UW-Superior selects 2017-18 McNair Scholars cohort

SUPERIOR — The University of Wisconsin-Superior has recently selected its 2017-18 McNair Scholars Cohort. Students from UW-Superior, the University of Minnesota Duluth, and Northland College are all eligible for the program.

The cohort includes Janet Branley, Sociology, Superior, Wis.; Meghan Brun, Social Work, Cass Lake, Minn.; Claude Nelson, Exercise Science, Superior, Wis.; Tiffany Nelson, Legal Studies, Cedar City, Utah; Jack Mageto (University of Minnesota Duluth), Biology, St. Michael, Minn.; Brady McDonough, Communicating Arts, South Range, Wis.; Noah Mercil (University of Minnesota Duluth), Jazz Studies, Detroit Lakes, Minn.; Brittany Pufall, Psychology, Superior, Wis.; Cody Reed, Social Work, Poplar, Wis.; Dakota Rice, Business/Economics, Upson, Wis.; Liandra Skenandore (Northland College), English, Ashland, Wis.; Shalese Snowdon, Legal Studies, Warroad, Minn.

Throughout the course of the year (Nov 2017 – Aug 2018) these students will engage in different aspects of research and graduate school prep. In addition, each scholar will formulate a research topic and work one-on-one with a mentor in developing, researching and presenting their topic, which will be presented in September, 2018, at UW-Superior’s annual McNair Scholars Symposium.

The McNair Scholars Program is a nationwide program that prepares income eligible first generation college students and students from groups underrepresented in graduate education for doctoral study. It is a nationwide program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, created in memory of Ronald E. McNair, Ph.D., an African-American physicist killed in the Space Shuttle Challenger mission in 1986. The McNair Scholars Program at the University of Wisconsin-Superior chooses students each year to participate in the program’s activities which include seminars, cultural events, graduate school visits, and more.

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