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McNeese Awards Emeritus Status to Five Professors

Dr. Phyllis Cuevas, elementary education, Burton College of Education; and Dr. Robert Mahfoud, geology, Dr. Sam Monticello, agricultural sciences, Dr. L. Harold Stevenson, environmental science, and Dr. John C. Young, mathematical statistics, College of Science and Agriculture.

McNeese State University has honored five faculty members with emeritus status for their exemplary service to students, the university and the community. Emeritus titles are awarded to retired faculty and administrators in recognition of distinguished academic careers and professional contributions and those who have served significant portions of their careers at McNeese.  Receiving Professor Emeritus…

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McNeese English Professor Receives ATLAS Gran


Amy Fleury, professor of English and director of the Master of Fine Arts program at McNeese State University, has received a prestigious ATLAS (Awards to Louisiana Artists and Scholars) grant from the Louisiana Board of Regents. As part of the board’s research and development subprogram, ATLAS grants are competitively awarded to state and private university…

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McNeese Student Receives Prestigious Research Internship

McNeese State University biological science major Tanner Marceaux has been selected for a 10-week summer internship with the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland, that will provide him with valuable hands-on experience in the medical research.

This summer, biological science major Tanner Marceaux, of Lake Charles, will travel to Bethesda, Maryland, to participate in a prestigious 10-week summer internship at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS). This is the 16th year students from McNeese have been awarded the research internship. The internship is competitive, as students are selected…

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McNeese Rodeo Sends 10 to College National Finals

Rodeo team members and coach representing McNeese State University at the 71st College National Finals Rodeo June 10-15 in Casper, Wyoming, are from left: rodeo coach Justin Browning, Lathan Lyons, Waylon Bourgeois, Grace Ann Hanley, Gabe Soileau, Kati Murphy, Ryder Sanford, Ashleigh Young, Will Heinen, Mia Manzanares and Sandro Ferretti.

Ten McNeese State University rodeo members have earned spots in the 71st College National Finals Rodeo scheduled June 10-15 in Casper, Wyoming. Qualifiers and their events are: Waylon Bourgeois, Church Point, bareback riding, Sandro Ferretti, Noves, France, bareback riding, Grace Ann Hanley, Welsh, barrel racing, Will Heinen, Hathaway, steer wrestling, Lathan Lyons, Eunice, saddle bronc riding, Mia Manzanares, Opelousas, goat tying and breakaway…

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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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Three Generations Represented at McNeese Spring Graduation

Three generations of the McRight family were part of McNeese State University’s 2019 spring commencement. From left to right: Blake, Kelly and Jason McRight.

Three generations of the McRight family walked to “Pomp and Circumstance” at McNeese State University’s 2019 Spring commencement today (May 11). Retired Maj. Kelly McRight – Class of 1962 – walked with fellow members of the Golden Scholars Society as the Class of 1969 was recognized on its 50th anniversary,  while his son, Jason McRight,…

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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 Trailblazers Recognized

Back row: Bernard Beaco, Col. Anthony Polk and Mickey Smith Jr. Front row: Elizabeth Conway Griffin, Norma Guillory, William Proctor and Christiana M. White.

Five McNeese State University alumni, a fraternity and a sorority were recognized at the 3rd Annual Trailblazer Awards program sponsored by the McNeese Black Alumni Chapter. This program – which raises money to support the BAC Scholarship Fund established with the McNeese Foundation – identifies community leaders who have had a significant impact on McNeese…

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Changing Lives Will Change the World

Col. Tony Polk

Retired U.S. Army Col. Anthony Polk, the first black medical laboratory science graduate, knew his life was about to change when he received his acceptance letter to McNeese State University. What he didn’t know was that he was only at the beginning of a journey that would take him to all 50 states and over…

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