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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 will offer a variety of electronic learning courses for academic credit during the 2013 fall semester.

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

Twenty business students have been initiated into the McNeese State University chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma Scholastic Business Honor Society. Several business awards were also presented at the ceremony.

Lisa Reinauer, professor of art at McNeese State University, received the first place award in The Art Studio, Inc. Members Juried Art Exhibit for 2013 at The Art Studio in Beaumont, Texas.

Jordan Gribble, a senior mass communication major and writer for the Contraband, placed second in the sports writing category at the recent 2013 Society of Professional Journalism Conference

Dr. and Mrs. Thomas D. Watson have given $9,000 to the McNeese Foundation to establish the Carol and Tom Watson Rodeo Scholarship at McNeese State University.

Once a week, McNeese College of Education students enrolled in the EDUC 316 Reading Methods course dedicate their teaching efforts to raising the reading level of each Brentwood Elementary School second grader.
College of Education students enrolled in Dr. Yvette Garner's EDUC 316 Reading Methods course share their joy of reading and love of teaching by tutoring Brentwood Elementary second graders each week. 

Twenty-two McNeese State University students received the Summa Cum Laude (3.90-4.00) designation in spring commencement ceremonies. Five students were recognized for earning a 4.0 grade point average throughout their college careers.