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Sports Photography from Home? How One McNeese Student Went Viral

March 26, 2020

McNeese State University sophomore Leighton Chamblee, from Sulphur, is finding ways to keep his sports photography skills sharp from home during the coronavirus outbreak, as shown by a short video that has since gone viral. The video was first posted on Chamblee’s personal Twitter account, but has since been retweeted by Bleacher Report, Yahoo Sports…

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Internships Make Students First Choice

March 25, 2020

Internships are one of the reasons McNeese State University students are the First Choice for employers seeking qualified candidates. The hands-on experience provides real world proficiency before students enter a professional field. The H.C. Drew School of Health and Human Performance offers concentrations in pre-chiropractic medicine, pre-occupational therapy, pre-physical therapy, sports and wellness management, and…

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McNeese Hosts FFA Career Development Event

March 18, 2020

On March 10, high school students from all over Southwest Louisiana visited the McNeese State University farm for the Area III FFA Career Development Event hosted by the College of Agricultural Sciences. The event featured contests in dairy foods, floriculture, meat identification, nursery/landscaping, poultry judging and veterinary science. Students were tasked with examining, identifying and…

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L to R): Jill Kidder, President and CEO of Louisiana Travel Association; Taylor Beard Stanley, Senior Sales Manager of Visit Lake Charles; and Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser.

McNeese Grads Are Rising Stars

March 17, 2020

McNeese State University graduates like 2013 political science major Taylor Beard Stanley rise to the top of their careers. Stanley was recently recognized by the Louisiana Travel Association as the 2019 Rising Star of the Year. The award is given to an up-and-coming leader in the tourism industry. Stanley joined the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention…

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McNeese To Begin Remote Course Delivery March 18

March 13, 2020

McNeese State University will transition all face-to-face classes to online or remote delivery classes beginning Wednesday, March 18, and may continue through the spring semester. “The campus remains open,” Candace Townsend, director of public relations and university events, said. According to Townsend, residence halls will remain open, and the Holbrook Computer Lab, Frazar Memorial Library…

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McNeese Chemistry Students are Discovering the Secrets of the Scorpion Immune System

March 13, 2020

McNeese State University chemistry students are discovering the secrets of the scorpion immune system through a research project headed by professor of chemistry Dr. Mark Merchant. Their research is focused on the desert hairy scorpion, the largest scorpion in North America. These invertebrates pose no danger to humans and have a number of distinct characteristics:…

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Health and human performance seniors Andrew Eakin and Carlee Smith have been named Mr. and Miss McNeese on the 2020 McNeese State University Spring Court.

McNeese Announces 2020 Spring Court

March 13, 2020

McNeese State University health and human performance seniors Andrew Eakin, Sulphur, and Carlee Smith, Nederland, Texas, have been selected Mr. and Miss McNeese on the 2020 Spring Court. Other court members are: Cullen Ballard, Luling, Allison Blanchard, Lake Charles,  Jacob Guidry, Lake Charles, and Sydney Morales, Lake Charles, seniors; Tristan Baggett, Sulphur, Amelia Landreneau, Moss…

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McNeese Agricultural Sciences Students Receive Hands-On Experience through Internships and Study Abroad

March 11, 2020

Two agricultural sciences majors in McNeese State University’s Harold and Pearl Dripps School of Agricultural Sciences are getting hands-on experience in their fields this semester. Senior Mackenize Martinez, from Zwolle, is currently interning with the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture in Washington, D.C. Martinez became interested in animal science through youth programs such…

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On hand for the presentation are from left Collette Bulber Tanner, Aaron Tanner, grandson of the Bulbers, Patricia Bulber and Richard H. Reid, Vice President for University Advancement and Executive Vice President for the McNeese Foundation.

Bulber Music Scholarship Established at McNeese

March 9, 2020

The Lake Charles Messiah Chorus and Orchestra has donated $15,000 to the McNeese Foundation to establish the Francis G. and Patricia C. Bulber Music Scholarship. The first Messiah was conducted in 1940 by Dr. Francis G. Bulber. Dr. Bulber joined McNeese faculty in 1940 and retired as Dean of the School of Fine Arts in…

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Left to right: Tanner Stines, Interim McNeese Athletics Director, Heath Schroyer, McNeese Men's Basketball Head Coach, Jason Martinez, IBERIABANK Retail Market Manager and Commercial Relationship Manager, and Phil Earhart, IBERIABANK Southwest Louisiana Market President.

McNeese Is First Choice for IBERIABANK

March 9, 2020

IBERIABANK is a partner in the First Choice Campaign and a strong supporter of McNeese Athletics. IBERIABANK employees were recognized at a recent basketball game where Phil Earhart, IBERIABANK Southwest Louisiana Market President, and Jason Martinez, Retail Market Manager and Commercial Relationship Manager, presented Coach Heath Schroyer a donation to support the Men’s Basketball Platinum…

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