The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, is a training program designed to support undergraduate students from low-income/first-generation and underrepresented backgrounds in their pursuit of a Ph.D.
Congratulations to UF McNair alumna Michelle Martin who is featured in the Winter 2013 issue of the Florida GATOR Magazine published by the UF Alumni Association. She is considered to be one of 20 exceptional UF alumni under the age of 30, which is quite a distinction for a university with over 360,000 alumni located all over the world. Michelle was nominated for this honor by her McNair faculty mentor, Dr. Delores C. S. James. Michelle completed a bachelor's degree in Health Education at UF in May 2012 and is currently pursing a Ph.D. in biobehavioral health at Pennsylvania State University. She received a prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship earlier this year to fund her doctoral research on children of Latino immigrants in the U.S. and their role in family functioning related to diet and dietary acculturation. We wish Michelle the best in her future endeavors. McNair works and TRiO works! #teammcnair