HHS McNair Scholars – 2018

The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program is an initiative of the United States Department of Education. The goal of the McNair Program is to increase the enrollment of students, from historically under represented groups, in science and graduate programs across the country.

Ronald McNair was a physicist and astronaut. He died in the Space Shuttle Challenger accident in 1986.

For general and application information about the program see McNair Scholars at UNCG .

This year 3 students from the School of Health and Human Sciences were awarded McNair Scholarships. Congratulations !

Aaliyah Belk

aaliyah-belk Major: Public Health Education
Concentration: Junior

To bridge the gap between access and care in communities facing disparities.

Jacqueline Sandoval

jacqueline-sandoval Major: Public Health Education
Concentration: Sophomore
Hometown: Charlotte, NC

Interests: Spending time with family and friends, watching "The Office", working with first-year students!

Scholar Standout: Jacqueline aims to become the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Danaisha "Belle" Wortham


Major: Kinesiology with minor in African and African Diaspora Studies
Classification: Junior
Hometown: Warrenton, NC

Scholar Standout: Belle wants to make a change that can positively effect not only her, but her family. Belle is excited for the McNair Scholars program and hopes to conduct research about Black Women and ways to improve the health of the Black community.