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Pictured from left to right are: Jennifer Leger, Planned Giving and Donor Research Specialist for the McNeese Foundation, Harry Hank, Ray and Ann Todd.

National Philanthropy Day

December 2, 2019

The McNeese Foundation recognized Harry Hank and Ann and Ray Todd for their service and generous contributions to the university at this year’s National Philanthropy Day reception.

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A close up look at some of the buildings in the snow village.

Snow Village On Display Now

December 2, 2019

A very special holiday display is at the Historic City Hall Arts and Cultural Center courtesy of the McNeese Foundation. A 700-piece Snow Village collection featuring lighted houses and shops, a skating rink, ski run and so much more are on view through Dec. 31. The late Mrs. Nancy Stone Crowe annually displayed the Snow…

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A close up of the stones in Heather Ryan Kelley's piece Augur

Heather Ryan Kelley Exhibit Now Open

December 2, 2019

Heather Ryan Kelley, professor of art, has a new exhibit, “Object Lessons,” on display at the Art Associates Gallery inside the Central School Arts and Humanities Center in Lake Charles. The exhibit showcases 20 oil canvas paintings that explore still life objects as talisman. “Object Lessons” is on display through Jan. 10, 2020.

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Will Scheufens, McNeese Police Chief, John Gill, McNeese Police Officer, and Dr. Daryl Burckel, McNeese President.

McNeese Police Save Lives

November 18, 2019

McNeese Police Officer John Gill was recently presented with a commendation from McNeese Police Chief Will Scheufens and a presidential coin for his heroic action that saved an infant’s life. While he was on duty during the Homecoming parade, a panicked gentleman jumped out of a vehicle and handed Officer Gill an infant who was…

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A pastel poster of the Louisiana Illustrators Exhibit

First Choice Artists

November 18, 2019

Four McNeese graduates are featured in the Louisiana Illustrators Exhibit currently on display at the Lake Charles Historic City Hall Arts and Cultural Center. The exhibit showcases over 100 children’s book illustrations published by All-Gator Bookbites, an independent company owned by 2001 graduate Tommie Townsley. Works by Candice Alexander, 2002, Erin Casteel, 2011, Kathern Peal,…

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Dr. Burckel and Jamison Trouth hold the first bottle of Yellowfin Geaux Pokes vodka.

Geaux Pokes Beverage Launches

November 18, 2019

McNeese fans now have a new favorite beverage with the launch of “Geaux Pokes,” a single estate vodka distilled by Yellowfin. Yellowfin Distillery was established in Sulphur in 2017 by 2007 engineering graduate Jamison Trouth. Currently, this new product is available at the distillery, but it will be on retail shelves soon. A portion of…

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A student signs her name on the First Generation banner.

McNeese Celebrates First Generation Day

November 11, 2019

McNeese State University celebrated National First Generation Day (Nov. 8) to increase awareness and attention to the nearly 25% of students who are the first in their family to attend a university. “It’s important that our first generation students know that we are committed to helping them succeed,” says Dr. Chris Thomas, vice president for…

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McNeese alumni currently working at CITGO proudly display the McNeese flag to be on display for the next year in front of the refinery.

CITGO Geauxs Blue

November 11, 2019

McNeese is the First Choice at the CITGO Lake Charles Refinery! The McNeese flag will be flying proudly for the next year in front of the refinery thanks to McNeese alumni. A school flag promotion was a part of this year’s annual United Way fundraising drive at CITGO. Employees could vote for their school flag…

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CAMPP meats on display

First Choice Holiday Gift

November 11, 2019

Give your friends, co-workers and family something they can really enjoy, steaks from the McNeese CAMPP Store. A holiday gift box features two hand-cut, 16-oz boneless, seasoned rib-eye steaks for $39.99. Or consider a gift certificate for any of the beef, pork and lamb products that are locally grown and processed by McNeese students and…

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Students talk with potential employers at the Internship Soiree

McNeese Students Are Career Ready

November 11, 2019

Over 111 students met with 45 employers about internship opportunities at the annual Internship Soiree sponsored by the College of Business.  Similar to the biannual Career and Internship Fair, this event allows students to learn more about internship opportunities and the culture of potential employers, hand out resumes and practice their professional networking skills.  Internships…

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