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Andrea Burton

Andrea Burton

Andrea Burton
Andrea Burton
Admissions Counselor and Community Liaison

Where are you from?
I'm originally from Arkansas but I went to high school in Alexandria, La.

What are some of your favorite things to do in Lake Charles?
I enjoy all the parks in the Lake Charles area. From the forests of Sam Houston Jones State Park to the boardwalk at Prien Lake Park, there is something for every nature lover. The parks offer more than just a relaxing place to enjoy nature. The parks also routinely provide venues for great entertainment such as concerts, movies and festivals.

Where did you go to college? What did you study and why?
I attended McNeese State University and studied organizational communication and history. My bachelor's degree is in social studies education and I'm currently working on a master's degree in instructional technology. I like history and enjoy helping others learn and explore new things. I think that's why I love being an Admissions Counselor so much; I have the opportunity every day to help students learn about our university and how to make their own dreams come true.

What is your favorite McNeese tradition?
I like all the activities associated with Homecoming Week. From voting for the Homecoming Court to the parade and fireworks and everything the Student Union Board has in between. It's great to see the whole campus and community coming together and showing their McNeese spirit.

While in college what organizations were you involved in and why?
I was a member of the first Honor's College class and was its first student president. I was also involved with the Student Government Association, first as the secretary and then as vice president. I was also a member of the McNeese Speech and Debate team. I knew that the best way to enjoy my time at McNeese was to be involved and I loved every minute of it.

What advice would you give to a prospective student planning a visit to McNeese?
Come visit us and let us show you all McNeese has to offer. We have an amazing faculty and fantastic student organizations; give us the opportunity to introduce you to your future professors and classmates.

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  • Cameron
  • Jefferson Davis
  • Beauregard
  • Allen
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