Participants

The Emerging Scholars Program accepts 12 entering students each summer and offers them advising and mentoring throughout their undergraduate careers. At any given time, the program serves, on average, a total of 48 students.

We are always delighted to celebrate our students' achievements. For example:

  • Amber See, a junior majoring in communication sciences, was featured in the university's Spartan Showcase this fall. Amber is president of the CWRU chapter of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association, and in summer 2022 she participated in a research program, The Language of Science and the Science of Language, at The Ohio State University. Funded by the National Science Foundation, the program has an 8% acceptance rate.
  • Stefani Garcia, a junior majoring in communication sciences, will make a poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) in fall 2022. Her abstract was accepted for a session titled Bilingualism and Second Language Acquisition. Stefani was also one of 10 students nationwide to receive a 2022 scholarship from the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association. In addition, she participated in a prestigious ASA summer research program.
  • Jeremiah Ukwela, a senior majoring in biomedical engineering, has begun pursuing a master's degree in BME while completing his bachelor's degree.
  • Haneen Abdel-Nabi, a senior majoring in sociology, has begun pursuing her master's degree in social administration at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences through the Integrated Graduate Studies Program.
  • Zhara Edwards, a senior majoring in medical anthropology, completed a Summer 2022 internship with CWRU's Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods and has returned to the center in Fall 2022.
  • Danyel Crosby, a junior majoring in nutritional biochemistry and metabolism, participated in the Chester Summer Scholars Program at MetroHealth Medical Center in Summer 2022. Danyel was engaged in a research project with a member of MetroHealth's staff and had opportunities to observe surgery and hospital rounds. She is a Joan C. Edwards Scholar.
  • Pelumi Obasa, a sophomore majoring in chemical biology, participated in the 2022 Summer Health Professions Education Program. Pelumi is a Joan C. Edwards Scholar.
  • Jada (JD) Harrison, a senior majoring in philosophy, was selected as a Third Federal Ethics Fellow by the university’s Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence and the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities, which jointly conduct a Summer Ethics Fellows Program. JD worked on a community engagement project with Ward 7 Council Member Stephanie D. Howse.

In addition, many ESP students are active in campus organizations, including the Black Student Union, the African American Society, the Muslim Student Association, La Alianza, the CWRU Public Health Association and the CWRU chapter of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association. In Fall 2021, Aja Leatherwood, now a second-year student majoring in communication sciences, founded one of the university’s newest groups, the American Sign Language Club.