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Marcus Boutte, Sasol senior manager of supply chain, McNeese President Dr. Daryl V. Burckel, Paul Hippman, Sasol vice president of operations, East Plant, Tom Tyree, Sasol senior manager of engineering and controls, and Pete Symons, Sasol manager of corporate affairs

Sasol Donates to McNeese First Choice Campaign

December 14, 2018

Sasol has donated $75,000 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. Sasol will contribute $25,000 per year over…

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Medalion logo of the Future Farmers of America Organization

McNeese Ag Sciences Students Recognized by FFA

December 14, 2018

Three agricultural sciences students at McNeese State University were among 13 Louisiana students to receive the American Future Farmers of America Degree at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana. The award recipients, who are members of the Collegiate FFA chapter at McNeese, are: Gabrielle Gobert, Elton; Colin Vincent, Lacassine; and Ashlee Sebren, Monroe. Only…

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A series building and landmark silhouettes create the words New World.

McNeese Spring Musical Set

December 12, 2018

McNeese State University’s W.A. and Dorothy Hanna Department of Performing Arts opens the 2019 spring McNeese Theatre season with the musical production of “Songs for a New World” Jan. 9-13 at Tritico Theatre. Times are 7:30 p.m. Jan. 9-12 and 2 p.m. Jan 13. Written by Tony-Award winner Jason Robert Brown, “Songs for a New…

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2018 Fall McNeese Honor Grads

December 12, 2018

Eleven McNeese State University students received the Summa Cum Laude (3.90-4.00) designation in fall commencement ceremonies held Saturday, Dec. 8, at Burton Coliseum. Two students were recognized for earning a 4.0 grade point average throughout their college careers. Meghan Ashley Levens, Houston, Texas, in elementary education Alla Voth, Temiktau, Kazakhstan, in accounting   The other…

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Blue diploma cover with McNeese gold seal and university name.

Fall 2018 Graduate List

December 10, 2018

McNeese State University awarded 580 diplomas to 562 candidates at the university’s fall commencement ceremony Saturday, Dec. 8, at Burton Coliseum. Fall 2018 graduates were:   Master of Fine Arts CREATIVE WRITING: Sarah E. Matalone, Great Falls, Va.   Education Specialist EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP: Ashley De Shon Brooks, Loreauville.   Master of Arts ENGLISH: Michelle L.…

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Danny Campbell, Lake Charles Triad general manager, McNeese President Dr. Daryl V. Burckel and Cody Stroud, Lake Charles Triad business development manager.

Triad Electric and Controls Donates to McNeese First Choice Campaign

December 10, 2018

Triad Electric and Controls has donated $15,000 to the First Choice Campaign underway 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 innovative plan…

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The Grinch stands smirking with the musical title to his right.

McNeese Graduate Playing Trumpet for Touring Broadway Production

December 7, 2018

McNeese State University music performance major Victor Medina was not  among his 562 classmates who donned their blue and gold caps and gowns for this Saturday’s 2018 fall commencement in Burton Coliseum. Medina, who is graduating in absentia, has gotten a jump-start on his career as a professional musician. He was tapped in mid-November to…

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from left, state Rep. Mark Abraham (R-District 36), Sen. Dan W. "Blade" Morrish (R-District 25), Blaine E. Kelly, strategic account lead, government and education solutions, AT&T Services, McNeese President Dr. Daryl Burckel, Sarah Allen, regional director, external and legislative affairs, AT&T Services, Chance Henry, AT&T retail store manager for Sulphur, and Meghan Perrodin, AT&T assistant store manager in Lake Charles.

McNeese Foundation Receives AT&T Donation for STEM Scholarships

December 7, 2018

AT&T recently donated $10,000 to the McNeese State University Foundation for scholarships to students majoring in science, technology, engineering or math. The university continues to serve as an economic and workforce development partner for Southwest Louisiana employers who are seeking well-prepared employees in STEM-related jobs to meet the demands of the billions of dollars in…

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One of the new bee hives of The Harold and Pearl Dripps School of Agricultural Sciences to educate both students and the community about the benefits of bees.

McNeese Bee Program

December 5, 2018

McNeese State University is doing its part to help promote the benefits of bees as pollinators through a partnership with local beekeepers and the Harold and Pearl Dripps School of Agricultural Sciences with the introduction of a bee program at the McNeese farm. The goal is to not only educate McNeese students but also agriculture…

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Michael Casteel

McNeese Student Cracks Code in IBM Challenge

December 5, 2018

Michael Casteel, a double major in computer science and computer engineering at McNeese State University, placed among the top 10 scorers in IBM’s national online interactive code cracking challenge, The IBM Vault, held this fall. The challenge drew over 3,000 participants. The IBM Vault challenge required participants to use their problem-solving skills, perseverance and technical…

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