Name: Yunus Abdullah

Abstract Title: Use of Social Media by Businesses: A New opportunity For Consulting Services by Accounting Firms

Faculty Mentor: Michael Akers, Accounting

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Major: Marketing

McNair Scholars Summer Institute: 2013

Yunus Abdullah is a junior majoring in Accounting and Information Technology. He enjoys playing sports, reading books, and traveling. After graduation in June 2015, he plans to pursue Masters of Science in Accounting.

 


Name: Nataly Aguirre

Abstract Title: Stress, Risk, and Reward in Financial Decision-Making: The Roles of Probability and Magnitude

Faculty Mentor: Anthony J. Porcelli, Psychology

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Major: Psychology

McNair Scholars Summer Institute: 2013

Nataly Aguirre is a senior double majoring in psychology and Spanish. Nataly Aguirre is an Urban Scholar recipient. After graduation in May 2015, she plans to pursue Masters focusing in Experimental Psychology.

 


Name: Guadalupe Avalos

Abstract Title: Filling Caskets More Quickly than Cribs?: A comparison of Infant Mortality in Milwaukee and Costa Rica

Faculty Mentor: Susan Giaimo, Political Science

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Major: Community Health

McNair Scholars Summer Institute: 2013

Guadalupe Avalos is a senior majoring in International Affairs and minoring in health studies. She enjoys traveling, networking, and reading. Guadalupe is a Sande Robinson Emerging Leader and will be a first generation graduate. After graduation in May 2014, she plans to pursue her Master’s focusing on global health interventions.

 


Name: Aisha Bano

Abstract Title: The Role of KCNQ (Kv7) Potassium Channels in Schizophrenia Deficits

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Behnam Ghasemzadeh, Biomedical Sciences

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Major: Pharmacology, Toxicology and Environmental Health

McNair Scholars Summer Institute: 2013

Aisha Bano is a senior majoring in biomedical sciences. She enjoys reading a lot about pathology. Aisha is the first girl in her family to attend college. After graduation in Spring 2014, she plans to pursue a PhD focusing in pharmacology.

 


Name: Brittany Bernal

Abstract Title: Sensorimotor Adaptation of Vowel Production in Stop Consonant Contexts

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jeffrey Berry, Speech Pathology and Audiology

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Major: Speech Pathology and Audiology

McNair Scholars Summer Institute: 2013

Brittany Bernal is a junior majoring in Speech Pathology and Audiology. She enjoys biking, canoeing, painting, and cooking. Brittany is a recipient of the Marquette Ignatius Scholarship and is a member of the National Residence Hall Honorary. After graduation in May 2015, she plans to pursue a Master’s Degree in Speech Pathology, hoping to specialize in the medical setting.

 


Name: Aaron E. Bledsoe

Abstract Title: The Man Behind the Mask: The Progression of Masculinity in African American Male Characters as seen in films Awarded the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Pamela Nettleton, Journalism and Media Studies

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Major: African American Studies | Film and Media Studies

McNair Scholars Summer Institute: 2013

Aaron Bledsoe is a senior majoring in Digital Media with a minor in Social Welfare and Justice. Aaron is an evening anchor for Marquette University Television News as well as the President of Christian Fellowship of Marquette. Upon graduation in May 2014, He plans to pursue a master’s degree in broadcast journalism and a PhD focusing in mass communication and multicultural studies.

 


Name: Toni M. Conley

Abstract Title: An Empirical Analysis of How Purchase Decision Makers Arrive at a Fair Price for Subscription-Based CRM

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Scott Rex, Marketing

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Major: Marketing

McNair Scholars Summer Institute: 2013

Toni Conley is a senior double majoring in Marketing and Human Resources. While at MU, she has studied abroad in Beijing and Shanghai, China. She is a member of MU’s Gospel Choir and Marketing Club. Toni is also a recipient of the Ignatius Magis Scholarship. Upon graduation in December, 2013, she intends to pursue her master and doctoral degrees in business administration.

 


Name: Ericka L. Daniels

Abstract Title: Distinguishing between Risk Factors for Aggression Perpetration, and Victimization in Adolescent Dating Relationships

Faculty Mentor: Dr. John Grych, Psychology

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Major: Clinical Psychology

McNair Scholars Summer Institute: 2013

Ericka Daniels is a senior majoring in Psychology. She enjoys traveling, reading, shopping, and swimming. Ericka is a Sande Robinson Emerging Leader, as well as a McNair Scholar. After graduation in December 2014, she plans to pursue a PhD focusing in clinical psychology.

 


Name: Ricardo Diaz

Abstract Title: Latino/a Mass Incarceration in relation to the “War on Drugs”

Faculty Mentor: John Su, English

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Major: Chicano Studies | Social History

McNair Scholars Summer Institute: 2013

Ricardo Diaz is a junior majoring in English and Philosophy. He enjoys traveling and plans to visit every continent by age twenty-five. Ricardo made the Dean’s List in 2012 and is a recipient of the Ignatius Scholarship. After graduation in May 2015, he plans to pursue a PhD at a university abroad focusing in English literature.

 


Name: Maribel Gamon

Abstract Title: Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis in India: Solving a Problem by Reconstructing the Public Health Infrastructure

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Linda J. Laatsch, Clinical Laboratory Science

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Major: Clinical Epidemiology | Public Health

McNair Scholars Summer Institute: 2013

Maribel Gamon is a senior double majoring in Biomedical Sciences and Spanish. She is part of the Educational Opportunity Program and is graduating in May 2014. Influenced by her trips with Global Medical and Environmental Brigades to Honduras and Panama, she plans to pursue a master’s degree in public health.

 


Name: Vanessa Lopez

Abstract Title: Family Ties: Exploring Familial Relationships for Individuals with a Felony Conviction

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Darren Wheelock, Criminology and Law Studies

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Major: Family, Life Course, and Society

McNair Scholars Summer Institute: 2013

Vanessa Lopez is a senior majoring criminology with a minor in Health Studies. Vanessa is a recipient of the Urban Scholarship. After she graduates in May of 2014 she plans to pursue her master’s in public health. She is interested in health care issues and would like to work with other public health professionals to improve the public health within national and international communities.

 


Name: Tamiah N. McCoy

Abstract Title: African American Women’s Birth Stories as Told to African American Women Interviewers

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Leona VandeVusse and Dr. Lisa Hanson, Nursing

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Major: Maternal, Child Health and Neonatal Nursing

McNair Scholars Summer Institute: 2013

Tamiah McCoy is a senior majoring in nursing with a minor in psychology. She is a recipient of Marquette University’s Ignatius Magis Scholarship. Tamiah volunteers for the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization. She also serves as president of the local chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated. Upon graduation in May 2014, she plans to pursue both a master’s and doctoral degree in nursing.

 


Name: Darriellé S. Mitchell

Abstract Title: Emotional Motivators that Influence Teacher Activism: Chicago Public School System Strike and School Closings

Faculty Mentor: Sharon Chubbuck, Educational Policy and Leadership

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Major: Education

McNair Scholars Summer Institute: 2013

Darriellé Mitchell is a senior, double majoring in Elementary Education and English. Darriellé is the Vice President of the Alliance of Black School Educators, is a Magis/Ignatius Scholarship recipient, and has received the Directors award. After graduation in May 2014, she plans to pursue a Masters focusing in Special Education.

 


Name: Amber J. Powell

Abstract Title: Blaming the Victim: A Look at Sexual Assault Adjudication in the Milwaukee County Courthouse

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Heather Hlavka, Criminology and Law Studies

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Major: Criminology and Criminal Justice | Other Legal Studies

McNair Scholars Summer Institute: 2013

Amber J. Powell is a senior majoring in Criminology, Law Studies and Spanish. Amber is a member LASO and Sandy Robinson Emerging Leaders. She is a recipient of the Ralph H. Metcalfe Sr. Scholarship, the Journal Foundation Francis D. and Jane Keogh Kelly Award, and the Nicole Ellis Foundation Award. After graduation in December 2014, she plans to pursue a Master’s degree in Sociology focusing on Gender Violence.

 


Name: Andrew I. Thompson

Abstract Title: From Tragedy to Policy: Representations of Muslims and Islam in U.S. Mainstream Media

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Risa Brooks, Political Science and Dr. Grant Silva, Philosophy

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Major: Mass Communication | Other Race, Ethnicity and post-Colonial Studies

McNair Scholars Summer Institute: 2013

Andrew Ifedapo Thompson is a Junior double-majoring in Political Science & Philosophy. He is President of the Philosophy Club, within the Honors Program, and a recipient of the Ignatius Scholarship. After graduation in May 2015, he plans to pursue a PhD focusing in International Relations.

 


Name: Rafael Torres, Jr

Abstract Title: Does the United States Supreme Court decision in the Citizens United v. the Federal Election Commission case affect the voluntary departure of United States Senators

Faculty Mentor: Julia Azari, Political Science

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Major: American Politics | Political Science

McNair Scholars Summer Institute: 2013

Rafael Torres is a senior majoring in Political Science. After graduation in December 2013, he plans to pursue a masters in environmental policy.

 


Name: Christian Villanueva

Abstract Title: Trauma Exposure Reported By Women Recently Deported from the U.S. to Mexico

Faculty Mentor: Ruth Ann Belknap and Robert Topp, Nursing

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Major: Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing | Public Health and Community Nursing

McNair Scholars Summer Institute: 2013

Christian Villanueva is a junior majoring in nursing and has completed his minor in Spanish for the Health Professions. He was accepted into Sigma Delta Pi and is on the College of Nursing’s Dean’s List. After graduation in May 2015, he plans to pursue a PhD. focusing in either nursing or public health.

 

 

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