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On hand for the presentation are from left: Jennifer Leger, gift planning and donor research specialist for the McNeese Foundation; Megan Hartman, Phillips 66 public relations director; and Richard G. Harbison, Phillips 66 plant manager. McNeese Photo

McNeese Receives Donation for STEM Academy from Phillips 66

September 5, 2019

Phillips 66 donated $20,000 to the McNeese State University Foundation for the STEM Academy, a summer program focused on science, technology, engineering and math for children entering grades 1-8. Over…

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Dr. Chip LeMieux, second from left, dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences, accepts the donation from Agriculture Alumni Chapter executive officers, from left, Jennifer Compton, Jon Streete and Wayne McVicker. McNeese Photo

McNeese Receives Donation from McNeese Agriculture Alumni Chapter

August 28, 2019

The McNeese State University Agriculture Alumni Chapter has donated $15,000 to the McNeese Foundation to establish the Natalie Smith McNeese Agriculture Alumni Scholarship. This is the third endowed scholarship made…

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Hyun Brossett, Grace facility plant manager; Greg Hasenbein, Grace logistics and inventory manager; Dr. Tim Hall, dean of the College of Science, Engineering and Mathematics; and Dr. Mitchell Adrian, McNeese provost and vice president for academic affairs and enrollment management.

W.R. Grace Foundation Donates to McNeese

August 23, 2019

The W.R. Grace Foundation has donated $7,000 to McNeese State University through the McNeese Foundation to be divided between the colleges of Business and Science, Engineering and Mathematics. On hand…

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Dr. Jay Sconyers

McNeese Names Director of Bands

August 7, 2019

Dr. Jay Sconyers has been named director of bands at McNeese State University, according to Dr. Lonny Benoit, head of the W.A. and Dorothy Hanna Department of Performing Arts. “Dr.…

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Dr. Daryl Burckel, McNeese president; Dr. Juliana Hinton, professor of biological science; Dr. M. Alan Hinton; Bridget Hinton; Richard H. Reid, vice president for university advancement and executive vice president for the McNeese Foundation; and Dr. William Dees, professor and head of the biology department at McNeese.

McNeese Receives Donation from Hinton Family

August 5, 2019

Dr. and Mrs. Alan Hinton have given over $30,000 to the McNeese State University Foundation as an initial installment toward a $150,000 pledge to establish the Juliana Hinton Scholarship in…

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Students work together to complete an activity at STEM Academy.

STEM Academy Prepares Students for Success

August 5, 2019

Over 750 elementary and middle school students spent the summer engineering bioplastics, building model rockets and experimenting with materials to produce common products like Play-Doh at McNeese State University’s STEM…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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