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2020 Banners at McNeese Season

February 13, 2020

The 29th season of Banners at McNeese State University kicks off in March and this year’s entertainment features a spectacularly diverse lineup showcasing Haitian and Russian folk music, award-winning theatrical productions, documentaries, intriguing, informative lectures and legendary blues artist Taj Mahal. The opening event on March 5 is a free lecture, “The Healing Power of…

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Athletic Foundation Established at McNeese

February 13, 2020

The Board of Directors of the McNeese State University Foundation has established the McNeese Athletic Foundation for the purpose of promoting and raising funds to strengthen the financial condition of all athletic programs. “The McNeese Athletic Foundation will support the entire athletic program, including the over 400 student-athletes competing in 16 NCAA sports,” Dr. Daryl…

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On hand for the presentation are (left to right) Kayla Power, Cameron LNG Human Resources Representative, Stevie Trahan, Cameron LNG External Relations Manager, Cheryl Smith, Account Specialist for the McNeese Foundation, and Dr. Tim Hall, Dean of the College of Science, Engineering and Mathematics.

McNeese Receives Donation from Cameron LNG

February 11, 2020

Cameron LNG has donated $15,000 to the McNeese Foundation to establish the Cameron LNG Scholarship designated for sophomore, junior and senior engineering majors.

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First Choice Education

February 11, 2020

Intellegent.com has recognized McNeese’s graduate education 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 First Choice faculty. Over 1,600 programs from across the U.S. were evaluated for the ranking based on accreditation, cost, return on investment and…

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Grammy Winner Performs on Center Court

February 11, 2020

Grammy winner and McNeese graduate Mickey Smith Jr. electrified the crowd as he took center court to perform the national anthem to open Saturday’s men’s basketball game against the University of Central Arkansas. Recipient of the 2020 Music Educator of the Year Award, Mickey is band director at Maplewood Middle School and president of MusicMakers2U…

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Changing Lives Through Science

February 11, 2020

Dr. Jeremy T. Mathis, a 2003 engineering graduate and nationally recognized chemical engineering expert, recently met with students and faculty in the College of Science, Engineering and Mathematics to speak about the challenges and the vision for chemical engineering research and education that will guide the profession for the next 30 years. Dr. Mathis is…

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Waste Management officials Rene’ Faucheux, Gulf Coast Area manager for government and community affairs, and Todd Washburn, Gulf Coast Area director for disposal operations, presented the second installment of a three-year pledge to McNeese State University President Dr. Daryl Burckel.

Waste Management Makes Second Installment to McNeese First Choice Campaign

February 11, 2020

Waste Management officials Rene’ Faucheux, Gulf Coast Area manager for government and community affairs, and Todd Washburn, Gulf Coast Area director for disposal operations, presented the second installment of a three-year pledge to McNeese State University President Dr. Daryl Burckel.  This three-year campaign supports the mission of the University by providing much needed capital for immediate academic needs and priorities including hiring faculty for growing programs,…

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McNeese Rodeo Standings Going Into Spring Competition

February 6, 2020

McNeese State University men’s and women’s rodeo teams enter the spring 2020 season both ranked in the top 10 nationally by the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association after competing in five rodeos in the fall. The women’s team is ranked No. 4 while the men’s rodeo team is ranked No. 10. McNeese competes in the NIRA…

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On hand for the presentation are Richard H. Reid, Vice President for University Advancement and Executive Vice President for the McNeese Foundation, Dr. Lehrue Stevens and Shelly Shaw, McNeese Foundation Accounts Payable Specialist.

Dr. and Mrs. Lehrue Stevens Jr. Donate to McNeese

February 4, 2020

Dr. and Mrs. Lehrue Stevens Jr. have completed their pledge of $75,000 to the McNeese State University Foundation for the Dr. and Mrs. Lehrue Stevens Jr. Scholarship in Medical Laboratory Science. The scholarship, designated for junior and senior students in medical laboratory science, was created in 2010 by the Pathology Laboratory in honor of Dr.…

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City of Lake Charles Mayor Nic Hunter, Irvin Louque, and Richard Bentley-Smith, Louisiana Recreation and Park Association Executive Board President.

First Choice Young Professional

February 4, 2020

Irvin Louque, a 2011 natural resource conservation management graduate, recently received the Outstanding Young Professional Award from the Louisiana Recreation and Park Association. This award recognizes individuals with leadership skills and who have contributed to the park and recreation field. Irvin is currently the program manager for Tuten and Riverside Parks for the city of…

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