7 Scholars Graduate!

The McNair Scholar Program proudly graduates 7 scholars this May.

These four scholars will be headed to graduate school next fall:


Samantha Asper: University of Wisconsin, Madison- Masters of Science in Agroecology


Morgan Bartlett: Iowa State University- Master of Education-Student Affairs


Amber Dorr: Seattle University- Master in Science in Community Counseling


Gilbert Penaherrera: University of North Dakota- Maters of Science in Mathematics

McNair Scholars present at BSU’s Student Achievement Conference

The McNair Scholars were well represented with 12 scholars presenting an oral or poster presentation at the 16th Annual Student Scholarship and Creative Achievement Day Conference on April 8th.

Three scholars, Larry Krog, Jordan Morgan and Agbeko Sallah highlighted a poster and oral presentation. Below are the scholars with their research topics:

Larry Krog– Critters or Companions: An Investigation of Human Animal Interaction and Mood

Morgan Bartlett– A Piece of my Honors Thesis

Amber Dorr- Racial Microaggressions in American Indian Healthcare

Shelby Andrist- Gallivanting in Spain!

Ben Goltz– An Analysis of Fluctuations in Stock Market Prices Using Artificial Neural Networks

Agbeko Sallah- Detoxification and Optimization of Protein Enrichment on Flax Meal to Supplant Fish Meal Using a Fungal Incubation Process

Morgan Bartlett- First Year Experience Seminar: An Instructor’s Perspective

Sierra DeGeest- Impact of Fees on Student Attitudes toward Counseling

Gilbert Penaherrera– Pursuing the Saddle Point: Social Science vs. Natural Science

Jordan Morgan- Free Stores: On Campus and in the Community

Poster Session:

Larry Krog– Does Anyone Have a Tissue? Interventions to Improve Respiratory Etiquette in the Classroom

Agbeko Sallah– Analysis of Trace Heavy Metals in our Drinking Water

Josh Hatton- Analysis of Capsaicin and Dihydrocapsaicin in Peppers

Jordan Morgan- Social Movements: Taking our Education beyond the Classroom

Anthony Orttel– GIS: A Multidisciplinary Tool