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Dr. Daryl Burckel and Jennifer Leger of McNeese accept a $5,000 check from Ryan Abell and Vic Wukovits of the Greater Lake Charles Rotary Club

McNeese Receives Donation from Greater Lake Charles Rotary Club

June 18, 2018

The Greater Lake Charles Rotary Club recently donated $15,000 to the McNeese State University Foundation for the Rotary Club of Greater Lake Charles Scholarship. The donation is from money raised during the annual Rotary auction. On hand for the presentation are from left to right: Dr. Daryl Burckel, McNeese president; Ryan Abell, Greater Lake Charles…

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McNeese MFA Graduate Receives Prestigious Stanford Lectureship

June 14, 2018

McNeese State University graduate Jenn Alandy Trahan has been awarded the prestigious Jones Lectureship in Fiction at Stanford University. As a Jones Lecturer, Trahan will teach courses in creative writing while working to complete her first book. The two-year lectureship is only available to previous Wallace Stegner Fellows in the creative writing program at Stanford.…

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Tyler Sheldon, McNeese MFA student has has his first book published.

McNeese MFA Student Publishes First Book

June 11, 2018

McNeese State University Master of Fine Arts student Tyler Robert Sheldon has had his first poetry collection, “Driving Together,” published by Meadowlark Books in Emporia, Kansas. Sheldon, originally from Hutchinson, Kansas, is currently a second-year graduate student in the MFA Creative Writing program. He has a Master of Arts in English from Emporia State University.…

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Anthony Miller works with Dr. T. Gregory Guzik at Louisiana State University.

McNeese Student Selected for NASA Internship

June 7, 2018

McNeese State University engineering junior Anthony Miller, of Sulphur, is one of 13 undergraduates from Louisiana institutions to receive a NASA-funded summer internship focused on what happens inside thunderstorm cells at high altitudes. This 10-week internship looks into the correlation of terrestrial gamma-ray flashes, electric fields and lightning strikes in storms. This project revolves around…

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Engineering and computer science majors outside of the Columbia Scientific Balloon Center in Palestine, Texas.

McNeese students participate in NASA-funded project

June 7, 2018

Three student teams from McNeese State University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science traveled to NASA’s Columbia Scientific Balloon Center in Palestine, Texas, to participate in the Louisiana Aerospace Catalysts Experiences for Students balloon project. The balloon project is designed to give students a hands-on experience with an aerospace project and is funded through NASA’s…

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Robert Rutz will study in Bethesda, Maryland for a 10-week summer internship.

McNeese student receives prestigious medical research internship

June 4, 2018

For the 15th straight year, McNeese State University is sending a student to the prestigious Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda, Maryland, to participate in a 10-week public health-oriented summer research internship program. Biological science major Robert Rutz, a senior from Moss Bluff, will work as a lab assistant running experiments…

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Shelby Roberie and Madison Augustine are pictured with some of their ceramic artwork.

McNeese arts majors selected to internationally recognized arts school

May 30, 2018

Two McNeese State University senior art majors will be attending the internationally recognized Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, this summer to learn from some of the best artists in the country. Madison Augustine, of Fenton, and Shelby Roberie, of Welsh, were selected by the visual arts department faculty from among all…

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Kylie Hernandez, Linda Johnson and Jasmine Mitchell are all interns with the McNeese Autism Program

McNeese ABA graduate program one of only 20 nationally accredited

May 23, 2018

McNeese State University’s psychology graduate program in applied behavior analysis is the only one in Louisiana accredited by the Association for Behavior Analysis International and one of only 20 accredited programs in the nation, according to Dr. Cameron Melville, coordinator of the psychology graduate program at McNeese. “And an article in the ABAI journal, Behavior…

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McNeese Sigma Tau Delta English Initiates and Officers

May 23, 2018

McNeese State University’s Pi Zeta chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society, has recently inducted nine students into the society and installed the 2018-2019 officers. Initiates are: Tyler Sheldon, Baton Rouge; Jessica Frank, Jamie Mele, Hannah Perkins, Leah Sims and Monica Soileau, Lake Charles; Elizabeth Salvador, Sulphur; Lauren Howton, McCalla, Alabama; and…

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The Navarre family with Dr. Burckel.

The Late Billy Navarre Receives Posthumous Honorary Doctorate at McNeese Spring Commencement

May 12, 2018

McNeese State University conferred a posthumous honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree on Billy Navarre, a prominent Lake Charles business owner, philanthropist, outstanding civic leader, community volunteer and a supporter of McNeese, during the 150th commencement ceremony Saturday, May 12, at Burton Coliseum. “This is the highest honor that the university can bestow upon an…

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