1993 UNH McNair Scholars

Loréna Ahumada

University of New Hampshire

Major: History
Mentor: William R. Jones - Professor of History
Research Title: Church Sanctuary and Central American Refugees: An Historical Overview

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Cheryl Brown

University of New Hampshire

Major: English and Women's Studies
Mentor: Laurel Ulrich, Professor of History and Patricia Hill-Zeigler, Ph.D. candidate in History
Research Title: Illuminating the Silhouette: The women, men, and events behind the founding of the Portsmouth Public Library

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Brian Dailey

University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth

Major: English
Mentor: Margaret-Love Denman, Assistant Professor of English
Research Title: The Writing Process - Peelinq Off The Layers

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Pamela Davis

University of Vermont

Major: Communications Sciences Disorders and Psychology
Mentor: John Limber, Associate Professor of Psychology
Research Title: Adults' Perceptions of People with Mild Voice Disorders

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Melba DePena

University of Rhode Island

Major: Political Science
Mentor: Susan Franzosa
Research Title: Latino Women in Higher Education: Why Aren’t Latino Women Pursuing a College Education?

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Amy Fox

University of New Hampshire

Major: Geology
Mentor: Dr. Francis S. Birch, Professor of Earth Sciences
Research Title: Pleistocene-Holocene History of the New Hampshire Inner Continental Shelf Based on Benthic Foraminiferal Assemblages

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Dedrick Griffin

University of New Hampshire

Major: Theater
Mentor: Paul Mroczka, Assistant Professor of Theater and Dance
Research Title: The Effectiveness of Drama Therapy with Emotionally Disturbed Adolescents

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Young Lee

University of Vermont

Major: Civil/Environmantal Engineering
Mentor: M. Robin Collins, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering and T. Taylor Eighmy, Research Associate Professor of Civil Engineering
Research Title: Distinguishing The Differences Between Biological Degradation And Adsorption Of Natural Organic Matter In A Biologically Active Sand Filter

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Amy Palmer

Dartmouth College

Major: Biophysical Chemistry
Mentor: Dr. Dennis J. Bobilya, Assistant Professor of Animal & Nutritional Sciences
Research Title: Establishing a Model to Study Zinc Transport Across The Blood-Brain Barrier

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Sandra Pepin

University of New Hampshire

Major: Microbiology
Mentor: Frank G. Rodgers, Professor of Microbiology
Research Title: Production of Monoclonal Antibodies to Components of Listeria monocytogenes Involved in Bacterial Adherence to Host Cells

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Kristin Rennie

University of New Hampshire

Major: Animal Science
Mentor: Dr. Thomas L. Foxall, Associate Professor of Animal & Nutritional Sciences
Research Title: In Vitro Testing of a Novel Transport Particle for Drug Delivery Across the Blood Brain Barrier

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Linda Simmons

University of New Hampshire

Major: Economics
Mentor: Marc Herold, Associate Professor of Economic Development
Research Title:  Stalking the Evil that's been Giving Darkness a Bad Name or Economics as the Suppression of the Other

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Erika Bennett-Small

University of Rhode Island

Major: Political Science
Mentor: Dr. Carmen Buford, Instructor of Women's Studies
Research Title: Unsettled Relations: The African-American woman's experience in Higher Education.

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Mol Tan

University of Rhode Island

Major: Pharmacy
Mentor: Joanne Curran-Celentano, Associate Professor of Animal & Nutritional Science
Research Title: Measurement of Serum Fat-Soluble Antioxidant Nutrients as Related to Diet, Body Composition and Hormone Status in Pre-, Peri-, and Post-Menopausal Women

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Christina Ullrich

Dartmouth College

Major: Biology/Environmental Studies
Mentor: John J. Collins, Associate Professor of Biochemistry
Research Title: The Mechanism of Double Strand Gap Repair in Somatic Cells of Caenorhabditis elegans

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