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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 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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McNeese Graduate Pursues MFA in Italy

Lindsey Johnson concentrates on her drawing

When McNeese State University graduate Lindsey Johnson moved to Florence, Italy, two years ago to work on a Master of Fine Arts from the Studio Arts College International (SACI), she knew that her days would be spent working long hours to prepare her to be an artist. As her journey comes to a close this…

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McNeese Banners cancels presentation tonight by Wildlife Expert Peter Gros

Peter Gros smiles at the camera while feeding a tiger.

Special note: Tonight’s presentation by wildlife expert Peter Gros in F.G. Bulber Auditorium as part of Banners at McNeese State University has been canceled due to a family emergency for one of his animal handlers. Tickets which have already been purchased will be reimbursed or honored for one of the remaining 2018 Banners season performances.…

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McNeese Hosts Composer for Residency

Melissa Dunphy

Nationally acclaimed award-winning composer Melissa Dunphy will be in residence April 19-20 with the McNeese State University W.A. and Dorothy Hanna Department of Performing Arts. Her works will be featured in free public recitals on those dates at 7 p.m at First United Methodist Church in Lake Charles (corner of Kirkman and Broad streets). Dunphy,…

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