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Month: May 2018

Spring 2018 commencement program cover

2018 Spring Grad List

May 18, 2018

McNeese State University awarded 730 diplomas to 703 candidates at the university’s spring commencement ceremony Saturday, May 12, at Burton Coliseum. The spring class of 2018 included candidates from 42 parishes, 21 states and 22 countries and degrees awarded included 40 associate degrees, 565 bachelor’s degrees, 124 master’s degrees and one education specialist degree. Spring…

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McNeese offers small business workshop on interview techniques

May 18, 2018

A seminar titled “Legal and Effective Interview Techniques for Small Businesses” will be offered from 3-5 p.m., Thursday, May 24, on the second floor of the SEED Center at McNeese State University. This seminar is presented by the Louisiana Small Business Development Center at McNeese, Sasol North America and the Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance.…

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The rodeo team stands at the entrance plaza. The team will represent McNeese at the 70th College National Finals Rodeo.

McNeese Rodeo Team Qualifies Seven for National Finals

May 12, 2018

Seven McNeese State University rodeo members have earned spots in the 70th College National Finals Rodeo scheduled June 8-16 in Casper, Wyoming. Qualifiers are: Mia Manzanares, Opelousas, goat tying and breakaway roping; Gabe Soileau, Bunkie, steer wrestling; Remey Parrot, Mamou, steer wrestling; Zach Jongbloed, Iowa, steer wrestling and tie down roping; Cole Frey, Morganza, tie…

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The Navarre family with Dr. Burckel.

The Late Billy Navarre Receives Posthumous Honorary Doctorate at McNeese Spring Commencement

May 12, 2018

McNeese State University conferred a posthumous honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree on Billy Navarre, a prominent Lake Charles business owner, philanthropist, outstanding civic leader, community volunteer and a supporter of McNeese, during the 150th commencement ceremony Saturday, May 12, at Burton Coliseum. “This is the highest honor that the university can bestow upon an…

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McNeese Students Inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

May 12, 2018

The Kappa Psi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing at McNeese State University recently held its induction and installation ceremony. Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society recognizes superior achievement, develops leadership qualities, fosters high professional standards, encourages creative work and strengthens the commitment to the ideals and purposes of the nursing…

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McNeese Beta Gamma Sigma Initiates and Student Awards for College of Business

May 12, 2018

Twenty-seven business students have been inducted into the McNeese State University chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma Scholastic Business Honor Society. Lake Charles business leader Rick Richard, president of the Empire of the SEED, was the guest speaker for the ceremony. Membership into Beta Gamma Sigma, which stands for honor, wisdom and earnestness respectively, is the…

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McNeese Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society Initiates

May 12, 2018

McNeese State University’s chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society has recently inducted 21 students into the society. Founded in 1924 at the university of Illinois, Alpha Lambda Delta is an organization that honors the academic excellence of first-year students. Initiates are: Anna Bushnell, Lake Charles; Adria Conley, Lafayette; Hannah Cooley, Friendswood, Texas; Amber…

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Graduation candidates walk to their seats.

McNeese’s Spring 2018 Commencement Set

May 7, 2018

McNeese State University will hold its 150th commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 12, at Burton Coliseum. Since the first class graduated on May 29, 1941, McNeese has awarded over 61,000 degrees. The spring class of 2018 includes 754 candidates from 43 parishes, 22 states and 22 countries, and 757 degrees will be awarded,…

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McNeese Summer Session Fee Deadline Set

May 7, 2018

Students who have registered online for McNeese State University’s 2018 summer classes have until 4:30 p.m. June 6 to pay fees. Regular summer registration ends June 4 and classes begin June 11. Summer session bills are now available online to students through the MyMcNeese Portal or their Banner Self-Service account. Students can go online at…

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McNeese Class of 1968 Golden Scholars to Be Honored

May 7, 2018

McNeese State University’s Class of 1968 will be honored during the annual celebration of the McNeese Alumni Association’s Golden Scholars Society on Friday and Saturday, May 11-12. To share in this celebration, the Class of 1968 has invited all previous Golden Scholars inductees to participate, according to Stephanie Clark, McNeese assistant director for alumni affairs.…

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