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Month: April 2018

BAC recipients stand with their awards

McNeese BAC Recognizes Community Leaders

April 30, 2018

Six McNeese State University alumni were recognized at the annual Trailblazer Awards program sponsored by the McNeese Black Alumni Chapter. This program – which raises money to support the BAC Scholarship Fund established with the McNeese Foundation – recognizes community leaders who have had a significant impact on McNeese and the black community. This year’s…

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A fundraiser for the Dr. Robert Forrest History Scholarship raised $16,000.

Fundraiser raises $16,000 for McNeese history endowed scholarship

April 30, 2018

A fundraiser for the Dr. Robert Forrest History Scholarship at McNeese State University was recently hosted by Lake Charles Mayor Nic Hunter at the Harlequin Restaurant. The event included a silent auction, brunch and a historical trivia competition among 17 teams and raised $16,000 for the endowed scholarship. Hunter, a McNeese history graduate, created the…

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Mickey Mancuso, Ryan Vining and Petula Glaspie of Citgo present a check to Dr. Niko Kiritsis of McNeese.

CITGO Presents Donation to McNeese College of Engineering and Computer Science

April 30, 2018

CITGO Petroleum Corp. has presented a $10,000 donation for chemical and mechanical engineering scholarships in the McNeese College of Engineering and Computer Science through the McNeese State University Foundation. On hand for the donation are, from left, Mickey Mancuso, human resources business partner at CITGO, Dr. Nikos Kiritsis, college dean, Ryan Vining, general manager for…

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McNeese Rodeo Teams Win Final Rodeo Competitions

April 30, 2018

The McNeese State University men and women’s rodeo teams took first in the final rodeo competition of the season at Wharton County Junior College in Wharton, Texas. Cole Frey, Morganza, placed second in the men’s all-around category. In steer wrestling, Zach Jongbloed, Iowa, placed first, Frey and Jospeh Denison, Iowa, tied for fourth, Remey Parrot,…

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Koven Love, Austin Pottorff and Hailey Goodwin of McNeese present a check to Raymond Cecil of Louisiana Lions Camp.

McNeese Greek Life Donates to Louisiana Lions Camp

April 30, 2018

McNeese State University’s Greek Life has donated $9,200 to the Louisiana Lions Camp near Leesville. During Greek Week on campus, the 14 Greek fraternities and sororities battled it out during a week long competition of Change Wars to raise money for the camp. On hand for the presentation are from left: Koven Love, National Pan-Hellenic…

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Statue of horse and rider in front of McNeese plaza.

McNeese Orientation Schedule Set

April 30, 2018

Six orientation sessions are offered this summer for incoming freshmen for the 2018 summer session or fall semester at McNeese State University. All first-time freshmen are required to attend a one-day orientation, which includes orientation, academic advising and class registration for their first semester at McNeese. Orientations will be held from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. May…

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McNeese Sponsors LSBDC Seminar on Women-Owned Small Business

April 30, 2018

A free seminar titled “Women-Owned Small Business Certification” will be offered from 9:30-11:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 8, on the second floor of the SEED Center at McNeese State University. This seminar will focus on providing women business owners with information on how to obtain certain certifications that could provide business opportunities available through the federal…

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McNeese hosts senior art exhibition

April 30, 2018

The McNeese State University Department of Visual Arts is hosting the Spring Senior Exhibition through May 10 in the Shearman Fine Arts Center’s Abercrombie Gallery. The spring graduating seniors are: Inez Ange, Lake Charles; Meredith Carson, Port Neches, Texas; Lacee Fontenot, Covington; Ariel Jueschke, Lake Charles; Naomi Key, Oceanside, California; Zarina Lao, DeRidder; Shelby Matte,…

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April 27 Stop Food Waste Day poster

McNeese Dining Promotes Earth Month

April 26, 2018

April is Earth Month in celebration of planet Earth. Forty-eight years ago, Earth Day was established on April 22 to create awareness and appreciation of this planet. And over the years, Earth Day has evolved into Earth Week and Earth Month. Chartwells Higher Education Dining Services on the McNeese State University campus is participating in several…

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McNeese Hosts Small Business Workshop on Financing

April 26, 2018

A free seminar titled “Starting and Financing Your Business Idea” will be offered from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, on the second floor of the SEED Center at McNeese State University. This seminar is presented by the Louisiana Small Business Development Center at McNeese. Topics include entrepreneurship readiness, writing a business plan and financing a…

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