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McNeese People in the News

December 9, 2019 | McNeese Public Relations
Richard Reid
Richard Reid headshot

Richard Reid, vice president for university advancement at McNeese State University and executive vice president for the McNeese Foundation, has been appointed to a one-year term on the Board of Directors of Louisiana Asset Management Pool Inc. (LAMP) at the group’s annual meeting in New Orleans. LAMP was created in 1994 as a cooperative endeavor to assist local Louisiana governmental entities in the investment of their cash balance.

Janet Allured headshot

Janet Allured, professor of history, presided over the 49th annual meeting of the Southern Association for Women Historians in Louisville, Kentucky, as the current president of the organization. She also participated in a round table panel titled “Collaborating Within the Historical Profession: On and Off Campus.”

The McNeese student team of Adria Conley, marketing and management, Lafayette, Savannah White, marketing, Lake Charles, and Ahmad Alnakhy, business management, took home first place at the university’s second annual Hult Prize competition for their business pitch, “The Green Machine.” This business idea promotes recycling and offers an affordable way for items to be picked up from a customer’s home.

Hult Prize team members Adria Conley, Savannah White and Ahmad Alnakhy present their business idea.
From left: Adira Conley, Savannah White and Ahmad Alnakhy

The team will now travel to Washington, D.C., to compete against university teams from around the world for a chance to move on to the finals in the spring and win $1 million.

Two nursing graduate students were honored by the Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners (LANP).

Michael McFarlain

Michael McFarlain, Sulphur, is the first McNeese student to be named state Student of the Year by LANP. This award is given to a student member for outstanding character, school performance, leadership and interpersonal skills.

Latonya Woods

Latonya Woods, Lafayette, received one of two inaugural scholarships from the LANP Foundation and is one of the first recipients from Southwest Louisiana to be accepted into the South Louisiana Area Health Education Center Scholars program, which is for health professions students interested in supplementing their education by gaining additional knowledge and experience in rural or underserved urban settings.