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McNeese Fall Commencement on as Scheduled

December 8, 2017

McNeese State University will hold its fall commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at Burton Coliseum as scheduled. Commencement practice for candidates is still scheduled for 6:30 p.m. tonight in Burton Coliseum. At commencement, McNeese President Dr. Daryl V. Burckel will officially be installed as the seventh president of the university by Dr.…

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Gary Keers, Megan Landry, and Matt LeBlanc present a check to Dr. Daryl Burckel of McNeese

McNeese Receives Donation from Sasol

December 7, 2017

Sasol recently donated $20,000 through the McNeese State University Foundation for the Sasol Imperial Calcasieu Engineering Scholarship and the Sasol MSU College of Engineering and Computer Science Scholarship. On hand for the presentation are, from left, Gary Keers, Sasol engineering senior manager, McNeese President Dr. Daryl Burckel, Megan Landry, Sasol process engineer, Matt LeBlanc, Sasol…

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Dr. Chip LeMieux and Dwight Bertrand of McNeese accept a check from Edwin F. Hunter III of The Fritz Lang and Lee Berwick Foundations.

McNeese Receives Donation for Dripps School of Agricultural Sciences

December 5, 2017

The Fritz Lang and Lee Berwick Foundations recently donated $15,000 to the McNeese Foundation for the McNeese State University Harold and Pearl Dripps School of Agricultural Sciences. On hand for the presentation are from left to right: Dr. Chip LeMieux, school director and associate dean of the College of Science and Agriculture, Edwin F. Hunter III,…

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Military Friendly School round seal

McNeese Named a 2018 Military Friendly School

November 29, 2017

McNeese State University has been designated a 2018 Military Friendly School for the third consecutive year by Victory Media, the leader in successfully connecting the military and civilian worlds and publisher of G.I. Jobs, STEM Jobs and Military Spouse. Victory Media provides service members and their families with data-driven sources about post-military education and career…

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Huanrong Ouyang of McNeese helps 6th grader Ava Lankford with her robot.

McNeese Partners With Calcasieu Parish School Board and CITGO to Bring STEM Education Program to Elementary Students

November 15, 2017

McNeese State University has partnered with the Calcasieu Parish School System and CITGO to bring STEM education to over 900 elementary students in 23 participating elementary schools through a national program called Engineering is Elementary. EiE is a national STEM education program developed by the Museum of Science in Boston, Mass., that is designed to…

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Lee and Jim Boyer with Martha Boyer LaBorde present a check to Richard Reid and Dr. Daryl Burckel of McNeese.

McNeese Receives Donation to Establish Boyer Scholarship

November 15, 2017

Lee Boyer, Jim Boyer and Martha Boyer LaBorde have given $30,000 to the McNeese State University Foundation to establish the William and Margaret Boyer Scholarship in memory of their parents, William and Margaret Boyer. On hand for the presentation are from left Lee Boyer, Jim Boyer, Martha Boyer LaBorde, Richard H. Reid, vice president for…

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Richard Reid and Coach Mike Fluty of McNeese receives check from Alan Heisser of Cops and Jocks

McNeese Receives Donation from Cops and Jocks for Scholarships and Women’s Golf

November 9, 2017

Cops and Jocks has donated $18,000 to the McNeese State University Foundation – $15,000 for the Don Dixon and Alan Heisser Academic Scholarship #6 and $3,000 for women’s golf – from its recent golf tournament held at L’Auberge Casino Resort. On hand for the presentation are from left: Richard H. Reid, vice president for university…

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Dr. Lina Morita, Layton Bergstedt, Julianne Marler, and Bill Sherman gather around a piano.

McNeese Receives Piano Donation

November 6, 2017

Bill and Sue Shearman have donated a Baldwin Baby Grand piano to the McNeese State University W.A. and Dorothy Hanna Department of Performing Arts through the McNeese Foundation. On hand for the presentation are, seated, Dr. Lina Morita, associate professor of music/piano, and standing from left, Layton Bergstedt, vocal and piano performance junior, Julianne Marler, piano…

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horse and rider statue in front of McNeese plaza.

2017 McNeese Distinguished Alumni Recipients

October 31, 2017

The McNeese State University Alumni Association will present its 2017 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year awards during halftime ceremonies at the Cowboys vs. the Southeastern Lions football game Saturday, Nov. 4. The three McNeese alumni who have been named recipients are: Butch Alsandor, an award-winning sportscaster who has covered sports in Houston, Texas, for more…

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Gear and Socket by Kevin Baskin

McNeese Arts Briefs

October 26, 2017

Kenneth Baskin, associate professor of art at McNeese, has had one of his ceramic pieces – Gear and Sprocket – featured in the October issue of Ceramics Monthly. This piece was selected to publicize his solo exhibit currently on display at McGuireWoods Gallery in the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, Va. A native of Detroit,…

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