Wheelock Students Accepted to Summer Research Opportunity Programs

May 12, 2014

Summer Research StudentsWheelock students Braelan Martin, Katrin Reeder, Sara Taveras, and Christina Pressley were accepted to the Summer Research Opportunity Program, which prepares students for admissions and success in graduate school by providing intensive one-on-one academic research experiences.

The Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP), sponsored by the Committee on Institutional Cooperation, serves as a gateway to graduate school for many students of color.  In addition to intensive one-on-one academic research experiences, the program provides academic enrichment activities on graduate admission procedures, financial aid opportunities, and the Graduate Records Exam (GRE).

Braelan Martin (University of Illinois- Urbana Champaign), Katrin Reeder (Northwestern University), Sara Taveras (University of Iowa) and Christina Pressley (Michigan State University). 

Guillermo Caballero and Ivan Jackson, two SROP participants from last summer who also participated in the Purdue University Multicultural Visit, were accepted with full funding to Purdue University for graduate school.  Wheelock also has students attending graduate school who participated in a series of graduate school events co-hosted with Jamie Boussicot, Assistant Director of Diversity and Campus Programs. 

Students were selected from a pool of over 1,000 talented applicants. To be considered for the SROP, students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and have plans to pursue an advanced degree in their chosen field of study. Each student receives airfare, housing, and a summer stipend ranging from $3,000 to $4,000 and can also earn course credit.

Students interested in the program should contact Detris Honora Adelabu, Ed.D. in the Psychology and Human Development Department at dadelabu@wheelock.edu.

Pictured (from left) Sara Taveras, Braelan Martin, Katrin Reeder, Christina Pressley

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