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Brittany Shares thoughts about EKU McNair

Brittany Collins

"The McNair Scholars Program has been nothing short of transformative for me as a first-generation student. Coming from a background where a bachelor's degree seemed like an unattainable dream, let alone the idea of pursuing a master's and beyond, McNair has opened doors I never knew existed.

Jessica Shares Thoughts about EKU McNair

Jessica Austin

"The McNair Scholars Program at Eastern Kentucky University has transformed what once felt like an unattainable dream into a tangible goal. As a first-generation, non-traditional student, the prospect of accessing a graduate program seemed out of reach, almost laughable.

Darrien Shares Thoughts about EKU McNair

Darrien Hawkins

"This program was brought to my attention by the Dean of Students when I showed interest in getting my PhD. At that time, I never truly believed that I would have the opportunity to achieve a PhD, but once I was introduced into the program I've understood that someone like me truly has the capabilities to become an expert in my favorite field of study!

Kylie Shares Thoughts about EKU McNair

Kylie Perry

“Being in the McNair program here at EKU has opened so many opportunities for me. I have been able to travel more than I ever thought I would in college and feel more prepared for graduate school. I’m glad to have so many opportunities through this program.”

- Kylie Perry

McNair Scholar Presents at the 2023 Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Academy of Science

McNair Scholar 2023 KY Academy of Science Annual Meeting

EKU Biology major and EKU McNair scholar Sasha Carrasco presented an award winning presentation at the 2023 Kentucky Academy of Science Annual Meeting held at Northern Kentucky University November 3 & 4, 2023.  Sasha's presentation was titled "Exploring the Morphological and Photosynthetic Traits of the Leaves of American and Chinese Chestnuts at the EKU Orchard."  H

McNair Scholars Lead Panel Discussion at EKU Gen 1 Conference

McNair Scholars - EKU Gen 1 Conference

Becasuse Eastern Kentucky University demonstrates a commitment to improving the experiences and outcomes of first-generation college students, it has been selected as a "First-Gen Forward Institution" by the Center for First-Generation Student Success, which is an initiative of NASPA, an association of The Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education and The Suder Foundation.&nb

EKU McNair Scholar is Keeping History Alive

Josie Teague is Keeping History Alive

EKU senior and McNair Scholar Josie Teague is featured in the spring 2023 EKU publication Celebrating Philanthropy in an article titled Keeping History Alive.  The article reports that Josie possesses a profound appreciation for history, art, and artifacts, and that although her hometown is Dawson Springs, Kentucky, she always dreamt of studying history through any and al

McNair Scholar Honored as EKU's Outstanding Senior in the Department of Biological Sciences

McNair Scholar Honored as EKU's Outstanding Senior in Biology

EKU McNair scholar Elijah "Cruz" Cardona (shown with his EKU Biology mentor Dr.

McNair Scholars Present at the EKU University Presentation Showcase during Scholars Week

EKU McNair Scholars Present at EKU's University Presentation Showcase


Four EKU McNair scholars presented their McNair-sponsored undergraduate research at the EKU University Presenation Showcase during Scholars Week at EKU.  Pictured left to right are Elijah Cardona, Topanga Newell, Angie Marroquin, and Bradley Lackey.


McNair Scholar Wins Trow Scholarship

Lacky Wins Trow Scholarship

EKU McNair Scholar Bradley Lackey - a junior biomedical sciences major from Elizabethown, Kentucky - is the recipient of the prestigious JoAnne J.

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