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Dr. Cheryl Northam, professor of health and human performance at McNeese State University, received the 2012 Honor Award presented by the Southern District of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance at the annual district conference in Orlando, Fla. The Honor Award recognizes meritorious contributions to the fields of physical education, health education, recreation and/or dance or to the profession through such allied fields as science and education.   Northam has served the Southern District AAHPERD, which includes 13 states, in various capacities since 1972, including vice president for the Sport and Leisure Division, chair of the Taylor Dodson Young Professional Award Committee, a member of the W.

Davante Lewis, a Lake Charles sophomore at McNeese State University, is the newest speech and debate national champion on campus.   Lewis won two national championship speaker awards in Public Forum Debate and in Student Congress - students had to debate current national issues in this category - at the recent National Comprehensive Tournament hosted by Pi Kappa Delta in Kansas City, Kan. "It's remarkable to bring home one national title, but bringing home two is really outstanding. I am proud of Davante," said Andy Luster, McNeese assistant director of forensics. McNeese finished 19th out of 68 schools participating in the tournament.

McNeese State University has received the StormReady designation by the National Weather Service (NWS). McNeese is just the second university in Louisiana to receive the StormReady certification.

Undergraduate Scholar
The top five oral presentations and the top five poster presenters have been selected from among 24 students who participated in the 7th Annual Undergraduate Scholar Research program at McNeese State University.

McNeese State University’s Annual Juried Student Exhibition is currently on display in the Abercrombie Gallery of the Shearman Fine Arts Center through April 20.

McNeese State University’s Autism Program was one of 60 organizations in six states that won grants in Albertson’s LLC inaugural Community Partners Challenge.

McNeese State University officially opened the Center for Advancement of Meat Production and Processing (CAMPP) Monday, March 5

McNeese State University Theatre Bayou Players will present “All My Sons” by the great American playwright Arthur Miller at 7:30 p.m. March 14-17, with a 2 p.m. matinee March 18 in the Shearman Fine Arts Theatre.

March 9 - 7:30pm
A Far Cry, a chamber orchestra that says it is “a far cry” from a traditional chamber orchestra, will perform for the McNeese Banners Cultural Series at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 9, in F.G. Bulber Auditorium on the McNeese campus.

Six McNeese State University faculty members are recipients of the 2011-12 Pinnacle Excellence Awards