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The second largest graduating class in McNeese State University history – 771 students – received degrees at the university’s spring commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 19, at Burton Coliseum.

Registration for McNeese State University’s summer sessions is currently underway through May 30, while registration for the fall semester is underway through Aug. 8.

Dr. Harold J. Aymond, retired professor and head of the Harold and Pearl Dripps Department of Agricultural Sciences at McNeese State University, was recently honored by the university with Professor Emeritus status.

Thirty-seven students received their official McNeese State University rings during the recent spring ring ceremony detailing the meaning and symbolism of the ring.

Michael Cooper’s personality is just a tad split. In one hour he becomes a fish, the north wind, the sun, a wild horse, a wide-eyed child and a very clumsy giant. He becomes all of those things through original handcrafted masks and stories, and he will perform his one-man show, Masked Marvels and Wondertales, for the McNeese Banners Cultural Series.

McNeese State University art professor Heather Ryan Kelley has work included in the 2nd National Exhibition of Intaglio Prints sponsored by the New York Society of Etchers Inc.

“Louisiana Purchase,” with songs and lyrics by the great American composer Irving Berlin and book by Morrie Ryskind, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. April 25-28, with a 2 p.m. matinee April 29 in the Shearman Fine Arts Theatre.

The McNeese State University Banners Cultural Series is annually supported by donations from area corporate sponsors. Entergy donated $10,000 to support this year's series through the McNeese Foundation. On hand for the presentation are, from left, Banners Director Mary Richardson, Richard H. Reid, vice president for university advancement and executive vice president for the foundation, and Chip Arnould, regional customer service manager for Entergy.

Undergraduate Scholar
The top five oral presentations and the top five poster presenters have been selected from among 24 students who participated in the 7th Annual Undergraduate Scholar Research program at McNeese State University.

McNeese State University officially opened the Center for Advancement of Meat Production and Processing (CAMPP) Monday, March 5

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