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Dumars to Give Keynote Address at Commencement

December 9, 2019

National Basketball Hall of Fame member and McNeese State University alumnus Joe Dumars is the guest speaker for the 153rd commencement ceremony Saturday, Dec. 14, at the new Health and Human Performance Education Complex on the McNeese campus.  McNeese is hosting two ceremonies on this date – one at 9:30 a.m. and the other at…

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Richard Reid

McNeese People in the News

December 9, 2019

Richard Reid, vice president for university advancement at McNeese State University and executive vice president for the McNeese Foundation, has been appointed to a one-year term on the Board of Directors of Louisiana Asset Management Pool Inc. (LAMP) at the group’s annual meeting in New Orleans. LAMP was created in 1994 as a cooperative endeavor…

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On hand for the presentation are, from left, Essence Means, biological science major, Rainwater, and Ashlyn Wesley, finance major. Not pictured are Sylvia Stagg, sociology major, and Robert Henry, psychology major.

Scholarships Change Lives

December 6, 2019

Paul Rainwater, a 1985 graduate of McNeese State University, has given $10,000 to the McNeese Foundation to fund student scholarships through the Jerald and Leila Rainwater Scholarship, which he established to honor his parents. His donation is changing the lives of four students by providing financial support for them to obtain a degree.

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Two men tag a cow for the Heifer Development Program.

McNeese Heifer Development Program Supports Local Industry

December 6, 2019

For the 13th year, McNeese State University is fostering connections between student learners and the local agricultural industry with its Heifer Development Program located at Fuller Farm in Kinder. The program was started in 2008, after Bill Fuller of Kinder partnered with McNeese to use his 800-acre cattle operation to build a special program to…

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McNeese Online Criminal Justice Programs Nationally Recognized

December 5, 2019

McNeese State University’s online criminal justice programs have been ranked top in the country by intelligence.com and thebestschools.org. Intelligence.com has included McNeese in its Top 5 Best Online Probation Officer Degree Programs, with the special distinction of Best Public University. Over 1,500 accredited colleges and universities from across the U.S. were evaluated for the ranking,…

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Michael McFarlain and Latonya Woods

Changing Lives Through Academic Success

December 2, 2019

Graduate nursing students Michael McFarlain and Latonya Woods received state recognition for their academic success. Michael is the first McNeese student to be named Student of the Year by the Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners (LANP). Latonya received one of two inaugural scholarships from the LANP Foundation and is one of the first recipients from…

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First Choice Education

December 2, 2019

McNeese’s online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in criminal justice have been recognized with top national rankings. The bachelor’s degree program ranks in the Top 5 in the nation by Intelligence.com. Programs were ranked based on curriculum, accreditation and graduation rates. The program is also in the Top 50 ranking by Thebestschools.org and is the…

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Steven Perez, IBERIABANK vice president/commercial relationship manager, Dr. Daryl Burckel, McNeese State University president, Philip Earhart, IBERIABANK Southwest Louisiana president, and Janet Melton, IBERIABANK retail support specialist.

IBERIABANK Supports McNeese

December 2, 2019

IBERIABANK has committed $100,000 to various McNeese State University programs and initiatives for the 2019-2020 academic year. “We are honored to continue and strengthen our partnership with IBERIABANK,” McNeese President Dr. Daryl Burckel said. “Through the years, IBERIABANK has been a generous donor to both our academic and athletic programs.” “McNeese is such a vital…

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Hope Hamilton with her colleagues at Autism Services of Southwest Louisiana.

McNeese Internships Prepare Students for the Future

November 25, 2019

McNeese State University students are career ready not only because of the quality education they receive inside the classroom but also for the hands-on experience they receive as interns. Internships allow students to apply their knowledge to real world situations while learning from top professionals in their chosen field. Many academic programs require students to…

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On hand for the donation are, from left: John Gill, McNeese police officer, Richard Reid, vice president for university advancement and executive vice president for the McNeese Foundation, Will Scheufens, McNeese chief of police, Tim Swim, McNeese police sergeant, and Stephanie Bryant, McNeese police officer.

McNeese Police Department Receives Donation

November 25, 2019

The McNeese State University Foundation recently donated $21,000 to the McNeese Police Department for body cameras and radios. This new equipment will strengthen the department’s commitment to campus safety.

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