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The McNeese State University Alumni Association has donated $25,000 for its McNeese Alumni Scholarship Fund endowed through the McNeese Foundation. Richard Reid, left, vice president of university advancement and executive vice president for the foundation, accepts the donation from Cheryl Fuselier, alumni past president.

Lake Charles businessman Robert Noland has given $724,500 to McNeese State University to establish six endowed rodeo scholarships through the McNeese Foundation.

Lake Charles Coca-Cola Bottling Co. has donated $10,000 to McNeese State University for endowed scholarships for students.

Dr. Stella Nesanovich, retired professor of English in the English and Foreign Languages Department at McNeese State University, was recently honored by the university with Professor Emeritus status.

McNeese State University has received a $131,572 grant from the National Science Foundation to continue the work of the Koasati Language Project – a collaboration between McNeese and the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana to ensure that the tribe’s language, Koasati, does not become extinct.

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Several activities are offered for area youth of all ages during the 2012 summer months on the McNeese State University campus.

The second largest graduating class in McNeese State University history – 771 students – received degrees at the university’s spring commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 19, at Burton Coliseum.

The second largest graduating class in McNeese State University history – 771 students – received degrees at the university’s spring commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 19, at Burton Coliseum.

Registration for McNeese State University’s summer sessions is currently underway through May 30, while registration for the fall semester is underway through Aug. 8.

The United Commercial Travelers of America has given a $5,000 donation to the McNeese State University Foundation for the United Commercial Travelers of America Scholarship designated for special education majors. On hand for the presentation are, from left, Lynn Miller, UCTA finance committee member, Dr. Wayne Fetter, dean of the Burton College of Education, and Ricky Blackwell, UCTA finance committee member.

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