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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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William Scheufens

William Scheufens Named McNeese Chief of Police

August 12, 2018

McNeese State University alumnus William Scheufens has been selected as the new chief of police for the McNeese Police Department. Scheufens has 36 years of law enforcement experience in physical security, budget preparation and management, investigations and training of law enforcement personnel. Scheufens holds a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice from McNeese and…

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The Bekery is owned by McNeese graduate Rebekah Hoffpauir

Changing Lives Through Student Mentoring

August 3, 2018

College students often have a hard time deciding about a career after graduation. Some may have a certain field they wish to work in while others only have an idea of the type of work they want to do. Family members and professors can be a source of guidance for students, but it is a…

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Wanda N. Borel, Lee Berwick Foundation representative; Dr. Mitchell Adrian, McNeese provost and vice president for academic affairs and enrollment management; Dr. Chip LeMieux, school director and associate dean of the College of Science and Agriculture; and Richard Reid, vice president for university advancement and executive vice president of the McNeese Foundation; and seated, Edwin Ford Hunter III, Lee Berwick Foundation representative.

McNeese Receives Donation from Lee Berwick Foundation

August 3, 2018

The Lee Berwick Foundation recently donated over seven acres of property in Vinton to the McNeese State University Harold and Pearl Dripps School of Agricultural Sciences through the McNeese Foundation. On hand for the presentation are from left to right standing: Wanda N. Borel, Lee Berwick Foundation representative; Dr. Mitchell Adrian, McNeese provost and vice…

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McNeese President Dr. Daryl Burckel, Gov. John Bel Edwards and Jim Fish, Waste Management president and CEO.

First Choice Campaign

July 30, 2018

Gov. John Bel Edwards, state and local officials attended an event in Lake Charles last week to celebrate economic development initiatives in Southwest Louisiana and to officially launch the McNeese First Choice campaign. Industry partners are investing in McNeese and the future of Southwest Louisiana through the First Choice Campaign, a three-year initiative with a…

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