Virtual Wall of Fame
Outside of the director's office on the third floor of Aquinas Hall is the Excel! Wall of Fame. The Wall of Fame features past and present McNair and Excel Scholars; their picture and current academic accomplishments. Explore this page which is our virtual wall and if you ever have the chance to see it in person please stop by Aquinas 322!
Join us in congratulating our previous McNair and Excel! Scholars for their success in completing advanced degrees and continued work in higher education.
B.A. English UST 2017
Pursuing a Masters in English at St. Thomas
Last summer he was the Graduate Writing Specialist for the program and will be so again this summer 2019.
Ashley Demaio has been admitted into the psychology masters program at Vanderbilt University fully funded!
Hannah Drazenovich, a 2016-2017 Excel! Scholar, has accepted a spot at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine. She began her path to a M.D. fall 2018.
Elizabeth DeNio, a 2016-2017 scholar, has accepted a spot in the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology program.
Trinh Ha, a 2015-2016 scholar, was admitted Novmeber 2018 into the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities School of Pharmacy. Congratuations Trinh, we wish you much luck!
Divine Zheng is a JD candidate at the University of Oregon School of Law. She was the 2018 St. Thomas undergraduate commencement speaker.
B.S. Psychology: UST 2016
Department of Neuroscience; Marquette University
Kelsey Benton presented at the 2018 MidBrains Conference held at St. Thomas on October 13th, 2018.
B.S. Psychology: UST 2010
Ph.D. Psychology: University of Michigan 2017
B.S. International Business, American Culture and Difference: UST 2011
M.P.P. Ford School of Public Policy: University of Michigan Ann Arbor
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Sociology: Yale University: Fully Funded
He was recently named a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Scholar at Yale University. Read more here.
B.S. Geography: UST 2013
MGIS (Master of Geographic Information Science): University of MN Twin Cities
B.S. Mechanical Engineering: UST 2009
Ph.D. Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering: Prudue 2017
NSF Distinguished Fellow
B.S. Biology: UST 2012
Ph.D. Biochemistry: Mayo Clinic 2017
B.S. UST 2011
Ph.D. Psychology: University of MN Twin Cities
B.S. UST 2010
Pharm.D. University of MN Duluth School of Pharmacy 2015
Shanea Turner Smith
B.S. Social Work: UST 2014
MSW Washington University Olin Scholar
B.S. Biology: UST 2015
M.S. University of Nebraska. She will be continuing here as a Ph.D. candidate.
B.S. UST 2017
Mitchell Hamline School of Law
MPH University of Tennessee 2017
- Xing Gao, MPH candidate, will attend University of California Berkeley, partial scholarship.
- Stephanie Garcia, Ph.D cadidate Neuroscience, Rutgers University, fully funded.
- Mondraya Howard, Ph.D candidate at University of Pittsburgh - Pharmacology, fully funded.
- Dr. Sally Mahmoud, completed MD at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She is currently a resident Physician in Baltimore, MD.
- Dr. Paul Maitland-McKinley, completed MD and is practicing at Oregon Health Science University in Portland, Oregon.
Other past graduates:
Adam Baker, M.A. Higher Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Lauren Miller, M.A. American Studies at Purdue University
Aquanette Early, M.S.W. University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Mai Eng Lee, M.S.W. University of Wisconsin, Madision
Ariel Gittens, M.S. Queens University of Kingston, ON