1999 UNH McNair Scholars

Belinda Bracey

University of Rhode Island

Major: Nursing 
Mentor: Raelene Shippee-Rice - Associate Professor of Nursing
Research Title: The Grieving Child: An Exploratory Analysis of Grief Programs in Southern New Hampshire

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Emily Cavalier

University of New Hampshire

Major: English/Journalism 
Mentor: Lisa C. Miller, M.A., Associate Professor of English
Research Title: The Scandal that Turned American Media Upside-Down: Examining the Backlash of the President Clinton/Monica Lewinsky Affair

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Celise Craig

University of Rhode Island

Major: History, Political Science, & African American Studies
Mentor: Professor Funso Afolayan
Research Title: Cyclical Patterns: Foreshadowing Social Reform at the end of the 20th Century

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Debra Cuvellier

University of New Hampshire

Major: Plant Biology & Horticulture 
Mentor: Thomas Lee, Associate Professor of Plant Biology
Research Title: The Diversity and Persistence of Understory Plant Species in the College Woods Natural Area, Durham, New Hampshire

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Kelsi Deters

University of New Hampshire

Major: Social Work 
Mentor: L. Renee Bergeron, M.S.W., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Social Work
Research Title: The Personal Life History of an Elder: How it is gathered, where it is stored, and with whom is this "life story" shared upon admittance into a nursing care facility?

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Patricia Ds

Major: Psychology
Mentor: Dr. Murray A. Straus, Professor of Sociology/Director of the Family Research Laboratory at the University of New Hampshire.
Research Title: Ethnic Differences in Child-Rearing Attitudes

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Yves Dumont

University of Rhode Island

Major: Psychology 
Mentor: Alison K. Esler, Assitant Professor of Psychology
Research Title: Attitudes Towards Death and Dying in the Professional Community

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Angelica Gomes

University of Rhode Island

Major: Psychology 
Mentor: Alison K. Esler, Assitant Professor of Psychology
Research Title: Preferred Teaching and Learning Styles of African American and European American Undergraduate College Students at Howard University and the University of Rhode Island

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Antoinette Hillian

Hollins University

Major: Biology
Mentor: John J. Collins, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Microbiology
Research Title: The effect of the mut-2 gene on the stability of free duplications in Caenorhabditis elegans

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Thai Hok

University of Rhode Island

Major: Electrical Engineering 
Mentor: Richard A. Messner, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Research Title: SONTRAC

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Flerida Matos

University of Rhode Island

Major: Early Childhood Education 
Mentor: Michael Kalinowski, Ed.D., Associate Professor of Family Studies
Research Title: Low Income Latino Mothers' Perception of Play

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Daudeline Meme

Dartmouth College

Major: Psychology
Mentor: Rebecca S. New Ed. D., Associate Professor of Education, and Mary Jane Moran Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Family Studies
Research Title: Parental Ideologies Regarding Childhood Identity in Transracial Adoptions

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Pallavi Mittal

Plymouth State College

Major: Environmental Biology 
Mentor: William H. McDowell, Professor of Natural Resources
Research Title: Effects of Ultra-Violet on the Breakdown of Dissolved Organic Carbon (DOC) and Dissolved Organic Nitrogen (DON) in the Lamprey River

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Tanya Noyes

University of New Hampshire

Major: Communication Disorders 
Mentor: Christine Guarino Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Research Title: The Patterns of Handedness and Footedness in Normally Developing Children

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Sophy Pich

University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Major: Sociology & English
Mentor: Naomi Nagy, Assistant Professor of English & Thomas Schram, Associate Professor of Education
Research Title: Bicultural Adaptation of Cambodian Families in a Rural New England Community

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Tracy Cooke

University of New Hampshire

Major: Nutritional Science 
Mentor: Dr. Gale Carey, Associate Professor of Animal & Nutritional Science
Research Title: Effect of Maternal Exercise and Diet on Infant Acceptance and Composition of Human Breast Milk

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Annette Rivera

University of Rhode Island

Major: Dietetics 
Mentor: Dr. Anthony Tagliaferro, Professor of Animal and Nutritional Sciences
Research Title: The effects of conjugated linoleic acid on adipose development and energy metabolism

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Sheila Tirado-Mercado

University of Puerto Rico X

Major: Industrial Biotechnology & Biology
Mentor: Anita Klein, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, and Brian Teasdale, Graduate Assistant
Research Title: The use of the rbcL gene and RUBISCO spacer to help resolve the morphological variation within Porphyra leucosticta (Bangiales, Rhodophyta)

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Charley Wynkoop

University of Rhode Island

Major: English & Secondary Education 
Mentor: Bill Ross, Ph.D., Dept. Head of Special Collections, UNH Library
Research Title: The Assassination of the Image of Malcolm X

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