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"Ninth Thunder: Cough in a Lecture" Artists book McNeese State University professor of art, Heather Ryan Kelley, has recently had work accepted into two national exhibitions - one in New York and the other in Los Angeles. Kelley's print, "Milagritos, will be included in the New York Society of Etchers Inc. First National Exhibition show housed in the National Arts Club in June.

Dr. Jeanne Daboval, provost and vice president of academic affairs at McNeese State University, will confer degrees on 731 students at the university's spring commencement at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 21, at Burton Coliseum. Spring 2011 graduates are: Education Specialist EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP: Lysonia Regina Robertson, Albany; Marc Anthony Turner, Erath; Mari-Scott Vinson Conrad, Kelly Durio, Aaron David McDonald, Lake Charles; Latanya Lachelle Evans, Rayne; Kimberly Storey, Shreveport; Sarah June Portie, Houston, Texas. Master of Arts ENGLISH: Charley Grant Silvio, Baton Rouge; Michael G. Rather, Lake Charles; Justin B. Fuller, New Orleans; Brendan Matthew Egan, Quaker Hill, Conn.; Vanni T.

McNeese State University's chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi has recently inducted 44 students into the society. Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline honor society. Student initiates are: Kevin M. Darling, Silsbee, Texas, Maria Christiana Dupre, Orange, Texas, 
Andrew Michael Fisher, Sulphur, Dorien Merci Fontenot, Ville Platte, Jacob Joseph France, Westlake, Derek E.

The Kappa Psi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing at McNeese State University recently held its induction and installation ceremony. The following were inducted: May 2011 graduates: Amie Elizabeth Baer, Broussard; Kathleen Marguerite Barnes, Lake Charles; Noor Abbas Deeb, Lake Charles; Shrijana Dhakal, Nepal; Carolina Y.

Three hurricane preparedness workshops for business owners will be offered in Lake Charles, Cameron and Jennings in June by the Louisiana Small Business Development Center at McNeese State University. Presentations at these workshops will offer information about preparing for business interruption during a hurricane. Discussion will include assistance programs to protect the physical structures of a business, support services available during a storm and how a continuity plan can help protect businesses and get their doors open soon after the storm passes. Those interested can attend one of these workshop sessions: Monday, June 13-8:30-11:30 a.m. at the Chamber Southwest Louisiana building in downtown Lake Charles Monday, June 13-2-5 p.m. at the library at 501 Marshall St.

The Coach Les DeVall Football Scholarship has been established at McNeese State University by Mrs. June DeVall in her husband's memory with a $10,000 donation to the McNeese Athletic Foundation. DeVall, center, presents the donation to Pam McGough, left, athletic development coordinator, and football head coach Matt Viator. McNeese Photo

Grace Davison has donated $6,000 to McNeese State University through the McNeese Foundation to be divided between the McNeese colleges of business and engineering and engineering technology. At the presentation are, from left, Dr. Mitchell Adrian, business dean, Grace Davison representatives Jennifer Couste, plant controller, and David Rentrop, operations director, and Dr. Nikos Kiritsis, engineering and engineering technology dean. McNEESE PHOTO

McNeese State University’s Pi Zeta chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society, has recently inducted 12 students into the society and installed the 2011-2012 officers. Initiates are: Adrienne L. Minor, Beaumont, Texas; Ashley Nicole Menard, Bell City; Devon Richard, Cameron; Amelia D. Abshire, Lakyn Best, Collise J. Dupont, Kristen E. Faulk, Kaitlyn L. O’Donnell and Jodi Lynn Parish, Lake Charles; and Kelsie Neal, Amanda L. Broussard and Sean J. Corbello, Westlake. Officers are: Caitlin Dever, Lake Charles, president; Jazlyn Leger, Church Point, vice president; Lindsey Harmon, Lake Charles, secretary; Menard, treasurer; Lauren Smith, Kinder, historian; and Gabrielle Myers, Lake Charles, public relations officer. Dr.

Over 700 students will receive their diplomas at the McNeese State University spring commencement ceremony set for 10 a.m. Saturday, May 21, at Burton Coliseum. Eight hundred degrees will be awarded to candidates: 50 associate degrees, 593 bachelor's degrees, 149 master's degrees and eight education specialist degrees. Dr. Jeanne Daboval, provost and vice president of academic affairs at McNeese, will serve as master of ceremonies, recognize retiring faculty 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.

Vernel McCullor, from left, and George Dewey lead the Golden Scholars at last year's spring commencement at McNeese State University. The Class of 1961 will be honored during the 2011 spring commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 21, at Burton Coliseum. The Class of 1961 will be honored during the annual celebration of the McNeese State University Alumni Association's Golden Scholar Society on Friday and Saturday, May 20-21. These graduates attended McNeese when enrollment was 2,946 and the new Frazar Memorial Library opened.

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