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Medical Laboratory Scientists Change Lives

Dan Fruge

Medical laboratory scientists don’t meet the patients that visit their labs, but Dan Fruge, a 1979 graduate of McNeese State University, says even behind the scenes he knows he’s made a difference in someone’s life. “Any time a sample comes in we have touched that patient,” explains Fruge. “We don’t have the opportunity to shake…

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Health Systems Management Student Coordinates COVID Vaccination Clinics

Jassmine Sims, seated, a senior health systems management major, reviews client information with Dr. Amy Bufford, Coordinator of the Health Systems Management Program.

McNeese State University student Jassmine Sims, a senior health systems management major, not only received her COVID-19 vaccine at McNeese’s first on-campus clinic but she also helped organize the operation as an intern with Student Health Center nurse practitioner Dr. Troy Hidalgo. Leading up to the vaccination clinic, Sims reviewed recommendations from the Centers for…

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McNeese Announces Proposal for LNG Center of Excellence

A satellite view map shows the McNeese property to house the LNG Center of Excellence.

To view the press conference go to: youtube.com/McNeeseStateU The McNeese State University Foundation and McNeese State University have submitted a proposal to the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) for a $2.75 million grant to create a Center of Excellence to support the local and national liquid natural gas (LNG) industry. If approved, the center will…

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McNeese Hosts On-Campus COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

A nurse gives a young woman a covid vaccine in the arm.

McNeese State University hosted its first COVID-19 vaccination clinic on campus Friday, March 12, for eligible students, faculty and staff. McNeese’s vaccination site was approved through the Louisiana Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Eighty-three members of the McNeese community received their vaccines at the clinic spearheaded by the Student…

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Engineering Graduate to Lead Chevron Phillips Chemical

B.J.Hebert

B.J. Hebert, a 1988 engineering graduate, will serve as the new President and Chief Operating Officer of Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. He currently serves as Executive Vice President and COO. B.J. has more than 30 years of experience in the chemical industry and served as President of Occidental Chemistry (OxyChem) prior to joining Chevron Phillips…

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Vaccination Clinic


Campus Status: Campus Status: Campus Status: Campus Status: Normal Operations Information and Updates Campus – 337-475-5000 | Campus Police – 337-475-5711 McNeese will be offering a COVID vaccination clinic on Friday, March 26 from 8:30-11 a.m. in the Rec Complex. When we deplete this round of vaccines, we will order more and offer more vaccination…

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Medical Laboratory Science Program Reaccredited

A student views a sample through a microscope.

The McNeese State University Medical Laboratory Science program has received continuing accreditation by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), according to Dr. Mitchel Adrian, provost and vice president for academic affairs and enrollment management at McNeese. “This signifies the McNeese program meets or exceeds the nationally accepted standards set by NAACLS,” said…

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Nursing Students Donate to the Archer Institute

Seated from left: Baylee Veillon and Alexis Bourg, and standing from left: Wesley Vidrine, Troy Thompson, Assistant Professor of Nursing, and Cullen Johnson.

A group of clinical nursing students supervised by Troy Thompson, Assistant Professor of Nursing, donated hygiene products and games to the Archer Institute of the Lake Charles Memorial Health System.  The Archer Institute sustained severe damage after Hurricanes Laura and Delta. The nursing students visited the Archer Institute’s child and adolescent unit as part of their clinical…

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Hurricane Recovery


Campus Status We have developed a very aggressive remediation and rebuild schedule for all of the damaged buildings. Our goal is to have the majority of the campus, including residence halls, ready for occupancy for the beginning of the spring semester. Multiple contractors will be working simultaneously on assigned quadrants of the campus. A project…

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