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Homecoming King and Queen
Joel Berken from Jennings, and Kourtney Kennedy from Moss Bluff, have been named as McNeese’s 2014 Homecoming King and Queen.

GradFest 2014 will be held for fall graduating students at McNeese State University from 9 a.m-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, in the Holbrook Student Union.

Several contests were held in conjunction with Homecoming activities on the McNeese State University campus this week.

Retired Judge Fred R. Godwin donated $25,000 to McNeese State University through the McNeese Foundation to establish the Jeaneal White Godwin Memorial Recruiting fund.

McNeese State University's radio station - KBYS 88.3 FM - had its ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, October 13, 2014. The station is broadcast at 88.3 FM and online at
McNeese State University's radio station - KBYS 88.3 FM - is officially open. On hand for the ribbon cutting ceremony Monday (Oct. 13) were, from left,  McNeese President Dr. Philip Williams, Chad Thibodeaux, McNeese's chief information technology officer, businessman and supporter Philip Tarver, Perry Vincent, president of Louisiana Radio Communications, L'Auberge Senior Vice President and General Manager Keith W. Henson, McNeese President Emeritus Dr. Robert Hebert, Lake Charles Mayor Randy Roach and George Swift, president/CEO of the Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance.  (October 13, 2014) McNeese State University's radio station - KBYS 88.3 FM - is officially open.

Dr. Jeffery Allen, writer
Award-winning writer Dr. Jeffery Renard Allen will give a reading from his works at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, in the Business Conference Center at McNeese State University.

(October 14, 2014) Calcasieu Cinema International will host the 2012 award-winning film, "The Iran Job," at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, in the Historic Central School Auditorium in Lake Charles.

McNeese's 2014 Homecoming Week is October 12-18. There are several events planned for the week - including a special appearance by the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales at the Homecoming Parade Oct. 16.
Pictured left: The world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales will make a special appearance in the annual Homecoming parade for McNeese State University's 75th anniversary celebration. The parade will roll down Ryan Street at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16. Pictured right: Margaret Anne Pellerin Akey was crowned 1960 Homecoming queen at McNeese. Akey will travel from her home in Virginia Beach, Va., to be a part of the 2014 Homecoming activities and ride in the parade Oct. 16 along with 30 other former Homecoming queens and kings. McNeese State University's Diamond Jubilee celebration, the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales in the Homecoming parade, oozeball, college and department open houses, tailgating, the crowning of the Homecoming King and Queen and the Cowboys vs.

check presentation
The W.R. Grace Foundation has donated $6,000 to McNeese State University through the McNeese Foundation.

McNeese Drum Line
A fundraising campaign has kicked off to help send McNeese’s Pride of McNeese Marching Band to the 2015 football opener against LSU in Tiger Stadium.