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Previous McNair Scholars

Name: Adrian McLean
Major: Mathematics
Classification: Senior
Mentor: Bo Zhang, Ph.D.
Research Title: Stability of Oscillators with Unbounded Damping

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Name: Chaniqua Simpson
Major: Sociology
Classification: Senior
Mentor: Heather Griffiths, Ph.D.
Research Title: Fayetteville- Fort Bragg: Aiming to Please

Name: Christopher Williams
Major: Pre-Business Administration
Classification: Senior
Mentor: Dawn Wilson, Ph.D.
Research Title: The Gap in Healthcare Administration


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Name: Shannon Gunn
Major: Chemistry
Classification: Junior
Mentor: Shirley L. Chao, Ph.D.
Research Title: Acetylecholinesterase Inhibition in Muscle Tissue Following Exposure to Perfluorooctanoic and Perfluorooctanesulfonic Acids in Danio rerio

Name: Christopher Darden
Major: Business Administration
Classification: Junior
Mentor: Edward P. Stringham, Ph.D.
Research Title: The Effects of Private Police on North Carolina's Economy: Good or Bad?

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Name: Shante' Elliott
Major: English & Literature, Language
Minor: Philosophy
Classification: Senior
Mentor: Trela Anderson, Ph.D.

Name: Brehon Greene
Major: Psychology
Status: Graduated Fall 2010-Applying to Graduate Schools
Research Title: Predictors of Belief in U.S. Government Conspiracy Theories Against Citizens


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Uwana Idio

Name: Uwana Idio
Major: Political Science
Classification: Junior
Mentor: Ham Lheem, Ph.D.
Research Title: An Empirical Analysis of Primary and Secondary Education Enrollment Rate in Sub-Saharan Africa in the Digital Age
Name: Nya Taylor
Major: Psychology
Classification: Junior
Mentor: Maxwell Twum-Asante, Ph.D.
Research Title: Metamemory for Information Learned Through Visual and Auditory Presentation Modes

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Rosslyn Ross

Name: Rosslyn Ross
Major: Psychology
Classification: Junior
Mentor: Akbar Aghajanian, Ph.D.
Research Title: Exploring Factors that lead to Obesity in African Americans

Name: Tiane' Ellis
Major: Mathematics
Status: Graduated Fall 2010-Enrolled in Graduate School
Research Title: The Impact of the Care-giver Vaccination in Pandemic Influenza Outbreaks: Baseline Models for Public Health Monitoring in Guilford County, NC

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Donte Hollingsworth

Name: Donte Hollingsworth
Major: Computer Science
Status: Graduated Fall 2010-Applying to Graduate Schools
Research Title: Router Information Protocol and Open Shortness Path First: Routing Protocols Convergence Time Comparison on a Small Network

Name: Jo' nel Barnes
Major: Physical Education
Classification: Junior
Mentor: Abdul Pitre, Ph.D.
Research Title: The Phenomenological Study: Social Justice School Leaders

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Name: Omar Abokor
Major: Geography
Status: Attending Post Baccalaureate Program
Research Title: GIS Cartography and Its Uses in Regional Mapping and Development

Name: Sebena Conley
Major: Biology
Status: Attending Graduate School
Research Title: Impact of Pseudomonas aerguinosa on Reducing the Toxicity of Diazinon in the Earthworm( Lumbricus terrestris)  and Mealworm (Tenebrio molitor)



Name: Yaleaka Currie
Major: Biology
Status: Attending Graduate School
Research Title:  The Developmental Toxicity of Zebrafish (Danio rerio) Embroyos Exposed to Perfluorooctanoic Acid

Name: Reginald Felton
Major: Psychology
Status: Attending Graduate School
Research Title: The Relationship between Generosity, Gratitude, and Psychological Well-Being



Name: Shamma Hickling
Major: Sociology
Status: Attending Graduate School
Research Title: Fort Bragg and Fayetteville Crime Rates

Name: Ra'Vone Royster
Major: English
Status: Attending Graduate School
Research Title: An African American Vernacular Tradition: African American English and its Effects on High School Performance



Name: Sonya Worthington
Major: Sociology
Status: Attending Graduate School
Research Title:  Emotional Well Being among Divorced Women: An Analysis of the Role of Economic Status and  Religiosity

Name: Jazmin Henry
Major: Business Administration
Status: Attending Graduate School
Research Title: An Empirical Study of Factors Affecting the Extent of Online Social Network Usage



JaCoya Thompson

Name: JaCoya Thompson
Major: Math and Computer Science
Classification: Senior
Mentor:  Perry Gillespie, Ph.D.
Research Title: A Predictive Analysis on Graduation and Retention Rates in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics at Fayetteville State University

Name: Tierra Savage
Major: Psychology
Classification: Senior
Mentor:  Marciea McMillian, Ph.D.
Research Title: Are preschool Attendance, Gender, and Home Stimulation Predictive of Achievement?

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Michelle Norman

Name: Michelle Norman
Major: Psychology
Classification: Senior
Mentor:  Laura Coyle, Ph.D.
Research Title: Predictors of Resiliency in African American College Students

Name: Karlesia Montague
Major: Psychology
Classification: Senior
Mentor:  Elizabeth Quinn, Ph.D.
Research Title: Dating Violence Among College Students

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Latasia Jones

Name: Latasia Jones
Major: English and Literature
Classification: Senior
Mentor:  Phyllisa Deroze, Ph.D.
Research Title: Love Relations and Rape across Racial Lines in Early America

Name: Lashanda Hicks
Major: Psychology
Classification: Senior
Mentor:  Samantha Daniel, Ph.D.
Research Title: An Exploration of Muscle Dysmorphic Disorder in Men

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Sherie Delaine

Name: Sherie Delaine
Major: Birth-Kindergarten Education
Classification: Senior
Mentor:  Beverlyn Cain, Ph.D.
Research Title: Teaching While Male: Factors and Negative Stigmas that Contributes to the Demise of Males in Early Childhood Environments

Name: Kurkessa Springs
Major: Sociology
Classification: Senior
Mentor:  Nicole Lucas, Ph.D.
Research Title: Informal Social Support Received by African American Men and Women within the Church

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Jonela Rogers

Name: Jonela Rogers
Major: Biotechnology
Minor: Biology
Classification: Senior
Mentor: Abdelmajid Kassem, Ph.D.
Research Title: Responses of Selected Soybean [Glycine max (L.)Merrill] Breeding Lines Under Mild Water Deficit

Name: Asia Scales
Major: Biology
Classification: Junior
Mentor: Sherrice Allen, Ph.D.
Research Title: pKOG-folP: A Mobilizable Suicide Vector for folP Chromosomal Inactivation in Pseudomonas aeruginosa, PA01

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Name: Eric McLean
Major: Biology
Classification: Senior
Mentor: Shubo Han, Ph.D.
Research Title: The Impact of Copper (II)- Flavanoid Complex Formation in Preventing the Onset of Parkinson's Diseas

Name: Amber Birden
Major: Elementary Education- Biology
Classification: Senior
Mentor: Shirley L. Chao, Ph.D.
Research Title: Science Inquiry on Pre-Literacy Skills and Interest in 3-5 year old

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Lewis Williams

Name: Lewis Williams
Major: Mathematics
Classification: Senior
Mentor: Xin Tang, Ph.D.
Research Title: The Poincare-Birkhoff-Witt (PBW) Basis and Monomial Basis of U⁺ r,s,T (ѕℓ₃)

Name: George Alvarez
Major: Chemistry
Mentor: Subir K. Nagdas, Ph.D.
Research Title: Evidence for the Presence of Phosphate Groups on the Two Major Proteins of the Hamster Sperm Acrosomal Matrix and Their Potential Role in Acrosomal Hydrolase Binding Activities 

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Marcus Smith

Name: Marcus Smith
Major: Middle Grades Mathematics/ Politcal Science
Mentor: Peter M. Eley, Ph.D.
Research Title: Analysis of Mathematics Achievement Among High Schools in Cumberland County

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