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PurposeThe purpose of the Alumni Association is to assist and encourage the material prosperity, academic progress, and extra‑curricular growth of McNeese State University.
MembershipAll graduates become members through a $1 per semester assessment and a $10 graduation fee voted by the students. These funds help support the cost of printing and mailing the Alumni Newsletter to all alumni. Active alumni are those that donate to the Alumni Annual Fund.
Awards of DistinctionThe McNeese Alumni Association presents the following awards in recognition of personal achievement.
The Distinguished Alumnus Award is the highest honor that an alumnus can receive. This award recognizes those individuals who have distinguished themselves in their field of endeavor and have brought recognition to their alma mater. Faculty and staff can recommend a candidate to the alumni office, with the final selection being made by the Alumni Board of Directors.
The Distinguished Service Award is presented to an alumnus who has provided continued and outstanding service to the university and the alumni association. Faculty and staff can recommend a candidate to the alumni office, with the final selection being made by the Alumni Board of Directors.
The Distinguished Faculty Award is presented to a faculty member during spring commencement. The Alumni Board of Directors establishes a selection process so that a committee representative of the university can select a recipient. Each year the award will represent a specific area of faculty achievement such as teaching, research, and service. The award includes a cash stipend.
Student Research Awards are cash awards that are presented. The Dean's Council aids in selecting the recipients.