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Pictured from left to right are: Jennifer Leger, Planned Giving and Donor Research Specialist for the McNeese Foundation, Harry Hank, Ray and Ann Todd.

National Philanthropy Day

December 2, 2019

The McNeese Foundation recognized Harry Hank and Ann and Ray Todd for their service and generous contributions to the university at this year’s National Philanthropy Day reception.

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Dr. Joanna Thompson

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Joanna Thompson

December 2, 2019

Dr. Joanna Thompson is an assistant professor of psychology and earned her doctorate in experimental psychology from Texas Christian University. She is also a 2013 psychology and 2015 experimental psychology and applied behavior analysis graduate of McNeese. As a behavioral neuroscientist, Dr. Thompson studies the relationship between the brain and behavior on the basis of…

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A close up look at some of the buildings in the snow village.

Snow Village On Display Now

December 2, 2019

A very special holiday display is at the Historic City Hall Arts and Cultural Center courtesy of the McNeese Foundation. A 700-piece Snow Village collection featuring lighted houses and shops, a skating rink, ski run and so much more are on view through Dec. 31. The late Mrs. Nancy Stone Crowe annually displayed the Snow…

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A close up of the stones in Heather Ryan Kelley's piece Augur

Heather Ryan Kelley Exhibit Now Open

December 2, 2019

Heather Ryan Kelley, professor of art, has a new exhibit, “Object Lessons,” on display at the Art Associates Gallery inside the Central School Arts and Humanities Center in Lake Charles. The exhibit showcases 20 oil canvas paintings that explore still life objects as talisman. “Object Lessons” is on display through Jan. 10, 2020.

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Michael McFarlain and Latonya Woods

Changing Lives Through Academic Success

December 2, 2019

Graduate nursing students Michael McFarlain and Latonya Woods received state recognition for their academic success. Michael is the first McNeese student to be named Student of the Year by the Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners (LANP). Latonya received one of two inaugural scholarships from the LANP Foundation and is one of the first recipients from…

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Logos for Intelligent and The Best Schools

First Choice Education

December 2, 2019

McNeese’s online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in criminal justice have been recognized with top national rankings. The bachelor’s degree program ranks in the Top 5 in the nation by Intelligence.com. Programs were ranked based on curriculum, accreditation and graduation rates. The program is also in the Top 50 ranking by Thebestschools.org and is the…

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Steven Perez, IBERIABANK vice president/commercial relationship manager, Dr. Daryl Burckel, McNeese State University president, Philip Earhart, IBERIABANK Southwest Louisiana president, and Janet Melton, IBERIABANK retail support specialist.

IBERIABANK Supports McNeese

December 2, 2019

IBERIABANK has committed $100,000 to various McNeese State University programs and initiatives for the 2019-2020 academic year. “We are honored to continue and strengthen our partnership with IBERIABANK,” McNeese President Dr. Daryl Burckel said. “Through the years, IBERIABANK has been a generous donor to both our academic and athletic programs.” “McNeese is such a vital…

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Ceramic molds and art from the exhibit

Changing Lives Through Art

November 26, 2019

The McNeese State University Department of Visual Arts hosted a special ceramic art giveaway and food drive to highlight the problem of food waste and hunger. “What inspired me to do this project was teaching my students that art can be more than just an object on a wall or on a pedestal. It can also…

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Hope Hamilton with her colleagues at Autism Services of Southwest Louisiana.

McNeese Internships Prepare Students for the Future

November 25, 2019

McNeese State University students are career ready not only because of the quality education they receive inside the classroom but also for the hands-on experience they receive as interns. Internships allow students to apply their knowledge to real world situations while learning from top professionals in their chosen field. Many academic programs require students to…

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On hand for the donation are, from left: John Gill, McNeese police officer, Richard Reid, vice president for university advancement and executive vice president for the McNeese Foundation, Will Scheufens, McNeese chief of police, Tim Swim, McNeese police sergeant, and Stephanie Bryant, McNeese police officer.

McNeese Police Department Receives Donation

November 25, 2019

The McNeese State University Foundation recently donated $21,000 to the McNeese Police Department for body cameras and radios. This new equipment will strengthen the department’s commitment to campus safety.

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