The Grace Jordan McFadden Professors Program was created in 1997 to address the underrepresentation of minorities in the professoriate. Originally focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), the program has since expanded to include other underrepresented scholars from across multiple disciplines including the arts, humanities, education, social sciences, library science and business. Open to prospective and current doctoral students, the program prepares underrepresented minority students to become professors. Marco Hernandez, first year graduate student in the Biology Program, will receive $24,000 in additional funding over 4 years as well as training specifically designed to help him diversify the professoriate. Congrats Marco!