The event marks the first time in its almost 150-year history that the university will confer a doctoral degree. Ten students will receive their doctorate of business administration, or DBA.
Over the years, McNair has assisted first generation, low-income, and traditionally underrepresented students in pursuing graduate education by engaging them in research projects and other scholarly activities.
Students will soon get to experience a vibrant new learning space on the UW-Whitewater campus. Named in honor of an alumna, the Mary Poppe Chrisman Success Center will serve thousands of students with tutorial and supplemental instruction.
Charleston serves as assistant director and a senior research associate at Wisconsin's Equity and Inclusion Laboratory (Wei LAB) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and serves as the coordinator for the LAB's research and evaluation division.
The grant will pay emergency expenses for individual low-income students, up to $1,000, for anything from dental work to childcare expenses.