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The University of Nevada, Reno Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program is federally funded at $231,000.00 annually

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Gretchen Hill

Scholar: Gretchen Hill

Gretchen Hill

Major: Geography

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Paul Starrs; Dr. Sandra Ott

Research Topic: "Basques' Attachment to Place in Nevada and the Basque Country"

Abstract: Research in the French Basque country reveals that rural people have a strong sense of attachment to place which figures prominently in the process of self-identification (Ott 2008). I propose to explore "attachment to place" within the context of rural Basque Americans in Nevada and wish to find out whether rural Basques who have a strong sense of ethnic pride and an interest in their Basque heritage have a sense of attachment to place that includes both Nevadan and Old World spaces.

Graduated With Baccalaureate Degree: Spring 2009

Masters or Doctoral Program Update: Accepted into a Master's Program in Geography at the University of Oregon in fall 2009.

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