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2019 Fall Career and Internship Fair Set

September 11, 2019

The McNeese State University 2019 Fall Career and Internship Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 25, in the Recreational Complex on campus. McNeese students of all majors and classifications, as well as alumni, can participate. “The career and internship fair is a great opportunity for students and alumni…

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McNeese Theatre Presents “A Year With Frog and Toad”

September 11, 2019

The McNeese State University 2019 theatre season will open with the fall production of Robert and Willie Reale’s musical “A Year with Frog and Toad” Sept. 25-28 at 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 29 at 2 p.m. in Tritico Theatre. Based on Arnold Lobel’s beloved children’s book series from the 1970s, the play follows the happy-go-lucky…

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McNeese mascot Rowdy the Cowboy holds a JCPenny bag.

McNeese Partners with JCPenney to Host Suit Up Event

September 11, 2019

The McNeese State University Alumni Association is partnering with JCPenney to provide exclusive discounts on career apparel for McNeese students and alumni during the Suit Up sale from 5-8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, in Prien Lake Mall in Lake Charles. “We’re very excited to work with JCPenney to provide this one-on-one shopping experience for our…

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Dr. Daryl Bruckel speaks to attendees.

McNeese Dedicates New Kaufman Plaza for 80th Anniversary

September 11, 2019

McNeese State University commemorated its 80th anniversary with a ribbon cutting ceremony to dedicate the new Kaufman Plaza facing Ryan Street on Tuesday.   McNeese officially opened its door for classes on Sept. 11, 1939, with 140 students and 13 faculty members in Kaufman Hall, formerly known as the “College Building.” One of the three…

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On hand for the presentation are from left: Gregory Thibodeaux, manager western division business development, Ben Bourgeois, sales manager-Lake Charles Operations, Dr. Daryl Burckel, McNeese president, David Franks, chief operating officer, and Stephen Toups, president, Turner Industries. McNeese Photo

Turner Industries Donates to McNeese First Choice Campaign

September 5, 2019

Turner Industries has committed $300,000 to the McNeese State University First Choice campaign to provide necessary resources to sustain growth in high demand academic areas that support the economic expansion and quality of life in Southwest Louisiana. Local industry partners and contractors are investing in McNeese and the future of this region through the First…

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On hand for the donation are from left: Brad Guillory, president of the McNeese Alumni Association board of directors, and Dr. Daryl Burckel, McNeese president. McNeese Photo

McNeese Alumni Association Makes Donation

September 5, 2019

The McNeese State University Alumni Association has donated $30,000 to its scholarship fund endowed through the McNeese Foundation. The Foundation will match the donation with $10,000. This brings the Alumni Endowed Scholarship Fund to a total of $900,000. Last year, Alumni Association scholarships provided financial assistance to over 25 students.

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On hand for the presentation are from left: Jennifer Leger, gift planning and donor research specialist for the McNeese Foundation; Megan Hartman, Phillips 66 public relations director; and Richard G. Harbison, Phillips 66 plant manager. McNeese Photo

McNeese Receives Donation for STEM Academy from Phillips 66

September 5, 2019

Phillips 66 donated $20,000 to the McNeese State University Foundation for the STEM Academy, a summer program focused on science, technology, engineering and math for children entering grades 1-8. Over 750 elementary and middle school students attended the STEM Academy this summer.

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2019 McNeese Homecoming Parade Applications Now Online

September 5, 2019

Registration for the 2019 McNeese State University Homecoming Parade is now open online for community entries at www.mcneese.edu/homecoming. The fee is $50 per unit. The homecoming parade is scheduled to roll down Ryan Street at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, and this year’s theme is “Area 337.” The Cowboys are playing the Houston Baptist Huskies…

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McNeese Professors Co-Chair Lake Charles Event

September 5, 2019

The Out of the Darkness Walk will be held Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Lake Charles Civic Center, and includes registration, a brief ceremony and the walk. This free event benefits the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). This annual walk held in cities around the U.S. raises awareness and…

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LSBDC to Host “Women-Owned Small Business Certification” Workshop

September 5, 2019

McNeese State University will hold a workshop titled “Women-Owned Small Business Certification” from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19, at the SEED Center. The workshop is sponsored by the Louisiana Small Business Development Center at McNeese. The U.S. Small Business Administration developed the Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) certification to give industries that generally have fewer…

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