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Dr. Tari Dilks

McNeese Nursing Professor Elected to National Leadership Role

September 21, 2018

Dr. Tari Dilks, professor of nursing at McNeese State University, has been elected president-elect of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association Board of Directors. Dilks will begin her term at the APNA 32nd Annual Conference Oct. 24-27 in Columbus, Ohio. Dilks is co-coordinator of McNeese’s Master of Science in Nursing programs and director of the psychiatric/mental…

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James David Cain Jr., McNeese Alumni Association president, accepts the donation from Heather Hidalgo and Kevin Holland of CHRISTUS Ocshner Health

McNeese Alumni Association Receives Donation for Homecoming Events

September 21, 2018

CHRISTUS Ochsner Health Southwestern Louisiana has donated $5,000 to the McNeese State University Alumni Association to help co-sponsor 2018 Homecoming week activities Oct. 20-27. James David Cain Jr., center, McNeese Alumni Association president, accepts the donation from CHRISTUS Ochsner Health Southwestern Louisiana representatives Heather Hidalgo, left, director of marketing and communications, and Kevin Holland, CEO.

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McNeese Makes USNWR Best Colleges List

September 13, 2018

For the eighth consecutive year, the U.S. News and World Report has ranked McNeese State University as one of the best regional universities in the South in its 2019 Best Colleges list released this week. The U.S. News ranking system evaluates colleges and universities on 16 measures of academic quality, including outcomes, graduation rates, strength…

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Dr. Caroline Hennigan and Richard Reid of McNeese accept a check from Amy Kestel, Stephanie Kestle Karpovs and Donna Kestel

Dr. David A. Kestel Memorial Pre-Dental Scholarship Established at McNeese

September 11, 2018

A $15,000 donation has been made to McNeese State University to establish the Dr. David A. Kestel Memorial Pre-Dental Scholarship through the McNeese Foundation. Donna Kestel – along with family and friends – has established the scholarship in memory of her husband, Dr. David Kestel. On hand for the presentation are from left: Dr. Caroline…

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Dr. Wendi Prater

McNeese Names News E-Learning Director

September 11, 2018

Dr. Wendi C. Prater has been named director of the Office of E-Learning at McNeese State University. Prater previously worked as an architect with Blockchain Technology in Austin, Texas. Prater received her Bachelor of Science degree in family and consumer science from McNeese, her Master of Science degree in human ecology and her Master of…

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Fran Gladden, Check Kleckley and Dennis Stine

2018 McNeese Distinguished Alumni Recipients

September 7, 2018

The McNeese State University Alumni Association will present its 2018 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year awards during halftime ceremonies at the Cowboys vs. Nicholls State   Colonels football game Saturday, Sept. 15. The three McNeese alumni who have been named recipients are: Fran Broussard Gladden, vice president of government and public affairs at Cox Communications for…

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Whitney Moss and a worker representing Louisiana Reauxl

Mentoring Changes Lives Beyond Academics

September 7, 2018

Personal goals are often just as important as academic goals to college students and connecting with a faculty member who supports both can make a lasting impression. Whitney Moss, above left, a mass communication graduate of McNeese State University, recalls how Dr. Tracy Standley, assistant professor of mass communication and now head of the department,…

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Dr. Daryl Burckel, McNeese President, and Tim Hall, Louisiana Pigment Plant Manager

Louisiana Pigment Commits to McNeese First Choice Campaign

August 28, 2018

Louisiana Pigment has made a $75,000 commitment to the First Choice Campaign for McNeese State University. McNeese President Dr. Daryl Burckel and Louisiana Pigment Plant Manager Tim Hall Industry partners are investing in McNeese and the future of Southwest Louisiana through the First Choice Campaign, a three-year initiative with a goal of raising $1 million…

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Students enjoy sno-cones during Howdy Rowdy Week

Howdy Rowdy Welcome Continues This Week at McNeese

August 17, 2018

Howdy Rowdy Welcome Back 2018 kicks off the fall semester Monday, Aug. 20, for thousands of new and returning students to the McNeese State University campus with a variety of events over the next two weeks. This event provides numerous opportunities for students to experience what campus and community life has to offer. Scheduled events…

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Sari Bosnyak and Dr. Edward Ferguson wit a horse

McNeese Welcomes International Intern

August 15, 2018

Sari Bosnyak, left, a Nottingham Trent University graduate student from the United Kingdom, is working on her thesis with Dr. Edward Ferguson, professor of animal sciences and an internationally known equine researcher. She is the first international intern for the Harold and Pearl Dripps School of Agricultural Sciences at McNeese State University. Equine research being…

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