The Fall 2013 Commencement ceremony at McNeese will take place Saturday, December 14 at 10 a.m. at Burton Coliseum. Over 700 students are scheduled to receive their diplomas.
Ninety-two associate degrees, 532 bachelor's degrees and 140 master's degrees will be awarded to candidates from 34 parishes, 21 states and 18 countries during the ceremony.
Dr. Jeanne Daboval, provost and vice president for academic and student affairs at McNeese, will serve as master of ceremonies and confer degrees on candidates.
The McNeese Wind Symphony, directed by Dr. Jay Jacobs, will perform the processional, national anthem and recessional.
McNeese President Dr. Philip C. Williams will welcome the fall class of 2013.
Stephanie Tarver, associate vice president for enrollment management, will introduce honor graduates and then the presentation of degree candidates for conferral of degrees will be made by Williams, Daboval, Tarver and the deans of the six colleges and the Doré School of Graduate Studies and Extended Education.
Blake McCaskill, president of the McNeese Alumni Association, will address the students on behalf of the association.
Performing arts students Carie Barnes, Sulphur, and Camryn Miller, Lake Charles, will lead the students and audience in the alma mater.
Here are the demographic statistics about the fall class of 2013:
1 student from each of the following parishes: DeSoto, East Feliciana, LaSalle, Livingston, Morehouse, Sabine and Washington
2 students from Ascension, Natchitoches, St. Tammany and Tangipahoa
3 students from Caddo, St. Charles, St. Martin and West Baton Rouge
4 students from Jefferson, Orleans and Rapides
5 students from East Baton Rouge and Ouachita
6 students from St. Mary
7 students from Grant and Vermilion
9 students from Iberia
13 students from Evangeline
14 students from St. Landry
15 students from Lafayette
17 students from Vernon
21 students from Cameron
23 students from Acadia
26 students from Allen
35 students from Beauregard
54 students from Jefferson Davis
317 students from Calcasieu
1 student from each of the following states: Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wisconsin
2 students from Alabama, Arizona, Iowa, Mississippi, New York, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania
3 students from Washington
4 students from California
44 students from Texas
1 student from each of the following countries: Bangladesh, Canada, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kenya, Nigeria, Republic of Korea, Serbia, Sweden, Thailand and United Kingdom
2 students from Peru and Saudi Arabia
3 students from Bolivia
5 students from India
7 students from China
12 students from Vietnam
15 students from Nepal
Visit our commencement page for all the pertinent information related to the graduation ceremony.