1998 UNH McNair Scholars

Aine Akeley

University of New Hampshire

Major: Economics
Mentor: Emery H. Trowbridge, Ed. D., Associate of Hospitality Management
Research Title: The Effects of the Southeast Asian Financial Crisis to the Baccarat Drop in Las Vegas' Major Casino Hotels

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Martinique Alber

University of Rhode Island

Major: Psychology
Mentor: Dr. Michael Donnelly, Professor/Chair of Sociology
Research Title: Stress Levels and Leadership Styles of Division I Women's Basketball Head Coaches

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Dena Bouchard

University of Rhode Island

Major: Physical Education
Mentor: Daniel R. Sedory, M.S., ATC, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
Research Title: Patients' Preoperative Knowledge of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstructive Surgery: Physician-Patient Communication

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Loretta Carle

Saint Anselm College

Major: Psychology
Mentor: Dr. Suzanne McMurphy, Assistant Professor of Social Work
Research Title: Assessing the Needs of New Hampshire's Paroled Mothers: The Child Reunification Process Examined

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Melodie Estabrook

University of New Hampshire

Major: Biology
Mentor: Dr. Louis Tisa, Assistant Professor of Microbiology
Research Title: Isolation and Identification of the calC Gene in Escherichia coli

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MaryAnn Fraser

University of New Hampshire

Major: Social Work
Mentor: Dr. Raelene Shippee-Rice, Associate Dean for Research, School of Health and Human Services
Research Title: "I Don't Want No Machines Prolonging My Life": Elders Understanding of Advance Directives

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Oswald Garlington

University of Rhode Island

Major: Psychology & Communications
Mentor: Dr. Suzanne H. Mitchell, Professor of Psychology
Research Title: Cardiovascular Responses to Acute Behavioral Stressors

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Tanya Gomez

University of Rhode Island

Major: Psychology
Mentor: Dr. Walter L. Ellis, Assistant Professor of Social Work
Research Title: Urban/Rural Differences in the Application of Child Support Guidelines

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Holly Hart

Truman State University

Major: Psychology
Mentor: Dr. Marla Brettschneider, Assistant Professor of Political Science & Women's Studies with Dr. Kimberly Smirles, Post-Doctoral Student
Research Title: The Effects of Target Sexual Orientation and Religiosity on Assessment of Adoption Relevant Variables

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Danielle Hill

University of Rhode Island

Major: Communications/Sociology
Mentor: Dr. Clifford Wirth, Associate Professor of Political Science
Research Title: Educators' Knowlege and Attitudes Concerning the Immigration Patterns of African Americans

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German J. Lorenzo-Vargas

University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez

Major: Indutrial Biotechnology & Biology
Mentor: Frank Caccavo, Jr., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Microbiology
Research Title: A Study of the Survival Growth Activity, and Population Dynamics of Dissimilatory Metal-Reducing Bacteria in Aquifers Microcosms

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Roxanne Medina Lewko

University of New Hampshire - Manchester

Major: Psychology
Mentor: Dr. Ellen S. Cohn, Professor of Psychology
Research Title: Psychological and Social Factors Related to Quality of Life Issues for Persons with Parkinson's Disease: Do Support Groups and Caregivers Make a Difference?

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Dianne Moses

University of New Hampshire

Major: English
Mentor: Dr. Diane P. Freedman, Associate Professor of English
Research Title: The Healing Connections of Landscape: An Interdisciplinary Study of Terry Tempest Williams' Memoir, Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place

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Hiep Nguyen

Tufts University

Major: Civil Engineering
Mentor: Dr. David L. Gress, Professor of Civil Engineering
Research Title: Evaluating the Early Distress of Wyoming I-80

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Diane Pierce

University of New Hampshire

Major: Animal and Nutritional Sciences
Mentor: Dr. Gale B. Carey, Associate Professor of Animal & Nutritional Sciences
Research Title: Is the Young Exercise Trained Swine a Good Model for the Exercise Trained Child?

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Jee-Eun Song

University of New Hampshire

Major: American Studies & English
Mentor: Dr. Brigitte Bailey, Associate Professor of English
Research Title: Class Issues in Contemporary Asian American Literatures

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Jhomphy Ventura

University of Rhode Island

Major: Theatre
Mentor: Dr. Megan Mullen, Assistant Professor of Communications
Research Title: The Images, Perceptions, and Stereotypes of Latinos Portrayed in Film in the United States

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Marty Whited

Middlebury College

Major: American Civilization
Mentor: Dr. J. William Harris, Associate Professor of History
Research Title: An Historical Analysis of the Reception of 'Abdul'l-Baha in the Progressive World of 1912 America

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Jorge Yagual

University of New Hampshire

Major: Animal & Nutritional Sciences
Mentor: Steve Torosian, Ph.D., Department of Microbiology
Research Title: Pathogen Exposure of Consumers by Foodstuffs and Potential Methods to Lower Exposure

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