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McNair Scholars Alumni

LaKisha Barrett, McNair Scholar

LaKisha Barrett, McNair Scholar

The Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program at WTAMU is proud to showcase the accompishments of its scholars. The legacy of Dr. Ronald E. McNair continues to live on though the hard work and perserveance of its scholars by their accomplishments in their respective fields and society.

Scholars Pursuing a Graduate Degree Nationwide
 
Lakisha Barrett: Ph.D. student in biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. WTAMU mentor Dr. Mark Olsen.
 
Diana Belton: graduate student in education at Walden University. WTAMU mentor Dr. Jean Stuntz.
 
Griselda Camacho: first year student at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. WTAMU mentor Dr. Carolyn Bouma.
 
Dusty Clark: Ph.D. student in Japanese history at the University of Kansas. WTAMU mentor Dr. Paul Clark.
 
Eric Conchola: graduate student in sports and exercise science at Oklahoma State University. WTAMU mentor Dr. Charles Chase.
 
Tyson McMillan: Ph.D. student in interdisciplinary library and information sciences at the University of North Texas. WTAMU mentor Dr. Rajan Alex.
 
Brandon Mitchell: graduate student in theatre lighting at Carnegie-Mellon University. WTAMU mentor John Landon.
 
Jessica Noland: graduate student in library science at The University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. WTAMU mentor Dr. Bonnie Roos.
 
Adrian Olivas: graduate student studying special education at the University of New Mexico. WTAMU mentor Dr. Bryan Vizzini.
 
Shemika Sanford: law school student at Howard University. WTAMU mentor Dr. Harry Hueston.
 
Annessa Stagner: Ph.D. student in history at the University of California, Irvine. WTAMU mentor Dr. Bruce Brasington.
 
Jenny Whisenhunt: Ph.D. student in English at Texas A&M University. WTAMU mentor Dr. Shearle Furnish.
 
Adrienne Woodward: Ph.D. student in equine exercise physiology and nutrition at Michigan State University. WTAMU mentor Dr. John Pipkin.

Scholars Who Received Graduate Degrees Nationwide 
 
LaKisha Barrett: master’s from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee in biochemistry, May 2008.
 
Bridget Brown: master’s from Texas Tech University in communications, Aug. 2004. WTAMU mentor Dr. Trudy Hanson.
 
Tiffany Bryant: master’s from the University of Texas, Arlington in biology, May 2004. WTAMU mentor Dr. David Sissom.
 
Jennifer Criswell: master’s from the University of Oklahoma in fine arts, Dec. 2003. WTAMU mentor Mr. John Landon.
 
Zenobia Harris: master’s from the University of Alabama in communication, May 2005. Doctor of jurisprudence from Northwestern University, May 2008. WTAMU mentor Dr. Leigh Browning.
 
Tyson McMillan: master’s from the University of North Texas in CIS, Dec. 2006.
 
Sally Pender (Franco): master’s from the University of North Texas in English, May 2005.

Kristy Pham: master’s from Texas Tech University in physician’s assistant program, Aug. 2007. WTAMU mentor Cindy Meador.
 
Annessa Stagner: master’s from the University of Ohio in history, May 2008.
 
Derek Tran: master’s from the University of Phoenix in CIS, May 2007. WTAMU mentor Dr. Rajan Alex.
 
Jose Vega: Doctor of Jurisprudence from Texas Tech University, May 2007. WTAMU mentor Dr. David Rausch.
 
Jessie Villarreal: master’s from the University of Texas, San Antonio in public administration, May 2004. WTAMU mentor Dr. Suresh Gopolan.
 
Adrienne Woodward: master’s from Michigan State University in animal science, Dec. 2005.
 

Scholars Who Received Graduate Degrees from WTAMU

Jimmy Arias: master’s in education, Dec. 2004. WTAMU mentor Dr. Bruce Brasington. 

Adelle Breitling: master’s in psychology, Aug. 2003. WTAMU mentor Dr. Richard Harland.
 
Melissa De La Cruz: master’s in education, Aug. 2003. WTAMU mentor Dr. Mary Parker.
 
Melodie Graves: master’s in speech communication, Aug. 2004. Attended Ph.D. program at the University of Nebraska. WTAMU mentor Dr. Russell Lowery-Hart.
 
Anthony Lopez:  master’s in chemistry, Dec. 2005. WTAMU mentor Dr. J. Espinoza.
 
Gabriel Medina: M.P.A. in accounting, Aug. 2008. WTAMU mentor Dr. Darlene Pulliam.
 
Emilio Nino: master’s in agriculture, Dec. 2002. WTAMU mentor Dr. Greta Schuster.
 
Norma Parra: master’s in education, Aug. 2002. WTAMU mentor Dr. Ken Van Doren.
 
Cesilia Pedroza: M.P.A. in accounting, Decc 2007. WTAMU mentor Dr. Darlene Pulliam.
 
Leticia Sanchez: M.P.A. in accounting, May 2006. WTAMU mentor Dr. Darlene Pulliam.

Kasey Torres: master’s in education, May 2007. WTAMU mentor Dr. Doug Werden.
 
Jenny Whisenhunt: master’s in English, May 2004. WTAMU mentor Dr. Shearle Furnish.
 
Adrienne Woodward: master’s in agribusiness, Aug. 2002. WTAMU mentor Dr. John Pipkin.