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2019 McNeese Distinguished Service Award Recipients Named by McNeese Alumni Association

March 22, 2019

The McNeese State University Alumni Association has awarded its 2019 Distinguished Service Awards posthumously to two alumni – Martin “Marty” Chehotsky, a 1978 graduate in accounting, and Thomas “Tommy” Coyne,…

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Richard H. Reid, vice president for university advancement and executive vice president of the foundation, Dr. Matthew Aghili, associate dean of the McNeese College of Engineering and Computer Science, and Karen and Ken Chamberlain. Karen’s grandfather is the late Dr. Thomas S. Leary, McNeese’s third president whose portrait is in the background.

McNeese Receives Donation From Past President’s Granddaughter & Husband

March 15, 2019

Karen and Ken Chamberlain have donated $75,000 to establish the Karen and Ken Chamberlain Scholarship for students of all majors and add funds to the Dr. Thomas S. Leary Past…

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Multicultural Week at McNeese

March 14, 2019

Several activities have been planned for students as part of Multicultural Week March 19-21 on the McNeese State University campus. The event is sponsored by the McNeese Multicultural Programming Office.…

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Steve DeRouen, left, vice president of the Lake Charles Region of ISC Constructors, LLC, and McNeese President Dr. Daryl V. Burckel

ISC Constructors Donates to McNeese First Choice Campaign

March 12, 2019

ISC Constructors, LLC, has donated $30,000 to the First Choice Campaign at McNeese State University. Local industry partners and contractors are investing in McNeese and the future of Southwest Louisiana…

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Farmina Islam, left, an engineering major, and Michelle Andrepont, a health and human performance major, are both Horatio Alger William J. Doré Louisiana Scholarship recipients at McNeese State University

McNeese Offers Horatio Alger William J. Dore’ Louisiana Scholarships

March 11, 2019

Twenty-eight students are currently attending McNeese State University thanks in part to the Horatio Alger William J. Doré Louisiana Scholarship. This award is changing the lives of students by allowing…

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Lauren Breaux and Austin Pontrroff

2019 Spring Court

March 7, 2019

McNeese State University Sulphur seniors Lauren Breaux, a radiologic sciences major, and Austin Pottorff, a criminal justice major, have been selected Miss and Mr. McNeese on the 2019 Spring Court.…

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McNeese student Caitlin Legnon fill out the necessary online forms to file her 2018 tax return, as College of Business Internship Director Morgan Turpin (standing, left) and Assistant Professor of Accounting Mike Roach look on.

VITA Tax Preparation Program on McNeese Campus

February 25, 2019

McNeese State University has once again partnered with United Way of Southwest Louisiana this tax season to offer free tax preparation assistance to qualifying citizens in Southwest Louisiana through the…

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Sam Scimemi

McNeese engineering graduate is director of NASA’s International Space Station

February 18, 2019

This year’s National Engineers Week (Feb. 17-23) theme is “Invent Amazing,” something that Sam Scimemi, a 1984 mechanical engineering graduate from McNeese State University, has witnessed during his 33-year career…

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Butch Ferdinandsen, vice president of the foundation, Gerry, Lilly Ann, Greg, Edward and Chris.

History Endowed Scholarship Honors McNeese President Robert Hebert

February 15, 2019

The family of the late McNeese State University President Dr. Robert D. Hebert has given $60,000 to the McNeese Foundation to establish an endowed history scholarship in his memory. The…

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Ann Barilleaux, JD Bank vice president marketing director, McNeese President Dr. Daryl V. Burckel, Boyd R. Boudreaux, JD Bank president and CEO, and Dan L. Donald Jr., JD Bank chairman of the board

JD Bank Makes $100,000 Commitment to McNeese First Choice Campaign

February 7, 2019

JD Bank has donated $100,000 to the First Choice Campaign at McNeese State University. Local industry partners and contractors are investing in McNeese and the future of Southwest Louisiana through…

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