Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Two McNair scholars selected as 2011 Elvis J. Stahr award recipients

Isak Nti Asare
The University Graduate School would like to congratulate two of our McNair Scholars, Isak Nti Asare and Esther Uduehi who were selected as the 2011 Elvis J. Stahr award recipients.

Isak Nti Asare is a linguistics, political science, and African studies major, with an African languages minor.  In addition to being a McNair Scholar, he is also a Wells Scholar and a Hudson/Holland Scholar.   Isak is awaiting graduate school acceptances, but so far was accepted to Indiana University Bloomington (Ph.D. program in political science) with a McNair Fellowship and is on the short list for Harvard.

Esther Uduehi
Esther Uduehi is a biochemistry, mathematics major, with a Spanish minor.   In addition to being a McNair Scholar, she also participated in the STARS program.   Esther is a Rhodes fellow and will be studying Chemistry at Oxford (England) in the fall.

The Elvis J. Stahr Distinguished Senior Award was established in 1966 by Stahr, IU's 12th president. The annual award honors three to five seniors who have excelled academically while serving as active student leaders. The names of the recipients are added to a permanent plaque that hangs in the Indiana Memorial Union.

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