McNair Boot Camp!

Welcome Murray State University
Graduate School Training Camp Participants!


2006 Scholars in Kentucky

2006 Scholars in Kentucky

I am so excited to participate in this year’s camp and to get to know each of you. This is a terrific opportunity to network with other McNair scholars around the country – and learn everything you can about getting yourself into a fully funded Ph.D. program!

I have fond memories of the Grad School Boot Camp through the years – initially created and hosted by Indiana University and now hosted by Murray State University. This picture is of our 2006 CMU McNair scholars taking a break during camp and hanging out on the lake. That’s TEN YEARS AGO already!!

Here you may access the handouts and PowerPoint’s associated with my presentations on the Grad App Process, Getting the Money and Taking Care of YOU on the Road to the Doctorate.

Be sure to sign up for a Trello account @ and then shoot me an email at with your username if you would like me to send you to a *customizable* CMU GRAD APP TRACKER BOARD that you can then tailor for your own use. 

Email me by September 1 and tell me that your ESSENTIALS are complete!
Can’t wait to hear about your success!

Grad App Process (PowerPoint)
Camp Handout_Grad Apps
Camp Handout_I Will Achieve My Ph.D.
Camp Handout_Essentials
Camp_Handout_Weekly Grad School Selection
Camp Handout_Weekly Research Exploration

Getting the Money (PowerPoint)
Camp Handout_Money

Taking Care of You (PowerPoint)
Camp Handout_Self Care

Life is Like a Zip Line (blog post)
A Credo for Making it Happen (Video)
A Credo For Making it Happen (Handout)

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