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Meeyana Richard

Mentorship Changes Lives for a Lifetime

January 25, 2021

Meeyana Richard, a nursing student at McNeese State University, is preparing to change the lives of young people just like the Boys and Girls Club of Acadiana did for her. “I went to the Granberry Club in Lafayette for the first time in 2009,” says Richard. “I was involved in afterschool and summer activities until…

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Retired U.S. Army Col. Dr. Cheryl Harris.

McNeese Prepares Leaders Who Change Lives

January 25, 2021

Dr. Cheryl A. Harris, a retired U.S. Army Colonel and a 1985 criminal justice graduate of McNeese State University, was commissioned from McNeese’s ROTC program and has had a successful 30-year career in military service. Harris, a DeRidder native, credited McNeese with providing her a solid education and a foundation to build the life she…

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Hamzah Gheith

McNeese Is First Choice for First Fulbright Student

January 25, 2021

Hamza Gheith, a graduate engineering student, is attending McNeese State University this spring semester as the university’s first Fulbright U.S. Student Program participant. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program – established in 1946 – offers research, study and teaching opportunities for one academic year in over 140 countries to recent graduates and graduate students. Gheith, from…

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MFA degree program graduate student Gauri Awasthi with a lamb at Firefly Farms

MFA Student Attends Prestigious Writing Residency

January 20, 2021

McNeese State University Master of Fine Arts student Gauri Awasthi is receiving valuable writing experience through a residency at the distinguished Sundress Academy for the Arts (SAFTA) at Firefly Farms, a 45-acre working farm outside of Knoxville, Tennessee. From Kanpur, India, Awasthi is currently a third-year poetry graduate student at McNeese and is the second…

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Tabitha Nicholas

Innovative Graduate Changes Lives of Patients

January 19, 2021

Tabitha Nicholas, a 2006 family and consumer science graduate and 2009 health and human performance graduate of McNeese State University, is changing the lives of diabetes and kidney patients in Southwest Louisiana by providing critical nutrition care that can delay or prevent a patient’s need for dialysis. As the 2020 Business Pitch Competition winner in…

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On hand for the presentation are from left, Dr. Daryl Burckel, McNeese president, Dr. Wade Rousse, vice president for university advancement and dean of the college of business, Bruce Elder, JD Bank president and CEO, and Dan L. Donald Jr., chairman of the board.

JD Bank Supports McNeese

January 13, 2021

JD Bank has donated $40,000 to the McNeese State University Foundation for the bank’s second installment of the First Choice Campaign ($35,000) and men’s basketball enhancement ($5,000). McNeese Photo

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Ashley Lavine

McNeese Educators Adapt During Adversity

January 12, 2021

Educators across Southwest Louisiana, like Ashley Lavine, a 2006 business education graduate of McNeese State University, have shown resiliency and adaptability during the coronavirus pandemic and hurricane recovery. Lavine teaches business courses at St. Louis Catholic High School where students are provided with several technology resources. However during these challenges, she and her colleagues had…

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McNeese College of Nursing and Health Professions Awarded Workforce Grant

January 6, 2021

McNeese State University has received a $1.45 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor through the Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities initiative in partnership with the Delta Regional Authority (DRA). Awarded specifically to the College of Nursing and Health Professions, the grant will be used to focus on increasing enrollment in the RN-to-BSN program.…

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Dr. Ann Warner

Warner Named Interim Dean of College of Nursing and Health Professions

January 6, 2021

Dr. Ann Warner, professor of nursing and co-coordinator of the graduate nursing program at McNeese State University, has been named interim dean of the McNeese College of Nursing and Health Professions, according to Dr. Mitchell Adrian, provost and vice president for academic affairs and enrollment management at McNeese. Warner replaces Dr. Peggy Wolfe, who has…

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2020 Fall Honor Graduates

January 5, 2021

Twenty McNeese State University students received the Summa Cum Laude (3.90-4.00) designation in fall commencement ceremonies held Dec. 17-19 in Burton Coliseum. Six students were recognized for earning a 4.0 GPA throughout their college careers: Joel Alexander Brabham, Oakdale, liberal studies; Jude Nicholas Brabham, Oakdale, liberal studies; Tabitha Rose Buford, Longville, mathematical sciences; Arsid Cerma,…

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