Ronald E. McNair Program

The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program helps TRIO-eligible undergraduates to prepare for and pursue graduate degrees. The program seeks to expand educational opportunities for first-generation college students, disabled students, and low-income students. The program includes a six-week summer research component, faculty mentoring, and research experiences.

Students receive a number of benefits from participating in the McNair Program:

  • Close relationships with faculty research advisors and mentors
  • Opportunities to publish in a variety of professional and academic journals
  • Opportunities for presenting research findings
  • Advisement on graduate school enrollment
  • Summer orientation to graduate school and academic careers
  • A $2,700 stipend for completing summer research and academic year activities

Related Resources

McNair Application McNair Application

McNair Handbook McNair Application

TRIO McNair Research Symposium

Date: June 28, 2013

Time: 9 am – Noon (Registration 8:15 am -8:45 am)

Location: Earnest Hollings Library (located on Main floor of the Thomas Cooper Library)


Student Acceptances

  • Emily McCarney, American University, MPA program
  • Iesha Burns, University of South Carolina, Master of Teaching in Mathematics
  • Alexis Graham, University of South Carolina, Master of Teaching in Mathematics
  • Jesse Moyer, University of Delaware, PhD in Cognitive Psychology
  • Samantha Diamond, San Francisco State University, MA in Human Sexuality Studies
  • Jasmine Horton (USC-Upstate), Gardner Webb University (NC), M.Ed. Christian Education
  • Matthew Madison, University of Georgia, MS in the Research, Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics
  • Fran Clark, UMass Medical School, Worcester, MA, Pathway to Graduate Study Program
  • Rashad Morgan, Florida State, M.Ed. in Higher Education and Student Affairs
  • Angelique Gibson: Ohio University, PhD Communications
  • Anastasia McFadden, Georgia State University, MS Psychology
  • LaShika Palmer, The Citadel, MS in Psychology
  • Kim Bonner, SUNY Buffalo, PhD in Sociology
  • Makeeba Bookhart, Medical University of South Carolina, DDS
  • Kavetta Anderson, University of Virginia, MS in English Education
  • Deon Jacobs, University of South Carolina, M.Ed. in Higher Education and Student Affairs
  • Angela Baskins: University of South Carolina, M.Ed. in Higher Education and Student Affairs
  • Brittany Gilliam: North Carolina State University, MS in Higher Education
  • Jaime Misenheimer, Maryland Institute College of Art, MFA in painting
  • Karon Hopkins, University of South Carolina, MSW
  • Joy Anderson, Emory University, MAT in English education
  • Tris Thrower, Morgan State University, MS in Psychology
  • Waymon Tyson, University of South Carolina, MPA program
  • Bene Fleming, Louisiana State University, MS in Psychology
  • Brittant Wearing, University of South Carolina, MS in Public Health
  • Sierra Carter, U of Illinois for a PhD in education policy with the Illinois Distinguished Fellowship.
  • Laura Drew law school in Charleston
  • Sam Wellborn, Wake Forest University, Law School
  • La Shonna Cooper, USC Aiken, MS in Clinical Psychology
  • Sabrina Stewart, Penn State University, MA in media studies
  • Korey Boyd, Central Michigan University, MS in exercise science
  • Solomon Addico, Wake Forest University, MA in management.

Summer Internships

  • Henry (Trey) Capps, III, Columbia University, GSAS-Leadership Alliance Summer Research Program
  • Christopher Johnson (USC-Upstate), University of California, Los Angeles, Summer Humanities Institute
  • Adam Port (USC-Aiken), Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Leadership Programs

  • Dillon Isaac (Claflin), Gates Millennium Scholars Campus Based Leadership Academy.