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Month: December 2019

McNeese Receives Second Patent for Alligator Research

December 18, 2019

Dr. Mark Merchant, professor of chemistry, and Dr. Chip LeMieux, dean of McNeese State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences, have been awarded the university’s second patent for a new type of feed supplement for weanling pigs and poultry hatchlings – one made of alligator blood. LeMieux, whose graduate work focused on alternatives to antibiotic use…

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Congratulations McNeese Grads!

December 16, 2019

McNeese State University awarded 628 degrees to 618 graduates at the university’s two fall commencement ceremonies Saturday, Dec. 14, at the new Health and Human Performance Education Complex. Fall 2019 graduates are: Louisiana Cities: Abbeville Nia A. Cole, Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Joanna M. Pillette, Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Andrew G. Vallot, Bachelor…

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Graduate Psychology Program Nationally Recognized

December 16, 2019

Intellegent.com has recognized McNeese’s graduate psychology program as one of the first choice offerings in the nation. McNeese received top honors based on the variety of concentration areas offered and the program’s industry-leading faculty. Over 700 programs from across the U.S. were evaluated for the ranking based on accreditation, cost, return on investment and online…

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McNeese State University President Dr. Daryl V. Burckel, left, presented Louisiana State Sen. Dan W. “Blade” Morrish with an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree during McNeese’s fall commencement ceremony Saturday, Dec. 14, at the McNeese Health and Human Performance Education Complex.

Louisiana State Sen. Dan W. “Blade” Morrish Receives Honorary Doctorate at McNeese Fall Commencement

December 14, 2019

McNeese State University conferred an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree to Louisiana State Sen. Dan W. “Blade” Morrish – a successful business owner, outstanding civic leader, distinguished state legislator and an ardent supporter of education – during the 153rd commencement ceremony Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Health and Human Performance Education Complex on campus.  “This…

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On hand for the presentation are, from left, Edwin K. Hunter, Tupper Foundation trustee, Melissa Womack Gilmore, Piper Gilmore and Melissa Ellis Northcutt, director for university advancement operations and special events.

New Scholarship for Science, Engineering and Math Students

December 13, 2019

The Olive Tupper Foundation has donated $15,000 to the McNeese State University Foundation to establish the Ralph Henry Womack Scholarship. The scholarship is open to all students in the College of Science, Engineering and Mathematics.

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KBYS Christmas Eve Programming Set

December 13, 2019

McNeese State University’s KBYS 88.3 FM radio station will present special holiday programming on Christmas Eve (Dec. 24). Longtime weatherman Rob Robin will present “The Rob Robin Christmas Eve Special” from 4-8 p.m. Robin will play some of his favorite holiday music and provide interesting weather facts about Christmases past in Southwest Louisiana. The program…

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Faculty Spotlight: Charles McNeely

December 9, 2019

Charles McNeely is an Associate Professor of Theatre and Coordinator of the McNeese Theatre Program. The 2019 fall semester marked his 25th year with the program. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts from McNeese and a Master of Fine Arts in Drama and Communication from the University of New Orleans. For the past…

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Dumars to Give Keynote Address at Commencement

December 9, 2019

National Basketball Hall of Fame member and McNeese State University alumnus Joe Dumars is the guest speaker for the 153rd commencement ceremony Saturday, Dec. 14, at the new Health and Human Performance Education Complex on the McNeese campus.  McNeese is hosting two ceremonies on this date – one at 9:30 a.m. and the other at…

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Graduates stand with their diploma covers as commencement ceremonies proceed.

McNeese Fall 2019 Commencement Set

December 9, 2019

A new commencement tradition starts this Saturday (Dec. 14) for the fall Class of 2019 as McNeese State University hosts two ceremonies for the 153rd Commencement in the arena of its state-of-the-art Health and Human Performance Education Complex. “In honor of the 80th anniversary of McNeese State University, commencement exercises return to an on-campus venue…

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McNeese People in the News

December 9, 2019

Richard Reid, vice president for university advancement at McNeese State University and executive vice president for the McNeese Foundation, has been appointed to a one-year term on the Board of Directors of Louisiana Asset Management Pool Inc. (LAMP) at the group’s annual meeting in New Orleans. LAMP was created in 1994 as a cooperative endeavor…

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