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McNeese People on Campus


Kedrick Nicholas, associate dean of students at McNeese State University, has been elected as the 2018-2019 president of the Louisiana Association of College and University Student Personnel Administrators at its recent conference. He is the eighth McNeese student affairs staff member since 1978 to serve as president of LACUSPA, which is an organization dedicated to servicing…

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McNeese People on Campus


New officers and leaders have been selected for several student organizations on the McNeese State University campus for the 2018-2019 academic year. Student Government Association officers are: Erik Martzahn, president, Lake Charles; Andres Arias, vice president, Tulua, Colombia; Andrew Carruth, treasurer, Sanford, N.C.; Hunter Little, speaker, Lake Charles; Carlee Smith, speaker pro-tempore, Nederland, Texas; Jaymee…

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People On Campus

Thaddeus Richard

Thaddeus Richard, a psychology senior from Eunice at McNeese State University, has been recognized as the national student of the year by Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity. Richard is the 2018 recipient of the Dr. Phillip M. Summers Student of the Year award that is presented to one student among the 187 national chapters who demonstrates leadership…

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McNeese People on Campus

Haden Cooley and Bethany Lejeune are first place winner and runner up as the 2018 Janet Delaine Student Employee of the Year at McNeese.

McNeese State University student Haden Cooley, of Welsh, has been recognized as the McNeese 2018 Janet Delaine Student Employee of the Year. Cooley works in the Recreational Sports Complex. Bethany Lejeune, of Mermentau, was the other finalist for this award. Lejeune works in the admissions and recruiting office. McNeese currently employs 563 students throughout the…

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McNeese People in the News


Susan Thibodeaux, business consultant for the Louisiana Small Business Development Center at McNeese State University, is the recipient of the 2017 LSBDC State Star Award. She was recognized by America’s Small Business Development Centers at its recent national conference in Nashville, Tenn. This award highlights an individual who is an exemplary performer, makes a significant…

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McNeese to Host Prestigious Hult Prize Competition

Hult Prize logo

McNeese State University has been selected as a university host site for the 2018 Hult Prize competition, billed as the world’s largest university competition that offers student teams an opportunity to win $1 million. The Hult Prize, in partnership with the United Nations, provides start-up funding to the winning team of students that develops an…

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McNeese Blue and Gold Peerleaders Selected as Homecoming Parade Marshals

Blue and Gold Peerleders lead the way for an exciting campus tour.

The McNeese State University student orientation organization – the Blue and Gold Peerleaders – will serve as grand marshals for the 2018 Homecoming parade scheduled to roll down Ryan Street at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25. The Peerleader group is celebrating its 20th anniversary and between 150-200 former Peerleaders plan to attend reunion activities during…

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McNeese 2018 Autism Conference

Dr. Dennis Reid

An “Independence in Autism” Conference will be held from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sept. 29 in Farrar Hall on the McNeese State University campus. The conference is sponsored by the McNeese Autism Program, Department of Psychology and the Burton College of Education. The conference will provide family members, caretakers, behavior analysts, education professionals and other service…

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Changing Lives Through Student Mentoring

The Bekery is owned by McNeese graduate Rebekah Hoffpauir

College students often have a hard time deciding about a career after graduation. Some may have a certain field they wish to work in while others only have an idea of the type of work they want to do. Family members and professors can be a source of guidance for students, but it is a…

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McNeese 11th Annual Cowboy Camp Set


The 11th Annual Cowboy Camp at McNeese State University will be held Friday and Saturday, Aug. 17-18, to give the incoming freshman class and transfer students the opportunity to learn about the traditions and history of McNeese before the fall semester begins. “Cowboy Camp is a two-¬day program specifically designed to help students get connected…

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