Ereisa Morales’s Scholar Story

You might recognize Ereisa Morales from McNair’s website. You also might recognize her from posters around campus. She is holding a book about drug use, and a tape recorder, ready to document, survey, and research. What is she researching? Morales is a McNair Scholar. She is also a part of a sorority on campus, and … Read more

Kianna Baker’s Scholar Story

We all know that college students struggle. They struggle with classes, assignments and tests. One can remember the long hours in the library cramming over books in pools of soft light from the rows of lamps, students half asleep, mindlessly present in the real world, fully involved in the world rendered in their minds. That’s … Read more

Erik Almaguer’s Scholar Story

McNair Scholar, Erik Almaguer, a computer science major in his junior year at Eastern Washington University, has been working since Spring Quarter of 2018 on his project, with the help of his mentor, Dr. Shamima Yasmin. Almaguer grew up in Kennewick, working and going to the community college there. He wasn’t too sure on what … Read more

EWU McNair Alumni Spotlight: Micheal Callaway, PhD

EWU McNair Scholar alumnus Micheal Callaway was the first person in his family to graduate from college when he earned his bachelor’s degree in English from Eastern Washington University. Although neither of his parents had a high school degree, he credits their support for creating an educational foundation that allowed him to continue through the … Read more

McNair Scholars Representing EWU at National Latinx Psychology Association Conference in LaJolla, CA

EWU McNair 2018 summer research interns, Rosa Espinosa-Zunigaand Marixza Torres, recently represented Eastern Washington University at the National Latina Psychological Association Conference in LaJolla, CA. This professional conference included prominent Latinx psychologists from around the country along with graduate students and a handful of undergraduates like Ms. Torres and Ms. Espinosa-Zuniga, who both presented posters … Read more

Ariel McMillan – National Conference on Race&Ethnicity In American Higher Education

This June Ariel McMillan presented her research, “Perceptions of Oppression White Students of Eastern Washington University,” at the National Conference on Race & Ethnicity In American Higher Education in San Francisco, California. Ariel attended the conference as a student scholarship recipient and says that the conference experience “was beyond productive and insightful!”