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Jaime Antonio Castillo (MSN)
As a McNair Scholar for two consecutive years, 2010-2012, he conducted research with Dr. Teri Shors, Department of Biology and Microbiology, on antiviral mechanisms in Punica granatum Extract. Jaime graduated in December 2013 with a Bachelors of Science in Biology. He currently is halfway through his Master of Nursing program at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee and has recently received his license as a Registered Nurse. He will be graduating with his master's in May 2018. 

Gerald Chatman (MA)
As a McNair Scholar, Gerald's research mentor was Dr. Alfred Kisubi, Department of Human Services Leadership. Gerald's research topic was attrition on a predominantly White campus in the northern Midwest. He graduated in December 2011 with a degree in Human Services Leadership. Gerald completed his Masters from Ball State University in Adult and Continuing Education. He is now working at Elon University as an Assistant Football Coach.

Jessica DeLarwelle (PhD)
Jessica graduated from UW-Oshkosh in May 2012 with a Bachelors in Psychology. As a McNair Scholar, Jessica's research mentor was Dr. Erin Winterrowd, Department of Psychology. Jessica researched College Students' Just World Beliefs and Perceptions of Bullied Victims. She received her Masters in Social Work from the UW - Milwaukee in May 2014, where her primary interests were gerontology research, aging out of the foster care system, and the prevalence of homelessness. Her current career is as a Clinical Therapist in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at a Mental Health Hospital. Jessica has accepted and committed to University of Washington's PhD Social Welfare program! She will begin Fall 2017 has has received full funding.

Korin Franklin (MS)
Korin graduated from UW-Oshkosh in December 2011 with a degree in Environmental Studies and a minor in Business Administration. As a McNair Scholar, her research mentor was Dr. M. Elsbeth (Misty) McPhee. Korin's research topic was on male meadow voles and the length of time in captivity to see if there is a reduction in the testosterone level. Korin has earned her Masters degree in August 2016 from UW - Madison in Water Resources Management and Wetland/Aquatic Ecology. She currently doesn't have plans to pursue her Ph.D, however, she hasn't ruled it out if an opportunity arises.

Luis Granados (MA)
Luis graduated from UW-Oshkosh in May 2012 with a degree in Economics. As a McNair Scholar, Luis conducted research on the relationship between undergarduate enrollment rates and macroeconomic conditions in which it was an analysis of differences across race and gender. Luis completed his Masters at the State University of New York - Binghamton in 2014. He has hopes to return to school for his Ph.D.

Derrick Lashua (PhD)
Derrick graduated from UW-Oshkosh in May 2012 with a degree in Geography. As a McNair Scholar, Derrick's research mentor was Dr. Angela Subulwa, Department of Geography and Urban Studies. His research topic was Sudanese Refugee perspectives on the emergence of South Sudan. Derrick has since completed his Master of Arts in Sociology at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee in May 2014. He is now currently enrolled at UW-Milwaukee in his PhD program for sociology. 

Grant O'Connell (PhD)
Grant graduated from UW-Oshkosh in 2012 with a degree in Kinesiology - Exercise Physiology. As a McNair Scholar, Grant's research topic was the glial response following optic nerve crush in the 13-lined ground squirrel where his mentor was Dr. Dana Merriman. In May 2014, Grant earned his Masters in Biomedical Sciences at West Virginia University. He then went on and earned his PhD in December 2016 from West Virginia University. He now is a clinical research scientist.

Holly Capelle (Ozanich)
Holly graduated from UW-Oshkosh in May 2012 with a degree in Molecular Biology. Her research mentor was Dr. Toivo Kallas of the Biology Department. Since graduation, she has began a career in her field as a Sample Prep Team Lead Technician and has recently started taking education classes to obtain her teaching license.

Theodore Robbins 
Ted is originally from a small town outside of Waupaca, Wisconsin. As a McNair Scholar for two consecutive years: 2010-2012, he conducted research with Dr. David Lishner, Department of Psychology, on social psychology and the impacts and outcomes of empathy and racial groups, specifically on empathy and its impacts on Native Americans. He graduated from UW-Oshkosh and entered into his Ph.D. program at the State University at New York (SUNY) - Buffalo. He is in the process of completing his PhD in sociology, in which he plans to graduate in May 2017. 

Aaron Robinson
Aaron graduated from UW-Oshkosh in May 2012 with a degree in Biology - emphasis in Healthcare. He has since completed in Masters in Public Health at the University of Minnesota. In May 2017,he completed his MD (Emergency Medicine) at University of Wisconsin - School of Medicine and Public Health. He is now beginning his residency in Minneapolis, MN.

Darin White
Darin pursued a major in religious studies. As a McNair Scholar, his research focused on St. Paul and James and what justifies a sinner, faith, or works. His mentor was Dr. Michael Baltutis from the Religious Studies Department. During his undergraduate program, he pursed his career interests. Our office is awaiting any further information.

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