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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.

Dr. Lonnie Phelps, head of the management, marketing and business administration department at McNeese State University, presents Samantha Woodstock Duncan with the 2012 Distinguished Senior in the College of Business award. Twenty-one business students and faculty members have been initiated into the McNeese State University chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma Scholastic Business Honor Society. Mark Hebert, regional manager for U.S. Sen.

Tiffany Pruitt, a McNeese State University visual arts student from Vinton, won the Outstanding Merit in Photography award at the Juried Student Art Exhibition held in conjunction with the inaugural Academic Summit held recently on the McNeese campus.

Dr. Harold J. Aymond, retired professor and head of the Harold and Pearl Dripps Department of Agricultural Sciences at McNeese State University, was recently honored by the university with Professor Emeritus status.

Thirty-seven students received their official McNeese State University rings during the recent spring ring ceremony detailing the meaning and symbolism of the ring.

Michael Cooper’s personality is just a tad split. In one hour he becomes a fish, the north wind, the sun, a wild horse, a wide-eyed child and a very clumsy giant. He becomes all of those things through original handcrafted masks and stories, and he will perform his one-man show, Masked Marvels and Wondertales, for the McNeese Banners Cultural Series.

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