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BAC recipients stand with their awards

McNeese BAC Recognizes Community Leaders

April 30, 2018

Six McNeese State University alumni were recognized at the annual Trailblazer Awards program sponsored by the McNeese Black Alumni Chapter. This program – which raises money to support the BAC Scholarship Fund established with the McNeese Foundation – recognizes community leaders who have had a significant impact on McNeese and the black community. This year’s…

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A fundraiser for the Dr. Robert Forrest History Scholarship raised $16,000.

Fundraiser raises $16,000 for McNeese history endowed scholarship

April 30, 2018

A fundraiser for the Dr. Robert Forrest History Scholarship at McNeese State University was recently hosted by Lake Charles Mayor Nic Hunter at the Harlequin Restaurant. The event included a silent auction, brunch and a historical trivia competition among 17 teams and raised $16,000 for the endowed scholarship. Hunter, a McNeese history graduate, created the…

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Mickey Mancuso, Ryan Vining and Petula Glaspie of Citgo present a check to Dr. Niko Kiritsis of McNeese.

CITGO Presents Donation to McNeese College of Engineering and Computer Science

April 30, 2018

CITGO Petroleum Corp. has presented a $10,000 donation for chemical and mechanical engineering scholarships in the McNeese College of Engineering and Computer Science through the McNeese State University Foundation. On hand for the donation are, from left, Mickey Mancuso, human resources business partner at CITGO, Dr. Nikos Kiritsis, college dean, Ryan Vining, general manager for…

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McNeese Rodeo Teams Win Final Rodeo Competitions

April 30, 2018

The McNeese State University men and women’s rodeo teams took first in the final rodeo competition of the season at Wharton County Junior College in Wharton, Texas. Cole Frey, Morganza, placed second in the men’s all-around category. In steer wrestling, Zach Jongbloed, Iowa, placed first, Frey and Jospeh Denison, Iowa, tied for fourth, Remey Parrot,…

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Koven Love, Austin Pottorff and Hailey Goodwin of McNeese present a check to Raymond Cecil of Louisiana Lions Camp.

McNeese Greek Life Donates to Louisiana Lions Camp

April 30, 2018

McNeese State University’s Greek Life has donated $9,200 to the Louisiana Lions Camp near Leesville. During Greek Week on campus, the 14 Greek fraternities and sororities battled it out during a week long competition of Change Wars to raise money for the camp. On hand for the presentation are from left: Koven Love, National Pan-Hellenic…

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Kids College poster

McNeese 2018 Summer Kids College Set

April 23, 2018

McNeese State University Leisure Learning is offering “A STEAM Adventure” summer program as part of its Kids College from May 28-Aug. 10 for children entering grades 1­-8. The 11-week program will offer activities, projects and field trips for students interested in engineering, nature, forensics, airplanes and rockets, physical science, chemistry and so much more. The…

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2018 McNeese Engineering Banquet Awards

April 23, 2018

Several McNeese State University students and a faculty member were recognized by the College of Engineering and Computer Science at the 2018 Engineering Banquet. Engineering students receiving awards were: Jennifer Doucet, from Grand Coteau, American Society of Mechanical Engineers Award recognizing a mechanical engineering junior for academic and professional excellence; Erin Bryson, from Lake Charles,…

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McNeese Names 2018-2019 Honors College Recipients

April 23, 2018

Twenty-eight students have been selected for the McNeese State University Honors College for the 2018-2019 academic year, according to Dr. Scott Goins, honors college director. Founded in 2000, the McNeese Honors College is designed to attract students with strong academic records who desire an alternative course of instruction at the college level, said Goins. The…

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Tabula Rasa by Heather Ryan Kelly

McNeese Arts Briefs

April 23, 2018

Heather Ryan Kelley, a McNeese art professor, has had a print titled “Tabula Rasa” included as a part of two national juried exhibitions – The Boston Printmakers North American Print Biennial at the Lunder Arts Center at Lesley University College of Arts and Design in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the 2018 Delta National Exhibition at the Bradbury…

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Haden Cooley and Bethany Lejeune are first place winner and runner up as the 2018 Janet Delaine Student Employee of the Year at McNeese.

McNeese People on Campus

April 20, 2018

McNeese State University student Haden Cooley, of Welsh, has been recognized as the McNeese 2018 Janet Delaine Student Employee of the Year. Cooley works in the Recreational Sports Complex. Bethany Lejeune, of Mermentau, was the other finalist for this award. Lejeune works in the admissions and recruiting office. McNeese currently employs 563 students throughout the…

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