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Fall Preview Day - November 2, 2019
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McNeese People on Campus

Statue of horse and rider in front of McNeese plaza.

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…

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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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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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Music Performance Major Attends Elite Masterclass


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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2019 Spring Honor Roll


The McNeese State University Honor Roll for the 2019 spring semester has been announced. The honor roll lists undergraduate students earning at least a 3.0 or B average while carrying 12 or more semester hours. Honor Roll is as follows: LAKE CHARLES: Priscilla L. Abernathy, Nicholas R. Abshire, Kassem A. Abu-Shamat, Emily A. Ackley, Rachel…

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2019 McNeese Cowboy Camp Offered

McNeese hosts Cowboy Camp for incoming freshman. Here students gather around the quad clock for 19:39

The 12th Annual Cowboy Camp at McNeese State University will be held Friday and Saturday, Aug. 16-17, to give the incoming freshman class and transfer students the opportunity to learn about the traditions and history of McNeese before the 2019 fall semester begins. “Cowboy Camp is a two-­day program specifically designed to help students get…

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McNeese Banners Presents 6 Guitars

Chase Padgett

Most musicians dedicate their whole lives to mastering just one genre of music. Chase Padgett, with his one man show, “6 Guitars,” has mastered six. “6 Guitars” is a pitch perfect combination of live music, touching comedy and expertly drawn characters and Banners at McNeese State University will present this show at 7 p.m. April…

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