McNeese Receives Donation From Past President’s Granddaughter & Husband
and Ken Chamberlain have donated $75,000 to establish the Karen and Ken
Chamberlain Scholarship for students of all majors and add funds to the Dr.
Thomas S. Leary Past President Engineering Scholarship through the McNeese State
a management graduate of McNeese, is the granddaughter of McNeese’s third
president – the late Dr. Thomas S. Leary.
joined the McNeese faculty in 1961 and served as an assistant professor in the
department of physical science, head of the new engineering department and
president until his retirement in July 1980. He served 19 years at McNeese,
including 11 years as president.
his leadership, several new buildings were completed on campus, the library was
expanded and in 1970 McNeese State College became McNeese State University.
can be made to the Foundation by going online at www.mcneesefoundation.org/give or calling
The Office of Public Relations and University Events
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