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McNair Alumni

The WVU McNair Scholars Program has enrolled and trained more than 250 undergraduate research interns since its inception in October, 1999 on the WVU main campus. About 80% of the alumni enroll in post-baccalaureate programs upon graduation from WVU. So far, 16 alumni have obtained Ph.D.s and Ed.D.s, and 30 others are currently enrolled in doctoral programs. Dr. Angela (Derk) Grabuloff from the 2001 cohort made history for the program to have become the first WVU alumni who obtained the doctorate in 2007. Many more have followed her footsteps and are fulfilling the program mission. Read some of their stories via the  Student Stories link .


  • Dr. Angela (Derk) Grabuloff
    Dr. Angela (Derk) Grabuloff (2001) is the first McNair Scholar to obtain a doctorate degree.