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Rougeou and Richard H. Reid, vice president for university advancement and executive vice president of the McNeese Foundation.

McNeese Receives Donation to Establish History Scholarship

March 22, 2019

Cynthia Young Rougeou has donated $20,000 to the McNeese State University Foundation to establish the Cynthia Young Rougeou History Scholarship. Rougeou – a 1978 history graduate of McNeese – is the executive director of LASERS, the Louisiana State Employees Retirement System that serves over 89,000 members. On hand for the presentation are from left Rougeou…

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2019 McNeese Distinguished Service Award Recipients Named by McNeese Alumni Association

March 22, 2019

The McNeese State University Alumni Association has awarded its 2019 Distinguished Service Awards posthumously to two alumni – Martin “Marty” Chehotsky, a 1978 graduate in accounting, and Thomas “Tommy” Coyne, a 1972 graduate in business administration. “We are proud to recognize two exceptional members of our McNeese family who provided years of loyalty and service…

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Richard H. Reid, vice president for university advancement and executive vice president of the foundation, Dr. Matthew Aghili, associate dean of the McNeese College of Engineering and Computer Science, and Karen and Ken Chamberlain. Karen’s grandfather is the late Dr. Thomas S. Leary, McNeese’s third president whose portrait is in the background.

McNeese Receives Donation From Past President’s Granddaughter & Husband

March 15, 2019

Karen and Ken Chamberlain have donated $75,000 to establish the Karen and Ken Chamberlain Scholarship for students of all majors and add funds to the Dr. Thomas S. Leary Past President Engineering Scholarship through the McNeese State University Foundation. Karen, a management graduate of McNeese, is the granddaughter of McNeese’s third president – the late…

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Steve DeRouen, left, vice president of the Lake Charles Region of ISC Constructors, LLC, and McNeese President Dr. Daryl V. Burckel

ISC Constructors Donates to McNeese First Choice Campaign

March 12, 2019

ISC Constructors, LLC, has donated $30,000 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 this initiative to raise $1 million per year for the next three years. ISC Constructors will contribute $10,000 per year over the three-year period…

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Farmina Islam, left, an engineering major, and Michelle Andrepont, a health and human performance major, are both Horatio Alger William J. Doré Louisiana Scholarship recipients at McNeese State University

McNeese Offers Horatio Alger William J. Dore’ Louisiana Scholarships

March 11, 2019

Twenty-eight students are currently attending McNeese State University thanks in part to the Horatio Alger William J. Doré Louisiana Scholarship. This award is changing the lives of students by allowing them to invest in their education without worrying about the financial burden many families face to pay for college, according to Ralynn Castete, scholarships director…

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Lauren Breaux and Austin Pontrroff

2019 Spring Court

March 7, 2019

McNeese State University Sulphur seniors Lauren Breaux, a radiologic sciences major, and Austin Pottorff, a criminal justice major, have been selected Miss and Mr. McNeese on the 2019 Spring Court. Other court members are: Khristian Anthony, Sulphur, Andrew Eakin, Sulphur, Shelby Smith, Kingwood, Texas, and Shay Walker, Lacassine, seniors; Tyler Daigle, Welsh, Jillian Engel, Vermilion,…

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McNeese student Caitlin Legnon fill out the necessary online forms to file her 2018 tax return, as College of Business Internship Director Morgan Turpin (standing, left) and Assistant Professor of Accounting Mike Roach look on.

VITA Tax Preparation Program on McNeese Campus

February 25, 2019

McNeese State University has once again partnered with United Way of Southwest Louisiana this tax season to offer free tax preparation assistance to qualifying citizens in Southwest Louisiana through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. This year, 20 McNeese finance and accounting majors are gaining hands-on experience in preparing taxes as interns for VITA.…

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Sam Scimemi

McNeese engineering graduate is director of NASA’s International Space Station

February 18, 2019

This year’s National Engineers Week (Feb. 17-23) theme is “Invent Amazing,” something that Sam Scimemi, a 1984 mechanical engineering graduate from McNeese State University, has witnessed during his 33-year career with NASA. Scimemi accepted his first position with NASA at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, with the Space Shuttle Program. While at the…

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Butch Ferdinandsen, vice president of the foundation, Gerry, Lilly Ann, Greg, Edward and Chris.

History Endowed Scholarship Honors McNeese President Robert Hebert

February 15, 2019

The family of the late McNeese State University President Dr. Robert D. Hebert has given $60,000 to the McNeese Foundation to establish an endowed history scholarship in his memory. The Dr. Robert D. Hebert Endowed History Scholarship has been created by his wife, Lilly Ann Hebert, and their four sons – Drs. Gerry, Greg, Edward…

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Ann Barilleaux, JD Bank vice president marketing director, McNeese President Dr. Daryl V. Burckel, Boyd R. Boudreaux, JD Bank president and CEO, and Dan L. Donald Jr., JD Bank chairman of the board

JD Bank Makes $100,000 Commitment to McNeese First Choice Campaign

February 7, 2019

JD Bank has donated $100,000 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. This commitment from JD Bank to…

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