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McNeese Honors College Welcomes 22 New Students


For the last 19 years, McNeese State University’s Honors College has changed nearly 500 students’ lives. Honors College provides additional educational opportunities for students with strong academic backgrounds, including scholarships, priority registration, personalized academic counseling and access to special classes. Students also have the opportunity to participate in unique extra service-based and recreational curricular activities.…

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McNeese Offers Three Summer Programs for High School Students


Alligators, rockets and crime scene investigations are the topics for three summer programs for students in grades 9-12 offered July 8-26 by the McNeese State University. The crocodilian biochemistry program offers high school students the opportunity to engage in research to investigate the unique immune system of the American alligator. The engineering academy offers a…

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Spring 2019 Honor Graduates

Statue of horse and rider in front of McNeese plaza.

Thirty-four McNeese State University students received the Summa Cum Laude (3.90-4.00) designation in spring commencement ceremonies held Saturday, May 11, at Burton Coliseum. Eight students were recognized for earning a 4.0 GPA throughout their college careers: Alexis N. DeLeo, Haughton, in mathematical sciences; Yenifer V. Flores, San Miguel, El Salvador, in history; Haile M. Gilroy,…

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McNeese 2019 Spring Commencement Set

Graduates smile for the camera

McNeese State University will hold its 152nd commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 11, at Burton Coliseum. The spring class of 2019 includes 752 candidates from 34 parishes, 22 states and 28 countries, and 789 degrees will be awarded, including 55 associate degrees, 639 bachelor’s degrees, 94 master’s degrees andone education specialist degree. McNeese…

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McNeese Autism Program Provides Services and Training

MAP Logo

April is National Autism Awareness Month. Did you know that one in 59 children are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder? For 10 years, McNeese State University’s Autism Program has been first choice in providing applied behavior analysis (ABA) and related therapies that can be effective in helping children on the autism spectrum adjust to school,…

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McNeese Banners Presents the movie “Sing”

Movie Poster for Sing

Banners at McNeese State University will present a free screening of the 2016 animated family film, “Sing,” at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 28, in Stokes Auditorium in Hardtner Hall. When theater owner and optimistic koala bear Buster Moon (Matthew McConaughey) finds his theater on the brink of closing down, he decides to hold a singing…

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First Federal Bank of Louisiana Donates to McNeese

Charles V. Timpa, president and CEO of First Federal Bank, Jennifer Leger, planned giving and donor research specialist with the foundation, and Julie M. Miller, vice president and marketing manager of First Federal Bank.

First Federal Bank of Louisiana has donated $5,000 to McNeese State University through the McNeese Foundation for the First Federal Bank of Louisiana Scholarship. On hand for the donation are, from left, Charles V. Timpa, president and CEO of First Federal Bank, Jennifer Leger, planned giving and donor research specialist with the foundation, and Julie…

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Fundraiser Event Raises Funds for Forrest History Scholarship at McNeese


A fundraiser for the Dr. Robert Forrest History Scholarship at McNeese State University recently raised over $12,000 for the endowed scholarship. The event – hosted by Lake Charles Mayor Nic Hunter at the Harlequin Restaurant – included a silent auction, brunch and a historical trivia competition. To date over $86,000 has been given to the…

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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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