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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 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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McNeese Celebrates National Library Week

Books are on display during the rare books petting zoo

McNeese State University’s Frazar Memorial Library is celebrating National Library Week – April 7-13 – with a series of special events for the community. An art exhibit by members of the McNeese Student Art Association and a display of book works created by English and art majors kick off the library’s “Student Art in the…

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McNeese Hosts Undergraduate Exchange Program Students


McNeese State University is hosting two Pakistani students this spring semester as part of the U.S. Department of State’s Global Undergraduate Exchange Program in Pakistan. McNeese is the only university in Louisiana selected to host students through the program, according to McNeese’s Director of International Programs Preble Giltz Girard. “This is a tremendous honor for…

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1,000 Trees Project Wraps Up This Saturday for McNeese, Sasol and Other Community Organizations

Volunteers watch how to dig and plant tree species.

The 1,000 Trees in 1,000 Days program comes to a close this Saturday, March 30, with the planting of the 1,000th tree at 10:30 a.m. in Tuten Park. A wrap-up celebration for the community and volunteers will follow. Since the program began in 2016, 845 trees have been planted by 585 volunteers. Volunteers are still…

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McNeese Banners to present Peter Gros of Wild Kingdom fame

Peter Gros smiles at the camera while feeding a tiger.

Wildlife expert Peter Gros will speak at 7 p.m. Friday, March 29, in McNeese State University’s F.G. Bulber Auditorium as part of the 2019 Banners at McNeese season. Gros has almost 30 years of field experience with wildlife. As the former director of land animals and vice president at Marine World/Africa USA, he and his…

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