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Portrait of students Takyra Gauthier, Audriana Obey, Jonae Vital and Alexander Roach

Summer Bridge Program Changes Lives

July 29, 2019

Six first-time freshmen spent seven weeks on campus this summer getting an early look at university life thanks to the Summer Bridge initiative sponsored by McNeese’s Upward Bound. Upward Bound is a federally funded program designed for eligible high school students in grades 9-12. The program exposes potential first generation students to various colleges and…

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Music Performance Major Attends Elite Masterclass

July 29, 2019

McNeese State University junior flute performance major Merritt Jones attended the prestigious “Beyond the Masterclass” (BTMC) flute workshop this summer, led by renowned flutist and instructor Jim Walker. Walker, known for his versatility in classical and jazz styles and for his master teaching, is on the faculty at the University of Southern California and the…

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On hand for the presentation are, from the left, Dr. Mitchell Adrian, McNeese provost and vice president for academic affairs and enrollment management; Tammy Truax, Greater Lake Charles Rotary Club incoming president; Vic Wukovits, Greater Lake Charles Rotary Club current president; and Jennifer Leger, planned giving and donor research specialist with the McNeese Foundation.

McNeese Receives Donation from Greater Lake Charles Rotary Club

July 22, 2019

The Greater Lake Charles Rotary Club has donated $12,500 to the McNeese State University Foundation for the Rotary Club of Greater Lake Charles Scholarship. The donation is from money raised during its annual auction. Since the club established the scholarship in 1992, over $460,000 has been raised to support students and their studies. On hand…

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On hand for the presentation are, from the left, Dr. Chip LeMieux, dean of the College of Agriculture; Dr. Daryl Burckel, McNeese president; and Lisa and David Perry.

McNeese Receives Donation for Business and Agriculture Scholarship

July 22, 2019

Lisa and David Perry have donated $15,000 to the McNeese State University Foundation to establish the Gerald and Claudette Perry Family Scholarship for business and agriculture majors. The scholarship is in honor of David’s parents. On hand for the presentation are, from the left, Dr. Chip LeMieux, dean of the College of Agriculture; Claudette Perry;…

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McNeese Offers STEM Workshops for Louisiana Teachers

July 22, 2019

The College of Science, Engineering and Math at McNeese State University recently hosted over 40 middle and high school teachers from around the state of Louisiana to introduce engaging ways to incorporate computer science education into their classrooms. Teachers attended five day workshops at the Calcasieu Parish Technology Training Center as part of McNeese’s partnership…

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Seven members of the McNeese State University Pride of McNeese Marching Band are participating this summer in the elite Drum Corps International

Pride of McNeese Band Members Selected for Elite Drum Corps International

July 22, 2019

Eight members of the McNeese State University Pride of McNeese Marching Band are participating this summer in the elite Drum Corps International (DCI), which consists of 47 corps from the United States, Canada and Europe. The students will perform and compete head-to-head with other U.S. corps groups during a national tour that ends with the…

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Arun Yadav

McNeese Student Receives National Award for Research

June 21, 2019

McNeese State University dual mechanical engineering and business graduate student Arun Yadav has been selected as a 2019 Divisional Graduate Student Scholar by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Yadav, who also received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from McNeese, received this award based on his research paper titled, “Hydraulic Simulation for Calcasieu…

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From left to right, coach Justin Browning and women’s team national champions Mia Manzanares, Kati Murphy and Ashleigh Young (Grace Hanley not pictured).

McNeese Wins Three Rodeo Championships

June 16, 2019

McNeese State University’s women’s rodeo team is once again first in the nation after winning the team championship and two national individual championships Saturday night at the 71st College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyo. Mia Manzanares, of Opelousas, is now the two-time women’s all-around champion and is the co-winner of goat tying championship, as…

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Sarah Harshbarger

McNeese MFA Student Accepted to Summer Residency

June 14, 2019

McNeese State University Master of Fine Arts student Sarah Harshbarger has been accepted to the distinguished Sundress Academy for the Arts (SAFTA) residency at Firefly Farms. Originally from Woodbine, Maryland, Harshbarger is currently a second-year fiction student at McNeese. She received her bachelor’s degree in creative writing from Susquehanna University. SAFTA is located on a…

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U.S. Small Business Administration Louisiana District Director Mike Ricks, along with Louisiana Economic Development Secretary Don Pierson, presents McNeese LSBDC Director Donna Little and Senior Business Consultant Susan Thibodeaux with the Region VI SBDC Excellence and Innovation Center award.

McNeese LSBDC Recognized as Top SBDC in State and Region

June 14, 2019

McNeese State University’s Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC) has received the 2019 Service Excellence and Innovation Center Award for the state and region at the annual Louisiana Small Business Awards. Presented by Louisiana Economic Development and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the award recognizes the LSBDC as the top business center in Louisiana…

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