Concord Students Attend McNair Conference

For Immediate Release: 
Sep 25 2001

Concord Students Attend McNair Conference

Athens, W.Va. - Eight students represented Concord College at the recent Penn State McNair Scholars Research Conference. During the conference, students attended a GRE (Graduate Record Exam) preparation workshop, a graduate admissions workshop, networking sessions, and a graduate school fair. The students representing Concord were: Gil Catron, Princeton, W.Va.; Crystal Dilley, Fayetteville, W.Va.; Mardis Hall, Philadelphia, Pa.; Rebecca Ryan, Athens, W.Va.; Doug Snuffer, Crab Orchard, W.Va.; Michelle Wimer, Hillsboro, W.Va. and Jason Vickers, Summersville, W.Va. Crystal Dilley, Mardis Hall, and Jason Vickers also had the opportunity to present their McNair research to the conference community.

The McNair Scholars Program is a federal TRIO program designed to prepare students to participate in doctoral study programs. The program provides enriching experiences to prepare undergraduates for doctoral study including a research internship, seminars and workshops, interactions with faculty and the opportunity to attend and present their research at national meetings. Although the program provides a stipend to allow students to pursue a summer research project, McNair is not a scholarship program. Eligible students must be enrolled in a degree-granting program and be either economically disadvantaged, first generation college students or members of a group that is underrepresented in graduate school.


Concord College Notes: Jessica Taylor, a work-study student in Concord College’s public relations office wrote this press release. Her hometown is Beckley, W.Va.