Yolanda Barnes from Cottondale, Alabama, Tonya Hutto from Coffee Springs, Alabama, and Brittney Johnson from Heflin, Alabama were all named 2011 McNair Scholars.

These students will receive a $2800 research stipend; $1000 for housing and food expenses during the summer research internship; tuition funding for UH 305 (a required course in the year-long program); and funding for participation in the national McNair Scholars research conference. They also will receive support for applying to graduate school. Their studies will be published in the University of Alabama McNair Journal. More information about the program can be found at http://graduate.ua.edu/mcnair/prospects.html

Dr. Rebecca Howell will serve as mentor for Yolanda and Tonya; Dr. John Lochman will serve as mentor for Brittney.  Please congratulate these fine students if you see them around!