SNU McNair Scholar Receives Fellowship at Alabama

BETHANY, OK (March 8, 2012) – Southern Nazarene University Senior Konstance Wamble has been awarded the McNair Fellowship at the University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa) Graduate School in the program of Library and Information Sciences.

Wamble, a Human Relations major from Oklahoma City, has participated in the McNair Scholars program at SNU during her last two years of study.

"The McNair Scholars program has been a true blessing without this program I don't know if I would be receiving this award. The faculty and staff of McNair have been nothing but caring to make sure that I am successful,” said Wamble.

The McNair Scholars program is funded by a grant from the US Department of Education and exists to prepare students from first-generation, low-income and under-represented backgrounds for doctoral education and help them secure admission to and financial aid for graduate programs.

The McNair Fellowship at the University of Alabama is a competitive scholarship available only to students who have successfully completed the McNair program as an undergraduate.  The fellowship includes full-tuition for the graduate program, as well as a $15,000 stipend per year for living expenses.  She intends to pursue a career in library sciences and management.

Wamble concluded saying, " I feel very honored to receive this award it has been through hard work, and the support of family, friends, faculty, and staff in supporting me through my future endeavors."

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