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McNeese Receives Donation From Past President’s Granddaughter & Husband

Richard H. Reid, vice president for university advancement and executive vice president of the foundation, Dr. Matthew Aghili, associate dean of the McNeese College of Engineering and Computer Science, and Karen and Ken Chamberlain. Karen’s grandfather is the late Dr. Thomas S. Leary, McNeese’s third president whose portrait is in the background.

Karen and Ken Chamberlain have donated $75,000 to establish the Karen and Ken Chamberlain Scholarship for students of all majors and add funds to the Dr. Thomas S. Leary Past President Engineering Scholarship through the McNeese State University Foundation. Karen, a management graduate of McNeese, is the granddaughter of McNeese’s third president – the late…

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McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibit

One by Adams. A face silhouette over sheet music

The 32nd Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition will open with a reception honoring the exhibiting artists from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 21, in the Grand Gallery of the Shearman Fine Arts Annex at McNeese State University. The exhibit, which runs through May 9, is sponsored in part by the McNeese Student Art Assessment.…

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Banners at McNeese Hosts Red Hot Chilli Pipers

Red Hot Chilli Pipers perform with bagpipes on stage

Scotland’s own Red Hot Chilli Pipers, the most famous bagpipe band on the planet, take the stage at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, in McNeese State University’s historic F.G. Bulber Auditorium as part of the 2019 Banners Cultural Season. The Red Hot Chilli Pipers, formed in 2002, bring a dynamic, fun-filled show everywhere they…

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Banners at McNeese Offers Free Performance by Freedom Brass

United States Air Force logo

Celebrate our servicemen and women in blue with a free performance by Freedom Brass at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 24, in McNeese State University’s F.G. Bulber Auditorium as part of the 2019 Banners at McNeese season.       Freedom Brass is the brass ensemble band of the U.S. Air Force West at the Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland,…

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Banners at McNeese Offers Free Documentary Screening

A Celtic Pilgrimage Poster

A free documentary screening, “A Celtic Pilgrimage With John O’Donohue,” will be presented featuring the inspirational Irish poet, philosopher and theologian, John O’Donohue,  at 3 p.m. on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, in Stokes Auditorium of Hardtner Hall as part of the 2019 Banners at McNeese State University Cultural Season. The late John O’ Donohue…

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McNeese Banners Hosts Leif Pedersen’s Jazz ‘n Bossa

Jazz'n Bossa Poster

Lake Charles will experience a night of new wave and classic jams with Leif Pedersen’s Jazz ‘n Bossa at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 16, in McNeese State University’s F.G. Bulber Auditorium as part of the 2019 Banners at McNeese season.      Audiences are sure to be swept away by a night of classic jazz and Bossa…

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ISC Constructors Donates to McNeese First Choice Campaign

Steve DeRouen, left, vice president of the Lake Charles Region of ISC Constructors, LLC, and McNeese President Dr. Daryl V. Burckel

ISC Constructors, LLC, has donated $30,000 to the First Choice Campaign at McNeese State University. Local industry partners and contractors are investing in McNeese and the future of Southwest Louisiana through this initiative to raise $1 million per year for the next three years. ISC Constructors will contribute $10,000 per year over the three-year period…

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McNeese Offers Horatio Alger William J. Dore’ Louisiana Scholarships

Farmina Islam, left, an engineering major, and Michelle Andrepont, a health and human performance major, are both Horatio Alger William J. Doré Louisiana Scholarship recipients at McNeese State University

Twenty-eight students are currently attending McNeese State University thanks in part to the Horatio Alger William J. Doré Louisiana Scholarship. This award is changing the lives of students by allowing them to invest in their education without worrying about the financial burden many families face to pay for college, according to Ralynn Castete, scholarships director…

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2019 Spring Court

Lauren Breaux and Austin Pontrroff

McNeese State University Sulphur seniors Lauren Breaux, a radiologic sciences major, and Austin Pottorff, a criminal justice major, have been selected Miss and Mr. McNeese on the 2019 Spring Court. Other court members are: Khristian Anthony, Sulphur, Andrew Eakin, Sulphur, Shelby Smith, Kingwood, Texas, and Shay Walker, Lacassine, seniors; Tyler Daigle, Welsh, Jillian Engel, Vermilion,…

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