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Jan. 28, 2010 Volume 31, No. 17

Success stories

The MU McNair Scholars Program is proud of its alumni, says NaTashua Davis, director. “Each year we feature updates and highlight the accomplishments of our past scholars in our annual Where are They Now newsletter and in the featured scholar section of the MU McNair Journal."

Here are some scholars who were featured recently:

Jacqueline Fairley: PhD in electrical and computer engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. Fairley is a postdoctoral fellow in neurology at Emory University in Atlanta. Her McNair mentor was Michael Devaney, professor emeritus of electrical and computer engineering.

Marcia Chatelain: PhD in American civilization from Brown University. Chatelain is Reach for Excellence assistant professor of African-American studies and honors at the University of Oklahoma. Her McNair mentor was Jill Raitt, professor emeritus in the Honors College.

Leyland Young: PhD in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Mizzoui. He is employed with New Mexico State University’s physical science laboratory at the NASA Balloon Program Office, Wallops Flight Facility. His McNair mentor was P. Frank Pai, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering.

Douglas Steinley: PhD in quantitative psychology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Steinley is an associate professor of psychological Sciences at the Mizzou. His McNair mentor was Michael Stadler, professor of psychology, now associate director of the Honors College.