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Fall Commencement

Fall Commencement


(December 8, 2014) McNeese State University will hold its fall commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at Burton Coliseum, with almost 700 candidates, which include both summer and fall students.
             
The fall class of 2014 includes students from 36 parishes, 18 states and 21 countries, and 710 degrees will be awarded, including 72 associate degrees, 516 bachelor’s degrees, 119 master’s degrees and three education specialist degrees.

Dr. Jeanne Daboval, provost and vice president for academic and student affairs at McNeese, will serve as master of ceremonies, recognize retiring faculty and confer degrees on candidates.

 The McNeese Wind Symphony, directed by Dr. Jay Jacobs, will perform the processional, national anthem, alma mater and recessional.

McNeese President Dr. Philip C. Williams will welcome the fall class of 2014.
           
Michael Wittler,
president of the McNeese Alumni Association, will address the students on behalf of the association.

Stephanie Tarver, associate vice president for enrollment management, will introduce honor graduates.

The presentation of degree candidates for conferral of degrees will be made by the deans of the six colleges, the Doré School of Graduate Studies and Extended Education, and General and Basic Studies.

Kathleen Evans, a performing arts senior from Sulphur, will lead the students and audience in the alma mater.

All family members and guests attending Saturday’s commencement ceremony are urged to get there early to avoid traffic congestion and are reminded that all bags brought into the coliseum are subject to search and no bags larger than 10 x 10 are allowed inside.

Here are the demographic statistics about the fall class of 2014:
 
Degree Counts
Associate..........................72
Bachelor.........................516
Master............................119
Education Specialist...........3
Total...............................710
 
Countries Outside of U.S.
Bangladesh.........................1
Bermuda............................1
Canada...............................1
China.................................3
Chile..................................2
Ecuador..............................2
India..................................3
Indonesia...........................3
Ireland................................1
Jamaica...............................1
Japan..................................1
Korea, Republic of..............1
Nepal...............................11
Nigeria...............................3
Philippines.........................1
Romania.............................2
Russia.................................1
Spain..................................2
Taiwan...............................1
Turkey................................1
Vietnam.............................9
 
States Within U.S.
Excluding Louisiana
Alabama.............................1
California...........................4
Colorado............................2
Connecticut.......................1
Georgia..............................1
Florida...............................4
Illinois................................2
Kansas................................1
Maine.................................1
Maryland...........................1
Minnesota..........................1
Nebraska............................1
New Mexico.......................1
Oklahoma..........................1
Pennsylvania.......................1
South Dakota.....................1
Texas................................41
Washington........................1
 
Parishes Within Louisiana
Acadia..............................22
Allen................................30
Ascension...........................2
Avoyelles............................1
Beauregard.......................30
Bossier................................2
Caddo................................1
Calcasieu........................273
Cameron..........................16
Catahoula...........................1
Concordia..........................1
East Baton Rouge...............7
Evangeline........................20
Grant.................................1
Iberia................................11
Jefferson.............................2
Jefferson Davis…….........48
Lafayette...........................17
Livingston..........................2
Natchitoches......................2
Orleans..............................3
Ouachita............................2
Pointe Coupee....................1
Rapides..............................5
Sabine……........................1
St. Charles..........................3
St. James.............................1
St. John..............................1
St. Landry........................21
St. Martin..........................7
St. Mary.............................2
St. Tammany......................5
Terrebonne.........................3
Vermilion...........................7
Vernon.............................11
Washington........................1