McNair Mission Statement

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Northern Michigan University challenges its students and employees to think independently and critically, develop lifelong learning habits, acquire career skills, embrace diversity and become productive citizens in the regional and global community.


McNair Mission

The mission of the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program at Northern Michigan University is to increase graduate rates and post-baccalaureate success among first generation-low income students and students who come from a minority population that is underrepresented in graduate education. The McNair Scholars program is dedicated to supporting students in their pursuit of critical inquiry through research experiences and to fostering productive relationships between students and faculty researchers. The McNair Scholars program also seeks to encourage students to embrace diversity and cultivate lifelong learning goals through cultural activities and individual academic support.