany Jefferson - McNair Scholar 2011
Major:  Public Relations Honors

Graduate Institution:   University of Georgia
Graduate Major:  Communications - PhD Program

Cornetta Lane Cornetta Lane - McNair Scholar 2011
Major: Near Eastern Studies
Research Project: "Controversy at Ground Zero: Preservation of Honor versus Freedom of Religion."
Antoinette London
Antoinette London - McNair Scholar 2009
Graduate Institution:  Oklahoma State University
Graduate Major:  Human Development and Family Science with a focus on parent-child relationships/prevention/intervention -- PhD program
Marcy Hessling

Marcy (Hessling) O'Neil - 2004 McNair Scholar
2005 began PhD in Anthropology at Michigan State University

2012 PhD in Anthropology from Michigan State University

Richelle Latrielle-Myers Richelle Latrielle-Myers - 2004 McNair Scholar
Cassandra Loacano Cassandra Loacano - McNair Scholar 2011
Major: Psychology (Neuropsychology)
Research Project: “Semantic Memory Processes in Healthy Aging”
Elianna Lozoya

Elianna Lozoya
Major:  Honors Psychology
Graduate Institution:  Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine Science

Graduate Major:  Psychology - Clinical Counseling

Paula Mead
Paula Mead - McNair Scholar 2011
Major:  Anthropology & International Studies
Research Project:  Biomonitoring of Persistant Toxic Substances in Michigan Urban Fish Eaters.
Graduate Institution: University of South Florida
Graduate Major:  Anthropology - PhD Program
2015 Master's Degree, Anthropology
Cherry Meyer
Cherry Meyer - McNair Scholar 2011
Major:  Linguistics
Research Project: “The Role of Imagery in the Comprehension and Memory of Idioms.”
Graduate Institution: University of Chicago
Graduate Major:  Linguistics - PhD Program
Derrick Miller Derrick Miller - McNair Scholar 2011
Major: Political Science
Research Project: “Vote Secrecy and Clientelism in Mexico”
Lidya Numan

Lidya Numan
Major: Honors Double Major Biology & Psychology
Research Area: The Effects of Methylcrotonoyl -- CoA Carboxylase Beta Chain and Sorting Nexin 2 on Sexual Differentiation of Sexual Partner Preferences in Zebra Finches (taeniopygia guttata)

Graduate Institution: Wayne State University

Graduate Major:  Biomedical Engineering

2012 Master's Degree, Biomedical Engineering

Robert Orr Robert Orr, Jr. - McNair Scholar 2011
Major: Mortuary Science
Research Project: “The Daughters of Elohim.”
Alexandra Padilla

Alexandra Padilla - McNair Scholar 2011
Major:  Psychology
Graduate Institution:  Keller University

Graduate Major: Healthcare Management

Victoria Pardo

Victoria (Pardo) Larabell - McNair Scholar 2008
Major: Mathematics
Research Project Title: "Fractions, Decimals and 111111111, An Inquiry into the Connections between Repeating Decimals and Number Theory"

Graduate Institution:  Purdue University

Graduate Major:  Curriculum Instruction, Mathematics Education

2013 Master's Degree, Education - Curriculum and Instruction

Samantha Rager Samantha Rager - McNair Scholar 2010
Major: Anthropology
Research Area: A Diachronic Comparison of the Skeletal Fusion Rate of the Knee Joint.
Stewart Richardson

Stewart Richardson - McNair Scholar 2011
Major:  Anthropology
Research Project: If a person that is diagnosed diabetic or prediabetic shops in one of the stores studied, can the purchases comprise 100% of a healthy diabetic diet as prescribed by their clinician?

Karyn Rogers

Karyn Rogers - McNair Scholar 2011
Major: Elementary Education
Research Project: “An Analysis of 7th Grade Achievement in Reading”

Graduate Institution: Capella University

Graduate Major:  Educational Leadership and Administration - Master's Program

Sharon Rondeau

Sharon Rondeau - McNair Scholar 2011
Major:  Honors Psychology
Research Project:  The Effect of Housing Outcomes for Youths Aging Out of Foster Care.

Danae Ross

Danae Ross - McNair Scholar 2010
Major:  English Honors
Graduate Institution: University of Michigan

Graduate Major:  Social Work

Mary Smith
Mary Smith - McNair Scholar 2010
Major: Psychology
Research Project: “Father Involvement and Behavior Problems in Two Year Olds.”
Graduate Institution:  Wayne State University
Graduate Major:  Counseling Psychology - Masters program
2015 Master's Degree, Counseling Psychology
Latoya Teague Latoya Teague - McNair Scholar 2010
Matthew Vallevand Matthew Vallevand - McNair Scholar 2009
Major: Kinesiology
Research Project: Age and White Matter: Effects on Cognitive and Motor Performance
Graduate Institution:  Emory University
Graduate Major:  Public Health - Masters program
2014 Master's Degree, Public Health - Health Policy and Management
 William Workman 

 

 

William Workman - McNair Scholar 2011

Major:  Social Work
Research Project:  The Impact of Teacher Expectations and the Tracking System on the Academic Achievement of African American Students in the City of Detroit.
Graduate Instititution:  Wayne State University
Graduate Major:  Social Work - Masters program
2015 Master's Degree,  Social Work
  
  Cevan Castle - McNair Scholar 2006
2012 Master's Degree, Architecture, Columbia University
  Andrew Crawford - McNair Scholar 2006
2015 PhD Chemistry at University of Michigan
  Lauren Henrikson - McNair Scholar 2007
2008 Began Masters in Public Administration at Wayne State University
 

Melody Kelly - McNair Scholar 2004
2014 PhD in Chemistry at University of Alabama

  Kyriacos (Charlie) Koupparis - McNair Scholar 2005
2006 began PhD in Engineering at University of California San Francisco
 
Arthur Bowman III - McNair Scholar 2013
Major:  Physics
Research Project:  Infrared Filtering via Sub-Wavelength Gratings for Hyperspectral Imaging
Graduate Institution:  Wayne State University
Graduate Major:  Physics - PhD Program
 
Khari Dickey - McNair Scholar 2013
Major:  Kinesiology
Research Project:  Physical Activity Prevalence in Detroit African American High-School Aged Youth
Graduate Institution:  Western Michigan University
Graduate Major:  Exercise Physiology - PhD Program
 
Kristin Gallik - McNair Scholar 2013
Major: Biological Sciences
Research Project:  Comparing Antidepressant Effects on Electrochemically Detected Serotonin Release In Vivo   
Graduate Institution:  University of Illinois at Chicago
Graduate Major:  Biological Sciences - PhD Program
Andre Gilford
Andre Gilford - McNair Scholar 2011
Major:  History
Research Project:  For the Betterment of the Race: The Efforts of the Detroit Urban League in Assimilating Blacks During the Early Great Migration, 1916- 1917
Gregory Gillette
Greg Gillette - McNair Scholar 2013
Major:  Engineering Technology
Research Project:  The benefits of Plug -In – Hybrid and Electric vehicles on the Economy and the environment
Graduate Institution:  Wayne State University
Graduate Major:  Engineering Technology - Masters Program
Hieu Hong
Hieu Hong - McNair Scholar 2013
Major:  Biological Sciences
Graduate Institution:  Wayne State University School of Medicine
 
Vilma Kocllari - McNair Scholars 2013
Major:  Industrial Engineering
Research Project:  Recycling Route Optimization based on Traveling Salesman Problem with Multiple Trips
Graduate Institution:  Wayne State University
Graduate Major:  Industrial Engineering - Masters Program
2016 Master's Degree, Industrial Engineering
David M. Warnke
David M. Warnke - McNair Scholar 2013
Major:  Computer Science
Research Project:  The Design of Reality Games: The Land Bridge Game Design Project
Graduate Institution:  Wayne State University
Graduate Major:  Computer Science - PhD Program

 

William Zygmunt
William Zygmunt  - McNair Scholar 2013
Major:  Chemical Engineering
Research Project:  Exploring the Effects of Cation Type and Concentration on Lipid Bilayers
Graduate Institution:  University of Michigan
Graduate Major:  Chemical Engineering - PhD Program
Ahmedul Islam
Ahmedul Islam - McNair Scholar 2014
Major:  Electrical Engineering
Research Project: An Improvement to the Standard Micro Pillar Design to Quantify Contraction Forces Produced by Cardiac Myocytes
Graduate Institution: Wayne State University
Graduate Major:  Electrical Engineering - Masters Program
 
Renee Ludlam
Renee Ludlam - McNair Scholar 2014
Major:  Astronomy and Physics
Graduate Institution: University of Michigan
Graduate Major:  Astronomy and Astrophysics - PhD Program
 
Jason Shepherd - McNair Scholar 2014
Major:  Engineering Technology
Research Project:  Vehicle-To-Vehicle Communications a Software Approach to Develop Cluster Based DSRC Safety Messages
 
Shawn Thomason -McNair Scholar 2014
Major: Psychology
Research Project: Sources of Conflict between Non-marital and Marital Couples
 
Simul Kadakia - McNair Scholar 2014
Major:  Computer Science
Research Project:  Analysis of HDFS Mounting Methods
 
Morad Alkarsh - McNair Scholar 2014
Major:  Information Systems
Research Project:  Advertisement Appeal and Presentation Format:  Aligning to the Individual User's Interests
 
Joshua L. Fischer - McNair Scholar 2013
Major:  Chemistry
Graduate Institution:  Purdue University
Graduate Major:  Chemistry - PhD Program
 
Alyssa Wilkins - McNair Scholar 2013
Major: Computer Science
Research Project: Comparison of R Implemented Topology-based Pathway Analysis Tools using Target Pathways
 
Camille Williams - McNair Scholar 2013
Major: Electrical Engineering
Research Project: Enhancing Liquid Lens Using Electrowetting and Graphene Material
Graduate Institution:  University of Michigan Dearborn
Major: Computer Software Engineering
 
Kayla Jordan - McNair Scholar 2013
Major:  Electrical Engineering
Research Project:  Arduino: Banking System Prototype
 
Kenneth Thomas - McNair Scholar 2013
Graduate Institution:  University of California -Davis
Graduate Major:  Electrical Engineering - PhD Program
 
Juanita Tookes - McNair Scholar 2006
Graduate Institution:  Oakland University
Graduate Major: Counseling - PhD Program
 
Ahmad Chehab -- McNair Scholar 2007
Graduate Institution:  University of Michigan
Graduate Major: Near Eastern Studies -- Master's Program
 
 
 

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