McNair Scholars Program Selects New Students

For Immediate Release: 
Apr 03 2017

CONTACT:  Sarah Dalton

Concord University

Office of Advancement

PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712

(304) 384-6312,


After 4 p.m.






ATHENS, W.Va. – Fifteen students from Concord University and its McNair partnering institutions, Bluefield State College and West Virginia State University, have been invited to participate in the McNair Scholars Program through Concord beginning in Spring 2017. These students are:


Bluefield State College

Gibou Njie (Marketing) - Bluefield, WV


Concord University

Alyssa Justice (Advertising/Graphic Design) - Ballard, WV

Emily Davis (Biology) - Athens, WV

Corrina Robertson (Biology) - Beckley, WV

Sydney Waugh (Biology) - Princeton, WV

Sarah Welling (Biology) - Given, WV

Tiffany Wimmer (Biology) - Bluefield, WV

James Trent (English) - Logan, WV

Jeremy Wood (English) - Nimitz, WV

Anneliese Fliger (Environmental Geoscience) - Oak Hill, WV

Cameron McNeely (Environmental Geoscience) - Scarbro, WV

Alysan Miller (Geography) - Ronceverte, WV

Jacob Meadows (Psychology/English) - Peterstown, WV

Alyssa Harnish (Psychology/Sociology) - Lewisburg, WV

Chana Patterson (Social Work) - Lerona, WV


The McNair Scholars Program provides academic, social, and financial enrichment opportunities to prepare college students from disadvantaged backgrounds for graduate or professional school.

Each Scholar completes a faculty-supervised independent research project in a chosen field of study and a summer research internship at his/her home institution or another Program-approved off-campus site.  He/she earns a research stipend of up to $2800 and credit hours in exchange for research progress.  The McNair Scholars Program also sponsors visits to area graduate programs, regional/national McNair conferences, and field-specific meetings or conferences.

The McNair Scholars Program is a TRIO Program fully funded by the United States Department of Education.  Concord University hosts one of two McNair Scholars Programs in West Virginia.

For more information on how to become a McNair Scholar, or on the McNair Scholars Program in general, please contact the McNair Office at (304) 384-6019 or



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