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Publication Date

Fall 2013

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Digital Commons at St. Mary's University


This is the sixth journal for the McNair Scholars Program at St. Mary's University.

"The Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program is a federally funded program that was designed to honor Dr. McNair by supporting and encouraging firstgeneration, low-income students from groups traditionally underrepresented in graduate education to pursue and earn doctoral degrees. St. Mary’s University McNair Scholars Program has now received its second award, enabling the program to serve another cohort of deserving undergraduates. St. Mary’s program is unique in that it includes students from Humanities & Social Sciences, the Bill Greehey School of Business and the school of Science, Engineering and Technology. Each scholar worked closely with a mentor from his or her specific discipline to complete an appropriate research project. Many of these mentors are faculty members at St. Mary’s, but others are from outside universities and agencies. Each of these mentors deserves special recognition for their dedication to these scholars and their future. For many of the individuals whose work is here presented, this is the first published work in what will be a long and productive career. We are so very pleased to provide a forum to showcase these works and look forward to following the careers of these students through their doctoral studies and beyond." Jennifer Zwahr-Castro, PhD, Director, St. Mary's University McNair Scholars Program


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Censored observations (Statistics); International marketing; Existentialism; Cause-related marketing; Attachment behavior; Hypnotism; Exercise -- Cardiovascular system; Businesspeople; Sleep; Interest rates; Belugas; Islam; Woolf, Virginia -- 1882-1941 -- Thoughts on peace in an air raid; Business & Economics; Customer services; Depression, Mental; Solubility; Extranets (Computer networks); Crime -- Age factors; Gun control; Swimming

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Aracely, Alcala; Alvarez, Lucia; Becerra, Jake; Castaneda, Crystal; Castaneda, Yesenia; Cavazos, Melina; Gallardo, Gina; Garcia, Celina; Gonzales, Marco; Gonzalez, Oscar; Houtkooper, Kelsey; Moore, Jessica; Nunez, Jennifer; Padilla, Samantha; Ramirez, Domonique; Redwine, Hannah; Reyes, Jesus; Salazar, Katherine; Trevino, Christopher; Valdez, Juan; Villarreal, Daniel

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McNair Scholars Research Journal Volume VI