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McNeese Scholarship and History Fundraiser Set

McNeese Scholarship and History Fundraiser Set

Harlequin sign

A fundraiser to benefit student scholarships and the McNeese State University Department of History will be held Thursday, Sept. 29, at the Harlequin Restaurant. Nic Hunter, owner of the Harlequin, has established an endowed scholarship through the McNeese Foundation that is awarded annually to an academically qualified student majoring in history or liberal Arts. Pictured from left are Leigha Ardoin, a history senior from Iowa, who is the first recipient of the History and Liberal Arts Scholarship, and Richard Reid, left, vice president for university advancement and executive vice president for the McNeese Foundation.

(September 21, 2016) A fundraiser to support the McNeese State University History Department and student scholarships will be held on Thursday, Sept. 29, at the Harlequin Restaurant in Lake Charles.

“Many notable professors, including Dr. Joe Gray Taylor and Dr. Robert Hebert, taught thousands of McNeese students and are still fondly remembered today,” Patricia Prebula, president of the McNeese Foundation board of directors, said.

In 2012, Nic Hunter, owner of the Harlequin, created an endowed scholarship - the History and Liberal Arts Scholarship - through the McNeese Foundation that is awarded annually to an academically qualified student majoring in history or liberal arts. The Harlequin is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year.

“Tickets for the event are $100 per person and the evening will include a silent auction, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres prepared by the Harlequin chefs,” Prebula said.

For ticket information, contact the McNeese Foundation at 337-475-5588.