Year's Scholarship Winner
William Howard Taft University is pleased
to announce the 14th Annual Roger J. Duthoy Scholarship recipient
is Stephanie McInerney from Meridian, Idaho.
Ms. McInerney is currently a faculty member
at the College of Western Idaho. She impressed the scholarship
review committee with her diverse background in science education
In addition to her duties at the College of
Western Idaho, Ms. McInerney serves as an associate scientist
for the J.R. Simplot Co. Her academic background is in the
biological sciences where she completed a master’s degree
in Cell and Developmental Biology from the Oregon Health and
Science University and a bachelor’s degree in biology
from the University of Nevada.
Ms. McInerney’s previous education experience
includes teaching science to 5th – 9th graders in Taiwan
and serving as a principal for a charter academy. Her immediate
goal upon completion of the doctorate is to work with students
and faculty in the growing area of STEM (Science, Technology,
Engineering and Math).
"I am so thrilled to
receive this scholarship to pursue my doctorate in education.
I know that this opportunity will enable me to become a better
educator and hopefully one day an administrator for students
pursuing their undergraduate degrees in the exciting fields
encompassed by STEM departments across the country."