February 21, 2017

Reggie Semanko Named McNair Scholar from Legal Studies

Reggie Semanko and Dr. Maria Cuzzo.

Reggie Semanko and Dr. Maria Cuzzo.

Reggie Semanko, a Junior in Legal Studies, was recently named a McNair Scholar. Semanko's project will involve a study of mediation practices with engagement with practicing mediators and an extensive background literature review. McNair is advised on this project by Dr. Maria Cuzzo (Professor of Legal Studies and Program Coordinator for Legal Studies and Criminal Justice). She will be working with the McNair Scholars Program between now and mid-summer on this project.

The McNair Program at the University of Wisconsin-Superior prepares income eligible, first generation college students and students from groups underrepresented in graduate education for doctoral study. It is a nationwide program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, created in memory of Ronald E. McNair, Ph.D., an African-American physicist killed in the Space Shuttle Challenger mission in 1986.

Each year, 25 students are chosen to participate in the program's activities, which include seminars, cultural events, graduate school visits, and more. During the summer, 12 scholars participate in a paid individual research experience, working collaboratively with a faculty mentor on a project of interest to the student. Program participants also receive GRE preparation instruction and help in the graduate school application process.

Semanko is the third McNair Scholar chosen from Legal Studies. Randy Bender and Greg Pitts are also McNair Scholars from the program. For more information about becoming a McNair Scholar, contact Dr. Maria Cuzzo

Reggie Semanko and Dr. Maria Cuzzo.

Reggie Semanko and Dr. Maria Cuzzo.

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