DSCN0909Please join the Westminster College McNair Scholars Program in congratulating our 2015-16 graduates!

2016 Graduates Entering Graduate School in Fall 2016   (10/11 will attend graduate school this fall = 91%) 

 Abby Steven Arellanes will enter the PhD program in sociology at North Carolina State University.

Brianda De Leon (U of U) will begin the master’s program in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Utah.  Her emphasis will be Student Affairs.

Elizabeth Gamarra (U of U) will begin her Master of Social Work at the University of Utah.

Quan Le (U of U) will earn his MS in civil engineering at the University of Utah.

Katherine McLean will enter the PhD program in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Michigan. Katie was also a recipient of the 2016 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellowship, as well as a Rackham Merit Fellowship from the University of Michigan.

Kevin Martinez will enter the master’s program in the Department of Education, Culture, and Society at the University of Utah.

Lisa Molina will attend the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where she will earn a master’s degree in Social Justice Education.

Giulia Soto (U of U) will pursue the MSEd in International Educational Development at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education.

Stephen Tahan will earn his PhD in immunology at Washington University in St. Louis in the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences. Stephen also received an Honorable Mention from the National Science Foundation  GRFP.

Tashelle Wright will earn a PhD in public health from the University of California at Merced.

Additionally, we’d like to congratulate Karissa Killian; she will work for the U.S. Forest Service after graduation.

We are so proud of the McNair Scholars’ accomplishments, and delighted to see them achieve their academic goals!


Congratulations to all!