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About the McNair Scholars Program at CSUF

The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program was established by the U.S. Department of Education in 1986. The Program, named for astronaut and Challenger space shuttle crew member, Dr. Ronald E. McNair, encourages students to pursue graduate studies. The program provides opportunities to define goals, engage in research, and develop the skills and student/faculty mentor relationships critical to success at the doctoral level.

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A cohort of McNair Scholars with President Gordon (center) and Director Gerald Bryant (far right)

At California State University, Fullerton, the McNair Scholars Program serves twenty-five students each year. All students participate in academic-year and summer activities until they graduate.

Catch up on news with the McNair Scholars program in our Newsletter!


Click on "Benefits of the McNair Program" at left to find out about our opportunities!

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CSUF McNair Program Staff

Gerald Bryant
Gerald Bryant

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Dr. Patricia E. Literte
Academic Coordinator

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Francesca Gacho
Administrative Specialist

Title Name Phone
Director Gerald Bryant (657) 278-7364
Academic Coordinator Dr. Patricia E. Literte (657) 278-7367
Administrative Specialist Francesca Gacho (657) 278-7667

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