Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Five WVSU Students Awarded McNair Scholarship for Grad School

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Five WVSU Students Awarded McNair Scholarship for Grad School

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Five West Virginia State University undergraduate students have been awarded the prestigious McNair Scholarship, which helps students prepare for graduate school. Those awarded McNair Scholarships were:

" Miranda Buckley, a senior from St. Albans, majoring in education and biology

" Joshua Means, a junior from Clendenin, majoring in psychology

" Earon Payton, a senior from Chesapeake, majoring in communication

" Shawn Shamshiry, a senior from Charleston, majoring in biology

" Summer Sword, a junior from Man, majoring in biology.

The McNair Scholars Program is a federal TRIO program funded by the U.S. Department of Education. It is named in honor of Dr. Ronald E. McNair, a NASA astronaut and physicist who was a recognized expert in the field of laser physics. In 1984, McNair became the second African-American in space.

All five students are part of the WVSU Honors Program, which offers enriched academic opportunities for students with high academic achievements. …

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