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A $4 million gift from the H.C. Drew Estate Endowment will support the new McNeese State University Health and Human Performance Educational Complex.
A $4 million gift from the H.C. Drew Estate Endowment will support the new McNeese State University Health and Human Performance Educational Complex.

August 23 - 8:00am to August 24 - 7:00pm
Experience the opportunity to become more connected to McNeese and its student leaders, and also win great prizes by attending the 7th Annual Cowboy Camp for incoming students.
The 7th Annual Cowboy Camp will be held at McNeese, Saturday and Sunday, August 23-24, 2014. "Get connected, become a leader, begin to build your resume." Learn more here! Incoming freshmen and transfer students at McNeese State University have an opportunity to receive a crash course on what it means to be a Cowboy at the seventh annual Cowboy Camp Aug. 23-24, 2014. This new two-day format will be held the weekend prior to the beginning of fall classes, with students learning all about McNeese history and Cowboy traditions before entering a classroom.          "We expanded the format to include so much more," said Kedrick Nicholas, director of Holbrook Student Union and Activities.

photography of a salon
photography of a salon
Award winners for the 27th annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition have been selected.

Group of engineering winners
McNeese State University civil engineering students won first place in the overall surveying competition at the recent 2014 Deep South Regional American Society of Civil Engineers Student Conference.

Collage artwork
Heather Ryan Kelley, professor of art at McNeese, will have one of her works – a collage titled “Portrait” - featured on the cover of an upcoming issue of the James Joyce Quarterly, published by the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma.

Students who have enrolled and registered online for McNeese State University’s 2014 summer classes have until 4:30 p.m. June 4 to pay fees. Classes begin June 9 for the regular summer session.

Registration is underway for the 2014 McNeese State University Teaching and Learning Conference for PK-12 educators July 31-Aug. 1 sponsored by the McNeese Burton College of Education.

(May 15, 2014) McNeese State University's College of Engineering will offer a summer engineering academy July 14-Aug. 1 for high school juniors and seniors interested in pursuing science and engineering careers. The summer program gives students a broad exposure to engineering disciplines (chemical, civil, electrical and mechanical) by offering hands-on projects dealing with real life engineering issues, according to Dr. Nikos Kiritsis, dean of the college. Classes will be offered from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday in Drew Hall. Day trips are scheduled for the NASA Space Center in Houston, Texas, Creole Nature Trail, New Orleans, Avery Island, Bel's Hackberry hunting lodge and a canoe trip.

graduation diploma
McNeese State University awarded 819 diplomas and 29 certificates to 792 students at the university’s spring commencement ceremony Saturday, May 17, at Burton Coliseum.

graduation diploma
McNeese State University will hold its spring commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 17, at Burton Coliseum, with 818 candidates--the largest graduating class in McNeese history - expected to receive degrees.