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St. Norbert College McNair Scholars Accepted to Graduate School

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From St. Norbert College, May 21, 2013
by Mike Counter,, 920-403-3089

Four McNair scholars from St. Norbert College have received offers for graduate school enrollment in the fall of 2013. The students are:

Louis Ayensu-Mensah -- Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy N.Y.), Ph.D., chemical biology, from Racine, Wis.

Amanda Garcia -- Marquette University, Master of Science-Political Science from Green Bay, Wis.

Devan Scherer -- Marquette University, Master of Science in Nursing from Two Rivers, Wis.

Steven Garza -- American University (Washington, D.C), Master of Science in Foreign Policy, from Coon Valley, Wis.

The McNair Program is a federally funded United States Department of Education TRIO program designed to encourage students often underrepresented in graduate programs to pursue doctoral degrees. The program extends this opportunity to students at St. Norbert College, Ripon College and Lawrence University through a collaborative participation initiative that is coordinated at Ripon College.

McNair scholars have the opportunity to participate in summer research experiences with faculty mentors here at St. Norbert College or under special circumstances at other institutions. Upon completion of the research, McNair scholars present their research to faculty, staff and peers at the McNair Symposium, and/or other conferences. Additionally, McNair scholars receive training, mentoring and guidance organized through Ripon College's McNair office that prepare them for the graduate school application process, including GRE preparation and test-taking.

For more information about the St. Norbert College students who have placed in the McNair Scholars program, contact Kevin Quinn, associate academic dean and professor of economics at St. Norbert College. He can be reached at 920-403-3447 or

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