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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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McNeese Grad Works with College of SEM to 3D Print Nasal Swabs

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McNeese State University’s newest chemical engineering graduate Joseph McKinney is making one last impact at McNeese through a 3D nasal swab printing project with faculty and staff from the College of Science, Engineering and Mathematics. McKinney first made waves at McNeese when, in 2017, he became the first student to graduate with an associate degree…

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McNeese Professor Brings Music to His Community

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Dr. Brian Nozny, assistant professor of percussion at McNeese State University, and his wife, Rachel, a professional flutist, brought music back into their community when they put on a special live concert at the end of their driveway for their neighborhood. Performing together as the BNR Duo since 2016, the two were scheduled to perform…

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Teacher Appreciation Week: McNeese Burton College of Education is First Choice

An apple makes a logo for the Burton College of Education.

The McNeese State University Burton College of Education’s vision of changing lives through education is by empowering students, investing in communities and impacting the world. “This is a powerful reminder of the strength of educators as we celebrate each of them May 6-8 during Teacher Appreciate Week 2020,” says Dr. Angel Ogea, dean of the…

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