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On hand for the donation are (from left to right): Dr. Mitchell Adrian, McNeese provost and vice president for academic affairs and enrollment management; Dr. Tim Hall, college dean; Ron McGinley, managing director for the Angels of Southwest Louisiana; and Angela Queenan, foundation board member.

McNeese Receives Donation to Establish Ham Scholarship

January 14, 2020

The Angels of Southwest Louisiana organization has donated $15,000 through the McNeese State University Foundation to establish the Russell Ham Memorial Scholarship in the College of Science, Engineering and Mathematics in memory of McNeese chemistry professor Russell Ham.

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On hand for the presentation are from left to right: Dwight Bertrand, Instructor of Agricultural Sciences; Dr. Chip LeMieux, College Dean; E.F. Hunter III, Fritz Lang Foundation Representative and Adjunct Professor in the McNeese College of Business; and Nicole Jimenez, Special Projects Assistant in the McNeese Office of University Advancement.

McNeese College of Agricultural Sciences Receives Donation

January 6, 2020

The Fritz Lang Foundation has donated $10,000 to the College of Agricultural Sciences through the McNeese Foundation.

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On hand for the donation are (from left to right): Dr. Mitchell Adrian, McNeese Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Enrollment Management and Cecil Adrian’s son; Dr. Wade Rousse, College Dean; Ron McGinley, Managing Director for the Angels of Southwest Louisiana; and Angela Queenan, Foundation Board Member.

McNeese Receives Donation for Business Scholarship

January 6, 2020

The Angels of Southwest Louisiana organization has donated $16,513.36 through the McNeese State University Foundation to establish the Cecil Adrian Memorial Scholarship in the College of Business in memory of Cecil Adrian, a Lake Charles native.

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Rodeo Teams Rank Nationally in Top 10

January 6, 2020

The men’s and women’s rodeo teams are both ranked in the top 10 in the country by the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association. The women’s team is ranked No. 4 while the men’s rodeo team is ranked No. 10. McNeese competes in the NIRA Southern Region where both teams are No. 1 in the regional rankings…

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McNeese State University has signed a marketing agreement with Yellowfin Distillery in Sulphur to receive a portion of the sale of a new beverage - Single Estate Vodka “Geaux Pokes” Edition – that is currently available in area retail stores. On hand for the signing are, from left, Dr. Daryl Burckel, McNeese president, Jamison Trouth, McNeese graduate and president and CEO of Yellowfin Distillery, and Dr. Mitchell Adrian, McNeese provost and vice president for academic affairs and enrollment management.

McNeese Signs Agreement with Yellowfin to Market Geaux Pokes Vodka

January 2, 2020

McNeese State University fans now have a new favorite beverage with the launch of Single Estate Vodka “Geaux Pokes” Edition distilled by Yellowfin Distillery. The distillery was established in Sulphur in 2017 by McNeese chemical engineering alumnus Jamison Trouth. The university has signed a marketing agreement with the distillery whereby a portion of each sale…

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McNeese Arts Briefs

January 2, 2020

Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honors Society at McNeese State University, welcomed new members Annamarie Lawson, Katherine Booth, Victoria Self and Wendy Maggio. McNeese Associate Professor of English Rita Costello and McNeese graduate and visiting lecturer Amanda Ogea presented papers at the Society for Comparative Literature and Arts (SCLA) in Atlanta, Ga. Ogea was elected…

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McNeese Receives Second Patent for Alligator Research

December 18, 2019

Dr. Mark Merchant, professor of chemistry, and Dr. Chip LeMieux, dean of McNeese State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences, have been awarded the university’s second patent for a new type of feed supplement for weanling pigs and poultry hatchlings – one made of alligator blood. LeMieux, whose graduate work focused on alternatives to antibiotic use…

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Congratulations McNeese Grads!

December 16, 2019

McNeese State University awarded 628 degrees to 618 graduates at the university’s two fall commencement ceremonies Saturday, Dec. 14, at the new Health and Human Performance Education Complex. Fall 2019 graduates are: Louisiana Cities: Abbeville Nia A. Cole, Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Joanna M. Pillette, Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Andrew G. Vallot, Bachelor…

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McNeese State University President Dr. Daryl V. Burckel, left, presented Louisiana State Sen. Dan W. “Blade” Morrish with an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree during McNeese’s fall commencement ceremony Saturday, Dec. 14, at the McNeese Health and Human Performance Education Complex.

Louisiana State Sen. Dan W. “Blade” Morrish Receives Honorary Doctorate at McNeese Fall Commencement

December 14, 2019

McNeese State University conferred an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree to Louisiana State Sen. Dan W. “Blade” Morrish – a successful business owner, outstanding civic leader, distinguished state legislator and an ardent supporter of education – during the 153rd commencement ceremony Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Health and Human Performance Education Complex on campus.  “This…

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On hand for the presentation are, from left, Edwin K. Hunter, Tupper Foundation trustee, Melissa Womack Gilmore, Piper Gilmore and Melissa Ellis Northcutt, director for university advancement operations and special events.

New Scholarship for Science, Engineering and Math Students

December 13, 2019

The Olive Tupper Foundation has donated $15,000 to the McNeese State University Foundation to establish the Ralph Henry Womack Scholarship. The scholarship is open to all students in the College of Science, Engineering and Mathematics.

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