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Professor Martin Bee stands with students as they work on a project.

Augmented Reality Project at McNeese

December 15, 2017

Imagine the reaction by students in an introductory engineering course when the professor says, “Open your textbook to page 50 and scan the page with your tablet or smartphone,” and then an animated 3D model pops up! With almost $25,000 in funding from the Louisiana Board of Regents eLearning Innovation Grant Program, McNeese State University’s…

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Richard Reid of McNeese accepts a check from Gayle Pearce, Stephanie Pearce Helms and Gary L Pearce Jr.

McNeese Receives Donation to Establish Pearce Scholarship

December 15, 2017

Gayle T. Pearce has donated $15,000 to establish the Gary L. and Gayle T. Pearce Scholarship in Accounting in memory of her husband, Gary, with the McNeese State University Foundation. On hand for the presentation are from left Richard H. Reid, vice president for university advancement and executive vice president of the foundation, Gayle Pearce,…

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Austin Young, Ty Ellender, and Joseluis Botello-Esquivel of McNeese pack instruments into a large box.

McNeese Marching Band Preparing for London New’s Years Day Parade

December 15, 2017

A group of 127 members of the McNeese State University Pride of McNeese Marching Band and Cowgirl Kickers will be flying out of Houston on Dec. 28 to take part in the 2018 London New Year’s Day Parade and Festival. Large instruments have been packed up and sent ahead of the event and the band…

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McNeese Team Wins First Place in Poster Competition

December 15, 2017

A team of students from McNeese State University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science took first place in the recent poster competition at the Annual High Altitude Conference at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. The winning group – Team Event Horizon – was comprised of engineering majors William Dever, Sulphur, brothers Brian and…

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Richard Reid

McNeese Names in the News and on Campus

December 15, 2017

Richard Reid, vice president for university advancement at McNeese State University and executive vice president for the McNeese Foundation, has been appointed to a one-year term on the President’s Advisory Board of Louisiana Asset Management Pool, Inc. (LAMP) at the group’s annual meeting in New Orleans. “Mr. Reid has consistently demonstrated a strong commitment to…

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Dr. Burckel of McNeese stands with Dr. Henderson of University of Louisiana System wearing graduation regalia and holding the made

Investiture and Commencement

December 14, 2017

McNeese State University President Dr. Daryl V. Burckel, right, was officially installed as the seventh president of the university by Dr. James B. Henderson, president and CEO of the University of Louisiana System during the 149th commencement exercises held in Burton Coliseum. During the investiture ceremony, Burckel was presented with a traditional symbol of the…

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Statue of horse and rider in front of McNeese plaza.

Spring 2018 Fee Deadline Set at McNeese

December 14, 2017

Students who have registered online for McNeese State University’s 2018 regular spring semester have until 4:30 p.m. Jan. 10 to pay fees. Spring classes begin Jan. 16. McNeese offers an installment plan for paying tuition and fees that is divided into three payments. Students are required to pay one-third of the total amount plus a…

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McNeese BRIDGES Program Now Offered Year Round

December 14, 2017

The McNeese State University Autism Program will now offer its BRIDGES program year round. Enrollment is open for ages 13 and up for those diagnosed with Autism Spectrum. BRIDGES – Building Respect and Independence by Directing, Guiding and Encouraging Socialization – was introduced last summer on campus to “bridge a gap” between the increasing need…

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Graduates lined up and walking in to the ceremony

Fall 2017 McNeese Commencement and Presidential Investiture Set

December 11, 2017

With traditional pomp and circumstance, McNeese State University will hold its fall commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at Burton Coliseum. At commencement, McNeese President Dr. Daryl V. Burckel will officially be installed as the seventh president of the university by Dr. James B. Henderson, president and CEO of the University of Louisiana…

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Lola Grichendler stands with Dr. Peggy Wolfe, and Dr. Amy Bufford of McNeese.

McNeese’s first graduate in health systems management

December 9, 2017

Lola Grichendler, of Lake Charles, was awarded the first health systems management degree by McNeese State University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions at fall commencement on Saturday. Grichendler, center, receives congratulations from Dr. Peggy Wolfe, left, dean of McNeese State University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions, and Dr. Amy Bufford, director of the…

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