Dr. and Mrs. Alan Hinton have given over $30,000 to the McNeese State University Foundation as an initial installment toward a $150,000 pledge to establish the Juliana Hinton Scholarship in honor of Alan’s mother Dr. Juliana Hinton. McNeese has requested approval to name the Frasch Hall Auditorium in Dr. Juliana Hinton’s honor.
Dr. Juliana Hinton is a professor of biological science. She received both her bachelor’s degree in secondary education and her master’s degree in biology education from McNeese. She started her career at McNeese in 1984 as a visiting lecturer. After completing her doctorate in curriculum and instruction from Louisiana State University, Dr. Juliana Hinton became an associate professor in the College of Science.
She has received many grants and professional honors for her scholarly research and has served with various committees and professional organizations. Prior to joining McNeese, Dr. Juliana Hinton was a distinguished local high school science teacher and received the Louisiana Academy of Sciences Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award.
Dr. Alan Hinton is a 1984 chemical engineering graduate of McNeese. An orthopedic surgeon, he has been in private practice in Lake Charles since 1995. Bridgette Hinton is a 1985 mechanical engineering graduate.
On hand for the donation are from the left: Dr. Daryl Burckel, McNeese president; Dr. Juliana Hinton, professor of biological science; Dr. M. Alan Hinton; Bridget Hinton; Richard H. Reid, vice president for university advancement and executive vice president for the McNeese Foundation; and Dr. William Dees, professor and head of the biology department at McNeese.