Eighty-five associate degrees, 527 bachelor’s degrees, 140 master’s degrees and two education specialist degrees will be awarded to candidates 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 give the welcoming address to the fall class of 2011.
Stephanie Tarver, dean of enrollment management, will introduce honor graduates and then the presentation of degree candidates for conferral of degrees will be made by Williams, Daboval and the deans of the six colleges, Enrollment Management and the Doré School of Graduate Studies.
Stephanie Clark, McNeese Assistant Director of Alumni Affairs, will address the students on behalf of the McNeese Alumni Association.
Seungjae Oh, a music performance senior from Dae Jeon, South Korea, will lead the students and audience in the alma mater.
Here are a few demographic statistics about the fall class of 2011:
1 student from each of the following parishes: Caddo, Lafourche, LaSalle, Point Coupee, Sabine, St. James, St. Tammany, Washington, West Feliciana and Winn
2 students from each of the following parishes: Ascension, Iberia, Jefferson, Natchitoches, Ouachita, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, St. Charles and St. Mary
3 students from each of the following parishes: Livingston, Orleans, Rapides and St. Martin
7 students from Vermilion
8 students from East Baton Rouge
12 students from Lafayette
15 students from Evangeline
18 students from Vernon
19 students from Allen
20 students from Cameron
22 students from St. Landry
24 students from Acadia
37 students from Beauregard
48 students from Jefferson Davis
347 students from Calcasieu
1 student from each of the following states: Michigan, Nebraska, New Jersey, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee and Wisconsin
2 students from each of the following states: Mississippi and Missouri
3 students from Arkansas, Florida and Indiana
34 students from Texas
1 student from each of the following countries: Argentina, Ecuador, Honduras, Kenya, Mongolia, Norway, Romania and Serbia
2 students from Colombia, Nigeria and Republic of Korea
4 students from Indonesia
7 students from China
9 students from Nepal
10 students from Vietnam
16 students from India