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Curtis Breshcer, Wayne Ahrens, and Joe Andrepont of Westlake Chemical stand with Dr. Daryl Burckel and Dr. Nikos Kiritsis of McNeese for the check presentation.

Westlake Chemical Presents Donation for student study center to McNeese College of Engineering and Computer Science

The McNeese State University College of Engineering and Computer Science has received a donation of $185,000 from Westlake Chemical to establish a study center for its students. “Westlake Chemical has had a long standing commitment to McNeese State University and the donation to the study center for the College of Engineering and Computer Science continues…

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2018 Banners at McNeese Season Set

The 26th season of Banners at McNeese State University kicks off in March and this year’s entertainment includes everything from crowd-pleasing musical ensembles and breathtaking dance shows to captivating speakers and film screenings, according to Brook Hanemann, Banners director. “Our season this year boasts a variety of educational and entertainment offerings designed to engage patrons…

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Named One of the Best Regional University in the South

For seven consecutive years

-U.S. News & World Report

Ranked 3rd in Louisiana

Among public and private schools for best average starting salary for graduates


Ranked 3rd in Nation

College of Engineering and Computer Science in Return of Investment

-PayScale, Inc - 2017