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The Sonny Watkins Athletic Scholarship was recently established with the McNeese State University Foundation with donations totaling $15,664.30 from friends and businesses in honor of Watkins, former athletics director, basketball coach and student-athlete in basketball at McNeese. Looking over the criteria for the new scholarship are, from left, Watkins and Melissa Ellis Northcutt, director for university advancement operations and special events.
The Louisiana Small Business Development Center at McNeese State University is partnering with the Louisiana Business and Technology Center at Louisiana State University to bring a mobile classroom to Lake Arthur for free business training sessions for business owners Aug. 23-24 at the Community Center on 701 Eighth St. The free business education sessions offered are: Tuesday, Aug. 23 "Starting and Financing Your Business," 9-10:30 a.m. "Marketing 101," 10:45 a.m.-noon "Working with Your Bank to Get a Loan," 1-1:50 p.m. "Preparing Your Business for a Disaster," 2-3:15 p.m. Wednesday, Aug.
The Calcasieu-Cameron Association for Persons with Orthopedic Disabilities has established a $240,000 endowed scholarship - the Calcasieu-Cameron Students with Orthopedic Disabilities - with the McNeese State University Foundation. McNeese President Dr. Philip Williams, seated center, accepts the donation from the association's president Pansy Skipper, seated left, and secretary Sondra Hodge, seated right. Richard H. Reid, standing left, Vice President for University Advancement and Executive Vice President of the McNeese Foundation, and Bob Davidson, standing right, President of the McNeese Foundation Board of Directors, look on. McNeese Photo
The McNeese student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management was recognized as one of the top 10 Outstanding Student Chapters in the nation for 2010-2011 at the recent national SHRM conference in Las Vegas, Nev. Chuck Salvetti, center, SHRM's student and young professional programs manager, congratulates McNeese SHRM students and faculty adviser, from left: Sarah Upchurch, senior vice president, Angelica Gonzalez, past president, Mary Kaye Eason, faculty adviser, and Samantha Woodstock, vice president of communications. The McNeese State University student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management has been named one of the top 10 Outstanding Student Chapters in the nation for 2010-2011.
The McNeese College of Nursing will host a site review for initial accreditation of its baccalaureate of science in nursing degree program with the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The public is invited to meet the visiting team and share comments about the program in person at a meeting scheduled for Oct. 6, 2011, at 3 p.m. in Stokes Auditorium, located in Hardtner Hall on the McNeese campus. Written and signed comments are also welcome and should be submitted directly to: Christina Walcott Administrative Assistant Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530 Washington, DC 20036 All written and signed third-party comments will be accepted by CCNE until Sept. 2, 2011.
The McNeese College of Nursing will host a site review for continuing accreditation of its associate of science in nursing degree program with the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.. The public is invited to meet the visiting team and share comments about the program in person at a meeting scheduled for Sept. 28, 2011, at 3 p.m. in Stokes Auditorium, located in Hardtner Hall on the McNeese campus. Written comments are also welcome and should be submitted directly to: Dr. Sharon Tanner, Chief Executive Officer National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500 Atlanta, GA 30326 Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org All written comments should arrive at the NLNAC by Sept. 21, 2011.
Dr. Michael T. Smith, assistant professor of history at McNeese State University, has just released a new book titled, "The Enemy Within: Fears of Corruption in the Civil War North." The 256-page book was published by the University of Virginia Press. Stoked by a series of major scandals, popular fears of corruption in the Civil War North provide a unique window into Northern culture in the Civil War era. In his book, Smith relates these scandals-including those involving John C. Frémont's administration in Missouri, Benjamin F.
From band camp to cooking lessons, from robotics to all kinds of sports, summer camps at McNeese State University offer something for everyone - from children to teens - in June and July. The campus more than doubles in population during the summer months - over 6,000 McNeese college students and summer campers share campus facilities. Programs range from a few hours in class to several days on campus and campers can stay in residence halls or commute, gaining a real taste of college life.
CITGO Petroleum Corp. has presented a $35,000 donation to the McNeese State University Foundation for the endowed CITGO Petroleum Corporation Professorship in Engineering. From left are: Eduardo Assef, vice president and general manager for the CITGO Lake Charles manufacturing complex, McNeese President Dr. Philip Williams, Dana Keel, CITGO interim government and public affairs manager, Dr. Nikos Kiritsis, dean of the McNeese College of Engineering and Engineering Technology, and Tomeu Vadell, CITGO general manager engineering and technical services. McNeese Photo