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Summer Internship Student Receives Highest Fellowship at Top-Tier Research University


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LIU Post Summer InternLIU Post biology summer internship student Nichole Ginnan was accepted to the Ph.D. Plant Pathology program at the University of California. Ginnan, who majored in biology, spent the summer in 2012 at LIU Post working on multiple experiments in Professor Dr. Kent Hatch’s lab, and had her research manuscript accepted for publication. Ginnan went on to present her research at the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (ASIH) professional meeting in New Mexico.

Ginnan credits her acceptance to the prestigious Ph.D. program at the University of California completely to the valuable training she received at the LIU Post summer internship program. “I was accepted to this top-tier research university with below-average grades and test scores because I had the research experience that they were looking for,” said Ginnan. 

Not only was Ginnan accepted into the doctoral program, she received a Dean's Distinguished Fellowship, where tuition is paid in full plus a large stipend to cover all living expenses over five years totaling $214,686.

“This is what the summer internship program can do for our students!” said LIU Post Professor Dr. Kent Hatch. “Nichole is a great example of what we and our students can achieve when given the support and resources to do so.”

“I am so proud to share my success with the department, I never would have been accepted to UCR let alone receive their highest Fellowship without the guidance, opportunities, and support from the biology department at LIU Post,” said Ginnan.

Experiential learning opportunities like the LIU Post summer internship program put students in real-world situations and prepare them with the skillset they need to be successful in this competitive job market.

Posted 06/18/2014

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