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Richard Reid

Richard Reid, vice president for university advancement at McNeese State University and executive vice president for the McNeese Foundation, has been appointed to a one-year term on the Board of Directors of Louisiana Asset Management Pool Inc. (LAMP) at the group’s annual meeting in New Orleans. LAMP was created in 1994 as a cooperative endeavor…

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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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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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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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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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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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Student Central is Open and Ready to Help

Student Central team at McNeese

Prospective students and their families can explore McNeese State University’s campus and find out about academic programs, scholarships and more from the comfort of their own homes, thanks to the communication efforts of university staff and recruiters. “We’re reaching out and engaging with applicants through email, text, over the phone and we will soon incorporate…

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McNeese Instructor Engages Students in a Real Time Study of Crisis Communication

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One McNeese State University instructor has turned the challenge of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic into a learning opportunity for his students. Chris Hebert, instructor of communication, is using the varied media, corporate and governmental responses to the pandemic as a jumping off point in teaching public relations, organization communication and social media. “Case studies are…

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LSBDC Offers Business Owners Guidance Through Crisis

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McNeese State University’s Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC) is able to assist small business owners in navigating the challenges caused by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic through phone, email and online video conferencing. “In the past week, we’ve provided information and guidance to over 60 people,” says McNeese LSBDC Director Donna Little. “We would love…

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