McNair Graduate Opportunity Program
University of New Hampshire
Stoke Hall, 14-E
11 Garrison Avenue
Durham NH 03824-3511
Phone: (603) 862-0088
Fax: (603) 862-1927
McNair Program Staff
TAMMY J. GEWEHR, Director
Phone: (603) 862-0002
Tammy, a California native, moved to New Hampshire in 2007 and became part of the McNair Scholars Program (TRIO) team in July 2008. She is first in her family to attend college, having earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Idaho, and a M.Ed. (Counseling & Guidance) from California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo.
She began her TRIO experience as the academic advisor for Student Support Services (SSS) at Cal Poly State University. At UNH, she worked as the assistant director for the McNair Scholars Program until 2013 when she became the director. She finds the energy and optimism of college students exhilarating and enjoys working to help prepare them for graduate school.
Tammy loves the outdoors, where she enjoys kayaking, hiking and more recently surfing. Travel, both near and far, is also a favorite 'free-time' activity. In her spare time she is often known for taking photos, many photos (just ask her son), and realizes she needs a better camera!
HELEN LONEK, Program Assistant
Phone: (603) 862-0088
Helen Lonek grew up in New York and moved to New Hampshire in 2002. She received her Associate’s Degree from The Berkeley School in New York City.
She has previous experience working for the TRIO Program at Great Bay Community College as well as in the Financial Aid Office. She enjoys the interaction she has with the students.
Helen’s spare time activities include cooking, reading, working on her golf game, playing with her golden retrievers and, as the mother of five sons, attending soccer games and track meets.
Jennifer Logsdon, Peer Advisor
Jennifer is a first-generation college student studying at UNH in the Ph.D. Program in Education, specializing in Leadership and Policy Studies. She graduated from Northern Arizona University with her Master’s in Educational Leadership in 2004. She has worked at Pima Community College and College of Southern Nevada, advising students and coordinating programs for student success, as well as serving on committees to promote diversity awareness at both institutions. When she does have free time she loves to hang out with her dogs, explore historical sites and listen to music.