Four Henderson McNair Scholars give presentations at national conference

During a visit to nearby Washington D.C., the students had an opportunity to visit with Arkansas U.S. Sen. John Boozman.

Four McNair Scholars from Henderson State University gave oral and poster presentations at the National Conference for McNair Scholars and Undergraduate Research held March 14-17 in College Park, Maryland.

Attendees participated in panel discussions and research workshops, and heard presentations by prestigious keynote speakers.

“Our scholars gained valuable experience presenting and discussing research with their peers,” said Reo Cummings, director of the Ronald E. McNair program at Henderson. “The students received peer reviews and presentation feedback, and fielded questions about their research. This was a valuable opportunity for them to gain experience in a collegial, supportive setting.”

The students who presented include:
Otisha Burton – “Patient-Centered Care and Satisfaction in Oncology”
Zoie /Autrey – “Highway Bridge Nesting Use Among Cliff Swallows in Arkansas”
Alexandrea McClendon – “Process and benefits of Dry Needling”
Bobbi Bazzle: “Racial Profiling, Police Brutality, and Shifting Perceptions”

Other Henderson McNair scholars who attended were Bessie Dixon, Mariya Sasser, Bridani Diaz, and Sally Santillan. They were accompanied by Cummings and Dr. Don Kelly, faculty/McNair research technical advisor.

The Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program assists low-income, first generation college students and those from underrepresented groups in preparing for graduate education.

Henderson’s McNair Scholars Program is federally funded and serves 25 undergraduates per year.

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