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UW Student LeClair Presents Multicultural Project

December 16, 2008 — Amanda S. LeClair, an English senior from Fort Washakie, has made several presentations of her diverse project, "Speaking Out: Experiences of Native American Students on a Predominantly White Campus," over the past several months.

A participant in the McNair Scholars Program at the University of Wyoming, LeClair developed her presentation with the aid of faculty mentor Angela Jaime, an assistant professor in the College of Education, and graduate student mentor Christine Rogers.

After debuting her presentation in July at UW's annual McNair Research Symposium, LeClair presented in October at the National Indian Education Association Conference in Seattle, Wash., and in November at the National Association for Multicultural Education Conference in New Orleans, La.

The McNair Scholars Program at UW, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, prepares undergraduate students from groups traditionally underrepresented in graduate education for success in doctoral degree programs. The program's services include, among other things, GRE (Graduate Record Exam) preparation, academic support and tutoring, financial aid advice, funded research opportunities and graduate school application assistance.

For more information on the McNair Scholars Program, call (307) 766-6189, e-mail or go to the Web site at

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