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Hyun Brossett, Grace facility plant manager; Greg Hasenbein, Grace logistics and inventory manager; Dr. Tim Hall, dean of the College of Science, Engineering and Mathematics; and Dr. Mitchell Adrian, McNeese provost and vice president for academic affairs and enrollment management.

W.R. Grace Foundation Donates to McNeese

August 23, 2019

The W.R. Grace Foundation has donated $7,000 to McNeese State University through the McNeese Foundation to be divided between the colleges of Business and Science, Engineering and Mathematics. On hand for the presentation are from left: Hyun Brossett, Grace facility plant manager; Greg Hasenbein, Grace logistics and inventory manager; Dr. Tim Hall, dean of the…

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McNeese Names Director of Bands

August 7, 2019

Dr. Jay Sconyers has been named director of bands at McNeese State University, according to Dr. Lonny Benoit, head of the W.A. and Dorothy Hanna Department of Performing Arts. “Dr. Sconyers is a valuable member of our team and we look forward to working with him and seeing his ideas for the future of McNeese…

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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.

McNeese Receives Donation from Hinton Family

August 5, 2019

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…

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STEM Academy Prepares Students for Success

August 5, 2019

Over 750 elementary and middle school students spent the summer engineering bioplastics, building model rockets and experimenting with materials to produce common products like Play-Doh at McNeese State University’s STEM Academy.  This 11-week program, which wraps up Aug. 9, seeks to encourage critical thinking and problem solving in students through hands-on activities that help them…

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Portrait of students Takyra Gauthier, Audriana Obey, Jonae Vital and Alexander Roach

Summer Bridge Program Changes Lives

July 29, 2019

Six first-time freshmen spent seven weeks on campus this summer getting an early look at university life thanks to the Summer Bridge initiative sponsored by McNeese’s Upward Bound. Upward Bound is a federally funded program designed for eligible high school students in grades 9-12. The program exposes potential first generation students to various colleges and…

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Music Performance Major Attends Elite Masterclass

July 29, 2019

McNeese State University junior flute performance major Merritt Jones attended the prestigious “Beyond the Masterclass” (BTMC) flute workshop this summer, led by renowned flutist and instructor Jim Walker. Walker, known for his versatility in classical and jazz styles and for his master teaching, is on the faculty at the University of Southern California and the…

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On hand for the presentation are, from the left, Dr. Mitchell Adrian, McNeese provost and vice president for academic affairs and enrollment management; Tammy Truax, Greater Lake Charles Rotary Club incoming president; Vic Wukovits, Greater Lake Charles Rotary Club current president; and Jennifer Leger, planned giving and donor research specialist with the McNeese Foundation.

McNeese Receives Donation from Greater Lake Charles Rotary Club

July 22, 2019

The Greater Lake Charles Rotary Club has donated $12,500 to the McNeese State University Foundation for the Rotary Club of Greater Lake Charles Scholarship. The donation is from money raised during its annual auction. Since the club established the scholarship in 1992, over $460,000 has been raised to support students and their studies. On hand…

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On hand for the presentation are, from the left, Dr. Chip LeMieux, dean of the College of Agriculture; Dr. Daryl Burckel, McNeese president; and Lisa and David Perry.

McNeese Receives Donation for Business and Agriculture Scholarship

July 22, 2019

Lisa and David Perry have donated $15,000 to the McNeese State University Foundation to establish the Gerald and Claudette Perry Family Scholarship for business and agriculture majors. The scholarship is in honor of David’s parents. On hand for the presentation are, from the left, Dr. Chip LeMieux, dean of the College of Agriculture; Claudette Perry;…

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McNeese Offers STEM Workshops for Louisiana Teachers

July 22, 2019

The College of Science, Engineering and Math at McNeese State University recently hosted over 40 middle and high school teachers from around the state of Louisiana to introduce engaging ways to incorporate computer science education into their classrooms. Teachers attended five day workshops at the Calcasieu Parish Technology Training Center as part of McNeese’s partnership…

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Seven members of the McNeese State University Pride of McNeese Marching Band are participating this summer in the elite Drum Corps International

Pride of McNeese Band Members Selected for Elite Drum Corps International

July 22, 2019

Eight members of the McNeese State University Pride of McNeese Marching Band are participating this summer in the elite Drum Corps International (DCI), which consists of 47 corps from the United States, Canada and Europe. The students will perform and compete head-to-head with other U.S. corps groups during a national tour that ends with the…

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