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Month: December 2017

Dr. Burckel of McNeese stands with Dr. Henderson of University of Louisiana System wearing graduation regalia and holding the made

Investiture and Commencement

December 11, 2017

McNeese State University President Dr. Daryl V. Burckel, right, was officially installed as the seventh president of the university by Dr. James B. Henderson, president and CEO of the University of Louisiana System during the 149th commencement exercises held in Burton Coliseum. During the investiture ceremony, Burckel was presented with a traditional symbol of the…

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Lola Grichendler stands with Dr. Peggy Wolfe, and Dr. Amy Bufford of McNeese.

McNeese’s first graduate in health systems management

December 9, 2017

Lola Grichendler, of Lake Charles, was awarded the first health systems management degree by McNeese State University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions at fall commencement on Saturday. Grichendler, center, receives congratulations from Dr. Peggy Wolfe, left, dean of McNeese State University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions, and Dr. Amy Bufford, director of the…

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Statue of horse and rider in front of McNeese plaza.

ACT Canceled at McNeese due to Weather

December 8, 2017

Saturday’s (Dec. 9) administration of the ACT, scheduled to be given at McNeese State University, has been canceled due to inclement weather. The rescheduled test date will be posted at www.actstudent.org as soon as it is set. Registered examinees will receive official notification from ACT. This announcement is only for those examinees registered at McNeese.

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Graduates lined up and walking in to the ceremony

McNeese Fall Commencement on as Scheduled

December 8, 2017

McNeese State University will hold its fall commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at Burton Coliseum as scheduled. Commencement practice for candidates is still scheduled for 6:30 p.m. tonight in Burton Coliseum. At commencement, McNeese President Dr. Daryl V. Burckel will officially be installed as the seventh president of the university by Dr.…

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Gary Keers, Megan Landry, and Matt LeBlanc present a check to Dr. Daryl Burckel of McNeese

McNeese Receives Donation from Sasol

December 7, 2017

Sasol recently donated $20,000 through the McNeese State University Foundation for the Sasol Imperial Calcasieu Engineering Scholarship and the Sasol MSU College of Engineering and Computer Science Scholarship. On hand for the presentation are, from left, Gary Keers, Sasol engineering senior manager, McNeese President Dr. Daryl Burckel, Megan Landry, Sasol process engineer, Matt LeBlanc, Sasol…

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BRIDGES logo

McNeese BRIDGES Program Now Offered Year Round

December 6, 2017

The McNeese State University Autism Program will now offer its BRIDGES program year round. Enrollment is open for ages 13 and up for those diagnosed with Autism Spectrum. BRIDGES – Building Respect and Independence by Directing, Guiding and Encouraging Socialization – was introduced last summer on campus to “bridge a gap” between the increasing need…

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Graduates lined up and walking in to the ceremony

Fall 2017 McNeese Commencement and Presidential Investiture Set

December 5, 2017

With traditional pomp and circumstance, McNeese State University will hold its fall commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at Burton Coliseum. At commencement, McNeese President Dr. Daryl V. Burckel will officially be installed as the seventh president of the university by Dr. James B. Henderson, president and CEO of the University of Louisiana…

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Dr. Chip LeMieux and Dwight Bertrand of McNeese accept a check from Edwin F. Hunter III of The Fritz Lang and Lee Berwick Foundations.

McNeese Receives Donation for Dripps School of Agricultural Sciences

December 5, 2017

The Fritz Lang and Lee Berwick Foundations recently donated $15,000 to the McNeese Foundation for the McNeese State University Harold and Pearl Dripps School of Agricultural Sciences. On hand for the presentation are from left to right: Dr. Chip LeMieux, school director and associate dean of the College of Science and Agriculture, Edwin F. Hunter III,…

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Front view of SEED Center

McNeese offers field training officer academy

December 4, 2017

A field training officer academy will be offered from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. Dec. 11-15 in the McNeese SEED Center through McNeese State University’s Economic Development Administration Center and Police Department. Field training officers are key for any agency to develop and to retain competent and professional officers in law enforcement agencies. This 40-hour academy…

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