• Tayler Boelk

    Tayler Boelk

    Class of 2017
    Duluth, MN
    English

    Tayler's Bio:
    My name is Tayler and I was an English major/biology minor at the College of St. Scholastica! I have lived in Duluth all of my life so I know all the best local restaurants and hiking trails. On campus, I was involved with The Cable, Bella Voce, the Northstar Reports, the McNair Scholars Program, Student Support Services, and the English & Arts Club. Off campus, I volunteered with Mentor Duluth and enjoy throwing theme parties with friends and family.

  • Jesse Heaton

    Graduate Student
    Heyworth, IL
    Doctor of Physical Therapy

    Bryan Chavez

    Junior
    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Patrick Linn

    Class of 2017
    Roseville, MN
    Communication Major, Film Concentration

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Junior
    Mora, MN
    Biology

  • Courtney Stempinski

    Class of 2017, Graduate Student
    Cambridge, MN
    Master of Education

    Marisa Hutterer

    Class of 2017
    Prior Lake, MN
    Social Work

    Cheyenne Lemm

    Senior
    Cromwell, MN
    History and Social Science Secondary Education

    Semaj Moore

    Class of 2017
    Minneapolis, MN
    English, Medieval & Renaissance

  • Morgan Richie

    Class of 2017
    Hudson, WI
    Biology and Spanish

    Jason Chavez

    Senior
    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

    Jin Baek

    Senior
    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Tayler Boelk

    Class of 2017
    Duluth, MN
    English

  • Alexa Lee

    Class of 2017
    Esko, MN
    English

    Malvern Madondo

    Junior
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Emily Nelson

    Class of 2017
    Rochester, MN
    Communications

    Halle Nystrom

    Graduate Student
    Fargo, ND
    M.S. Health Information Management

  • Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Neena Koslowski

    Junior
    Apple Valley, MN
    Management

    Victoria Tabolich

    Sophomore
    Cambridge, MN
    Exercise Physiology

National Conference on Undergraduate Research: Day Three


We started our final full day in Memphis by supporting one of our McNair Cohort members by attending her presentation on Parody in Alice in Wonderland. We then attended the final conference lecture with Excecutive Director of Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change, Daphne McPharen, and President of the Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Terry Freeman. Terry presented on how the role of museums are changing from simply documenting history to being a part of history. The Civil Rights Museum is heavily involved in education and activism for civil rights through community marches, lectures, education programming, and more.  Daphne commented on how her own institution is involved with the Civil Rights movement but also directed our attention to many existing issues need change. Most importantly, she reminded us that visionaries such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was only 26 years old when he began making big changes in the Civil Rights movements and that he was just like many of us: a young student who wanted a better world. She presented us with a call to action. Wherever we go in life, whatever our career, whatever our life circumstances, make activism a goal. Create a better environment, advocate for women’s rights, work to end racism, use our dreams, talents, and passions to improve our community and the world. Daphnes speech was amazing and empowering. It was very fitting that following this presentation, our McNair Cohort visited the Civil Rights Museum. This experience was so powerful that it deserved its own blog post! 

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