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Month: October 2017

horse and rider statue in front of McNeese plaza.

2017 McNeese Distinguished Alumni Recipients

October 31, 2017

The McNeese State University Alumni Association will present its 2017 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year awards during halftime ceremonies at the Cowboys vs. the Southeastern Lions football game Saturday, Nov. 4. The three McNeese alumni who have been named recipients are: Butch Alsandor, an award-winning sportscaster who has covered sports in Houston, Texas, for more…

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The Louisiana Urban Gardener green book cover.

McNeese SAGE Lecture Set

October 31, 2017

Dr. Kathryn Fontenot, assistant professor and vegetable extension specialist with the Louisiana State University Agriculture Center’s School of Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences, will present a lecture titled “Late Winter and Early Spring Vegetable Garden Must Do’s” at 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6, in the McNeese State University SEED Center as part of the 2017…

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Jalen Byrd

McNeese hosts senior vocal recital

October 31, 2017

The McNeese State University W.A. and Dorothy Hanna Department of Performing Arts will present a free senior recital by vocal performance major Jalen Byrd of Luling at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, in Tritico Theatre in the Shearman Fine Arts Annex. At McNeese, Byrd- a baritone – has been a member of the Chamber Singers,…

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Gear and Socket by Kevin Baskin

McNeese Arts Briefs

October 26, 2017

Kenneth Baskin, associate professor of art at McNeese, has had one of his ceramic pieces – Gear and Sprocket – featured in the October issue of Ceramics Monthly. This piece was selected to publicize his solo exhibit currently on display at McGuireWoods Gallery in the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, Va. A native of Detroit,…

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McNeese People in the News

October 26, 2017

Susan Thibodeaux, business consultant for the Louisiana Small Business Development Center at McNeese State University, is the recipient of the 2017 LSBDC State Star Award. She was recognized by America’s Small Business Development Centers at its recent national conference in Nashville, Tenn. This award highlights an individual who is an exemplary performer, makes a significant…

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Angela Queenan and Richard Reid of McNeese accept a check from Anita and Jeff Webb.

McNeese Receives Donation from Webb Family

October 26, 2017

Anita and Jeff Webb have donated $5,000 to the McNeese State University Foundation for the Webb Family Scholarship that is awarded to students majoring in business/finance. On hand for the presentation are, from left, Angela Queenan, McNeese foundation board member, Anita and Jeff Webb, and Richard H. Reid, vice president for university advancement and executive…

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Jordan Johnston

McNeese hosts senior percussion recital

October 25, 2017

The McNeese State University W.A. and Dorothy Hanna Department of Performing Arts will present a free senior percussion recital by music performance major Jordan Johnston of Jennings at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, in Tritico Theatre in the Shearman Fine Arts Annex. At McNeese, Johnston has been a member of the Steel Band, African Ensemble,…

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Students standing with new blue and black graduation robes.

McNeese Graduates to Geaux Blue at Commencement

October 23, 2017

The McNeese State University graduating class of fall 2017 will be the first to “Geaux Blue” at commencement on Dec. 9 in Burton Coliseum – students receiving bachelor’s degrees will be sporting newly designed blue robes and caps with blue and gold tassels. The new look – which also includes the black robes worn by…

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McNeese Priority Registration for 2018 Spring Semester Set

October 23, 2017

Students can go online now to view the class schedules for 2018 spring registration at McNeese State University at www.mcneese.edu/schedule. Priority registration will begin at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, for graduate students, seniors, student-athletes and veterans. Junior priority registration begins at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, while sophomore priority registration begins at 1 p.m.…

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Steve Cormier, Russell Saleme, Skylar Thompson, and Keith Dauterive of Market Basket present a check to Kassidy Conrad the McNeese scholarship recipient.

McNeese Receives Donation from Market Basket

October 23, 2017

The Market Basket Charitable Foundation presented a $10,000 donation to McNeese State University through the McNeese Foundation for the Market Basket Academic Scholarship. On hand for the presentation are, from left to right: Steve Cormier, Market Basket senior vice president of retail operations, Russell Saleme, Market Basket director of merchandising, McNeese scholarship recipient Kassidy Conrad,…

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