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McNeese People Briefs

McNeese People Briefs

Chris Thomas photo(March 10, 2014) Dr. Chris Thomas (left), director of campus life at McNeese, was the keynote speaker for the Spring Northeast Regional Conference of the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities in Hershey, Pa. He discussed the "Five Columns of Promotion" from institutional understanding and awareness through professional cultivation and promotion. Thomas, who received his doctorate of education in higher education from the University of North Texas, is past president for the Louisiana Association of College and University Student Personnel Administrators.
           
Raime Thibodeaux, director of counseling and health services at McNeese, made a presentation titled "Practical Mindfulness and Strategies for Cultivating Happiness," at a local conference for mental health professionals sponsored by the Family and Youth Counseling Agency.
            Ginger Brown photo
Ginger Brown Basone (right), assistant professor of nursing at McNeese, received her doctorate in education in January of 2014 from Walden University. Her dissertation is titled "Effects of Teaching Critical Thinking Within an Integrated Nursing Curriculum."        
Maze artwork by Kelley
Heather Ryan Kelley, professor of visual arts at McNeese State University, had work selected for the 29th Annual Positive Negative National Juried Exhibition sponsored by the Eastern Tennessee State University Department of Art and Design and Slocumb Galleries. Kelley had an artists book included in the "Positive Negative 29: Pages" display at Slocumb Galleries. The piece titled "doublin their mumper all the time" is a maze book from her studies of "Finnegans Wake."
               Drum Majors
The drum majors for the 2014 Pride of McNeese Cowboy Marching Band have been selected. They are: Matthew Duplantis, a junior music education major from Houma;  Lena Perry, junior music education major from Orange, Texas; and Austin Vallot,  junior music education major from Erath. These students completed an audition process, which included votes by their peers, conducting the band and interviews.