EWU McNair Scholar Kelly Parke Accepted to University of Illinois-Chicago PhD in Disability Studies

Congratulations to EWU McNair Scholar Kelly Parke who’s been accepted into the University of Illinois Chicago’s interdisciplinary PhD in Disability Studies! From University of Illinois Chicago’s Program Page: Disability studies scholars view disability not simply as a defect inside a person, but as a complex relationship between society and people who function differently from the norm. … Read more

EWU McNair Scholar Kelly Parke Completes McNair Summer Research Internship

Congratulations to EWU McNair Scholar Kelly Parke for completing her McNair Summer Research Internship! She worked with mentor Dr. Ryan Parrey on her summer 2023 research, “Atmospheres of Ableism: A Phenomenological Exploration of Everyday Encounters”. Her research was presented August 16, 2023 at the McNair Summer Research Symposium.   Kelly utilized an online qualitative survey … Read more

EWU McNair Scholar Kelly Parke Honored with Robert & Joan Audree Morgan Nelson Scholarship

Congratulations to EWU McNair Scholar Kelly Parke! Kelly has been selected for the Robert & Joan Audree Morgan Nelson Scholarship for humanities majors. Kelly is currently in the midst of her EWU McNair Summer Research Internship exploring the impact of daily ableism on those with physical disabilities. She will submit her Institutional Review Board proposal … Read more

EWU McNair Scholars Receive Grants, Awards, Honors

Parke Cyphers Murphy Grants etc

Congratulations to EWU McNair Scholars Kelly Parke, tommyboiZ, and Richard Murphy! All three have been awarded grants, scholarships, and other honors. Kelly Parke received the Jeffers Chertok Memorial Scholarship for academic year 2023-2024 from the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. Kelly was nominated by Dr. Michael Zukosky in Anthropology. The Jeffers Chertok Memorial … Read more

17 McNair Scholars Present at EWU’s 2023 Student Research & Creative Works Symposium

2023 Symposium

On May 10, EWU held the 2023 Student Research and Creative Works Symposium. The Symposium is back in person since 2022, allowing excellent shared engagement as scholars discussed their research (both proposed and completed) with fellow students, faculty, and the EWU community. Many scholars shared their work in poster format in the PUB, while others … Read more

Kelly Parke Selected as an EWU McNair Scholar and Awarded Summer Research Internship

Kelly Parke Selected

Congratulations to new McNair Scholar Kelly Parke! Kelly was selected by the McNair Scholars’ selection committee on the basis of her passion for research, commitment to attaining a PhD, and overall potential for success in graduate school. The federally-funded TRIO Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program at EWU selects motivated and talented juniors and seniors … Read more