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Month: June 2019

Arun Yadav

McNeese Student Receives National Award for Research

June 21, 2019

McNeese State University dual mechanical engineering and business graduate student Arun Yadav has been selected as a 2019 Divisional Graduate Student Scholar by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Yadav, who also received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from McNeese, received this award based on his research paper titled, “Hydraulic Simulation for Calcasieu…

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From left to right, coach Justin Browning and women’s team national champions Mia Manzanares, Kati Murphy and Ashleigh Young (Grace Hanley not pictured).

McNeese Wins Three Rodeo Championships

June 16, 2019

McNeese State University’s women’s rodeo team is once again first in the nation after winning the team championship and two national individual championships Saturday night at the 71st College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyo. Mia Manzanares, of Opelousas, is now the two-time women’s all-around champion and is the co-winner of goat tying championship, as…

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

Three McNeese Rodeo Members Make Finals

June 15, 2019

Three members of the McNeese State University rodeo team have qualified for Saturday’s (June 15) finals at the 71st College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyo. The top 12 competitors in each of the events qualify for Saturday’s championship finals.  The women’s team heads into the finals in first place. Mia Manzanares, of Opelousas, will…

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Sarah Harshbarger

McNeese MFA Student Accepted to Summer Residency

June 14, 2019

McNeese State University Master of Fine Arts student Sarah Harshbarger has been accepted to the distinguished Sundress Academy for the Arts (SAFTA) residency at Firefly Farms. Originally from Woodbine, Maryland, Harshbarger is currently a second-year fiction student at McNeese. She received her bachelor’s degree in creative writing from Susquehanna University. SAFTA is located on a…

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U.S. Small Business Administration Louisiana District Director Mike Ricks, along with Louisiana Economic Development Secretary Don Pierson, presents McNeese LSBDC Director Donna Little and Senior Business Consultant Susan Thibodeaux with the Region VI SBDC Excellence and Innovation Center award.

McNeese LSBDC Recognized as Top SBDC in State and Region

June 14, 2019

McNeese State University’s Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC) has received the 2019 Service Excellence and Innovation Center Award for the state and region at the annual Louisiana Small Business Awards. Presented by Louisiana Economic Development and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the award recognizes the LSBDC as the top business center in Louisiana…

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McNeese Counseling Center Receives IACS Accreditation

June 14, 2019

The McNeese State University Counseling Center has been awarded accreditation by the International Association of Counseling services (IACS). Established in 1971, IACS is the accreditation association for university, four-year college and two-year community college counseling services. Accreditation by IACS is the highest standard available for campus counseling centers, according to Raime Thibodeaux, director of the…

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Kedrick Nicholas

McNeese Names Dean of Student Services

June 6, 2019

Kedrick Nicholas has been named dean of student services at McNeese State University, according to Dr. Chris Thomas, vice president for student affairs at McNeese. His appointment was approved at the February meeting of the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors. Replay Live Stream “Having known and worked with Kedrick for more than a…

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McNeese Honors College Welcomes 22 New Students

June 6, 2019

For the last 19 years, McNeese State University’s Honors College has changed nearly 500 students’ lives. Honors College provides additional educational opportunities for students with strong academic backgrounds, including scholarships, priority registration, personalized academic counseling and access to special classes. Students also have the opportunity to participate in unique extra service-based and recreational curricular activities.…

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Dr. Nikos Kiritsis, dean of the McNeese College of Engineering and Computer Science, Sasol representatives Megan Villanueva, process engineer, Eddie Williams, project engineer, and Jalen Hargraves, electrical project engineer I, and LaDonna McKnight, STEM Academy coordinator.

McNeese Receives Donation for STEM Academy from Sasol

June 3, 2019

Sasol has donated $15,000 to the McNeese State University Foundation for the STEM Academy, a summer program focused on science, technology, engineering and math for children entering grades 1-8.

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2019 Spring President’s List

June 3, 2019

The President’s Honor List for the spring 2019 semester at McNeese State University has been announced. To be on the President’s Honor List, an undergraduate student must earn at least a 3.5 GPA or better while carrying at least 15 semester hours. A senior eligible for graduation but carrying less than 15 hours is also…

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