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Month: June 2018

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

McNeese Receives Donation from Greater Lake Charles Rotary Club

June 18, 2018

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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The College National Finals Rodeo runs through Saturday, June 16.

McNeese Wins Four National Rodeo Championships

June 16, 2018

McNeese State University captured three national individual championships, one team championship and one reserve championship Saturday night at the 70th College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyo. Mia Manzanares, of Opelousas, is the national champion inboth breakaway roping and goat tying as well as the national women’s all-around champion. McNeese also swept the women’s team…

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The College National Finals Rodeo runs through Saturday, June 16.

Four McNeese Rodeo Members Make Finals

June 15, 2018

Four members of the McNeese State University rodeo team have qualified for Saturday’s (June 16) finals at the 70th College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyo. The top 12 competitors in each of the events qualify for Saturday’s championship finals. Mia Manzanares, of Opelousas, has earned spots in both goat tying and breakaway roping Saturday…

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McNeese MFA Graduate Receives Prestigious Stanford Lectureship

June 14, 2018

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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The College National Finals Rodeo runs through Saturday, June 16.

McNeese Rodeo Update

June 13, 2018

After three days of competition, several McNeese State University rodeo members are currently among the top 20 in the various categories of competition at the 70th College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyo., that runs through Saturday, June 16. After three go rounds in steer wrestling, Gabe Soileau, Bunkie, is ranked No. 2 and Remey…

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McNeese hosts free business workshop

June 13, 2018

A free seminar titled “Starting and Financing Your Business Idea” will be offered from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, 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. Topics include entrepreneurship readiness, writing a business plan, sources of funding…

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

McNeese MFA Student Publishes First Book

June 11, 2018

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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Seven past faculty members were awarded emeritus status.

McNeese Awards Emeritus Titles

June 11, 2018

McNeese State University has honored seven past faculty members and administrators with emeritus status for their exemplary service to students, the university and the community. Emeritus titles are awarded to retired faculty and administrators in recognition of distinguished academic careers and professional contributions and those who have served significant portions of their careers at McNeese.…

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Anthony Miller works with Dr. T. Gregory Guzik at Louisiana State University.

McNeese Student Selected for NASA Internship

June 7, 2018

McNeese State University engineering junior Anthony Miller, of Sulphur, is one of 13 undergraduates from Louisiana institutions to receive a NASA-funded summer internship focused on what happens inside thunderstorm cells at high altitudes. This 10-week internship looks into the correlation of terrestrial gamma-ray flashes, electric fields and lightning strikes in storms. This project revolves around…

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Engineering and computer science majors outside of the Columbia Scientific Balloon Center in Palestine, Texas.

McNeese students participate in NASA-funded project

June 7, 2018

Three student teams from McNeese State University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science traveled to NASA’s Columbia Scientific Balloon Center in Palestine, Texas, to participate in the Louisiana Aerospace Catalysts Experiences for Students balloon project. The balloon project is designed to give students a hands-on experience with an aerospace project and is funded through NASA’s…

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