Photo above: Students, faculty and staff celebrate another year to come in the McNair Scholars cohort. The McNair Scholars Program provides guidance for first-generation students on the path to graduate school with mentoring, research opportunities and networking experiences. For more information on the McNair program, click here.
Seated (L-R): Angelica Mendoza (Class of ‘07, psychology/Chicana/o studies;
Karen Perez (Class of ‘07, Spanish/English literature); Raslyn Rendon,
assistant director, McNair Scholars Program; Dominguez Hills President Mildred García;
Michelle Waiters, director, McNair Scholars Program; La Tanya Skiffer, assistant professor
of sociology; Maria Aguirre, senior, sociology; Nancy Gamino, sophomore, Spanish/mathematics; and
Brandon Becker, senior, psychology/sociology.
Standing (L-R): Mario Carrasco, senior, psychology/Spanish;
Kellye Franklin, senior,
English literature/sociology; Monica Rosas-Baines, psychologist, Student Development;
Benito Gomez, assistant professor of foreign languages; Jeffrey Govan, senior, English
literature; Jennifer Vega La Serna, former director, McNair Scholars Program; Ray Riznyk,
executive director, McNair Scholars Program; Jose Luis Serrano, McNair Scholars Program
graduate assistant; Heather Ruoti, senior, psychology; and
Kevin Montes, senior, psychology. Photo by Joanie Harmon