SLU Welcomes New McNair Scholars
The McNair Scholars Program hosted a welcome reception on Thursday, March 1, to introduce
14 new McNair Scholars to the SLU community.
The reception in Busch Student Center included an invocation given by Rev. Stephen
Lamkin, assistant director of Pre-College, Access and TRIO Programs and Associate
Provost Robert M. Wood, Ph.D., shared words of wisdom. Faculty members Karla Scott,
Ph.D. and Amber Johnson, Ph.D. presented at the reception, which also included a pep
talk by Robert O. Motley Jr., a McNair Scholars Program alumnus from Northeastern
Illinois University and current Washington University doctoral candidate.
The event included the formal introduction of new Scholars. Twelve of the new scholars
are SLU students.
SLU McNair Scholars
- Ciarra Anders
- Zarek Burton
- Esther Chinwuko
- Brandon Hughes
- Sequoyah Lopez
- Taylor Robinson
- Yesenia Sanchez
- Ricardo Saucedo
- Wendy Teal
- Devonn Thomas
- Brendan Underwood
- Amanda Wilson
Two of the new Scholars, DelShawn Fowler and Derek McFarland, are students at the
Harris-Stowe State University. SLU students, faculty and administrators, as well as
staff and administrators from Harris-Stowe State University attended the March 1 reception.
Pell-eligible, first-generation college students who are interested in becoming McNair
Scholars are welcome to submit an application, as there are still a few slots available
for the current program year. However, as spaces are filling quickly, interested students
are advised to complete and submit their applications as soon as possible. Applications
can be downloaded from the McNair Scholars Program website.