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The Academic Spotlight

“The Doctor”

McNair Scholars Program

ichita State University Division of Campus Life and University Relations webs.wichita.edu/mcnair

March - May, 2008 Vol. 13 No. 3

McNair Scholars Present at the University of North Texas McNair Research Conference

New Scholarship Program for African American and Hispanic Women to Study the Sciences or Medicine

Five McNair Scholars from Wichita State University presented at the UNT McNair Research Conference February 15 - 17, 2008. This provided an avenue for students to not only present before their peers, but also network, meet faculty and speak to graduate school recruiters from universities around the country. The following students attended: Temperance Acquistapace, Kimberly Grimes, Philip Pettis, Mikki Phan and Tayoni Scott.

The Johnson & Johnson Skincare Company that created AMBI skin care products for women of color, recently announced the establishment of the AMBI Scholarships in Science and Medicine Program. The scholarships are available to African-American and Hispanic women interested in pursuing careers in sciences or medicine. The $10,000 scholarships are for nontraditional students seeking to continue their academic careers. Eligibility includes: age 21 or older and residents of the United States, including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Applicants must plan to attend an accredited post-secondary school during the 2008-2009 academic year and and enroll in an undergraduate or graduate program in the fields of science or medicine and demonstrate financial need. For more information or to apply go online: https://www.scholarshipadministrators.net Access key: AMBI. Deadline is March 28.

Source: The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education. February 27, 2008 issue. http://www.jbhe.com/latest/index.html

(l-r) Kimberly Grimes, Mikki Phan & Temperance Acquistapace, Shukura Bakari-Cozart, Tayoni Scott & Philip Pettis

“He who is calm in mind acquires peacefulness and thus is able to cultivate his mind day and

night with more diligence.” ~ Buddha ~

March 17 - 23

Spring Break!

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