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A trio that is part of Chaac Percusiones Mexico will play prehistoric percussion music from Mexico in a free concert at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, at the Central Library

The first annual University of Louisiana System Academic Summit will be held on Thursday, April 19 and Friday, April 20, 2012 on the campus of McNeese State University.

A contribution of $30,000 has been made to the McNeese State University Foundation for the Ray A. Todd Jr. Scholarship.   McNeese President Dr. Philip C. Williams, from left, accepts the donation from the Todd children: Elizabeth Todd Martel, Barham Todd and Louis Todd. McNeese Photo

Six McNeese State University students received the Summa Cum Laude (3.90-4.00) designations in fall commencement ceremonies held Saturday, Dec. 17, at Burton Coliseum. Two students were recognized for earning a 4.0 grade point average throughout their college careers -Elizabeth A. Duos, Ville Platte, in mathematics education-Grades 6-12; and Angelica Maria Gonzalez-Pimiento, Bogota, Colombia, in accounting and in finance. The other honor students recognized were: SUMMA CUM LAUDE: Jessica Lynn Aguillard, Lake Charles; Dana Ann Cradeur, Falls City, Neb.; Imelda Octaviana, Jakarta, Indonesia; Anna K. Odom, Kinder. MAGNA CUM LAUDE (3.70-3.89): Amelia Dawn Abshire, Lake Charles; Cameron Nicole Arthur, DeRidder; Ashish Bhatia, Chandigorh, India; Jennifer C.

Dr. Jeanne Daboval, provost and vice president for academic and student affairs at McNeese State University, will confer degrees on 717 students at the university’s fall commencement at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17.

The McNeese State University Banners Cultural Series is annually supported by donations from area corporate sponsors. Knight Media Printing Inc. has donated $7,000 for the Banners Series.

The Badge of Honor committee recently donated $25,000 to the McNeese State University Foundation for the Zeb Johnson Scholarship.

Over 700 students will receive their diplomas at the McNeese State University fall commencement ceremony set for 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at Burton Coliseum.

CITGO Petroleum Corp. has presented a $10,000 donation to the McNeese State University Foundation for chemical and mechanical engineering scholarships

Forty-six students received their official McNeese State University rings during the recent fall ring ceremony detailing the meaning and symbolism of the ring.