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McNeese Society for Human Resource Management Installs New Officers

June 10, 2021

The Society for Human Resource Management student chapter at McNeese State University recently held its scholarship and installation ceremony. SHRM is a professional human resources membership association that promotes the role of HR and provides continuing education and training to its members. Jada Hanks, senior in human resource management from Egan, received the $500 Imperial…

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On hand for the presentation are, from left, Dr. Daryl Burckel, McNeese president, Darrell, Paul and Steven Rainwater, and Dr. Wade Rousse, vice president for university advancement and dean of the college of business. McNeese Photo

McNeese Receives Scholarship Donation

June 9, 2021

Paul Rainwater, a 1985 graduate of McNeese State University, has given $100,000 to the McNeese Foundation to continue changing lives through the Jerald and Leila Rainwater Scholarship established in memory of his parents. The scholarship has provided opportunities for 12 students since 2018.

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On hand for the presentation are, front row from left, Randa Rawlins, Shelter Insurance president, Shelter Insurance agents Bobby Letard, Karla Hunt and Ross Byrley and Dr. Daryl Burckel, McNeese president, and second row from left, Bobby Dingus, Shelter Insurance regional sales manager, Mike Williams, Shelter Insurance district sales manager, Frank Thompson, Shelter Insurance vice president of marketing, Dr. Wade Rousse, McNeese vice president for university advancement and dean of the college of business, Matt Moore, Shelter Insurance CEO, and Steve Lauderdale, Shelter Insurance branch claims manager. McNeese Photo

McNeese Receives Donation from Shelter Insurance

June 9, 2021

The Shelter Insurance® Foundation has given $10,000 to the McNeese State University Foundation for the Hurricane Relief Fund.

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On hand for the presentation are, from left, Dr. Daryl Burckel, McNeese President, Mike and Mary Kaye Eason and Dr. Wade Rousse, McNeese Vice President for University Advancement and Dean of the College of Business.

Eason Family Supports First Choice Campaign

June 8, 2021

McNeese alumni Mike and Mary Kaye Eason have committed $5,053.42 to the McNeese First Choice Campaign. The campaign is an initiative with a goal of raising $1 million per year to provide necessary resources to sustain growth in high demand academic areas. The Eason’s gift received a $5,000 match to the campaign by Mike’s employer…

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On hand for the presentation are, from left, Dr. Wade Rousse, Vice President for University Advancement and Dean of the College of Business, Dr. Terri L. Simpson, Director for the Ann Rosteet Center for the Advancement of Quality Education and Assistant Professor of Education, and CITGO representatives Jerry Dunn, Vice President and General Manager of the Lake Charles Manufacturing Complex, and Missy Amidon, Public Affairs Coordinator.

CITGO Supports M-Power Lab for STEM Education

June 1, 2021

CITGO has underwritten a grant to the McNeese State University Foundation designated for the Ann Rosteet Center for Advancement of Quality Education in the Burton College of Education to establish the M-Power Lab.  The lab will train aspiring educators with systematic and sustainable techniques to bring science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education to the…

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McNeese Rodeo Team Qualifies for College National Finals

May 28, 2021

Four Cowgirls and two Cowboys from the McNeese State University rodeo team have qualified for the College National Finals Rodeo and will head to Casper, Wyoming, to compete June 13-19. The National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA) crowns both individual event and team champions. Over 400 students from more than 100 universities and colleges representing 11…

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Marcellus Boykins is presented his diploma from McNeese President Dr. Daryl Burckel.

McNeese Graduate Succeeds in Academics, Athletics and Aviation

May 20, 2021

While traditional commencement ceremonies for McNeese State University were held May 14 and May 15, a special ceremony was held May 17 for student-athletes who were competing in various Southland Conference tournaments. One of those graduates is Marcellus Boykins, , who is a decathlon student-athlete on the men’s track and field team and who now…

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McNeese State University President Dr. Daryl V. Burckel, left, presented Louisiana Commissioner of Conservation Richard P. Ieyoub with an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree during McNeese’s spring commencement ceremony Saturday, May 15, at Burton Coliseum. CUTLINE Rainwater: McNeese State University President Dr. Daryl V. Burckel, left, presented natural disaster management expert and retired U.S. Army Colonel Paul Rainwater with an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree during McNeese’s spring commencement ceremony Friday, May 14, at Burton Coliseum.

Two McNeese Alumni Receive Honorary Doctorates at Spring Commencement

May 18, 2021

McNeese State University conferred honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degrees to two McNeese alumni at commencement – Richard Ieyoub, Louisiana’s Commissioner of Conservation and former Louisiana Attorney General, and Paul Rainwater, a natural disaster management expert and retired U.S. Army Colonel – during the 156thcommencement ceremonies May 14 and May 15 at Burton Coliseum. “This is the…

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2021 Spring Graduation List

May 13, 2021

McNeese State University will confer degrees on 781 graduates during the 156th   commencement ceremonies May 14-15 in Burton Coliseum. Spring graduates are: LOUISIANA CITIES Abbeville: Victoria Claire Frederick, Bachelor of Science in Marketing; Ali A. Prejean, Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Sciences Anacoco: Charla D. McInnis, Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences Baldwin: Naishaylyn A. Brown, Bachelor of…

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Mcneese State University engineering major Steven Meaux gives his senior design presentation from a hospital bed

Engineering Major Doesn’t Let Appendicitis Derail His Graduation

May 12, 2021

Finals are a difficult time for any student, but McNeese State University mechanical engineering major Steven Meaux faced a unique challenge on the day he was scheduled to make his senior engineering design presentation: appendicitis. “The day before my presentation I had stomach cramps but I kept hoping it would go away,” he says. “I…

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