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The Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Scholars Program

1999-2000 Cohort


Patricia Acevedo, Psychology
Mentor: Dr. Steven Burkett, Associate Dean, Graduate School
Research Project: Chicana Gang Members: Resistance to Traditional Women’s Roles

Luzviminda Carpenter, English
Mentor: Dr. Brian McNeill, Educational Leadership and Counseling Psychology
Research Project: Who’s Mixed Up?: A Study of Biracial/Multiracial Identity

Cicely Clinkenbeard, Communication
Mentor: Dr. E. Lincoln James, Communication

Michelle Conover, Animal Sciences
Mentors: Dr. Mark Mirando and Dr. Ruth Newberry, Animal Sciences
Research Project: Induction of Partuition Comparison of the Side Effects of Lutalyse and Estrumate on Sows

Jose Garcia, Spanish
Mentor: Dr. Francisco Manzo-Robledo, Foreign Languages and Literature

David Gutierrez, Comparative American Cultures
Mentor: Dr. Delia Aguilar
Research Project: Bilingual Education in the Yakima Valley School District ¿Donde Esta? (Where Is It At?)

Jackie Long, Speech and Hearing Sciences
Mentors: Dr. Jeanne Johnson and Dr. Carla Jones, Speech and Hearing Sciences
Research Project: Receptive Language in Children with Developmental Apraxia of Speech

Guillermo Macias, Business Administration

Cecilia Martinez, Political Science and Comparative American Cultures
Mentor: Dr. Jose Alamillo, Comparative American Cultures
Research Project: In the USA, It’s English or Adios Amigo

Jacqueline Martinez
Mentor: Dr. Kelly Ervin, Comparative American Cultures
Research Project: A Comparison of Academic Motivation and Intra-Group Conflict Between US Born and Foreign Born Chicana/Latinas in the Upward Bound Program

Erica Matthews, Anthropology
Mentor: Dr. Yolanda Flores-Niemann, Comparative American Cultures
Research Project: The Role of Stereotype Internalization in Defining Who is “In” Among Black Students Predominantly White Institutions

Hsueh-Ping Meier, Apparel Merchandising and Textiles
Mentor: Dr. Carol Salusso, Apparel Merchandising and Interior Design
Research Project: Illustrating 3-D Apparel Design Through Linking Multiple CAD Programs

Sylvia Mendez, Economics
Mentor: Dr. Fred Inaba, Economics
Research Project: An Economic Analysis and Study of the Ocean Liner Shipping Industry in Response to the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 1998

Dekra Mitchell, Human Resources
Mentor: Dr.Praveen Parboteeah, Business
Research Project: National Culture and Individual Ethics: A Cross-National Comparison

Alma Montes de Oca, Comparative American Cultures
Mentor: Dr. Shelli Fowler
Research Project: Exploring Ramifications of Immunization and Naturalization Service Raids on Female Agricultural Workers in the Yakima Valley

Dayla Randolph, Psychology
Mentor: Dr. Craig Parks, Psychology
Research Project: Worker Response to Change in the Workplace

Evelia Sandoval, Biology
Mentor: Dr. David Moffett and Dr. Stacia Moffett, Biological Sciences
Research Project: Control of the Gut Muscle of the Tobacco Hornworm Manduca Sexta by Nitric Oxide and Serotonin

Freedom Siyam, History, Comparative American Cultures

Clyde Washington, Chemical Engineering
Mentors: Dr. William Thomson, Chemical Engineering
Research Project: Hexene Isomerization for Characterization of Catalyst