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October 9, 2019 | McNeese Public Relations
Statue of horse and rider in front of McNeese plaza.
Dr. Jack Eaddy

Dr. Jack Eaddy Jr. has been named assistant director of bands at McNeese State University.

Eaddy received his bachelor’s degree in music education from Florida State University, his master’s degree in wind conducting from the University of Georgia and his Doctorate of Musical Arts in wind conducting from the University of North Texas.

Prior to arriving at McNeese, he served as assistant director of bands at the University of South Carolina, where he also was a music education instructor.

Eaddy is an active drill writer, arranger, adjudicator and clinician.

He is also a member of various professional organizations, including the National Association for Music Education, the College Band Directors National Association and Pi Kappa Lambda Music Honor Society.

Heather Ryan Kelley, professor of art, was featured on the Louisiana Public Broadcasting program “Art Rocks!” Sept. 20-21. The episode featured various pieces created by Heather and she discussed her artistic inspiration.

An accordion book of Heather Ryan Kelley's art shot from the top

Heather was also profiled in the September issue of Country Roads Magazine, a publication that is widely distributed in Louisiana, Mississippi and along the Gulf Coast.

Carley Castille, a senior radiologic sciences major, received a $2,5000 national scholarship from the American Society of Radiologic Technologists Foundation. Each year only six Jerman-Cahoon Student Scholarships are awarded to entry-level students in radiography, sonography, magnetic resonance or nuclear medicine each year.

Carley Castille
Carley Castille

The McNeese Foundation received a $2,500 donation from World of Colorz for supplies for visual arts students. The money was raised through the organization’s annual auto, bike and art show at the Lake Charles Civic Center.

Mark LeFevre, World of Colorz; Lisa Reinauer, professor of art at McNeese; and Richard Reid, vice president for university advancement and executive vice president for the McNeese Foundation.
Mark LeFevre, World of Colorz; Lisa Reinauer, professor of art at McNeese; and Richard Reid, vice president for university advancement and executive vice president for the McNeese Foundation.