Meet the McNair Scholars

To be selected as a McNair Scholar applicants must complete an extensive application process. We select scholars based on academic merit, faculty/staff recommendations, and clarity of purpose by way of an entrance essay. Our scholars are known for being high-achieving and are amongst the top of their classes at our university.

Fall 2019 Cohort

Keyanna Burton

Major: Biology

Hometown: Clarksdale, MS

Sykina Butts

Major: English Education

Hometown: Kilmichael, MS

Chasten Conway

Major: Mathematics

Hometown: New Albany, MS

 Lah’Qiana Fain

Major: Interdisciplinary Studies

Hometown: Hollendale, MS

Amanda Frison

Major: Psychology

Hometown: Shaw, MS

Chaketha Gilliam

Major: Elementary Education

Hometown: Lambert, MS

Chynna Hearon

Major:  Accounting

Hometown: Lyon, MS

Lemarcus Hudson

Major: Marketing

Hometown: Indianola, MS

A’Kaychia Lowery

Major: Biology

Hometown: Cleveland, MS

Ian Matthews

Major: Exercise Science

Hometown: Benoit, MS

Daytonnie McClain

Major: Psychology

Hometown: Sunflower, MS

Kyla Rice

Major: Speech Language Pathology

Hometown: Greenville, MS

Kye’ Richardson

Major: Mathematics

Hometown: Cleveland, MS

Spring 2019 Cohort

Georgian Alexander

Major: Business Adminsitration

Hometown: Enid, MS

Victoria Granberry

Major: Exercise Science

Hometown: Clarksdale, MS

Miracle Hurn

Major: Geospatial Information Systems

Hometown: Cleveland, MS

Maneia Sparks

Major: Criminal Justice

Hometown: Cleveland, MS

Fall 2018 Cohort

Alexis Austin

Major: Physical Education

 Hometown: Greenville, MS

Jalen Carney

Major: Psychology

Hometown: Brandon, MS

 

Denicia Diew

Major: Biology

Hometown: Yazoo City, MS

 

William Neal

Major: Biology

Hometown: Cleveland, MS

 

Hertayshia Thomas

Major: Elementary Education

Hometown: Southaven, MS

Spring 2018

 Laketha Covington

Major: Accounting

Hometown: Cleveland, MS

Bria Goodson

Major: Healthcare Administration

Hometown: Walls, MS

 

Khyla Grant

Major: Nutrition and Dietetics 

Hometown: Greenwood, MS

 

Stevena King

Major: Early Childhood Education

Hometown: Leland, MS

 

Kevin Sodachanh

Major: Biology

Hometown: Greenville, MS