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NMSU students selected as McNair Scholars

Thirteen undergraduate students at New Mexico State University have been selected to conduct research as part of the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program.


Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, NMSU's McNair program allows first-generation or minority students to conduct original research with faculty members.

Among the students selected are Las Cruces natives Paula Barraza, a junior majoring in psychology, and Christina Delgado, a junior majoring in family child science.

The other McNair Scholars are Hector Carbajal, a senior majoring in English; Isaac C. Duran, a junior majoring in psychology; Rochelle Garnanez, a senior majoring in human nutrition and food science; Carmen George, a junior majoring in environmental science; Jose Herrera, a senior majoring in English and Spanish; Kimberly Hinrichs, a junior majoring in biochemistry and German; David Lichliter, a senior majoring in finance and business computer systems; Andrea Longoria, a junior majoring in psychology; Carlye Mascorro, a senior majoring in animal science; Rebecca Newton, a junior majoring in English and Gloria Valdez, a senior majoring in secondary math education.

McNair Scholars write research papers, make presentations at professional conferences and investigate university graduate programs across the country.

The program is named after astronaut Ronald E. McNair, who died in the Challenger space shuttle accident in 1986. For more information, call NMSU's Center for Learning Assistance at (505) 646-3136.

Sarah Lautman
June 15, 2000