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Month: February 2019

Sam Scimemi

McNeese engineering graduate is director of NASA’s International Space Station

February 18, 2019

This year’s National Engineers Week (Feb. 17-23) theme is “Invent Amazing,” something that Sam Scimemi, a 1984 mechanical engineering graduate from McNeese State University, has witnessed during his 33-year career with NASA. Scimemi accepted his first position with NASA at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, with the Space Shuttle Program. While at the…

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McNeese to Host 2019 E-Week

February 16, 2019

McNeese State University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science is celebrating National Engineers Week with several events and activities Feb. 17-23. Founded in 1951 by the National Society of Professional Engineers, National Engineers Week raises awareness about the contributions of engineers and brings engineering to life for students, educators and parents, according to Nikos Kiritsis,…

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Butch Ferdinandsen, vice president of the foundation, Gerry, Lilly Ann, Greg, Edward and Chris.

History Endowed Scholarship Honors McNeese President Robert Hebert

February 15, 2019

The family of the late McNeese State University President Dr. Robert D. Hebert has given $60,000 to the McNeese Foundation to establish an endowed history scholarship in his memory. The Dr. Robert D. Hebert Endowed History Scholarship has been created by his wife, Lilly Ann Hebert, and their four sons – Drs. Gerry, Greg, Edward…

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McNeese Visual Arts Department Hosts High School Portfolio Day

February 15, 2019

The McNeese State University Department of Visual Arts will host High School Portfolio Day 2019 for high school junior and senior art students from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, in the Shearman Fine Arts Center.  Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Abercrombie Gallery. Department tours will be available for the students, parents…

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McNeese Chamber Singers Concert Set

February 15, 2019

The McNeese State University W.A. and Dorothy Hanna Department of Performing Arts will present the McNeese Chamber Singers in a free concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, in the Shearman Fine Arts Tritico Theatre. The Chamber Singers are under the direction of Dr. Darryl Jones, director of choral activities, and accompanied by Dr. Ulysses…

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2019 Banners at McNeese Season Announced

February 11, 2019

The 27th season of Banners at McNeese State University kicks off in March and this year’s entertainment features a spectacularly diverse lineup showcasing jazz and bossa nova, bluegrass, bagpipe rock, classical winds, documentaries, triple-threat theatrical offerings and intriguing, informative lectures, according to Brook Hanemann, Banners director. “Highlights include Scotland’s own Red Hot Chilli Pipers, who…

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Ann Barilleaux, JD Bank vice president marketing director, McNeese President Dr. Daryl V. Burckel, Boyd R. Boudreaux, JD Bank president and CEO, and Dan L. Donald Jr., JD Bank chairman of the board

JD Bank Makes $100,000 Commitment to McNeese First Choice Campaign

February 7, 2019

JD Bank has donated $100,000 to the First Choice Campaign at McNeese State University. Local industry partners and contractors are investing in McNeese and the future of Southwest Louisiana through the campaign, a three-year initiative with a goal of raising $1 million per year for the next three years. This commitment from JD Bank to…

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Flora And Fauna of the Civil War Book Cover

McNeese SAGE Lecture on Civil War Flora and Fauna Set

February 6, 2019

Author Kelby Ouchley will present a lecture titled “Flora and Fauna of the Civil War” at 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, in the McNeese State University SEED Center as part of the Spring 2019 SAGE Series. Based on his book by the same title, Ouchley’s presentation will explore the impact the Civil War had on…

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Blaine Royer, on-premise manager for Lake Charles Coca-Cola, Richard H. Reid, vice president for university advancement and executive vice president of the foundation, and Ken Francis, sales center manager for Lake Charles Coca-Cola.

Lake Charles Coca-Cola Establishes Another McNeese Scholarship

February 4, 2019

Lake Charles Coca-Cola Bottling Co. has donated $15,000 to McNeese State University to establish Coco-Cola Scholarship #9 through the McNeese Foundation. On hand for the presentation are from left: Blaine Royer, on-premise manager for Lake Charles Coca-Cola, Richard H. Reid, vice president for university advancement and executive vice president of the foundation, and Ken Francis,…

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