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Fundraiser raises $16,000 for McNeese history endowed scholarship

A fundraiser for the Dr. Robert Forrest History Scholarship raised $16,000.

A fundraiser for the Dr. Robert Forrest History Scholarship at McNeese State University was recently hosted by Lake Charles Mayor Nic Hunter at the Harlequin Restaurant. The event included a silent auction, brunch and a historical trivia competition among 17 teams and raised $16,000 for the endowed scholarship. Hunter, a McNeese history graduate, created the…

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CITGO Presents Donation to McNeese College of Engineering and Computer Science

Mickey Mancuso, Ryan Vining and Petula Glaspie of Citgo present a check to Dr. Niko Kiritsis of McNeese.

CITGO Petroleum Corp. has presented a $10,000 donation for chemical and mechanical engineering scholarships in the McNeese College of Engineering and Computer Science through the McNeese State University Foundation. On hand for the donation are, from left, Mickey Mancuso, human resources business partner at CITGO, Dr. Nikos Kiritsis, college dean, Ryan Vining, general manager for…

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McNeese Greek Life Donates to Louisiana Lions Camp

Koven Love, Austin Pottorff and Hailey Goodwin of McNeese present a check to Raymond Cecil of Louisiana Lions Camp.

McNeese State University’s Greek Life has donated $9,200 to the Louisiana Lions Camp near Leesville. During Greek Week on campus, the 14 Greek fraternities and sororities battled it out during a week long competition of Change Wars to raise money for the camp. On hand for the presentation are from left: Koven Love, National Pan-Hellenic…

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McNeese Sponsors LSBDC Seminar on Women-Owned Small Business


A free seminar titled “Women-Owned Small Business Certification” will be offered from 9:30-11:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 8, on the second floor of the SEED Center at McNeese State University. This seminar will focus on providing women business owners with information on how to obtain certain certifications that could provide business opportunities available through the federal…

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McNeese Dining Promotes Earth Month

April 27 Stop Food Waste Day poster

April is Earth Month in celebration of planet Earth. Forty-eight years ago, Earth Day was established on April 22 to create awareness and appreciation of this planet. And over the years, Earth Day has evolved into Earth Week and Earth Month. Chartwells Higher Education Dining Services on the McNeese State University campus is participating in several…

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McNeese 2018 Summer Kids College Set

Kids College poster

McNeese State University Leisure Learning is offering “A STEAM Adventure” summer program as part of its Kids College from May 28-Aug. 10 for children entering grades 1­-8. The 11-week program will offer activities, projects and field trips for students interested in engineering, nature, forensics, airplanes and rockets, physical science, chemistry and so much more. The…

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2018 McNeese Engineering Banquet Awards


Several McNeese State University students and a faculty member were recognized by the College of Engineering and Computer Science at the 2018 Engineering Banquet. Engineering students receiving awards were: Jennifer Doucet, from Grand Coteau, American Society of Mechanical Engineers Award recognizing a mechanical engineering junior for academic and professional excellence; Erin Bryson, from Lake Charles,…

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McNeese Names 2018-2019 Honors College Recipients


Twenty-eight students have been selected for the McNeese State University Honors College for the 2018-2019 academic year, according to Dr. Scott Goins, honors college director. Founded in 2000, the McNeese Honors College is designed to attract students with strong academic records who desire an alternative course of instruction at the college level, said Goins. The…

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McNeese Arts Briefs

Tabula Rasa by Heather Ryan Kelly

Heather Ryan Kelley, a McNeese art professor, has had a print titled “Tabula Rasa” included as a part of two national juried exhibitions – The Boston Printmakers North American Print Biennial at the Lunder Arts Center at Lesley University College of Arts and Design in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the 2018 Delta National Exhibition at the Bradbury…

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Country’s Malpass Brothers to Perform as Part of McNeese Banners

The Malpass Brothers stand with guitars

The Malpass Brothers, a duo that plays music inspired by classic country artists, will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 26, in McNeese State University’s F.G. Bulber Auditorium as part of the 2018 Banners at McNeese season. The Malpass Brothers don’t just sound retro…they are retro! As young boys, Christopher and Taylor Malpass soaked up…

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