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The annual summer Cowboy Camp offers incoming freshman a chance to meet other members of the Freshman Class and student leaders while learning more about McNeese history and traditions.
Campers get a behind the scenes tour of several facilities and have numerous chances to win over $1,000 in prizes including Bookstore scholarships. See the Campus Life website for more information

Dr. Philip C. Williams was formally installed as the sixth president of McNeese State University on November 14, 2010.
Previous presidents include Dr. Robert Hebert (1987-2010), Dr. Jack Doland (1980-87), Dr. Thomas Leary (1969-1980), Dr. Wayne Cusic (1955-1969) and Dr. Lether Frazar (1950-55).

“An Honest Day’s Work” the horse and rider statue at the entrance plaza is by artist Fred Fellows.
The cowboy is riding a Visalia saddle and has a 60-foot rawhide rope. Behind his saddle is his Fish brand slicker tied without folding to keep the wax coating from cracking. The hackamore on the young horse is complete with Fiador and Mecate. The cowboy wears G.S. Garcia spurs and shotgun leggings of the period. He has secured in his holster a .45 Colt single action pistol in an E.L. Gallatin holster and belt with five cartridges on each side. The horse is a typical ranch horse for the period with different conformation than today's modern quarter horse. Fellows wrote this about the statue "In the vast reaches of the American West the work ethic still exists. The man who makes his living on horses that are bound to buck, earns his pay.

McNeese State University faculty Dr. Anil K. Kandalam, left, assistant professor of physics, and Dr. Kiran Boggavarapu, assistant professor of chemistry, discuss the displayed model of the new class of magnetic superhalogens that they and some of their research colleagues have recently discovered.  McNeese Photo/Anne Cobb Two McNeese State University colleagues in chemistry and physics have collaborated with researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University and Johns Hopkins University to discover "magnetic superhalogens," a new class of superhalogens. Dr. Kiran Boggavarapu, assistant professor of chemistry, and Dr. Anil K.

At the recent unveiling ceremony are: back from left to right, Robert Chandler, IAB chairman, Global Industries, Ben Garber, IAB treasurer, W.R. Grace, Wejee Lechtenberg, IAB vice chairman, Lechtenberg Consulting, and Mike Nodier, Polaris Engineering; and front from left to right, Karl Heimbach, Firestone Polymers, Patricia Heinen, Sasol North America, Dr. O. Carroll Karkalits, Brenda Donnelly, Shell Global Industries, Joe Brewster, ConocoPhillips, and Alex Boti, ReCon Engineering Management. The McNeese State University College of Engineering and Engineering Technology Industrial Advisory Board has named the Faculty Excellence Award that it sponsors each year for a McNeese professor in honor of Dr. O.

Richard H. Reid, vice president for development and public affairs at McNeese State University and executive vice president of the McNeese Foundation, has been re-appointed to the President's Advisory Board of Directors for the Louisiana Asset Management Pool. LAMP operates under the Louisiana law as a cooperative endeavor to assist local state governmental entities in investment and is administered by a state non-profit corporation, LAMP Inc. Pratik Koirala, a physics senior at McNeese, has won several awards for his nanostructure research on superhalogens and hyperhalogens that he has worked on since his freshman year with McNeese faculty member Dr. Anil Kandalam, assistant professor of physics.

Late registration begins Friday, June 3, for all three summer sessions at McNeese State University. Students must be admitted to the university prior to registration and should see an adviser to get their alternate PIN, if required, prior to registration. Students registering late can go online to Banner Self-Service. Late summer registration ends for both the regular session and the first mini-session June 8, while late registration for the second mini-session ends June 29. Summer fee bills are now available online to students through the MyMcNeese Portal or their Banner Self-Service account. Students can view and print their registration, fee deferrals and McNeese Bookstore PTA accounts.

McNeese State University employees raised $16,906 to support United Way of Southwest Louisiana's 2010 campaign. On hand for the donation are, from left, Wilbert Kelly, grounds superintendent, Kim Russo, associate of auxiliary accounting, Dr. John Griffith, professor of chemical engineering, Amy Veuleman, instructor of communications studies and current McNeese United Way committee chair, and Beverly Smith, United Way of Southwest Louisiana. McNeese Photo

The Louisiana Small Business Development Center at McNeese State University is partnering with the Louisiana Business and Technology Center at LSU to bring a mobile classroom to Lake Arthur for business training sessions for business owners June 15-16 at the Community Center on 701 Eighth St. The free business education sessions offered are: Wednesday, June 15 "Starting and Financing Your Business," 9-10:30 a.m. "Marketing 101," 10:45 a.m.-noon "Working with Your Bank to Get a Loan," 1-1:50 p.m. "Preparing Your Business for a Disaster," 2-3:15 p.m. Thursday, June 16 "Creating a Facebook Page for Your Company," 9-10:15 a.m. "Customer Service," 10:30-11:30 a.m. "Growing Your Business Online," 12:30-1:45 p.

Sixteen McNeese State University students received the Summa Cum Laude (3.90-4.00) designation in spring commencement ceremonies held Saturday, May 21, at Burton Coliseum. Eight students were recognized for earning a 4.0 grade point average throughout their college careers-Benjamin G. Bourgeois II, Sulphur; Erin E. Casteel, Sulphur; Elisabeth L. Conley, Lake Charles; Morgan Paige Daigle, Iowa; Lauren A. Hebert, Sulphur; Laci C. LeBlanc, Estherwood; Sami L. Richmond, Westlake; and Bianca A. Romero, Morse. The other honor students recognized were: SUMMA CUM LAUDE: Jennifer J. Barrilleaux, Lake Charles; Lacey J. Bellon, Elton; Lindsay Rose Ellis, Lake Charles; Valerie Alyce Guinn, Jennings; Allison M.

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