McNair Scholars Program

McNair Alumni

Kyle Nakatsuka

Kyle Nakatsuka

Kyle is a recent May 2015 graduate. He graduated with honors and presented several times for the McNair Scholars program and other distinguished programs across campus. Kyle will begin his journey towards a Masters of Public Health at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He intends to pursue his PhD after he completes his MPH.

Kristyn Jones


Kristyn is also a May 2015 graudate. She is examining newlywed satisfaction through an implicit measure of ideal partner body preferences. She has been accepted to John Jay’s School of Criminal Justice Ph.D. Program in Psychology and Law.

Erica Onwuegbuchu

Erica O

Erica graduated in May 2014. She was recently accepted into the UNTHSC Masters of Medical Sciences progam and the UTD Certificate of Biomedical sciences program. She plans to pursue her MD and help in her community.

Briantria Smocks


Briantria graduated in May 2014. She recently accepted the Hunt Residency scholarship at SMU's Annette Caldwell School of Human Development and Education to pursue her Masters in Education.

Cristal Mendez


Cristal is a recent May 2014 graduate. She has taken this year off to work and prepare for graduate school. She is currently employed at Interfaith Housing Coalition as a Donor Relations Coordinator. She aspires to continue her higher education pursuit by accomplishing a phD in Psychology.

Goke Akinniranye


Goke is a May 2014 graduate. He is currently attending NYU's Human Development and Social Interaction Master's Degree Program. He is passionate about helping others and giving back to his community.

Brittany Levingston


Brittany is a May 2014 graduate. She is currently enrolled at Yale University in their English and African American Studies joint phD program. Brittany wants to use her wealth of knowledge to help educate others and give back to her community.