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McNeese is one of 19 universities awarded a grant in a national competition to advance and strengthen regional economies. McNeese will use the $102,590 grant to become the hub of innovation for Southwest Louisiana business and industry.

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McNeese State University ranks third in Louisiana among all public and private institutions with the greatest lifetime return on investment for its graduates.

Michael Shewmaker
McNeese State University alumnus Michael Shewmaker has received a 2013 Wallace Stegner Fellowship in Poetry from Stanford University.

Tommy McClelland
McNeese State University Athletics Director Tommy McClelland has been selected to become the next athletic director at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston. McClelland has led the athletics department at McNeese since 2007.

Anne Breaux
The McNeese State University Burton College of Education is sponsoring its annual teaching and learning conference for PK-12 educators August 1-2 on the McNeese Campus. "Literacy, Numeracy and Technology" is the theme of this year's conference.

Amy Fleury
Amy Fleury, associate professor of English and director of the McNeese creative writing program, has released a new collection of poetry titled, "Sympathetic Magic," published by the Southern Illinois University Press.

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The McNeese Department of Visual Arts will host the Foundation Design Juried Exhibition July 8 - Aug. 30 in the Abercrombie Gallery of the Shearman Fine Arts Center at McNeese State University.

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Fourteen high school agriculture teachers are on McNeese's campus learning about plant science through a national CASE Institute hosted by the Harold and Pearl Dripps Agricultural Sciences Department.

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Mrs. Ada Vincent has donated $25,000 to the McNeese State University Foundation for the operation of the new McNeese radio station KBYS that will be launched in 2014.

McNeese State University has been nationally recognized for offering affordable tuition and high average salary earnings for graduates.

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