Preview Day October 6, 2018

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Changing Lives Through Student Mentoring

The Bekery is owned by McNeese graduate Rebekah Hoffpauir

College students often have a hard time deciding about a career after graduation. Some may have a certain field they wish to work in while others only have an idea of the type of work they want to do. Family members and professors can be a source of guidance for students, but it is a…

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McNeese Receives Donation from Lee Berwick Foundation

Wanda N. Borel, Lee Berwick Foundation representative; Dr. Mitchell Adrian, McNeese provost and vice president for academic affairs and enrollment management; Dr. Chip LeMieux, school director and associate dean of the College of Science and Agriculture; and Richard Reid, vice president for university advancement and executive vice president of the McNeese Foundation; and seated, Edwin Ford Hunter III, Lee Berwick Foundation representative.

The Lee Berwick Foundation recently donated over seven acres of property in Vinton to the McNeese State University Harold and Pearl Dripps School of Agricultural Sciences through the McNeese Foundation. On hand for the presentation are from left to right standing: Wanda N. Borel, Lee Berwick Foundation representative; Dr. Mitchell Adrian, McNeese provost and vice…

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First Choice Campaign

McNeese President Dr. Daryl Burckel, Gov. John Bel Edwards and Jim Fish, Waste Management president and CEO.

Gov. John Bel Edwards, state and local officials attended an event in Lake Charles last week to celebrate economic development initiatives in Southwest Louisiana and to officially launch the McNeese First Choice campaign. Industry partners are investing in McNeese and the future of Southwest Louisiana through the First Choice Campaign, a three-year initiative with a…

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McNeese and LCCP Partnership

Faculty members of LCCP and McNeese announce a new partnership to provide educational programs and services.

A partnership between McNeese State University and the Southwest Louisiana Charter Academy Foundation Inc. was announced Monday to provide educational program services for faculty professional development and curriculum assessment at Lake Charles College Prep. On hand were from left to right: Marve Sevier and Jennifer Zerangue, LCCP co-principals; Dr. Sabrah Kingham, LCCP director of education;…

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Banners at McNeese Receives Donation


Banners at McNeese State University is annually supported by donations from area corporate sponsors. Knight Media Printing has recently donated $6,000 to Banners at McNeese for its 2019 cultural season.   On hand for the presentation are, from left, Brook Hanemann, Banners director, Torri Lasha, Knight Media outside customer service representative; and Chuck Ehlers, Knight…

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McNeese School of Agricultural Sciences Receives Fritz Lang Foundation Donation

Dwight Bertrand, Dr. Chip LeMieux, Dr. Mitchell Adrian and Richard Reid of McNeese accept a check from Edwin Ford Hunter of Fritz Lang Foundation.

The Fritz Lang Foundation has donated $10,000 to the McNeese State University Harold and Pearl Dripps School of Agricultural Sciences through the McNeese Foundation. On hand for the presentation are from left to right: Dwight Bertrand, instructor of agricultural sciences; Dr. Chip LeMieux, school director and associate dean of the College of Science and Agriculture; Edwin…

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Pride of McNeese Marching Band Receives Corporate Sponsor Donation from Lake Charles Toyota

Eric, Corey and Phillip Tarver of Lake Charles Toyota present a check to Dr. Jay Jacobs of McNeese with three band members

Lake Charles Toyota has presented McNeese State University Bands with a $12,000 donation through the McNeese Foundation to continue its corporate sponsorship of the Pride of McNeese Marching Band and the band’s annual Lake Charles Toyota Gulf Coast Marching Championship.   On hand for the presentation are, from left front row, band members Selena Addison,…

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Cano Named Interim Business Dean

Dr. Cynthia Rodriguez Cano

Dr. Cynthia Rodriguez Cano, assistant professor of marketing at McNeese State University, has been named interim dean of the College of Business, according to Dr. Mitchell Adrian, provost and vice president for academic affairs and enrollment management at McNeese. Her appointment is effective Aug. 1. Cano replaces Dr. Lonnie Phelps, who has been serving as…

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McNeese Names in the News


Dr. Ann Warner, professor and co-coordinator of the graduate nursing program at McNeese State University, is one of 49 nursing faculty from 25 states to be selected for the 2018 Leadership for Academic Nursing Program sponsored by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. Participants will attend a seminar July 29-Aug. 2 in Chaska, Minnesota,…

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McNeese Names Interim Dean of Burton College of Education


Dr. Angelique M. Ogea, associate professor of education professions, has been named interim dean of the Burton College of Education at McNeese State University, according to Dr. Mitchell Adrian, provost and vice president for academic affairs and enrollment management at McNeese. Her appointment is effective July 1 following the announcement of the retirement of Dr.…

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