Trio McNair Scholar Program

EWU McNair Spring Celebration 2022

On May 27, 2022, we were able to gather together in person for the first time in two years! It was a joy to spend the evening with the McNair Scholars, Faculty Mentors, family and friends at the Spokane Club. Please enjoy these photo highlights, then keep scrolling to view the event program, and continue below to learn more about all that our scholars have accomplished in the 2021-2022 school year.

2022 Graduating McNair Scholars

Christina Hudson

Christina M. Hudson is a first-generation student who graduated from Eastern Washington University with a double major in English Studies and Africana Studies, and a minor in Religious Studies. She earned her associate degree at Spokane Falls Community College, before transferring to EWU in 2020. She is interested in decolonizing religious studies, focusing on ancient … Read more

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Darlynne Khayesi

Darlynne (Dasha) Khayesi graduated from Eastern Washington University in 2022, with a major in Applied Developmental Psychology and a minor in Communications Studies as well as Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies. She will be the first generation in her family to complete a bachelor’s degree. She hopes to go on to work in the counseling … Read more

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Ashley Destin

Ashley Destin graduated from Eastern Washington University in 2022 with a major in Biology. Her passion is animal care with a focus on domestic house cats. In the past, she volunteered in a small veterinarian clinic, working closely with surgeries and animal husbandry. Dr. Judd Case mentored Ashley for both of her Summer Research Internships … Read more

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2022 Graduate School Acceptances

2021-2022 New and Continuing EWU McNair Scholars

Ajaycia Butler

By Tennyson, Bryn | 05/26/2022

Ajaycia Butler is a Sophomore at Eastern Washington University, majoring in Biomedical Science along with a minor in Psychology. She is a first-generation student who would like to specialize in Hematology. Her interest in Biomedical science was sparked from reading her mom’s textbooks as a young girl. Ajaycia’s McNair research will focus on the physiology … Read more

Alexander Dodson

By Tennyson, Bryn | 05/26/2022

Alexander Dodson is majoring in Psychology at Eastern Washington University. He is the Treasurer and President-Elect of EWU’s chapter of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology. Alexander has been a Dean’s List student for every quarter he has attended Eastern Washington University. He is also a research assistant for Dr. Phil Watkins studying … Read more

Claudio Escalante

By Tennyson, Bryn | 05/26/2022

Juan Claudio Escalante is a first-generation undergraduate student at Eastern Washington University. Originally from Kennewick, WA, Claudio obtained his Associate of Arts and Science from Colombia Basin College in 2020 before transferring to EWU. He is majoring in Biology with a minor in Spanish. In the winter of 2022, his research interests expanded when he … Read more

Katie Gower

By Tennyson, Bryn | 05/26/2022

Katie Gower graduated from Eastern Washington University in Fall 2022 with a BA in Political Science with minors in Philosophy and Sociology. Katie is a first-generation, Honors student. Born and raised in Spokane, she graduated from Spokane Falls Community College with a transfer Associate of Arts Degree in 2020. Her research interests range from political theory … Read more

Badradin Mohammed

By Tennyson, Bryn | 05/26/2022

Badradin Mohammed graduated from Eastern Washington University in Spring 2023 with a BA in International Affairs, with an emphasis on global security processes, and a minor in Political Science. He is the president of the International Affairs Community and a member of the PoliSci Book Club. His research is focused on Water Security and economic development … Read more

Devin Mumey

By Tennyson, Bryn | 05/26/2022

Devin Mumey is an undergraduate at Eastern Washington University working towards a major in Biology with a focus on Plant Sciences and a minor in Chemistry. He is interested in studying hybrid fruits and crossbreeding, as well as disease resistance. For his 2022 McNair Summer Research Internship, he worked with Dr. Jessica Allen collecting and … Read more

Bakima Ssebanakitta

By Tennyson, Bryn | 05/26/2022

Bakima Ssebanakitta graduated in Spring 2023 with a BA in Psychology through the Honors Program. Ssebanakitta has seven years of experience in professional life coaching, mediation, and end-of-life facilitation applications. Pursuing a path towards a PhD in Psychology, Ssebanakitta plans to expand into tenured professorship and private counseling practice. In counseling, her aim is to … Read more

EWU McNair Scholar Irie Browning Receives the Frances B. Huston Medallion Award

By Jaeger, Corinne | 05/09/2024

EWU McNair Scholars Receive Grants, Awards, Honors

By Liina Koivula | 06/20/2023

McNair Scholars Present Research to EWU Board of Trustees

By Liina Koivula | 06/19/2023

EWU McNair Scholar Bakima Ssebanakitta Attends Rocky Mountain Psychological Association’s Conference

By Liina Koivula | 06/17/2023

EWU McNair Scholar Marianna Fischer Attends the Viterbi STEP Workshop at USC

By Liina Koivula | 06/15/2023

EWU McNair Scholar Irie Browning Receives the Golden Eagle Award

By Liina Koivula | 06/14/2023

EWU McNair Scholar Malek Chreiki Accepted to MSU Doctoral Program in Chemical Engineering

By Liina Koivula | 06/13/2023

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

By Liina Koivula | 06/10/2023

EWU McNair Scholar Bakima Ssebanakitta recognized as Outstanding Senior

By Liina Koivula | 05/04/2023

EWU McNair Scholar Serena Camacho Awarded WSU Scholarship

By Liina Koivula | 05/03/2023

EWU McNair Scholar Arcelia Madrigal Receives the Frances B. Huston Medallion Award

By Liina Koivula | 05/02/2023

EWU McNair Scholar Bakima Ssebanakitta Selected as GSA for EWU McNair Scholar Program

By Liina Koivula | 04/26/2023

EWU McNair Scholar Claudio Escalante Accepted to SROP at Purdue

By Liina Koivula | 03/16/2023

EWU McNair Scholar Bakima Ssebanakitta Accepted to Gonzaga’s MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program

By Liina Koivula | 03/03/2023

EWU McNair Scholar Bakima Ssebanakitta Accepted to Eastern Washington University MS in Counseling Program

By Liina Koivula | 02/28/2023

EWU McNair Scholar Arcelia Madrigal Attends National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention

By Liina Koivula | 02/16/2023

EWU McNair Scholar Marianna Fischer Receives CSTEM Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Fund Award

By Liina Koivula | 02/07/2023

EWU McNair Scholar Badradin Mohammed Accepted to University of Maryland Doctoral Program

By Liina Koivula | 02/02/2023

EWU McNair Scholar Badradin Mohammed Accepted to George Mason University MS Program

By Liina Koivula | 01/25/2023

EWU McNair Scholar Devin Mumey Awarded Clawson-Youngs Environmental-Studies Award

By Liina Koivula | 01/24/2023

EWU McNair Scholars Present at the International Studies Association Midwest Annual Conference

By Liina Koivula | 12/08/2022

EWU McNair Scholar Katie Gower Attends Political Science Conference

By Liina Koivula | 12/07/2022

EWU McNair Scholar Badradin Mohammed Attends Two Conferences

By Liina Koivula | 11/17/2022

EWU McNair Scholar Marianna Fischer Selected for EWU’s Technology Commercialization Academy

By Liina Koivula | 11/10/2022

EWU McNair Scholar Devin Mumey Attends Lichen Workshop in West Virginia

By Liina Koivula | 11/03/2022

EWU McNair Scholar Devin Mumey Selected for Scholarship

By Liina Koivula | 08/04/2022

EWU McNair Scholar Arcelia Madrigal Selected for the Soaring Eagles Scholarship

By Liina Koivula | 07/28/2022

Katie Gower Selected as an EWU McNair Scholar and Awarded Summer Research Internship

By Liina Koivula | 07/15/2022

Arcelia Madrigal Selected as an EWU McNair Scholar and Awarded Summer Research Internship

By Liina Koivula | 07/13/2022

Malek Chreiki Selected as an EWU McNair Scholar and Awarded Summer Research Internship

By Liina Koivula | 07/12/2022

tommyboiZ (Thomas Cyphers) Selected as an EWU McNair Scholar and Awarded Summer Research Internship

By Liina Koivula | 07/08/2022

Serena Camacho Selected as an EWU McNair Scholar and Awarded Summer Research Internship

By Liina Koivula | 07/07/2022

Irie Browning Selected as an EWU McNair Scholar and Awarded Summer Research Internship

By Liina Koivula | 07/06/2022

Alexander Dodson Selected as an EWU McNair Scholar and Awarded Summer Research Internship

By Liina Koivula | 07/05/2022

Bakima Ssebanakitta Selected as an EWU McNair Scholar and Awarded Summer Research Internship

By Liina Koivula | 07/01/2022

Haili Poss Selected as an EWU McNair Scholar and Awarded Summer Research Internship

By Liina Koivula | 06/30/2022

Richard Murphy Selected as an EWU McNair Scholar and Awarded Summer Research Internship

By Liina Koivula | 06/29/2022

Devin Mumey Selected as an EWU McNair Scholar and Awarded Summer Research Internship

By Liina Koivula | 06/28/2022

Marianna Fischer Selected as an EWU McNair Scholar and Awarded Summer Research Internship

By Liina Koivula | 06/27/2022

Quentin Young Selected as an EWU McNair Scholar and Awarded Summer Research Internship

By Liina Koivula | 06/23/2022

Monica Miranda Selected as an EWU McNair Scholar and Awarded Summer Research Internship

By Liina Koivula | 06/22/2022

Marisa Janke Selected as an EWU McNair Scholar and Awarded Summer Research Internship

By Liina Koivula | 06/16/2022

Saul Bautista Selected as an EWU McNair Scholar and Awarded Summer Research Internship

By Liina Koivula | 06/15/2022

Badradin Mohammed Selected as an EWU McNair Scholar and Awarded Summer Research Internship

By Liina Koivula | 06/14/2022

2021-2022 EWU McNair Scholar Awards

EWU McNair Scholar Devin Mumey Selected for Scholarship

By Liina Koivula | 08/04/2022

EWU McNair Scholar Lizeth Bañuelos Awarded Graduate College University Grant at Arizona State University

By Liina Koivula | 08/01/2022

EWU McNair Scholar Arcelia Madrigal Selected for the Soaring Eagles Scholarship

By Liina Koivula | 07/28/2022

EWU McNair Scholar Richard Murphy Selected for Two Scholarships

By Liina Koivula | 07/27/2022

EWU McNair Scholar Richard Murphy Selected for the Jeffers Chertok Memorial Scholarship

By Liina Koivula | 06/13/2022

EWU McNair Scholar Lucia Roussa Receives Excellence in Academic Achievement Award

By Liina Koivula | 06/07/2022

EWU McNair Scholar Malek Chreiki Awarded Schwalm Scholarship

By Liina Koivula | 06/06/2022

EWU McNair Scholar Christina Hudson Selected for the Jeffers Chertok Dean’s Honor Award

By Liina Koivula | 06/02/2022

EWU McNair Scholar Christina Hudson Receives the Frances B. Huston Medallion Award

By Liina Koivula | 05/19/2022

EWU McNair Scholar Miriam Carlson Receives Leadership in Education Award, Contributes to Textbook

By Liina Koivula | 05/05/2022

EWU McNair Scholar Lizeth Bañuelos Awarded Dean Jeffers W. Chertok Honored Student Award

By Liina Koivula | 10/18/2021

EWU McNair Scholar Seth McCullough Awarded Cheney Environmental Association Scholarship

By Liina Koivula | 10/06/2021

EWU McNair Scholar Christina Hudson Awarded Robert and Joan Morgan Nelson Scholarship

By Liina Koivula | 10/06/2021

EWU McNair Scholar Ashley Destin Awarded Marjorie Benedict-Holman Scholarship

By Liina Koivula | 09/29/2021

EWU McNair Scholar Lucia Roussa Awarded Leon and Emma Solomon Memorial Scholarship

By Jaeger, Corinne | 09/28/2021

EWU McNair Scholar Alexis Guizar-Diaz Awarded Resident Assistantship at PSU

By Jaeger, Corinne | 07/07/2021

EWU McNair Scholar Darlene Gilroy Awarded Graduate Student Assistantship at PSU

By Jaeger, Corinne | 07/07/2021

EWU McNair Scholar Mori Williams Awarded Opportunity to Attend Society of Toxicology Program

By Jaeger, Corinne | 06/30/2021

EWU McNair Scholar Mori Williams Awarded Graduate Student Assistantship

By Jaeger, Corinne | 06/30/2021

EWU McNair Scholar Alexandria Coronado Awarded Capstone McNair Graduate Council Fellowship

By Jaeger, Corinne | 05/11/2021

EWU McNair Scholar Aulane Mpouli Awarded Sloan Scholarship at Duke

By Jaeger, Corinne | 04/22/2021

EWU McNair Scholar Lucia Roussa Awarded CICOES Internship at UW

By Jaeger, Corinne | 04/16/2021

2021-2022 EWU McNair Alumni News & Accomplishments

EWU McNair Scholar Edith Melendez Accepted to Northern Arizona University PhD Program

By Liina Koivula | 06/09/2022

EWU McNair Scholar Miriam Carlson Receives Leadership in Education Award, Contributes to Textbook

By Liina Koivula | 05/05/2022

EWU McNair Scholar Madelyn Brown Accepted to Multiple PhD Programs

By Liina Koivula | 04/19/2022

EWU McNair Scholar Rachel Silverthorn Published in American Journal of Criminal Justice

By Liina Koivula | 04/07/2022

EWU McNair Scholar Madelyn Brown Accepted to University of Georgia PhD Program

By Liina Koivula | 02/28/2022

EWU McNair Scholar Madelyn Brown Accepted to University of Oregon PhD Program

By Liina Koivula | 02/15/2022

EWU McNair Scholar Kianna Baker Accepted to Masters Program at Columbia University

By Liina Koivula | 02/01/2022

12 EWU McNair Scholars Present at EWU Virtual Symposium

By Liina Koivula | 10/27/2021

EWU McNair Alumna Lizeth Bañuelos Presents to Scholars

By Liina Koivula | 10/26/2021

EWU McNair Scholar Lizeth Bañuelos Awarded Dean Jeffers W. Chertok Honored Student Award

By Liina Koivula | 10/18/2021

The Ongoing Legacy of EWU McNair Director Doctora Christina Torres García

By Jaeger, Corinne | 08/12/2021

EWU McNair Alumna Dra. Christina Torres García Invited to Write for Oxford Research Encyclopedias

By Jaeger, Corinne | 06/18/2021

Meet Social Justice in Research Panelist – EWU McNair Alumna Dr. Laura Zamudio-Orozco

By Jaeger, Corinne | 05/14/2021

Meet Social Justice in Research Panelist – EWU McNair Alumnus Dr. Frank C. King Jr.

By Jaeger, Corinne | 05/14/2021

Meet Social Justice in Research Panelist – EWU McNair Alumnus Dr. S. Omar Jobe

By Jaeger, Corinne | 05/11/2021

Meet Social Justice in Research Panelist – EWU McNair Alumna Dr. Yvonne Sherwood

By Jaeger, Corinne | 05/07/2021

2021 & 2022 Summer Research EWU McNair Faculty Mentors

EWU McNair and our scholars rely on the exceptional support from EWU McNair faculty mentors. Mentors start meeting regularly with students in the spring to get to know them and provide them guidance on beginning the research process, including recommending articles and planning surveys and IRBs. Next, they work with students directly on their research projects for the summer quarter. This may be field or lab work, surveys, interviews, and/or additional reading. Mentors then continue their guidance into the fall, sometimes in additional ongoing research or on completion of the research projects that take longer than just the summer, as well as through the application process. Finally, mentors write the most important letters of recommendation in the student's graduate school applications.

 

A huge thank you to all of our mentors!

2021-2022 EWU McNair Advisory Committee

Thank you so much to our McNair advisory committee! These faculty provide support and guidance to EWU McNair throughout year. One of their significant roles in this regard is the selection of new McNair Scholars. Each fall EWU McNair recruits students who are interested in becoming a McNair Scholar. Then applications are reviewed by the committee, which consists of EWU professors who volunteer their time. This year's committee members included Dr. Judd Case and Dr. Margaret O'Connell from the Biology department, Dr. Miguel Novella from the Chicana/o/x studies program, Dr. Stephen Tsikalas from the Geology department, and Dr. Kayleen Islam-Zwart from the Psychology department, along with Cynthia Dukich and Cori Jaeger of the EWU McNair Scholars Program. EWU McNair extends a huge thank you to this committee. Our work would not be possible without you.

Thank you for reviewing the year with us!

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