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  The President's Honor List for the spring 2014 semester at McNeese State University has been announced. To be on the President's Honor List, an undergraduate student must earn at least a 3.5 grade point average or better while carrying at least 15 semester hours. A senior eligible for graduation but carrying less than 15 hours is also provided that student was on the President's Honor List the previous semester. The President's Honor List is as follows: LAKE CHARLES: Edward J. Alcantara, Jarian Trevonne Alexander, Taylor Alexander, Jared C. Amiot, Callie Nicole  Anderson, Christopher G. Ange Jr., Caleb M. Ardizzone, Courtney Nekale Armstead, Vincent N. Arrington, Joshua G. Aucoin, Olivia N. Babineaux, Aaron Michael Barclay, Denise A. Barnhart, Alfred Bartie, Jessica J. Bates, Colton V.

Twenty-eight McNeese State University students received the Summa Cum Laude (3.90-4.00) designation in spring commencement ceremonies held Saturday, May 17, at Burton Coliseum.

(May 30, 2014) A six-week anger management group for adults will be offered on Thursdays from 5:30-7 p.m. starting June 19 by the Kay Dore Counseling Clinic at McNeese State University. The sessions will be held in the clinic located in Room 223 of Farrar Hall.               The group will focus on understanding anger, its triggers and how to effectively express it, learning new techniques to measure anger through communication and conflict resolution, and setting goals on how to use techniques that best fit each participant's lifestyle and values.             Cost is based on a sliding fee scale.

Honorary graduates
During the 142nd commencement ceremony, McNeese State University conferred honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degrees to Louie D. “Beau” Barbe III and C. Wade Shaddock Jr.

donation presentation
A $4 million gift from the H.C. Drew Estate Endowment will support the new McNeese State University Health and Human Performance Educational Complex.
A $4 million gift from the H.C. Drew Estate Endowment will support the new McNeese State University Health and Human Performance Educational Complex.

August 23 - 8:00am to August 24 - 7:00pm
Experience the opportunity to become more connected to McNeese and its student leaders, and also win great prizes by attending the 7th Annual Cowboy Camp for incoming students.
The 7th Annual Cowboy Camp will be held at McNeese, Saturday and Sunday, August 23-24, 2014. "Get connected, become a leader, begin to build your resume." Learn more here! Incoming freshmen and transfer students at McNeese State University have an opportunity to receive a crash course on what it means to be a Cowboy at the seventh annual Cowboy Camp Aug. 23-24, 2014. This new two-day format will be held the weekend prior to the beginning of fall classes, with students learning all about McNeese history and Cowboy traditions before entering a classroom.          "We expanded the format to include so much more," said Kedrick Nicholas, director of Holbrook Student Union and Activities.

photography of a salon
photography of a salon
Award winners for the 27th annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition have been selected.

Group of engineering winners
McNeese State University civil engineering students won first place in the overall surveying competition at the recent 2014 Deep South Regional American Society of Civil Engineers Student Conference.

Collage artwork
Heather Ryan Kelley, professor of art at McNeese, will have one of her works – a collage titled “Portrait” - featured on the cover of an upcoming issue of the James Joyce Quarterly, published by the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma.

Students who have enrolled and registered online for McNeese State University’s 2014 summer classes have until 4:30 p.m. June 4 to pay fees. Classes begin June 9 for the regular summer session.