The First Annual Southern California McNair Scholars Research Conference: Changing the Face of Academia

October 1-2, 2010
Claremont Graduate University (CGU)
Claremont, CA

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The Claremont Graduate University McNair Scholars Program is proud to host the First Annual Southern California McNair Scholars Research Conference. The research conference is designed to commemorate the dedication and success of Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Programs in being one of the leaders in preparing low-income, first-generation college students, and students from underrepresented groups for a doctoral education and thus changing the face of academia.

It is a wonderful opportunity for McNair Scholars from all over the United States to convene and present their research projects in sunny Southern California to faculty scholars, peers, friends, and all those who are an integral part of their support system. Scholars will have various opportunities to:

  • Network with faculty who are McNair alumni
  • Network with faculty who have been in the forefront of change
  • Meet with various graduate school representatives from all over the United States
  • Meet with graduate school representatives from Claremont Graduate University
  • Attend an array of workshops covering topics like: Graduate School Preparation, Professional Development, Leadership Development

Please invite your McNair Scholars and join us in celebration of their accomplishments as well as yours!

For general information about the conference, please visit the conference website and click on the research conference link. You can also contact Cynthia Alcantar at (909) 621-8577 or email us.

More information will be available soon. Please visit us again in the middle of March.

Thank you,

CGU McNair Family