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After Strong Showing at U.S. Open, Former Cowboy Donates $35,000 to McNeese Hurricane Relief Fund

September 23, 2020

Bob MacIntyre, a former Cowboy golfer at McNeese State University who has since rocketed to the top of the world of professional golfing, has donated $35,000 to the university’s Hurricane Laura Relief Fund after a strong showing at the U.S. Open. MacIntyre attended McNeese on a men’s golf scholarship from 2014-15, winning both the Louisiana…

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Former Cowboy Golfer Raises Money for University Relief Fund at U.S. Open

September 19, 2020

Former Cowboy standout and professional Golfer Bob MacIntyre is raising funds for McNeese State University’s Hurricane Laura Relief Fund while he competes at the U.S. Open. From Oban, Scotland, MacIntyre attended McNeese on a golf scholarship from 2014-15 and competed on McNeese’s Men’s Golf team, where he received the 2015 Southland Conference Freshman of the…

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Louisiana National Guard “Bayou Militia” to Perform Flyover above McNeese Campus

September 11, 2020

Two F-15C fighter jets from the Louisiana Air National Guard’s 159th Fighter Wing, the “Bayou Militia,” will perform a flyover above the McNeese State University campus on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 12. The famed fighter jets were originally scheduled to fly over Cowboy Stadium for the McNeese football game against Northern Colorado. But in the aftermath…

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Students walk around the Quad hearing form various university offices and student organizations.

McNeese to Hold Howdy Rowdy Welcome Back Week

August 18, 2020

McNeese State University is happily welcoming back new and returning students with a variety of activities set for Howdy Rowdy Welcome Back, now through Aug. 27. Representatives from student organizations, the Greeks, university offices, academic departments and campus ministries will have representatives on campus during the next two weeks to introduce the students to what…

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Dr Jay Sconyers and McNeese students demonstrate fundamental band skills

McNeese Bands Create Virtual Guides for High School Students

August 12, 2020

McNeese State University Bands is providing a new resource for high school band students to develop their skills through a series of virtual guides to marching band fundamentals. The 11-video series, which is available at, is intended as an instructional supplement for high school teachers, as well as a method of asynchronous learning for…

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McNeese Engineering Student Helps Design the Next Generation of Spacesuits at NASA Internship

August 4, 2020

Kevin Romero, a senior electrical engineering student at McNeese, is gaining valuable skills through a second internship with NASA in Houston, Texas. Raised in a military family, Romero now calls Lake Charles home. Before coming to McNeese, he worked as an electrician. “I always loved tinkering with electronics and fixing things. Working as an electrician…

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McNeese Brings STEM Education to Local High Schools

August 3, 2020

McNeese State University is bringing the Louisiana STEM (LaSTEM) Pathways Pre-Engineering Certification program to local high schools as the result of a partnership with Louisiana State University and the University of Louisiana Monroe. The LaSTEM Pathways Certification program provides high school students across Louisiana the chance to enroll in up to eight STEM courses. These…

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McNeese Food Technology Student Presents Research Results at National Conference

July 31, 2020

McNeese State University senior food technology student Oanh Vuong presented two posters on protein powders as sustainable food sources at the Graduate Research Competition at the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) SHIFT20 Virtual Meeting this month. Her first poster, “Effects of Dark Rye, Cricket and Pea Powders on the Properties of 3D-Printed Novel Mulberry Canjeero,” reflected her research…

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Jessica Rathjen

McNeese Student Experiences Engineering First Hand through Internship

July 29, 2020

McNeese State University student Jessica Rathjen, an engineering major from Westlake, has had the chance to see what civil engineering looks like in the real world thanks to an internship with the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury. Rathjen originally started off as a pre-medicine major at McNeese, then she transferred into education. She found that wasn’t…

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Senior Chemical Engineer Turns Knowledge into Action at CITGO Internship

July 20, 2020

McNeese State University senior chemical engineering major Samuel Hacker, of Lake Charles, is receiving vital hands-on experience through an internship with CITGO in Lake Charles. At CITGO, Hacker works in process data, including updating the quarterly reports for units by providing data such as unit outlet and inlet temperatures and the weight percentages of the…

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