A generous $1 million memorial gift for Cameron Parish native and business man Leslie R. Richard has been given to the McNeese Foundation for academic scholarships.
Dr. Steven Rainey, assistant professor of geography at McNeese, has been selected for a Fulbright Award to teach and conduct research for a semester in Brazil at the Federal University of Rondonia in Porto Velho.
Citgo Petroleum Corp. has presented a $35,000 donation to the McNeese State University Foundation for the Citgo Petroeum Professorship in Engineering.
Four recent graduates of the Calcasieu Parish Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy have been sworn in as McNeese State University police officers.
Dr. Toby Osburn has been presented the 2013 Dr. Dan Seymour Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Louisiana Association of College and University Student Personnel Administrators.
Knight Media Inc. has donated $5,000 to Banners at McNeese State University.
For the second consecutive year, Poets & Writers magazine has listed McNeese’s MFA program among the nation’s Top 25 MFA programs in its 2014 MFA Index.
Cops and Jocks has donated $30,000 to the McNeese State University Foundation for two academic scholarships.
Colten Miller, a marketing senior from Lake Charles, and Leah Moore, a nursing major from Welsh, have been named as McNeese's 2013 Homecoming King and Queen.