PNW Propels Students to Success through McNair Achievement Program
PNW has been participating in the McNair Achievement Program since the first grants were made in the late 1980s, garnering continued federal funding through a strong and steady graduate success rate.The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, is designed to prepare first-generation college students with financial need, or members of a group that is underrepresented in graduate education, for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities.
“PNW has been supported by the McNair Achievement Program since 1989. We have funded more than 330 students who have gone on to pursue Ph.D. programs at prestigious universities, such as Duke University, Villanova University, and Case Western Reserve to name a few,” said Roy Hamilton, director of the McNair Achievement Program at PNW. “Our success is truly driven by the fact that our students have great one-on-one supportive relationships with their faculty and advisors.”
Students involved in the McNair Achievement Program must be active participants in the learning process and benefit from academic tutoring, mentoring, internships, professional development and assistance with locating and applying into graduate programs.
“The McNair Achievement Program helped me navigate my entry into the world of higher education. McNair administrators mentored me, offered me crucial guidance, and provided me with the institutional support I needed to successfully enter a Ph.D. program,” said John Flores, McNair scholar and PNW alumnus (BA History ’01).
To learn more about the McNair Achievement Program at Purdue Northwest, visit www.pnw.edu/mcnair.
U. S. News and World Report Rankings
Purdue University Northwest has been recognized among the best regional universities in the 2017-18 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings.
PNW is ranked No. 26 among the Best Engineering Programs, of engineering schools whose highest degree is a bachelor’s or master’s degree. Purdue Northwest’s undergraduate business program also is recognized as one of the top programs among those accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
“These high-performing academic programs demonstrate Purdue Northwest’s commitment to academic excellence, and this recognition is further authentication of the quality of our faculty members, facilities and the education our students receive,” PNW Chancellor Thomas L. Keon said. “PNW is proud to be recognized among such significant higher education peers.”
Detailed ranking information can be found at www.pnw.edu/us-news-ranking.
Introducing the Bioscience Innovation Building
Anticipated to begin construction in 2018, the Bioscience Innovation Building will be home to nursing and biological sciences education. The new building will give students opportunities to utilize the latest research labs, teaching facilities and collaborative environments to advance into STEM-related fields.
“Our students’ learning is a priority and this state-of-the-art facility will give them cutting-edge learning experiences and environments,” said Chancellor Thomas L. Keon.
The 68,000-square-foot structure is set to be constructed south of the Student Union and Library and east of Lawshe Hall on property now used as a parking lot, on the Hammond campus.
Limited naming opportunities within the Bioscience Innovation Building are still available. Please inquire for information at firstname.lastname@example.org.