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McNair Scholars

Class of 2013

McNair Scholar Mentor Title of Research
Hugo_Aguinaga  Prof. Jeffery Casebolt  
 Humberto_Bedoy  Prof. Lorna Strong  
 Vanessa_Buckles  Dr. Gary Byrd  
 Rebecca_Melot  Prof. Lesley Meeks  
 Mariela_Mendoza  Dr. Kristina Gill  
 Gabriel_Miranda  Dr. Nabarun Ghosh  
 Casey_Nelson  Dr. Tim Atchison  
 Martin_Puga  Prof. Lorna Strong  
 Nathan_Slaughter  Dr. Butler Cain  
 Eric_Sosa  Dr. Tim Atchinson  
Jessica_Taylor  Prof. Kennth Denton  
Jared_Wesley  Dr. Robert DeOtte  

 

 Hugo Aguinaga

Major(s):Sports Exercise Science

Classification: Senior

Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2014

Mentor: Professor Jeff Casebolt

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Career Aspirations:I plan on becoming a high school track and field coach as well as a cross country coach. Apart from coaching I plan on teaching Spanish at the high school level.

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 Humberto Bedoy

 Humberto Bedoy

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 Vanessa Buckles

 Vanessa Buckles

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 Rebecca Melot

 Rebecca Melot

Major(s):Dance Major

Classification:Senior

Anticipated Graduation Date:May 2014

Mentor:Leslie Meek

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Career Aspirations:To become a professional dancer.

How has being a McNair Scholar enhanced your academic experience?Being a McNair Scholar has opened my eyes to the very real possibility of being a graduate student. I have made new friends and have also become self-disciplined in daily setting aside time to work on my research. The entire McNair experience has been wonderful. I would highly suggest this program to any eligible WT student interested in expanding their education.

 Mariela Mendoza

 Mariela Mendoza

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 Gabriel Miranda

 Gabriel Miranda

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 Casey Nelson

 Casey Nelson

Major(s):Psychology

Classification:Senior

Anticipated Graduation Date:May 2014

Mentor: Dr. Tim Atchison

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Career Aspirations:After obtaining a masters degree and possibly a doctorates degree in psychology I aspire to become a sports psychologist and eventually work with professional athletes.

How has being a McNair Scholar enhanced your academic experience?

Being a McNair Scholar has equipped me with skills that have prepared me for my senior year and eventually graduate school. I believe I am now an all round better student because of this experience. This program has made me more conscious of what I need to do in all aspects of my education in order to be successful.

 Martin Puga

 Martin Puga

Major(s): Sports Exercise Science/Math Education

Classification:Senior

Anticipated Graduation Date:May 2014

Mentor: Professor Lorna Strong

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Career Aspirations:I hope to attain a Master’s degree or Doctoral degree in Exercise Physiology after receiving my Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. I hope to teach or coach at the collegiate level while being part of organizations such as USA Track & Field or holding NCAA office position to focus on helping young students and student-athletes get the most of their educational opportunities.

How has being a McNair Scholar enhanced your academic experience? Being a McNair Scholar has opened my mind to seeing that I can go beyond “average” and thrive in higher levels of education through the challenges and opportunities it has brought to me. I believe that I am already a better student and love and respect education and its value toward my future. It is a blessing to be part of such a great organization and represent it today and hopefully to share my experiences and accomplishments from it later on to others who may become McNair Scholars.

 Nathan Slaughter

 Nathan Slaughter

Major(s):Mass Communication: Broadcast Journalism

Classification:Senior

Anticipated Graduation Date:May 2014

Mentor:Dr. Butler Cain

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Career Aspirations:I aspire to be an influential media professional in sports communication (broadcast or print media).

How has being a McNair Scholar enhanced your academic experience?

As a member or the McNair Scholar program, my academic experience has been enhanced due to the standard that comes along with being a part of the program. My goals have heighted, my expectations have risen and being a part of the program gives me the added tools to fulfill any aspirations I may have.

 Eric Sosa

Eric Sosa

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 Jessica Taylor

Jessica Taylor

Major(s):Psychology

Classification:Junior

Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2015

Mentor:Professor Kenneth Denton

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Career Aspirations:To earn a Licensed Specialist Degree in School Psychology, where I will perform tests and assessments on children and their classroom environments that will explore new findings on how certain activities or behaviors affect their learning.

How has being a McNair Scholar enhanced your academic experience?

Being a McNair Scholar has allowed me to have an introduction to the academic work load and experience of a graduate student, which has equipped me for what I will have to take on for Graduate School. After enduring this opportunity, I am now motivated to go beyond my own expectations and create more challenging ones. The program and its directors have definitely been the key factors in my academic growth and maturity that I have obtained during this summer experience.

 

 
 Jared Wesley

Jared Wesley

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