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Month: July 2018

McNeese President Dr. Daryl Burckel, Gov. John Bel Edwards and Jim Fish, Waste Management president and CEO.

First Choice Campaign

July 30, 2018

Gov. John Bel Edwards, state and local officials attended an event in Lake Charles last week to celebrate economic development initiatives in Southwest Louisiana and to officially launch the McNeese First Choice campaign. Industry partners are investing in McNeese and the future of Southwest Louisiana through the First Choice Campaign, a three-year initiative with a…

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Faculty members of LCCP and McNeese announce a new partnership to provide educational programs and services.

McNeese and LCCP Partnership

July 30, 2018

A partnership between McNeese State University and the Southwest Louisiana Charter Academy Foundation Inc. was announced Monday to provide educational program services for faculty professional development and curriculum assessment at Lake Charles College Prep. On hand were from left to right: Marve Sevier and Jennifer Zerangue, LCCP co-principals; Dr. Sabrah Kingham, LCCP director of education;…

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Banners at McNeese Receives Donation

July 30, 2018

Banners at McNeese State University is annually supported by donations from area corporate sponsors. Knight Media Printing has recently donated $6,000 to Banners at McNeese for its 2019 cultural season.   On hand for the presentation are, from left, Brook Hanemann, Banners director, Torri Lasha, Knight Media outside customer service representative; and Chuck Ehlers, Knight…

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Dwight Bertrand, Dr. Chip LeMieux, Dr. Mitchell Adrian and Richard Reid of McNeese accept a check from Edwin Ford Hunter of Fritz Lang Foundation.

McNeese School of Agricultural Sciences Receives Fritz Lang Foundation Donation

July 25, 2018

The Fritz Lang Foundation has donated $10,000 to the McNeese State University Harold and Pearl Dripps School of Agricultural Sciences through the McNeese Foundation. On hand for the presentation are from left to right: Dwight Bertrand, instructor of agricultural sciences; Dr. Chip LeMieux, school director and associate dean of the College of Science and Agriculture; Edwin…

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Eric, Corey and Phillip Tarver of Lake Charles Toyota present a check to Dr. Jay Jacobs of McNeese with three band members

Pride of McNeese Marching Band Receives Corporate Sponsor Donation from Lake Charles Toyota

July 23, 2018

Lake Charles Toyota has presented McNeese State University Bands with a $12,000 donation through the McNeese Foundation to continue its corporate sponsorship of the Pride of McNeese Marching Band and the band’s annual Lake Charles Toyota Gulf Coast Marching Championship.   On hand for the presentation are, from left front row, band members Selena Addison,…

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Drums and Drafts promo

McNeese Drums & Drafts Fundraiser for Band Travel Fund

July 16, 2018

The second annual Drums & Drafts fundraiser to benefit McNeese State University’s Pride of McNeese Marching Band will be held from 5-7 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Crying Eagle Brewery in Lake Charles with proceeds going to the band’s travel fund. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door and include admission, entertainment…

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McNeese to Host Small Business Workshop on Government Contracting

July 16, 2018

A free workshop titled “Government Contracting 101” will be offered from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 7, on the second floor of the McNeese State University SEED Center. The workshop is sponsored by the Louisiana Small Business Development Center at McNeese, Sasol and the Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance. This workshop will introduce business owners…

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McNeese Harp Program Set

July 16, 2018

Participants of the McNeese State University Harp Camp will present a free musical program at 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 27, in the McNeese band building. Some original compositions by several of this year’s participants, along with both large and small ensembles, will highlight the program. This year’s participants include: Carlyn Fullington, Iowa; Aubrey Bech, Alajiah,…

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Governor’s Program Finale Events

July 9, 2018

The 2018 Governor’s Program for Gifted Children at McNeese State University will present two theatre productions, an art show and a chorus and large ensemble concert as a finale to its summer program Wednesday-Saturday, July 18-21. Performances are free and will be held in McNeese’s Shearman Fine Arts Annex. The schedule is as follows: The…

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McNeese Small Business Sales and Use Tax Workshop

July 9, 2018

A free workshop on sales and use tax for small businesses will be offered from 3-5 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, on the second floor of the SEED Center at McNeese State University. The workshop will offer information on tax planning and cover the newest state legislative changes. The event is sponsored by the Louisiana Small…

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