Meet the McNair Scholars

Northern Michigan University’s McNair Scholars Program is proud to highlight our diverse group of students that make our program so special.  These dedicated and hardworking students joined the program with the goals of working with a faculty mentor, preparing for summer research, attending seminars and overall preparing themselves for the rigors of graduate school. 


End-of-semester/Holiday Party 2016


Selected McNair Scholars for Winter 2017

Biidaaben Reinhardt - Physics/Native American Studies

Jackquelin Bristol - Psychology

Kaitlynn Cesarek - Anthropology/International Relations

Chatrin-Irin Johannessen - Psychology

Jarryd Horn - Physics

Molly Liford - Sociology

Shayla Manitowabi-Hubner - Biology

Brittney Moore - Biology (pre-vet)

Jennie Parker - Psychology

Ted Roper - Fisheries and Wildlife Management

Trevor Rupiper - Biology

Kimberly Snell - Neuroscience


Selected McNair Scholars for Winter 2016

Ashley Adzima - Physics

Ryan Borges - Education

Kaitlynn Bortz - Fisheries and Wildlife Management

Margaret Hartman - Fisheries and Wildlife Management

Zachary Jodoin - Biology/Physiology

Cheyenne Kaufman - Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences & Music

Alysa Kilpela - Nursing

Aaron Lewkowicz - Clinical Lab Sciences

Shelby Nguyen - Nursing

Ryan Peterson - History

Brent Pettigrew - Education

Andre Stringer - Marketing

Allyssa VanHorn - Sports Science

Stephen Wardell - English & Philosophy

Anthony Webb - Math and Computer Science 

Selected McNair Scholars for Winter 2015

Alex Steinline - Fisheries and Wildlife 

Sara Sutherland - Biology/Physiology

Autumn Palmer - Psychology

Alex Schlee - Psychology-Behavior Analysis

Nim Reinhardt - Nursing

Jackie Rodriguez - Psychology

Tiaira Porter - Physiology and Chemistry

Josh Nickels - Physics and Computer Science

Julio Diaz - International Studies


Selected McNair Scholars for Winter 2014

Jose Aburto - Public Relations and Environmental Science

Katherine Biang - Psychology - Behavioral Analysis/Human Services

Katelin Bingner - Biology

Nathan Crane - Fisheries and Wildlife Management

Amanda Fliflet - Music Education

Keara Kangas - Psychology

Jordan Marquez - Psychology

Nicole Shoup - Biology

Selected McNair Scholars for Winter 2013

Rebecca Allers- Social Work

Kurt Benckendorf- Nursing

Mark Cook- Economics

Chandler Countryman- Biology

Justin Cribley- Biology

Alicia DenHerder- Sports Science

Michael Flores- English

Taylor Freund- Psychology

Willow Grosz- English

Gabrielle Hoffman- Anthropology

Rory Jackson- Clinical Lab Sciences

Kurt Kilpela- Math and Computer Science

Cierra LaBelle- Zoology

Michelle McGuire- Education

Rachel McOwusu- International Development

Troy Morris- Psychology

Nicole Musi- Business Management

Emily Mydlowski- Biology

Nick Bohn- Biolgoy

Ryan Passino- Biology

Ethan Scott- Biology

Meghan Whitenton- English

Selected McNair Scholars for Winter 2012

Stephanie Beeman- Psychology

Rozemary Howard- Biology

D'Juana Jackson- Health and Fitness Management

Taylor Johnson- Public Relations

Jeremy Leight- Biology

Ashley Schmeling- Psychology/  Sociology

Brittaney Schryvers- Psychology

David Seramur- Athletic Training


Selected McNair Scholars for Winter 2011

Matthew Cowling- Sports Science/Pre-Med

Emily Hansen- Biology

Ricki Oldenkamp- Zoology


Selected McNair Scholars for 2009-2010

Macrea Anderson- Political Science

Ryan Haskell- History

Rachel Manthey- English

Emily Perdue- Political Science/ Sociology