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McNeese State University's Class of 1964 will be honored during the annual celebration of the McNeese Alumni Association's Golden Scholar Society on Friday and Saturday, May 16-17. To share in this celebration, the Class of 1964 has invited classmates from 1939-1964 to participate, according to Stephanie Clark, McNeese assistant director of alumni affairs. "This is one of our favorite events that the McNeese Alumni Association sponsors. It's truly amazing to meet our Golden Scholars, visit with them and hear their stories about campus life," said Clark.

(May 12, 2014) Five orientation sessions are offered this summer for incoming freshmen for the 2014 fall semester at McNeese State University. All first-time freshmen are required to attend a one-day orientation, which includes a campus tour, skits from McNeese Blue and Gold Peerleaders and information about the first year of college. The orientations will be held from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. May 21, June 4, June 13, June 26 and July 9 in F.G. Bulber Auditorium.

Award presentation
Twenty business students have been initiated into the McNeese State University chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma Scholastic Business Honor Society.

The McNeese State University Chemistry and Physics Department is currently taking applications for a graduate fellowship through the Doré School of Graduate Studies and Extended Education that leads to the Master of Science degree in environmental and chemical sciences. The fellowship is available for a currently certified Louisiana high school or middle school teacher to begin studies for the fall 2014 semester. The recipient will be awarded a $26,500 graduate level fellowship funded by the Board of Regents' Support Fund. The fellowship includes tuition, most fees and a stipend award for fall 2014, spring 2015, summer 2015 and summer 2016. The teacher will take classes, perform research and teach a freshman chemistry lab section.

McNeese State University offers an array of online degree and certificate programs for students interested in undergraduate and graduate programs.

The spring commencement ceremony for McNeese State University is May 17, 2014, at 10 a.m. in Burton Coliseum.
The spring commencement ceremony for McNeese State University is May 17, 2014, at 10 a.m. in Burton Coliseum.   Visit our commencement page for more information. Click here for a list of all graduates.

McNeese State University is partnering with the city of Lake Charles and Calcasieu Parish Police Jury to protect and improve the quality of life in Southwest Louisiana.

Presentation of award
The McNeese State University Banners Cultural Series has received the statewide Outstanding Arts Organization of the Year Award, presented by Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne and the Louisiana Office of Cultural Development.

Art print
The McNeese Department of Visual Arts will host the Spring Senior Exhibition May 1-15 in the Abercrombie Gallery of the Shearman Fine Arts Center at McNeese State University.

Jazz Musician
McNeese State University’s Jazz and Percussion Festival featuring highly acclaimed jazz organist and trumpeter Joey DeFrancesco will close the 2014 McNeese Banners Cultural Season at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 3.