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McNeese Spring Graduation Set

McNeese Spring Graduation Set

(May 8, 2015) McNeese State University will hold its spring commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 16, at Burton Coliseum, with 764 candidates.
           
The spring class of 2015 includes students from 37 parishes, 23 states and 17 countries, and 792 degrees will be awarded, including 40 associate degrees, 621 bachelor’s degrees, 122 master’s degrees and nine 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 spring class of 2015 and introduce the Golden Scholars from the Class of 1965.
           
McNeese will also award an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree to Oliver G. “Rick” Richard III of Lake Charles.
           
Barbara Streete Bailey, 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 General and Basic Studies.

Performing arts candidates Jordy Stanley, Lake Charles, Kelly Rowland, Jennings, and Brandon LaFleur, Kinder, 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 spring class of 2015:
 
Parishes:
Acadia: 24
Allen: 23
Ascension: 2
Beauregard: 38
Bossier: 1
Caddo: 7
Calcasieu: 320
Cameron: 18
East Baton Rouge: 6
Evangeline: 23
Franklin: 1
Iberia: 12
Iberville: 3
Jefferson: 4
Jefferson Davis: 44
Lafayette: 14
Lafourche: 2
Livingston: 2
Natchitoches: 2
Orleans: 2
Ouachita: 1
Pointe Coupee: 2
Rapides: 6
Richland: 1
Sabine: 3
St. John: 1
St. Landry: 16
St. Martin: 5
St. Mary: 4
St. Tammany: 1
Tangipahoa: 1
Terrebonne: 2
Vermilion: 20
Vernon: 11
West Baton Rouge: 2
West Carroll: 1
West Feliciana: 2
 

States or Territories:
Alabama: 1
Arizona: 2
California: 6
Colorado: 1
Connecticut: 1
Florida: 4
Georgia: 4
Illinois: 2
Indiana: 1
Iowa: 1
Maryland: 1
Michigan: 1
Minnesota: 1
Mississippi: 2
Missouri: 1
New Mexico: 1
New York: 3
North Carolina: 2
Ohio: 1
Oklahoma: 1
Tennessee: 1
Texas: 48
Wyoming: 1
 
Countries:
Bangladesh: 1
Bolivia: 1
Cameroon: 1
Canada: 3
China: 8
Colombia: 2
Greece: 1
Hong Kong: 1
India: 5
Indonesia: 2
Nepal: 13
Puerto Rico: 1
Republic of Korea: 1
Sweden: 1
Taiwan: 1
Turkey: 1
United Kingdom: 2
Vietnam: 7