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Patrick Juneau

Hands-On Learning Changes Lives

August 24, 2020

Patrick Juneau II, a senior civil engineering student, spent his summer as an environmental engineer intern with CITGO. While there, he helped to establish an aerosol can disposal program at the facility and was responsible for monitoring benzine levels in certain areas of the plant to find sources of emissions. Patrick says he made McNeese his…

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Ashlee Seebren

Agricultural Sciences Student Receives National Scholarship

August 24, 2020

Ashlee Sebren, an agricultural sciences major, is a recipient of the 2020 Upper Division Agricultural Education Scholarship from the National Association of Agricultural Educators. NAAE awards the $1,500 scholarships to 20 students across the nation to offset expenses during the recipients’ student teaching experience. Selection was based on academic performance, as well as on leadership…

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Lisa Wyatt stands in front of several pieces of her art.

Art Graduate Featured In Local Exhibition

August 17, 2020

Marialisa Wyatt, a 1987 art graduate, has an exhibit titled “Discovering Mediums” on display at the Central School Arts & Humanities Center in Lake Charles through Sept. 30.  Lisa’s pieces showcase a variety of scenes and styles inspired from her travels, nature and the people around her.  She credits the encouragement of McNeese art professors Heather…

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McNeese Graduate Receives National Award

August 17, 2020

Hope Berry, a 1994 agricultural sciences graduate, is the 2020 recipient of the National Association of Agricultural Educator’s Region II Teacher Mentor Award. This award recognizes outstanding teachers in the agricultural profession whose encouragement and support have helped other agricultural sciences teachers to thrive. Hope is an agriscience teacher and FFA adviser at Bell City…

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four cows in a pasture

Heifer Program Featured in National Magazine

August 10, 2020

McNeese’s Heifer Development Program – a one-of-a-kind Louisiana program that supports the local cattle industry – was featured in an article in the recent issue of BEEF magazine, the nation’s leading cattle publication. The article focuses on custom heifer development and how beef producers are discovering that sending heifers off the farm for development helps cut…

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Two band students in their blue and gold uniforms stand at the ready as Dr. Jay Sconyers talks to the camera.

McNeese Band Preparing Young Musicians for Success

August 10, 2020

Dr. Jay Sconyers, Director of Bands, is reaching potential Pride of McNeese members through a new video series, Virtual Guide to Visual Fundamentals. The 11-video series features Dr. Sconyers and music majors Tommy Holland and Audie Mae Owens leading viewers through a number of essential skills needed to develop visual performance proficiency. All videos are…

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The McNeese baseball team lines up for the national anthem. Five members of the men's golf team gather around for a photo.

Cowboy Baseball and Golf Earn Academic Awards

August 3, 2020

The Cowboy baseball program has earned its fifth consecutive American Baseball Coaches Association’s Team Academic Excellence Award. The Cowboys are one of only 12 Division 1 teams in the country – and the only Southland Conference team – to receive the ABCA academic achievement recognition for five straight years for college programs whose student-athletes post…

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Danielle Vail

State Award Recognizes McNeese Farmer

July 28, 2020

Danielle Fruge Vail, a 2010 agricultural sciences graduate and a 2012 Master of Science graduate in environmental and chemical sciences, has been selected as the 2020 Louisiana Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Outstanding Young Farm Woman. The award – presented annually by the Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation – recognizes womenfor outstanding achievement and leadership…

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Lauren LeBato in front of a greenery wall

McNeese Graduate First Choice for Fellowship

July 28, 2020

Lauren LeBato, a 2014 political science graduate and a 2017 Master of Arts in Teaching graduate, has been awarded a national 2020 James Madison Fellowship. Only 49 fellowships were awarded by the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation in Alexandria, Va. The Foundation is named after the fourth U.S. president and “Father of the Constitution and…

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Alana Arvie

Student-Athlete First Choice Student Scholar

July 20, 2020

Senior Alanna Arvie has earned individual All-Academic honors from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Alanna has a 3.47 GPA in biology with a concentration in pre-medicine. She is the 2019 SLC Indoor Champion in the weight throw. And for the 19th consecutive year, the McNeese track and field program…

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