May 29, 2014
May 29, 2014
SALT LAKE CITY - Westminster is pleased to announce the following McNair Scholars will graduate as part of the class of 2014. The following students have been accepted into graduate programs beginning in the fall of 2014:
Jasmin Alves -
University of Southern California
Ph.D. in Biomedical
and Biological Sciences (PIBBS)
- Washington University in St. Louis
Ph.D. in the Department of Energy, Environmental, and Chemical Engineering
- SUNY Binghamton
Ph.D. in the Department of Social, Political, Ethical and Legal Philosophy
- The Ohio State University
Master's degree program in the Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
James Domingo Madrigal
- University of Texas at Austin
MFA and will attend the New Writers Project
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
MA/Ph.D. program in literature
Paige Martinez -
University of Connecticut
Doctoral program in Social Psychology
(U of U) University of Utah
Master's Degree at the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy
- Washington State University
Ph.D. in Cultural Studies and Social Thought in Education
Additional 2013-14 McNair graduates include: Leslie Brown, Ethel Tackie-Yarboi, Dina Sage and Valeri Tua'one
(U of U). Tackie-Yarboi
will be employed at Nelson Labs in Salt Lake City.
Two 2013 Westminster graduates will enter graduate school in the fall of 2014:
- Ohio University
Master's degree in philosophy
will return from his year of research at NIH to begin his doctoral program in psychology at the University of Utah.
The McNair Scholars Program is a federally funded effort to increase the number of students from underrepresented groups who go on to graduate study. The ultimate goal of the McNair program is to increase faculty diversity in colleges and universities across the country. Westminster's program is the only one in the state and serves students at Westminster, the University of Utah and Salt Lake Community College.
Westminster's McNair Scholars Program began serving its first cohort of students in January of 2004, and has since served more than 123 students, resulting in more than 100 bachelor's degrees earned.
"All students entering graduate school received competitive funding packages," added Jo Hinsdale, McNair Scholar Program director. "We are so proud of the McNair Scholars' accomplishments and delighted to see them achieve their academic goals."