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Cano Named Interim Business Dean

Dr. Cynthia Rodriguez Cano

Dr. Cynthia Rodriguez Cano, assistant professor of marketing at McNeese State University, has been named interim dean of the College of Business, according to Dr. Mitchell Adrian, provost and vice president for academic affairs and enrollment management at McNeese. Her appointment is effective Aug. 1. Cano replaces Dr. Lonnie Phelps, who has been serving as…
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McNeese Names in the News


Dr. Ann Warner, professor and co-coordinator of the graduate nursing program at McNeese State University, is one of 49 nursing faculty from 25 states to be selected for the 2018 Leadership for Academic Nursing Program sponsored by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. Participants will attend a seminar July 29-Aug. 2 in Chaska, Minnesota,…
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McNeese Names Interim Dean of Burton College of Education


Dr. Angelique M. Ogea, associate professor of education professions, has been named interim dean of the Burton College of Education at McNeese State University, according to Dr. Mitchell Adrian, provost and vice president for academic affairs and enrollment management at McNeese. Her appointment is effective July 1 following the announcement of the retirement of Dr.…
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Larger Than-Life Cowboy Mural


A larger-than-life cowboy has appeared on the west side of the Shearman Fine Arts Center on the McNeese State University campus. “We are rebranding McNeese to demonstrate that this is an exceptional university with a proud history and a bright future. This mural is one of the first steps in our MyMcNeese campaign,” said McNeese…
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McNeese Education Programs Earn Reaccreditation

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All teacher education programs in the McNeese State University Burton College of Education have earned reaccreditation for another seven years from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), the sole nationally recognized accrediting body for education preparation. In an announcement, CAEP says that McNeese’s teacher preparation programs at all levels meet the “rigorous,…
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McNeese Names Dean of College of Liberal Arts

Dr. Michael Buckles has been named dean of the College of Liberal Arts at McNeese State University.

Dr. Michael Buckles has been named dean of the College of Liberal Arts at McNeese State University. The appointment was approved at Thursday’s (June 21) meeting of the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors. The appointment is effective Aug. 1, according to Dr. Mitchell Adrian, McNeese provost and vice president of academic affairs and…
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McNeese MFA Student Accepted into National Workshop

MFA student Ashlee Lhamon has been accepted into the 2018 Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers’ Workshop at the University of California in San Diego.

McNeese State University Master of Fine Arts student Ashlee Lhamon has been accepted into the 2018 Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers’ Workshop at the University of California in San Diego. Lhamon – one of 18 applicants selected for this national workshop – will spend an intensive six weeks on the UC San Diego campus…
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McNeese Receives Donation from Greater Lake Charles Rotary Club

Dr. Daryl Burckel and Jennifer Leger of McNeese accept a $5,000 check from Ryan Abell and Vic Wukovits of the Greater Lake Charles Rotary Club

The Greater Lake Charles Rotary Club recently donated $15,000 to the McNeese State University Foundation for the Rotary Club of Greater Lake Charles Scholarship. The donation is from money raised during the annual Rotary auction. On hand for the presentation are from left to right: Dr. Daryl Burckel, McNeese president; Ryan Abell, Greater Lake Charles…
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McNeese MFA Graduate Receives Prestigious Stanford Lectureship


McNeese State University graduate Jenn Alandy Trahan has been awarded the prestigious Jones Lectureship in Fiction at Stanford University. As a Jones Lecturer, Trahan will teach courses in creative writing while working to complete her first book. The two-year lectureship is only available to previous Wallace Stegner Fellows in the creative writing program at Stanford.…
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McNeese MFA Student Publishes First Book

Tyler Sheldon, McNeese MFA student has has his first book published.

McNeese State University Master of Fine Arts student Tyler Robert Sheldon has had his first poetry collection, “Driving Together,” published by Meadowlark Books in Emporia, Kansas. Sheldon, originally from Hutchinson, Kansas, is currently a second-year graduate student in the MFA Creative Writing program. He has a Master of Arts in English from Emporia State University.…
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