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McNeese People on Campus

Haden Cooley and Bethany Lejeune are first place winner and runner up as the 2018 Janet Delaine Student Employee of the Year at McNeese.

McNeese State University student Haden Cooley, of Welsh, has been recognized as the McNeese 2018 Janet Delaine Student Employee of the Year. Cooley works in the Recreational Sports Complex. Bethany Lejeune, of Mermentau, was the other finalist for this award. Lejeune works in the admissions and recruiting office. McNeese currently employs 563 students throughout the…

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McNeese People in the News


Susan Thibodeaux, business consultant for the Louisiana Small Business Development Center at McNeese State University, is the recipient of the 2017 LSBDC State Star Award. She was recognized by America’s Small Business Development Centers at its recent national conference in Nashville, Tenn. This award highlights an individual who is an exemplary performer, makes a significant…

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McNeese 11th Annual Cowboy Camp Set


The 11th Annual Cowboy Camp at McNeese State University will be held Friday and Saturday, Aug. 17-18, to give the incoming freshman class and transfer students the opportunity to learn about the traditions and history of McNeese before the fall semester begins. “Cowboy Camp is a two-¬day program specifically designed to help students get connected…

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McNeese Graduate Pursues MFA in Italy

Lindsey Johnson concentrates on her drawing

When McNeese State University graduate Lindsey Johnson moved to Florence, Italy, two years ago to work on a Master of Fine Arts from the Studio Arts College International (SACI), she knew that her days would be spent working long hours to prepare her to be an artist. As her journey comes to a close this…

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McNeese Banners cancels presentation tonight by Wildlife Expert Peter Gros

Peter Gros smiles at the camera while feeding a tiger.

Special note: Tonight’s presentation by wildlife expert Peter Gros in F.G. Bulber Auditorium as part of Banners at McNeese State University has been canceled due to a family emergency for one of his animal handlers. Tickets which have already been purchased will be reimbursed or honored for one of the remaining 2018 Banners season performances….

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McNeese Hosts Composer for Residency

Melissa Dunphy

Nationally acclaimed award-winning composer Melissa Dunphy will be in residence April 19-20 with the McNeese State University W.A. and Dorothy Hanna Department of Performing Arts. Her works will be featured in free public recitals on those dates at 7 p.m at First United Methodist Church in Lake Charles (corner of Kirkman and Broad streets). Dunphy,…

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McNeese Banners to Present Monster Fish Host Zeb Hogan

Zeb Hogan stands in water holding a large fish

Zeb Hogan, freshwater ecologist and host of National Geographic’s “Monster Fish” television show, will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, in the Parra Ballroom in McNeese State University’s Holbrook Student Union Annex as part of the 2018 Banners at McNeese season. This event is open free to the public. Hogan works to preserve the…

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McNeese Banners Hosts Extreme Storm Chaser Reed Timmer

Reed Timmer

Extreme storm chaser Reed Timmer will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, in McNeese State University’s Tritico Theatre as part of the 2018 Banners at McNeese season. Having intercepted over 1,000 tornadoes and a dozen powerful hurricanes since he started chasing 20 years ago, Timmer is well known as the most successful and extreme…

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McNeese Spring 2018 School District Recruitment Fair


McNeese State University’s Career and Student Development Center will host the 2018 Spring School District Recruitment Fair from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, April 10, in the Ward Arena of the Recreational Sports Complex. Representatives from 18 school districts in Louisiana and four districts from Texas are expected to attend, including representatives from Calcasieu…

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McNeese participates in United Way VITA program

VITA intern Osauwen Osagie helps McNeese student Hannah Maust with her tax return.

Tax season is underway and 24 McNeese State University finance and accounting students are working as interns or volunteers for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program through the United Way of Southwest Louisiana, offering free tax preparation assistance to qualifying students, faculty and members of the community. Individuals with an income of less than…

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