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Danielle Guillory

McNeese Professor to Serve on National Diversity Task Force

April 8, 2021

Danielle Guillory, associate professor of nursing at McNeese State University, has been selected to serve a two-year term on a new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force for the National Association of School Nurses (NASN). Guillory’s appointment comes after approaching the NASN president about growing a diverse membership in the organization. “I attended the national…

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On hand for the donation are, from left, Rebecca F. Boniol, Dr. Wade Rousse, McNeese vice president for university advancement and dean of the college of business, and Kay C. Barnett, CFRE, executive director of development for the CHRISTUS Ochsner Foundation.

McNeese Receives Donation for New Scholarship Fund

April 8, 2021

Rebecca Boniol and the CHRISTUS Ochsner SWLA Foundation have partnered to create a $10,000 scholarship fund through the McNeese State University Foundation for Lake Charles Charter Prep graduates attending the university. 

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On hand for the donation are, from left, Dr. Wade Rousse, vice president for university advancement and dean of the college of business, and Ryan Navarre, dealer for Navarre Automotive.

Navarre Auto Group Presents Donation to McNeese for Scholarship

April 7, 2021

The Navarre Auto Group has donated $20,000 to the McNeese State University Foundation for the Hazel Bryant Martin and Edward Gene Martin Sr. Scholarship. Edward is former owner of Martin GMC and the scholarship was established in his honor and to recognize his family’s longtime support of McNeese and its students.

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McKenlie Perry

Radiologic Sciences Senior Awarded Scholarship

April 6, 2021

McKenlie Perry, a radiologic sciences major from Lake Charles, is the 2021 recipient of the Danial A. Herpin M.D., Memorial Scholarship. The award is presented annually to a senior radiologic sciences student. “Dr. Herpin was a radiologist at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital and took great pride in training the next generation,” says Susie Beasley, assistant…

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On hand for the presentation are from left: Sarah Camp, L’Auberge community relations partner and executive assistant; Dr. Wade Rousse, McNeese vice president for university advancement and dean of the college of business, and Kalyn Delahoussaye, L’Auberge revenue audit analyst.

McNeese Receives Donation from L’Auberge Casino Resort

April 6, 2021

L’Auberge Casino Resort has donated $5,937.16 to the McNeese State University Foundation. Each month L’Auberge guests contribute their extra change to casino floor donation boxes. The contributions are collected and matched up to $1,000 by the resort and then donated to a deserving nonprofit organization.

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William Scheufens (center), chief of police for the McNeese Police Department, receives the Outstanding Staff member award from Dr. Jim Henderson (left), University of Louisiana System president and CEO, while Dr. Daryl Burckel (right), McNeese president, looks on.

McNeese Police Chief Receives UL System Staff Award

March 23, 2021

William Scheufens, chief of police for the McNeese State University Police Department, has been recognized with the Outstanding Staff Member award by the University of Louisiana System. The annual award is presented to one member among the System’s nearly 10,000 faculty and staff members across the System’s nine campuses. Scheufens was nominated by Dr. Chris…

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Jassmine Sims, seated, a senior health systems management major, reviews client information with Dr. Amy Bufford, Coordinator of the Health Systems Management Program.

Health Systems Management Student Coordinates COVID Vaccination Clinics

March 22, 2021

McNeese State University student Jassmine Sims, a senior health systems management major, not only received her COVID-19 vaccine at McNeese’s first on-campus clinic but she also helped organize the operation as an intern with Student Health Center nurse practitioner Dr. Troy Hidalgo. Leading up to the vaccination clinic, Sims reviewed recommendations from the Centers for…

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Amberly Thompson, Tristan Baggett, Amelia Landreneau and Hasan Mir appear with crowns and sashes as Cowboy Court royalty.

McNeese Announces 2021 Cowboy Court

March 18, 2021

The McNeese State University Student Government Association has created the 2021 Cowboy Court to combine both the Homecoming and Spring courts for the 2020-21 academic year. Both courts were presented during halftime ceremonies at the McNeese Cowboys vs. Lamar Cardinals football game on Saturday, March 13, in Cowboy Stadium. Homecoming King and Queen are education…

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A satellite view map shows the McNeese property to house the LNG Center of Excellence.

McNeese Announces Proposal for LNG Center of Excellence

March 17, 2021

To view the press conference go to: youtube.com/McNeeseStateU The McNeese State University Foundation and McNeese State University have submitted a proposal to the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) for a $2.75 million grant to create a Center of Excellence to support the local and national liquid natural gas (LNG) industry. If approved, the center will…

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A nurse gives a young woman a covid vaccine in the arm.

McNeese Hosts On-Campus COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

March 15, 2021

McNeese State University hosted its first COVID-19 vaccination clinic on campus Friday, March 12, for eligible students, faculty and staff. McNeese’s vaccination site was approved through the Louisiana Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Eighty-three members of the McNeese community received their vaccines at the clinic spearheaded by the Student…

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