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McNeese MFA Graduate’s First Poetry Collection Published

May 21, 2020

McNeese State University 2016 Master of Fine Arts graduate Dorsey Craft has had her first poetry collection, “Plunder,” published by Bauhan Publishing. Craft, who also earned her Master of Arts degree in English at McNeese, is currently finishing her fourth year in the creative writing doctoral program at Florida State University, where she teaches introduction…

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McNeese to Hold Virtual Awards Ceremony for Freshmen Scholarship Recipients

May 18, 2020

McNeese State University will hold a virtual awards ceremony Monday, May 18, at 7 p.m. on the university’s Facebook page for incoming freshmen who have received a scholarship. “We’re excited to recognize and welcome our newest Cowboys and Cowgirls from Louisiana and around the nation,” said Dr. Toby Osburn, associate vice president for enrollment management…

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McNeese Nursing Professor to be Inducted into LSNA Hall of Fame

May 18, 2020

Dr. Tari Dilks, professor of nursing at McNeese State University, will be inducted into the Louisiana State Nurses Association Hall of Fame at the 19th Annual Nightingale Awards & Gala in July. Inductees are chosen for this prestigious honor for their significant accomplishments and contributions to the nursing profession. Dilks is the first faculty member…

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McNeese Grad Works with College of SEM to 3D Print Nasal Swabs

May 18, 2020

McNeese State University’s newest chemical engineering graduate Joseph McKinney is making one last impact at McNeese through a 3D nasal swab printing project with faculty and staff from the College of Science, Engineering and Mathematics. McKinney first made waves at McNeese when, in 2017, he became the first student to graduate with an associate degree…

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2020 Spring Graduation List

May 16, 2020

McNeese State University conferred 764 degrees on 737 graduates during the university’s virtual spring commencement ceremony Saturday, May 16. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic forced the postponement of traditional commencement ceremonies for the Spring Class of 2020. Spring graduates are: LOUISIANA CITIES Abbeville: Ronnie D. Cormier, Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Performance, General; Bailey M.…

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Spring 2020 Honor Graduates

May 16, 2020

Forty-two McNeese State University students graduated with Summa Cum Laude (3.90-4.00) honors for the 2020 spring semester. Eight students earned a 4.0 GPA throughout their college careers – Freja H. Cole, Sulphur, in music; Hannah G. Hebert, Bell City, in mathematical sciences; Amanda B. Johnson, Lake Charles, in mass communication; Malloree Kate Lavergne, Lake Charles,…

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51 Student-Athletes Among Spring Graduates

May 15, 2020

A total of 51 McNeese State University student-athletes will receive their degrees on Saturday, May 16 during McNeese’s virtual commencement ceremony. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. and will be streamed on the university’s Facebook page. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic forced the postponement of traditional spring commencement ceremonies scheduled at McNeese and at other…

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McNeese Awards First Online RN-to-BSN Degree

May 15, 2020

Although the commencement celebration was conducted online Saturday, May 16, for McNeese State University’s Spring Class of 2020, degrees were conferred to over 700 graduates, including Denitra Constantine – the first graduate of the online RN-to-BSN degree program. The online nursing program is a partnership between McNeese and iDesign, an education consulting firm that collaborates…

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McNeese Graduates Use 3D Printers to Provide PPE

May 13, 2020

Two McNeese State University graduates are using their classroom equipment to create personal protective equipment for local health care workers. Marielle Myers, a 2011 graduate and Sulphur High School teacher, and Tiffany Schatz, a 2014 graduate and F.K. White Middle School educator, are using 3D printers to create ear guards and face shields for those…

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McNeese Family Science Interns Get Hands-On Experience in Changing Lives

May 13, 2020

McNeese State University’s family sciences internship program offered through the Department of Social Sciences is changing lives through hands-on educational experiences and community service. The Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology, with a concentration in family science, is offered 100% online and the internship program works with 51 non-profit, educational and governmental social service organizations…

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