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Patricia Prudhomme of Banners accepts a check from Dana Keel of CITGO in front of CITGO sign.

Banners at McNeese Receives CITGO Donation

Banners at McNeese State University is annually supported by donations from area corporate sponsors. CITGO has donated $20,000 for the spring 2018 Banners program that runs this season from March 2-April 28. Patricia Prudhomme, left, Banners director, accepts the donation from Dana Keel, left, CITGO government and public affairs manager of the Lake Charles complex.

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Emmie Lancon

McNeese Hosts Lancon Senior Recital

The McNeese State University W.A. and Dorothy Hanna Department of Performing Arts will present a free senior recital by Emmie Lancon of Lake Charles at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, in Tritico Theatre in the Shearman Fine Arts Annex. Lancon, a vocal performance major, will perform the works of a variety of composers including Richard…

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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

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