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McNeese sets priority deadline for scholarship applications for fall 2018

October 20, 2017

Nov. 15 is the priority deadline for 2018-2019 academic scholarship applications at McNeese State University. “High school seniors should begin the application procedures now for academic scholarships to McNeese,” said Ralynn Castete, director of scholarships at McNeese. “Feb. 15 is the final deadline and the awarding of scholarships is currently underway and will continue until…

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Alan Heisser and Don Dixon of Cops and Jocks present a check to Jennifer Leger and Lance Guidry of McNeese.

McNeese Receives Donation for Football from Cops and Jocks

October 20, 2017

Cops and Jocks has donated $20,000 to McNeese athletics through the McNeese State University Foundation for football from its recent golf tournament held at L’Auberge Casino Resort. On hand for the presentation are from left: Jennifer Leger, planned giving and donor research specialist with the McNeese Foundation, Alan Heisser, Cops and Jocks, Lake Charles Police…

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Catherine Robbins, Dr. Judy Hand, and David Robbins stand with the bass flute.

Couple donate instrument to McNeese

October 20, 2017

Catherine and David Robbins, of New Orleans, have donated a bass flute valued at over $8,000 to the McNeese State University W.A. and Dorothy Hanna Department of Performing Arts through the McNeese Foundation.  On hand for the presentation are from left: Catherine Robbins, Dr. Judy Hand, associate professor of flute, and David Robbins. David and Catherine…

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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

October 16, 2017

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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Senior Olympic Games members present a check to McNeese members in the Rec Center weight room.

McNeese Receives Scholarship Donation from Southwest Louisiana District Senior Olympic Games

October 16, 2017

The Southwest Louisiana District Senior Olympic Games has donated $10,000 through the McNeese State University Foundation to establish the Health and Human Performance Senior Games Award Scholarship. McNeese’s Health and Human Performance Department has hosted the regional senior games for over 20 years. On hand for the presentation are from left: Dr. Michael Soileau, McNeese…

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Students tossing candy and toys from moving parade float to the crowd.

2017 Homecoming Celebration Set

October 15, 2017

McNeese State University wants students, alumni and the community to “Stand Up Get Rowdy!” – this year’s theme for Homecoming 2017 scheduled Oct. 15-21. This year’s weeklong celebration includes an evening of trampoline fun, a comedy night, a day of community service, oozeball, the parade, pep rally and fireworks, a “stroll off,” tailgating, the crowning…

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Bill Gadberry and Greg Raymor of Coushatta present a check to Stephanie Clark of McNeese Alumni.

McNeese Alumni Association Receives Coushatta Donation for 2017 Homecoming Events

October 13, 2017

Coushatta Casino Resort donated $5,000 to the McNeese State University Alumni Association to help sponsor 2017 Homecoming week activities. On hand for the presentation are from left: Bill Gadberry, director of human resources, Coushatta Casino Resort, Stephanie Clark, assistant director for alumni affairs at McNeese, and Greg Raynor, CFO/interim general manager, Coushatta Casino Resort.

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Wayne Ahrens, Curtis Brescher, and Joe Andrepont of Westlake Chemical present a check to Richard Reid and Dr. Nikos Kiritsis of McNeese.

McNeese Receives Donation from Westlake Chemical

October 12, 2017

Westlake Chemical has donated $20,000 to the McNeese State University College of Engineering and Computer Science through the McNeese Foundation. On hand for the presentation are from left: Wayne Ahrens, Westlake Chemical vice president of Region One, Curtis Brescher, plant manager of Westlake North and South, Richard H. Reid, vice president for university advancement and…

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Students tossing candy and toys from moving parade float to the crowd.

Homecoming Parade Entries Deadline Extended

October 12, 2017

There’s still time for community entries for the 2017 McNeese State University Homecoming Parade scheduled to roll down Ryan Street at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19. The deadline for community entries has been extended to noon Tuesday, Oct. 17. Entry fee is $60 per unit and this year’s theme is “Stand Up Get Rowdy!” To…

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McNeese Ranks High in 2018 U.S. News & World Report

September 30, 2017

For the seventh consecutive year, McNeese State University has received national recognition as one of the best regional universities and one of the top public universities by U.S. News and World Report, widely considered to be the foremost authority on college rankings. In the just released 2018 edition of “Best Colleges” McNeese is ranked in…

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