Donor Spotlight
McNeese Foundation Receives Donation from First Federal Bank of Louisiana

First Federal Bank of Louisiana has donated $5,000 to McNeese State University through the McNeese Foundation for the First Federal Bank of Louisiana Scholarship. 

On hand for the donation are, from left, Charles V. Timpa, president and CEO of First Federal Bank, Leslie Harless, vice president and marketing director of First Federal Bank, and Angela Queenan, McNeese Foundation board member.




McNeese Receives Donation for Cormier Scholarship

Barbara and DePorres Cormier, both McNeese State University graduates living at Stone Mountain, Ga., have donated $5,000 through the McNeese Foundation to the Melvin J. and Theresa Cormier Sr. Scholarship they established in memory of DePorres’ late parents. 

On hand for the presentation, from left, are DePorres and Barbara Cormier and Jennifer Leger, planned giving and donor research specialist at McNeese.
 




CITGO Gives Donation for Engineering Scholarships at McNeese

CITGO Petroleum Corp. has presented a $10,000 donation for chemical and mechanical engineering scholarships in the McNeese College of Engineering and Computer Science through the McNeese State University Foundation. 

On hand for the donation are, from left, Petula Glaspie, human resources business partner at CITGO, Dr. Nikos Kiritsis, college dean, and Mickey Mancuso, human resources business partner at CITGO.



Robert Noland Professorship in Agriculture Established at McNeese

Robert Noland has given $60,000 to McNeese State University to establish the Robert Noland Professorship in Agricultural Sciences through the McNeese Foundation. 

On hand for the presentation are, from left, Robert Noland and Dr. Chip LeMieux, director of the Harold and Pearl Dripps School of Agricultural Sciences.







CITGO Donates to McNeese Foundation for Business Scholarships

CITGO Petroleum Corp. has presented a $5,000 donation for business scholarships in the McNeese College of Business through the McNeese State University Foundation. On hand for the donation are, from left, Petula Glaspie, human resources business partner at CITGO, Dr. Musa Essayyad, college dean, and Mickey Mancuso, human resources business partner at CITGO.




McCorquodale Donation for Nursing Scholarship

Keri and Rob McCorquodale, as well as Keri's brother, Jeff Forbess, have given $15,000 to the McNeese State University Foundation to establish the Sherry Blount Memorial Nursing Scholarship in memory of Keri and Jeff's mother, Sherry Blount. 

On hand for the presentation are from left to right: Dr. Peggy Wolfe, dean of the McNeese College of Nursing and Health Professions, and Keri and Rob McCorquodale.





McNeese Band Receives Donation from McNeese Mavericks

The McNeese State University Mavericks donated $5,000 through the McNeese Foundation to help defray travel costs for the Pride of McNeese Marching Band’s trip to appear in the 2018 London New Year’s Day Parade and Festival.

On hand for the presentation are from left: Rollenda McCown, Mavericks chair, and Dr. Jay Jacobs, director of bands.





McNeese Receives Donation from Reed Mendelson

R. Reed Mendelson Jr., vice president/financial advisor for Ameriprise Financial Services Inc., has donated $15,000 to the McNeese State University Foundation for the Mendelson Family Scholarship in Marketing.
 
On hand for the presentation are, from left, Dr. Philip C. Williams, McNeese president, and Mendelson.





McNeese Receives Donation from Phillips 66

Phillips 66 has donated $25,000 to McNeese State University through the McNeese Foundation for the College of Engineering and Computer Science student study center and for environmental improvements in the Chozen Hall area. On hand for the donation are, from left, Dr. Nikos Kiritsis, dean of the college, Megan Hartman, Phillips 66 public relations manager, Richard G. Harbison, Phillips 66 plant manager, and Dr. Chris Thomas, assistant vice president for university services.
 


USPOULTRY Foundation Donates to McNeese Foundation

The Harold and Pearl Dripps School of Agricultural Sciences at McNeese State University has been awarded a $3,000 grant by the USPOULTRY Foundation as part of its Industry Education Recruitment Funding program, which provides annual recruiting and retention funds to colleges and universities to attract students to their poultry programs. The McNeese grant was made possible by an endowing gift from Cal-Maine. On hand for the presentation are, from left, agricultural sciences students Spencer Albert and Heidi Gruspier, Dr. Chip LeMieux, school director, Angela Queenan, McNeese Foundation board of directors member, and agricultural sciences instructor Devin Gandy.


McNeese Foundation Receives Donation from Westlake Chemical

Westlake Chemical has donated $10,000 to the McNeese State University College of Engineering and Computer Science through the McNeese Foundation for the college’s future engineering student study center. 

On hand for the presentation are from left: Wayne Ahrens, vice president of operations at Westlake Chemical, Richard H. Reid, vice president for university advancement and executive vice president of the foundation, Dr. Nikos Kiritsis, dean of the college, and Joe Andrepont, senior community affairs representative at Westlake Chemical.


Phillips 66 Donates to McNeese Foundation

Phillips 66 has donated $25,000 to the McNeese State University College of Engineering and Computer Science through the McNeese Foundation. On hand for the donation are, from left, McNeese President Philip C. Williams. Megan Hartman, Phillips 66 public relations manager, Dr. Seyed Aghili, associate dean of the college, and Richard G. Harbison, Phillips 66 plant manager.


 
 

McNeese Foundation Receives Donation for Pruitt Scholarship


A $20,000 donation has been made to McNeese State University through the McNeese Foundation to establish the Samuel Y. Pruitt Scholarship. Virginia K. Pruitt has donated $15,000 to the scholarship and Samuel Y. "Sam" and Susan Pruitt have donated $5,000 to this scholarship. On hand for the presentation are, from left to right: Richard Reid, vice president for university advancement and executive vice president for the McNeese Foundation, Susan Pruitt, Virginia K. Pruitt and Sam Y. Pruitt.
 


Market Basket Donates to McNeese Foundation


The Market Basket Charitable Foundation presented a $10,000 donation to McNeese State University through the McNeese Foundation for the Market Basket Academic Scholarship.

On hand for the presentation are, from left to right: Keith Dauterive, Market Basket senior vice president of buying and advertising; Skylar Thompson, Market Basket president; Steve Cormier, Market Basket senior vice president of retail operations; Russell Saleme, Market Basket director of merchandising; and Richard Reid, vice president for university advancement and executive vice president for the McNeese Foundation.


McNeese Foundation Receives Donation


Anita and Jeff Webb have given $15,000 to the McNeese State University Foundation to establish the Webb Family Scholarship Fund.

On hand for the presentation are from left to right: Anita Webb, Jeff Webb and Jennifer Leger, planned giving and donor research specialist for the McNeese Foundation.

 




McNeese Banners Receives Donation from Entergy


Banners at McNeese State University is annually supported by donations from area corporate sponsors. Entergy has donated $12,500 for the spring 2017 Banners Cultural Season and 2016 Banners Engages educational programming for students.

Patricia Prudhomme, left, Banners director, accepts the donation from Chip Arnould, Entergy senior region manager.






 



McNeese Foundation Receives Donation for Civil Engineering Scholarship


Al Cochran, a 1965 engineering graduate and a 2016 general studies graduate of McNeese State University, has donated $20,000 to the university through the McNeese Foundation for the Alfred Cochran Civil Engineering Scholarship.

On hand for the presentation are from left: Dr. Nikos Kiritsis, dean of the college of engineering and computer science, Cochran and McNeese President Dr. Philip Williams.












McNeese Foundation Receives Donation from American Press Foundation


The American Press Foundation has given $15,000 to the McNeese State University Foundation to establish the Lake Charles American Press Scholarship in Visual Arts. The scholarship was established with the proceeds of the McNeese Visual Arts Calendar that was produced by the American Press.

The Shearman family - which owns the American Press - has also established the Shearman Research Grant Endowment and the Library Shearman Grant Endowment through the McNeese Foundation with gifts totaling over $500,000. At the presentation are from left to right: William E. Rose, McNeese Foundation Board of Directors member; Thomas B. Shearman III, president of the American Press Foundation; and Lisa Reinauer, art professor in the McNeese Department of Visual Arts.


Banners at McNeese Receives Donation from Union Pacific

Banners at McNeese State University is annually supported by donations from area corporate sponsors. Union Pacific donated $10,000 for the 2017 Banners season. On hand for the presentation, from left, are Patricia Prudhomme, director of Banners at McNeese, George Swift, President/CEO of the Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance, Drew Tessier, public affairs director with Union Pacific, and Avon Knowlton, executive vice president with the Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance.


McNeese Foundation Receives Donation from Dr. and Mrs. David Buttross, Jr.

Dr. and Mrs. David Buttross Jr. have given $104,500 to the McNeese State University Foundation since December 2014.

Seven endowed scholarships have been established with the donation: the Edward and Ernest Buttross School of Business Scholarship; the Joe and Al Buttross Scholarship in Mass Communication; the George and Lily Abraham School of Business Scholarship; the Dr. and Mrs. David Buttross Jr. Pre-Med Scholarship; the Dr. and Mrs. David Buttross Jr. Health Management Scholarship - this is the first scholarship established for this new program; Dr. and Mrs. David Buttross Jr. Scholarship in Music #1; and Dr. and Mrs. David Buttross Jr. Scholarship in Music #2. On hand for the presentation are Richard Reid, left, vice president for university advancement and executive vice president for the McNeese Foundation, and Dr. and Mrs. David Buttross Jr.


McNeese Foundation Receives Donation for Women's Golf Program

The McNeese State University Foundation has received $10,000 in donations for the 2016 Cowgirl Tee Time Roundup benefiting the McNeese women's golf program. Dr. Larry Stewart gave $5,000 and Solar Supply Inc. gave $5,000. Tournament officials announced this year that the tournament will be renamed the Roxie Stewart Memorial Golf Tournament in memory of Roxie Stewart, Stewart's wife.

On hand for the presentation are, from left, Stewart, Richard Reid, vice president for university advancement and executive vice president for the McNeese Foundation, Willie Mount, vice president for the McNeese Foundation Board of Directors, Ron Dingler, president of Solar Supply Inc., and Mike Fluty, McNeese women's golf coach.


McNeese at Banners receives donation from Knight Media Printing

Banners at McNeese State University is annually supported by donations from area corporate sponsors. Knight Media Printing has recently donated $5,000 to Banners at McNeese. On hand for the donation are, from left, Krickett Schmidt, Knight Media marketing/sales coordinator, Chuck Ehlers, Knight Media president and CEO, and Patricia Prudhomme, Banners director.




McNeese receives scholarship donation from W.R. Grace Foundation

The W.R. Grace Foundation has donated $5,000 to McNeese State University through the McNeese Foundation. The donation will be divided between the colleges of business and engineering and computer science. At the presentation are from left to right: Dr. Nikos Kiritsis, dean of engineering and computer science, Jennifer Couste, Grace plant controller,

Richard H. Reid, vice president for university advancement and executive vice president for the McNeese Foundation, Hyun Brossett, Grace assistant plant manager, and Dr. Musa Essayyad, dean of business.



McNeese receives donation from Coca-Cola


Lake Charles Coca-Cola Bottling Co. has donated $10,000 to McNeese State University for endowed student scholarships. The company has established six endowed Coca-Cola scholarships through the McNeese Foundation. On hand for the presentation are from left: Ken Francis, sales center manager for Lake Charles Coca-Cola, Richard H. Reid, vice president for university advancement and executive vice president for the McNeese Foundation, and Blaine Royer, on-premise sales manager for Lake Charles Coca-Cola.


McNeese receives scholarship donation from First Federal Bank

First Federal Bank of Louisiana has donated $5,000 to McNeese State University through the McNeese Foundation for the C. Marshall Abadie Memorial Scholarship fund it established in 1988. Donations to the scholarship fund now exceed $100,000. On hand for the donation are, from left, Charles V. Timpa, president and CEO of First Federal Bank and a Foundation board member, Leslie Harless, vice president and marketing director of First Federal Bank, and Richard Reid, vice president for university advancement and executive vice president for the Foundation. 


AT&T Donation for Engineering Scholarships at McNeese

AT&T recently donated $15,000 through the McNeese State University Foundation to establish 10 engineering scholarships in the College of Engineering and Computer Science for eligible undergraduate students seeking a bachelor’s degree in engineering with a focus on either chemical, civil, electrical or mechanical engineering.

On hand for the presentation are, from left, McNeese President Dr. Philip Williams; Richard H. Reid; vice president for university advancement and executive vice president for the McNeese Foundation; Britt Guillory, AT&T employee sponsorship program sales executive; Jan Waguespack, AT&T client solutions executive, and state Sens. Dan W. "Blade" Morrish (R-Jennings) and Ronnie Johns (R-Sulphur).



Lake Charles Toyota Donation to McNeese KBYS


Lake Charles Toyota has donated $5,000 to the McNeese State University Foundation for the operation of McNeese’s radio station KBYS located at 88.3 FM. On hand for the presentation are from left: McNeese President Dr. Philip Williams, Lake Charles Toyota owner Philip Tarver and Chad Thibodeaux, McNeese’s chief information technology officer and KBYS general manager.



Gray Memorial Scholarship Established at McNeese

Dr. Rosemary Gray and her son, William S. Bundy II, have donated $10,000 to establish the Janie Vincent Turner Gray Memorial Scholarship through the McNeese State University Foundation. The scholarship will be open to freshmen and sophomores majoring in education who are active members of the McNeese Student Government Association and who are committed to promoting inclusion, diversity and equal opportunity.

The scholarship honors Gray’s mother and Bundy’s grandmother. Gray retired from McNeese in 2011 as the vice president for special services and equity. Bundy is a former teacher at Oak Park Elementary and is third grade department chair and reading and language arts teacher in the Houston area. On hand for the presentation are from left Richard H. Reid, vice president for university advancement and executive vice president for the McNeese Foundation, Bundy, Gray and McNeese President Dr. Philip Williams. For information on contributing to the Janie Vincent Turner Gray Memorial Scholarship, contact the McNeese Foundation at 337-475-5588.


Vallee Donation to McNeese

The McNeese State University Foundation has received a $7,000 donation from Joan E. Vallee to establish the Joan E. Vallee Honors College Scholarship to be awarded to students in the McNeese Honors College program, which was designed for highly motivated students with strong academic backgrounds. Vallee was the first Honors College director.

On hand for the presentation are from left Dr. Scott Goins, current director of the Honors College and head of the Department of English and Foreign Languages, Vallee and Dr. Jeanne Daboval, provost and vice president for academic and student affairs.


Citgo Donation to McNeese

Citgo Petroleum Corp. has presented a $35,000 donation to the McNeese State University Foundation for the Citgo Petroleum Professorship in Engineering No. 9.

On hand for the presentation are from left: Richard H. Reid, vice president for university advancement and executive vice president for the McNeese Foundation, Tomeu Vadell, Citgo’s vice president and general manager for the Lake Charles manufacturing complex, and Dr. Jacob Borden, assistant professor of chemical engineering at McNeese.

      

Market Basket Donation to McNeese

The Market Basket Foundation presentated a $10,000 donation to McNeese State University through the McNeese Foundation for the Market Basket Academic Scholarship. 

On hand for the presentation are, from left to right: Skylar Thompson, Market Basket president; Keith Dauterive, Market Basket senior vice president of buying and advertising; scholarship recipient Kassidy Conrad, Westlake early childhood education sophomore; Russell Saleme, Market Basket director of merchandising; and Steve Cormier, Market Basket senior vice president of retail operations.


CB&I Scholarship Established at McNeese

CB&I of Lake Charles has presented a $15,000 donation to the McNeese State University Foundation to establish the endowed CB&I Engineering Scholarship in the McNeese College of Engineering. On hand for the presentation are from left: Roxie Boxie, Foundation Board of Directors member, Chris Fordham, plant manager at CB&I, and Dr. Nikos Kiritsis, college dean.



Pearson Scholarship Established at McNeese

The Harold Pearson Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established at McNeese State University with a donation of $15,247.39 from the estate of Harold L. Pearson through the McNeese Foundation. Pearson was a retired Calcasieu Parish school teacher who taught 30 years and he received both national and state teacher of the year awards. The scholarship will be awarded to students majoring in science and planning to teach high school chemistry or related subjects. Richard Reid, left, vice president for university advancement and executive vice president for the McNeese Foundation, accepts the donation from Pearson’s sister, Faye Pearson, who is a 1962 McNeese graduate in education.

      

Civil Engineering Scholarship Established at McNeese

Al Cochran, a 1965 engineering graduate of McNeese State University, has donated $20,000 to the university through the McNeese Foundation to establish the Alfred Cochran Civil Engineering Scholarship. 

On hand for the presentation are from left: McNeese President Dr. Philip Williams, Cochran, Patricia Prebula, president of the Foundation’s board of directors, and Dr. Nikos Kiritsis, dean of the college of engineering.



Merrill Lynch Makes Donation to McNeese

The Merrill Lynch Invitational Golf Tournament, co-sponsored with the McNeese State University Alumni Association, recently donated $75,000 through the McNeese Foundation for endowed scholarships for student-athletes whose major is in the College of Business and $5,317.23 for the Cowboy football program for a total of $80,317.23. 

On hand for the presentation are from left: Dr. Daryl Burckel, McNeese professor of accounting, Barbara Bailey, alumni association president, McNeese Athletics Director Bruce Hemphill and Mike Eason, resident director of Merrill Lynch Lake Charles.



Rick and Donna Richard Make Donation to McNeese

McNeese State University has received a $135,000 donation from Rick and Donna Richard of Lake Charles to establish an accounting scholarship for students and an endowed professorship as part of the McNeese 75 for 75 Anniversary Campaign through the McNeese Foundation.

On hand for the presentation are from left Richard Reid, vice president for university advancement and executive vice president for the McNeese Foundation, Rick and Donna Richard and McNeese President Dr. Philip Williams.


Rotary Donates to McNeese

The Greater Lake Charles Rotary Club recently donated $12,500 from the proceeds of its annual auction to McNeese State University for the Greater Lake Charles Rotary Scholarship Fund, which was established with the McNeese Foundation in 1992.

On hand for the presentation are from left to right: Frank Webb, Rotary president, Jennifer Leger, gift planning and research specialist with the McNeese Foundation and a Rotary member, and Sean Vidrine, Rotary auction chair.


McNeese Receives Donation for Cormier Scholarship

Barbara and DePorres Cormier of Stone Mountain, Ga., have donated $15,000 through the McNeese Foundation to establish the Melvin J. and Theresa Cormier Sr. Scholarship at McNeese State University in memory of DePorres’ late parents. Both McNeese graduates, DePorres received a bachelor’s degree in management (1980) and a master of business administration degree (1981) and Barbara received a bachelor’s degree in finance (1981). On hand for the presentation, from left, are Ralynn Castete, McNeese director of scholarships, DePorres and Barbara Cormier, and their son, Jacque-Corey Cormier.


McNeese Receives Donation for Ieyoub Scholarship

Family, friends and former students of Dr. Kalil P. Ieyoub have established the Dr. Kalil P. Ieyoub Scholarship in Science with a $12,591.25 donation through the McNeese State University Foundation to honor his 48 years of service at McNeese as a retired chemistry professor, chemistry department head, dean of the college of science and vice president for administration and student affairs. He was also honored by the university with Professor Emeritus status. 

On hand for the presentation, from left, are Gretchel Grout, Kalil Ieyoub, daughter Allison Davis, sons Chris and John Ieyoub, and daughter Laura Yonich.


McNeese Receives Donations for History Professorship and Scholarships

Dr. and Mrs. Thomas D. Watson have given $75,000 to the McNeese Foundation to establish the Thomas D. Watson History Professorship and the Thomas D. Watson History Scholarship at McNeese State University. On hand for the presentation are from left, Dr. Michael Smith, McNeese assistant professor of history, and Dr. and Mrs. Watson. Dr. Watson is a retired professor and head of the history department at McNeese.





Banners at McNeese Receives Donation


Banners at McNeese State University is annually supported by donations from area corporate sponsors. Knight Media Printing has donated $7,500 to Banners.

On hand for the donation are, from left, Patricia Prudhomme, Banners director, and Knight Media Printing representatives Krickett Schmidt, marketing/sales coordinator, and Chuck Ehlers, president and CEO.

 


McNeese Band Receives Travel Donation to LSU Football Game

 
Citgo Petroleum Corp. has presented a $5,000 donation to the McNeese State University Pride of McNeese Marching Band travel fund through the McNeese Foundation in support of the band's attendance at the McNeese-LSU football game in Tiger Stadium on Sept. 5.
 
On hand for this presentation are from left: McNeese band members Sarah Thomas, junior education major from Orange, Texas, and Matthew Duplantis, a junior music education major from Houma, Dr. Jay Jacobs, McNeese director of bands, and Dana Keel, Citgo's government and public affairs manager for the Lake Charles manufacturing complex.
 
 
McNeese Receives Donation from Judge D. Kent Savoie
 
McNeese State University has received a donation from Third Circuit Court of Appeal Judge D. Kent Savoie as part of the Cy Pres Award from the Chem Waste Class Action Settlement Fund.
 
On hand for the presentation are from left Wells Watson, one of the attorneys for the plantiffs, McNeese State University President Dr. Philip Williams, Savoie, state Sen. Ronnie Johns and Robbie Morgan, special master who provided pre-trial and trial assistance to Savoie as well as with research and distribution of funds to affected parties.
 
 
McNeese Receives Phillips 66 Donation
 
Phillips 66 has donated $25,000 to the McNeese State University College of Engineering through the McNeese Foundation. On hand for the donation are, from left, Phillips 66 representatives Laurie Hatton, human resource business partner, Lake Charles refinery, Jennifer Campbell, senior adviser for engineering recruiting, and Thad Satterfield, director of university relations, and Dr. Nikos Kiritsis, college dean, and McNeese President Philip C. Williams.
 
 
 
 
 
Iowa Couple Donates to McNeese
 
Iowa residents Joe and Lucille Foreman donated $15,000 to McNeese State University through the McNeese Foundation to establish the Asa Joseph "Joe” and Lucille B. Foreman Scholarship.
 
This scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior from Iowa High School. On hand for the presentation are from left Marianne White, McNeese planned giving coordinator, and Lucille and Joe Foreman.
 
 
 
 
Market Basket Foundation Donates to McNeese
 
The Market Basket Foundation presented a $10,000 donation to McNeese State University through the McNeese Foundation for the Market Basket Academic Scholarship.
 
On hand for the presentation are, from left to right: Russell Saleme, Market Basket director of merchandising; Skylar Thompson, Market Basket president; Ralynn Castete, McNeese director of scholarships; Steve Cormier, Market Basket senior vice president director of retail operations; and Keith Dauterive , Market Basket senior vice president director of advertising and buying.
 
 
 
McNeese Receives Donation for Accounting Scholarship
 
Powell Smith presented a $15,000 donation to McNeese State University to establish the Powell Smith Scholarship in Accounting through the McNeese Foundation.
 
On hand for the presentation are, from left, McNeese President Philip Williams, Smith, Kristi Remy, Rick Richard, chair of the McNeese Foundation's 75th anniversary campaign, and Dr. Bruce Swindle, McNeese accounting professor.
 
 
 
Pitt Grill Donation to McNeese
 
Pitt Grill Inc. has donated $6,036.06 to the McNeese State University Foundation to establish the Pitt Grill Business Scholarship.
 
At the presentation are from left to right Bob King, president/owner of Pitt Grill Inc., Richard H. Reid, vice president for university advancement and executive vice president for the McNeese Foundation, and Rob King, vice president of Pitt Grill Inc.
 
 
 
 
 
Godwin Donation to McNeese
 
Retired Judge Fred R. Godwin donated $25,000 to McNeese State University through the McNeese Foundation to establish the Jeaneal White Godwin Memorial Recruiting fund.
 
The fund will assist the McNeese Office of Admissions and Recruiting with its recruiting efforts. Godwin, left, presented the donation to Kara Smith, director of admissions and recruiting.
 
 
 
 
 
Grace Donates to McNeese Foundation
 
The W.R. Grace Foundation has donated $6,000 to McNeese State University through the McNeese Foundation. The donation will be divided between the colleges of business and engineering.
 
At the presentation are from left to right: David Rentrop, Grace operations director, Dr. Musa Essayyad, dean of business, Dr. Nikos Kiritsis, dean of engineering, and Jennifer Couste, Grace plant controller.  
 
 
 
City Savings Bank Donation
 
City Savings Bank presented a $15,000 donation to McNeese State University for the City Savings Bank and Trust Scholarship established through the McNeese Foundation.
 
On hand for the presentation are, from left, Robie Touchette, City Savings Bank president, Richard Reid, vice president for university advancement and executive vice president for the McNeese Foundation, Babs Bloom, City Savings Bank chief operations officer , and John Marcello, City Savings Bank chief lending officer.
 
 
Greater Lake Charles Rotary Club Donation
 
The Greater Lake Charles Rotary Club recently donated $10,000 from the proceeds of its annual auction to McNeese State University for the Greater Lake Charles Rotary Scholarship Fund, which was established with the McNeese Foundation in 1992. 
 
On hand for the presentation are from left to right: Dr. Richard Churchman, Rotary board member, Marymarc Armstrong, past Rotary president, Richard Reid, vice president for university advancement and executive vice president of the McNeese Foundation, and Carmen Million, Rotary board member.
 
 
Coca-Cola Donates to McNeese
 
Lake Charles Coca-Cola Bottling Co. has donated $10,000 to McNeese State University for endowed student scholarships. The company has established six endowed Coca-Cola scholarships through the McNeese Foundation.
 
On hand for the presentation are from left: Ken Francis, division vice president for Lake Charles Coca-Cola, McNeese President Dr. Philip Williams, and Blaine Royer, on-premise manager for Lake Charles Coca-Cola.
 
 
 
McNeese Receives Contractors Educational Trust Fund Donation
 
The Contractor's Educational Trust Fund has donated $120,000 through the McNeese State University Foundation to establish two endowed professorships in the College of Engineering.
 
On hand for the presentation are, from left, Dr. Jay Uppot, McNeese professor of civil engineering, Lee Mallett of Mallett Buildings, Courtney Fenet of R.E. Heidt Construction, Greg Weston of Arthur J. Gallagher, committee chair of the Contractor's Educational Trust Fund, and McNeese President Dr. Philip C. Williams.       
 
 
Nutcracker Donation to McNeese Foundation 
The Artistic Advisory Committee of Nutcracker 2013 has donated $23,059.30 to the McNeese State University Department of Performing Arts through the McNeese Foundation. "The Nutcracker” returned to the Lake Area in December – for the first time since Hurricane Rita - to celebrate its 50th anniversary and to raise funds to support the department.
 
On hand for the presentation are from left: Kristin Draper, Amy Honeycutt Sonnier, Libby McCreedy Richards, Richard Reid, vice president for university advancement and executive vice president of the McNeese Foundation, Dr. Michael Buckles, head of the performing arts department, Libby Tete Looney and Colleen Cannon Benoit.
 
 
McNeese Receives Donation for Engineering Scholarships
 
Brask Inc. recently donated $15,000 through the McNeese State University Foundation to establish the Brask Inc. Engineering Scholarship in the College of Engineering. Through the "15 Will Get You 20” endowed scholarship matching program, the Foundation will add $5,000 to the donation for a total of $20,000 for the engineering scholarship.
 
On hand for the presentation are, from left, Dr. Pankaj Chandra, professor of mechanical engineering, Bal Sareen, president of Brask Inc., Richard Reid, vice president for university advancement and executive vice president for the McNeese Foundation, and Dr. Nikos Kiritsis, engineering dean.
 
 
McNeese SHRM Student Chapter Donation to McNeese Foundation

The McNeese student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management has raised $10,000 over the past three years – instead of an initial 10-year pledge - to endow the McNeese SHRM Student Chapter Scholarship for Human Resources through the McNeese Foundation. Fundraisers have included collaborating with the History Channel’s Swamp People to sell raffle tickets for autographs and paraphernalia, selling Popeye’s red beans and rice dinners and hosting its annual SHRM Leadership Conference that is sponsored by Lake Area businesses. The SHRM student chapter has been recognized as one of the top 10 Outstanding Student Chapters in the nation for two consecutive years. On hand for the presentation are from left: Dr. Susie Cox, faculty adviser; Jessica High, past president; Ashley Freeman, past fundraising chair; Patrick Hardey, president; and Jared Langlois, past president.


Sasol Donation to McNeese College of Engineering

Sasol recently donated $15,000 through the McNeese State University Foundation to the McNeese College of Engineering for its endowment campaign. 

On hand for the presentation are, from left, Patricia Prebula, president-elect of the McNeese Foundation Board of Directors, Paul Hippman, manager, Sasol, Lake Charles Chemical Complex, and Dr. Nikos Kiritsis, engineering dean.




Donation to McNeese Foundation

Charles Viccellio has donated $15,000 to the McNeese State University Foundation to create the Joanna Steele Viccellio Scholarship for Business Majors in honor of his wife, Joanna. Both Joanna and McNeese will turn 75 this September. 

On hand for the birthday presentation are from left: Charles, Joanna and Richard Reid, vice president for university advancement and executive vice president for the McNeese Foundation. 




Entergy Donates to McNeese Banners

Banners at McNeese State University is annually supported by donations from area corporate sponsors. 

Entergy has donated $10,000 for the 2014 Banners program. Chip Arnould Jr., left, Entergy regional customer service manager, presents the donation to Patricia Prudhomme, Banners director.

 



Donation to McNeese Tennis Team

A fundraiser for the McNeese State University tennis team recently held at Gray Plantation’s Sports Club brought in $39,000. Title sponsors of the 2013 tennis tournament fundraiser were the Stockwell Sievert Law Firm and Nissan of Lake Charles along with an anonymous donor. 

On hand for the presentation are from left: Devin Thomas, Graywood general manager, Harry Hank, tennis supporter, Danielle Steinberg, head coach of McNeese tennis, and Amanda Prejean, event coordinator at Graywood.


Donation to McNeese KBYS Radio Station

The McNeese State University Mavericks donated $5,000 to the McNeese Foundation for the McNeese radio station KBYS located at 88.3 FM that will be launched in 2014. 

On hand for the presentation are from left: Alan Dickerson, network system analyst and KBYS planning committee member; Chad Thibodeaux, chief information technology officer and KBYS planning committee member; and Rollenda McCown, McNeese Mavericks chairman.


Market Basket Makes Donation to McNeese

The Market Basket Foundation presented a $10,000 donation to the McNeese State University Foundation for Market Basket scholarships. 

On hand for the presentation are from left to right: Russell Saleme, director of merchandising; Steve Cormier, senior vice president of retail operations; Richard H. Reid, vice president for university advancement and executive vice president for the McNeese Foundation; Skylar Thompson, president; and Keith Dauterive, senior vice president of buying and advertising.


Turner Industries Donates to McNeese

Turner Industries gave $2,500 to the Louisiana Environmental Research Center at McNeese State University through the McNeese Foundation. 

LERC was established in 1990 for the purpose of conducting research focused on environmental issues and problems of importance to Southwest Louisiana and the Gulf of Mexico region and to provide information and data to other state and national agencies, researchers and industry. On hand for the presentation are from left: David Franks, senior vice president of Turner Industries; Janet Woolman, executive director for LERC; and Ben Bourgeois, business development and human resources director of Turner Industries.

Citgo Donation to McNeese Engineering

Citgo Petroleum Corp. has presented a $35,000 donation to the McNeese State University Foundation for the Citgo Petroleum Professorship in Engineering No. 8.

On hand for the presentation are from left: McNeese President Dr. Philip Williams, Tomeu Vadell, Citgo’s vice president and general manager for the Lake Charles manufacturing complex, Dana Keel, Citgo’s government and public affairs manager, Dr. Nikos Kiritsis, dean of the McNeese college of engineering, and Richard H. Reid, vice president for university advancement and executive vice president for the McNeese Foundation.

KMI Donation to Banners at McNeese

Banners at McNeese State University is annually supported by donations from area corporate sponsors. Knight Media Inc. has donated $5,000 to Banners. 

On hand for the donation are, from left, Patricia Prudhomme, Banners director, Chris Ehlers, KMI chief operating officer, and Allen Jarvis, KMI chief financial officer.




Cops and Jocks Donation to McNeese

Cops and Jocks has donated $30,000 to the McNeese State University Foundation for the Don Dixon and Alan Heisser Academic Scholarship #2 and the Don Dixon and Alan Heisser Law Enforcement Scholarship #6
. 

The funds for the scholarships were raised at the recent Cops and Jocks golf tournament held at L’Auberge Casino Resort. On hand for the presentation are from left: Willie Landry Mount, McNeese Foundation board member, Alan Heisser, Cops and Jocks, William Belcher, director of resort services at L’Auberge Casino Resort, Don Dixon, Cops and Jocks, and John Rudd, Cops and Jocks.


Grace Foundation Donation to McNeese

The W.R. Grace Foundation has donated $6,000 to McNeese State University through the McNeese Foundation to be divided between the McNeese colleges of business and engineering. 

At the presentation are, from left, David Rentrop, Grace operations director, Dr. Nikos Kiritsis, engineering dean, Dr. Musa Essayyad, business dean, and Jennifer Couste, Grace southeast regional
controller.


Lake Charles Toyota Donates to KBYS Radio Station

Lake Charles Toyota has donated $5,000 to the McNeese State University Foundation for the operation of the new McNeese radio station KBYS located at 88.3 FM that will be launched in 2014. 

On hand for the presentation are from left: Jeremy Nunnally, Lake Charles Toyota customer relations manager, Corey Tarver, Lake Charles Toyota sales manager, and Jennifer Pitre, gift planning and donor research specialist with the McNeese Foundation









Cops and Jocks Makes Donation to McNeese Athletics

Cops and Jocks has donated $15,000 to McNeese athletics through the McNeese Foundation - $12,500 for football and $2,500 for women’s golf – from its recent golf tournament held at L’Auberge Casino Resort. 

On hand for the presentation are from left: McNeese Head Football Coach Matt Viator, McNeese Head Women’s Golf Coach Mike Fluty, McNeese Athletics Director Bruce Hemphill, Alan Heisser, Cops and Jocks, William Belcher, director of resort services at L’Auberge Casino Resort, John Rudd, Cops and Jocks, and Don Dixon, Cops and Jocks.

Westlake Chemical Makes Donation to McNeese

Westlake Chemical has donated $5,000 to the McNeese State University College of Engineering through the McNeese Foundation for the college’s engineering endowment campaign. 

On hand for the presentation are from left: Joe Andrepont, senior community affairs representative at Westlake Chemical, Dr. Nikos Kiritsis, dean of the college, Wayne Ahrens, plant manager at Westlake Chemical, and Richard H. Reid, vice president for university advancement and executive vice president of the foundation.


Dr. Unkel Scholarship Established at McNeese

The Dr. Patrick J. Unkel Scholarship has been established by family, friends and colleagues in honor of longtime Lake Charles pediatrician Dr. Patrick J. Unkel through the McNeese State University Foundation. To date, $26, 500 in donations have been made, with the McNeese Foundation providing $5,000 in matching funds making this a total donation of $31,500. 

On hand for the donation are from left: Dr. Mark Wygoda, head of the McNeese Biology and Health Sciences Department, Unkel and Fay Ashby,  who was instrumental in establishing this scholarship.


Angels of Southwest Louisiana Make Donation to McNeese

The Angels of Southwest Louisiana organization has donated $5,000 through the McNeese State University Foundation to sponsor the second Business Pitch competition hosted by McNeese and theSouthwest Louisiana Entrepreneurial and EconomicDevelopment (SEED)Center. The group gave $4,000 for the inaugural competition in April, bringing the total donation to $9,000. 

Winners were selected in the competition and awarded $1,000 and six months free rent at the SEED Center and access to expert advice. 

On hand for the donation are (from left to right): Ron McGinley, managing director for the Angles of Southwest Louisiana; 2013 Business Pitch winners Ben Nguyen, community division; Derek Champagne, college division; Matthew Lundmark and Tyson Queen, technology division; and Dr. Keith Credo, assistant professor of management and Business Pitch competition coordinator. This year’s winners were all McNeese students or alumni.

Sasol North America Makes Donation to McNeese

Sasol North America Inc. recently donated $15,000 through the McNeese State University Foundation to be divided between the McNeese College of Engineering, with $12,500 for the college’s endowment campaign, and the Department of Chemistry and Physics, with $2,500 for chemistry. On hand for the presentation are, from left, Dr. Philip Williams, McNeese president, Paul Hippman, manager, U.S. Operations, Sasol North America, and Dr. Nikos Kiritsis, engineering dean.


McNeese Foundation Receives Planned Gift

Fred J. Dayley has established a planned gift through the McNeese State University Foundation to fund the Fred J. Dayley Endowed Scholarship in support of a Vinton High School graduate. 

Discussing the gift, from left, are Jennifer Pitre, McNeese gift planning and research specialist, Dayley and Marianne White, McNeese planned giving coordinator.




McNeese Banners Receive KMI Donation

The McNeese State University Banners Cultural Season is annually supported by donations from area corporate sponsors. Knight Media Printing Inc. has donated $5,000 to Banners. 

On hand for the donation are, from left, Patricia Prudhomme, Banners director, Chris Ehlers, KMI chief operating officer, and Chuck Ehlers, KMI president and CEO.




McNeese Alumni Association Makes Scholarship Donations
 
The McNeese State University Alumni Association has donated $35,000 to establish the McNeese Alumni Association Scholarship #6 and the McNeese Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship #7 through the McNeese Foundation.
 
On hand for the presentation are, from left, McNeese President Dr. Philip C. Williams, Blake McCaskill, alumni association president, and Richard H. Reid, vice president for university advancement and executive vice president for the foundation.
 
 
 
 
  
McNeese Accounting Receives McElroy, Quirk & Burch Donation
 
McElroy, Quirk & Burch of Lake Charles has donated $2,000 to the McNeese State University Foundation for the McNeese accounting program in the Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics in the College of Business.
 
On hand for the donation are, from left, Mollie Broussard, McElroy, Quirk & Burch director, Dr. Bruce Swindle, department head, and Jason Guillory, also a McElroy, Quirk & Burch director.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
McNeese Foundation Receives Planned Gift
 
Dr. Eric A. Sanders, a 2010 McNeese State University graduate, has established a planned gift through the McNeese Foundation to support the Theresa Sanders Memorial Scholarship.
 
Discussing the gift, from left, are Sheila Sanders and Dr. Sanders, with their daughters, Megan, 5, and Maya, 7, with Marianne White, McNeese planned giving coordinator.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
McNeese Receives Donation from Greater Lake Charles Rotary Club
 
The Greater Lake Charles Rotary Club recently donated $10,000 from the proceeds of its annual auction to McNeese State University for the Greater Lake Charles Rotary Scholarship Fund, which was established with the McNeese Foundation in 1992.
 
To date, the club has donated almost $460,000 for the endowed scholarship. On hand for the presentation are from left to right: Vickie Wicks, Rotary benefit chair, McNeese President Dr. Philip C. Williams and Anne Miller, Rotary president.
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
McNeese Receives Donation for KBYS Radio Station
 
Mrs. Ada Vincent has donated $25,000 to the McNeese State University Foundation for the operation of the new McNeese radio station KBYS located at 88.3 FM that will be launched in 2014. The non-profit radio station will be supported by volunteers from McNeese and the community and programming will include several music formats, information about McNeese cultural events, news and announcements related to weather and road conditions.
 
On hand for the presentation are from left: Richard Reid, vice president for university advancement and executive vice president for the McNeese Foundation, Vincent and McNeese President Dr. Philip C. Williams.  
  
  
McNeese Receives Donation for Nelly Bernard Scholarship
 
Dale Bernard, a retired State Farm agent, has given $15,000 to McNeese State University for the Nelly Bernard Scholarship he established in memory of his late wife, Nelly, through the McNeese Foundation. This donation includes a matching gift from State Farm.
 
Once a donation reaches $15,000 it qualifies for $5,000 in matching funds from the foundation and now the total gift is $20,000. The scholarship is designated for a student-athlete majoring in education professions.
 
On hand for the presentation are, from left, Richard Reid, vice president for university advancement and executive vice president for the McNeese Foundation, Bernard and Tommy McClelland, McNeese athletics director.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
McNeese Receives Planned Gift
 
Lt. Col. Henry D. Doiron, a 1946 McNeese State University graduate, has established a planned gift through the McNeese Foundation to support the McNeese Alumni Association.
 
Discussing the gift, from left, are Marianne White, McNeese planned giving coordinator, Doiron and Stephanie Clark, McNeese assistant alumni affairs director.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
McNeese Rodeo Receives Donation
 
Dr. and Mrs. Thomas D. Watson have given $9,000 to the McNeese Foundation to establish the Carol and Tom Watson Rodeo Scholarship at McNeese State University.
 
On hand for the presentation are from left, Dr. and Mrs. Watson, McNeese rodeo coach Justin Browning and Richard H. Reid, vice president for university advancement and executive vice president for the McNeese Foundation.
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
KMI Makes Donation to McNeese Banners
 
The McNeese State University Banners Cultural Season is annually supported by donations from area corporate sponsors. Knight Media Printing Inc. has donated $5,000 to Banners.
 
On hand for the donation are, from left, Chuck Ehlers, president and CEO of KMI, Amanda Stephens, KMI marketing coordinator, and Patricia Prudhomme, Banners director.
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
Firestone Donation to McNeese
 
Firestone Polymers LLC has donated $7,500 to the McNeese Foundation for the McNeese State University College of Engineering and Engineering Technology's engineering endowment campaign.
 
On hand for the donation are, from left, Dr. Nikos Kiritsis, dean of the college, Gene Lavengco, Firestone Polymers plant manager, and Ryan Navarre, McNeese Foundation Board of Directors member.
 
 
 
 
 
  
Axiall Corporation Makes Donation to McNeese
 
Axiall Corp. has donated $5,000 to McNeese State University through the McNeese Foundation to be divided between the colleges of business and engineering and engineering technology.

On hand for the donation are, from left, Dr. Musa Essayyad, dean of the college of business, Dr. Nikos Kiritsis, dean of the college of engineering and engineering technology, Jon Manns, Axiall plant manager, and Patricia Prebula, vice president of the McNeese Foundation Board of Directors.

 
  
  
  
Lake Charles Coca-Cola Donates to McNeese
 
Lake Charles Coca-Cola Bottling Co. has donated $10,000 to McNeese State University for endowed student scholarships. The company has established six endowed Coca-Cola scholarships through the McNeese Foundation, bringing its total donations to $90,000.
 
On hand for the presentation are from left: Blaine Royer, on-premise manager for Lake Charles Coca-Cola, Richard H. Reid, McNeese vice president for university advancement and executive vice president of the foundation, and Ken Francis, division vice president for Lake Charles Coca-Cola.
 
 
 
 
Axiall Corporation Makes Donation to McNeese Banners
 
The McNeese State University Banners Cultural Series is annually supported by donations from area corporate sponsors. Axiall Corp. donated $10,000 for this year's Banners Series.
 
Jon Manns, left, Axiall plant manager, presented the donation to Patricia Prudhomme, director of the Banners Cultural Series.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
McNeese Banners Donation
 
The McNeese State University Banners Cultural Series is annually supported by donations from area corporate sponsors. Southwest Beverage Co. Inc. has donated $10,000 to support the 2013 Banners Series. Ben Marriner, president of Southwest Beverage Co. Inc., presented the donation to Patricia Prudhomme, director of the Banners Cultural Series.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
Isle of Capri Makes Donation to McNeese Banners Cultural Series
 
The McNeese State University Banners Cultural Series is annually supported by donations from area corporate sponsors. The Isle of Capri Casino Hotel Lake Charles has donated $20,000 for the 2013 Banners Series.
 
Paul Hutchens, general manager of the Isle of Capri Casino Hotel, presented the donation to Patricia Prudhomme, director of the Banners Series.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
Citgo Makes Donation to McNeese Banners Cultural Series
 
The 2013 McNeese State University Banners Cultural Series includes 20 events this season and is annually supported by donations from area corporate sponsors.
 
Citgo has donated $20,000 for this year's Banners Series. Dana Keel, left, Citgo government and public affairs manager of the Lake Charles complex, presented the donation to Patricia Prudhomme, director of the Banners Cultural Series.
 
 
 
 
 
  
McNeese Banners Cultural Series Receives Donation from KMI
 
The McNeese State University Banners Cultural Series is annually supported by donations from area corporate sponsors. Knight Media Printing Inc. has donated $6,000 for the 2013 Banners Series.
 
On hand for the donation are, from left, Patricia Prudhomme, director of the Banners Cultural Series, Chuck Ehlers, president and CEO of KMI, and Amanda Stephens, KMI marketing coordinator.
  
  
  
  
  
First Federal Bank Donation to McNeese Foundation
 
First Federal Bank of Louisiana has donated $5,000 to McNeese State University through the McNeese Foundation for the C. Marshall Abadie Memorial Scholarship fund it established several years ago.
 
On hand for the donation are, from left, Charles V. Timpa, president and CEO of First Federal Bank and a Foundation board member, Leslie Harless, vice president and marketing director of First Federal Bank, and Dr. Musa Essayyad, dean of the McNeese College of Business.
 
 
 
 
  
CITGO Makes Donation to McNeese Foundation for Accounting and Finance Scholarships
 
CITGO Petroleum Corp. has presented a $5,000 donation to the McNeese State University Foundation for accounting/finance scholarships in the McNeese College of Business.
 
On hand for the donation are, from left, Rhonda Reed, Citgo senior auditor, Mickey Mancuso, Citgo human resources consultant, and Dr. Musa Essayyad, college dean.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
  
CITGO Makes Donation to McNeese Foundation for Chemical and Mechanical Engineering Scholarships
 
CITGO Petroleum Corp. has presented a $10,000 donation to the McNeese State University Foundation for chemical and mechanical engineering scholarships in the McNeese College of Engineering and Engineering Technology.
 
On hand for the donation are, from left, Dr. John Griffith Jr., professor and head of the engineering department, Mickey Mancuso, Citgo human resources consultant, and Tomeu Vadell, vice president and general manager for the Lake Charles Manufacturing Complex.
 
 
 
 
  
Westlake Chemical Makes Donation to McNeese College of Engineering & Engineering Technology
 
Westlake Chemical Corp. has donated $5,000 to the McNeese State University College of Engineering and Engineering Technology through the McNeese Foundation for the college's engineering endowment campaign.
 
On hand for the presentation are from left: Richard H. Reid, vice president for university advancement and executive vice president of the foundation, Wayne Ahrens, plant manager at Westlake Chemical, Dr. Nikos Kiritsis, dean of the college, and Joe Andrepont, senior community affairs representative at Westlake Chemical.
  
 
 
 
  
L'Auberge Makes Donation to McNeese Foundation
 
Pinnacle Entertainment Inc., the parent company of L'Auberge Casino Resort, recently donated $20,771 to the McNeese State University Foundation in support of Rouge et Blanc and the McNeese Banners Cultural Series.
 
 
L'Auberge has been a longtime supporter of Rouge et Blanc through financial donations and event participation. Pictured from left are: Patricia Prudhomme, Banners director, Keith W. Henson, L'Auberge; senior vice president and general manager, and Stephanie Miller, assistant food and beverage director.
 
 
 
  
McNeese Foundation Receives Donation for Academics from Cops & Jocks
 
Cops and Jocks has donated $30,000 to the McNeese State University Foundation for the Don Dixon and Alan Heisser Academic Scholarship and the Don Dixon and Alan Heisser Law Enforcement Scholarship #5.
 
The funds for the scholarships were raised at the recent Cops and Jocks golf tournament held at L'Auberge Casino Resort. On hand for the presentation are from left: Don Dixon, Richard H. Reid, vice president for university advancement and executive vice president of the McNeese Foundation, and Alan Heisser.
 
 
 
 
  
Citgo Makes Donation to McNeese
  
Citgo Petroleum Corp. has presented a $35,000 donation to the McNeese State University Foundation for engineering professorships. Citgo has established eight endowed engineering professorships at McNeese.
 
On hand for the presentation are from left: Tomeu Vadell, Citgo's general manager for engineering and technical services, Dana Keel, Citgo's government and public affairs manager, Dr. Nikos Kiritsis, dean of the McNeese college of engineering and engineering technology, Jennifer Pitre, planned giving and donor research specialist at McNeese, and McNeese President Dr. Philip Williams.
 
 
  
  
Sasol Donates to McNeese
 
Sasol North America Inc. recently donated $15,000 through the McNeese Foundation to be divided among the McNeese State University College of Engineering and Engineering Technology and the departments of chemistry and agricultural sciences for the funding of faculty research and equipment.
 
On hand for the presentation are, from left, Dr. Chip LeMieux, head of the Harold and Pearl Dripps Department of Agricultural Sciences, Dr. Ron Darbeau, head of the chemistry department, Mike Thomas, vice president of Sasol U.S. Operations, and Dr. Nikos Kiritsis, engineering and engineering technology dean.
  
  
  
  
City Savings Bank Makes Donation to McNeese
 
City Savings Bank presented a $15,000 donation to McNeese State University for the City Savings Bank and Trust Scholarship established through the McNeese Foundation.
 
Richard Reid, center, vice president of university advancement and executive vice president of the McNeese Foundation, accepts the donation from City Savings Bank representatives (from left to right): Barbara "Babs” Bloom, chief operations officer, Robie Touchette, president, Glen Bertrand, chief executive officer, and John Marcello, chief lending officer.
 
 
 
 
 
  
McNeese Alumni Association Donates to President's Development Fund
 
The McNeese State University Alumni Association has donated $15,000 to the President's Development Fund at McNeese. Dr. Ken Moss Jr., left, alumni president, presented the donation to McNeese President Dr. Philip Williams.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
Greater Lake Charles Rotary Club Makes Donation to McNeese
 
The Greater Lake Charles Rotary Club recently donated $15,000 from the proceeds of its annual auction to McNeese State University for the Greater Lake Charles Rotary Scholarship Fund, which was established with the McNeese Foundation in 1992.
 
To date, the club has donated almost $450,000 for the endowed scholarship. On hand for the presentation are from left to right: Marianne White, Rotary scholarship chair, McNeese President Dr. Philip Williams and Patricia Philmon, president of the Greater Lake Charles Rotary Club.
  
  
  
  
  
McNeese Alumni Association Donates Funds for Student Scholarships
  
The McNeese State University Alumni Association has donated $25,000 for its McNeese Alumni Scholarship Fund endowed through the McNeese Foundation.
 
Richard Reid, left, vice president of university advancement and executive vice president for the foundation, accepts the donation from Cheryl Fuselier, alumni past president. McNeese Photo
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
McNeese Receives Donation for McNeese Rodeo
 
Lake Charles businessman Robert Noland has given $724,500 to McNeese State University to establish six endowed rodeo scholarships through the McNeese Foundation.
 
On hand for the presentation are, from left, Justin Browning, rodeo coach, Jacquelyn Gregory, sophomore from Lamar, Mo., women's rodeo team member, Robert Noland, McNeese President Philip C. Williams, Dr. Chip LeMieux, head of the Harold and Pearl Dripps Department of Agricultural Sciences, and Jason Thomas, senior from Benton, Ark., men's rodeo team member.
 
 
 
  
  
McNeese Receives Donation from Coca-Cola for Student Scholarships
 
Lake Charles Coca-Cola Bottling Co. has donated $10,000 to McNeese State University for endowed scholarships for students. The company currently has six scholarships endowed through the McNeese Foundation.
 
On hand for the presentation are from left: Blaine Royer, on-premise sales manager for Lake Charles Coca-Cola, McNeese President Dr. Philip C. Williams, Ellen Raley, McNeese scholarship administrator, and Larry Stout, vice president for Lake Charles Coca-Cola.
 
 
 
  
  
McNeese Receives Donation from Grace Davison
 
Grace Davison has donated $6,000 to McNeese State University through the McNeese Foundation to be divided between the McNeese colleges of business and engineering and engineering technology.
 
At the presentation are, from left, Jennifer Couste, Grace Davison southwest regional controller, Dr. Banamber Mishra, interim business dean, Dr. Nikos Kiritsis, engineering and engineering technology dean, and David Rentrop, Grace Davison operations manager.
 
 
 
  
  
United Commercial Travelers Makes Donation to McNeese Burton College of Education
  
The United Commercial Travelers of America has given a $5,000 donation to the McNeese State University Foundation for the United Commercial Travelers of America Scholarship designated for special education majors.
 
On hand for the presentation are, from left, Lynn Miller, UCTA finance committee member, Dr. Wayne Fetter, dean of the Burton College of Education, and Ricky Blackwell, UCTA finance committee member.
 
 
 
 
 
  
  
McNeese Receives Hunter Donation for Endowed Scholarship
 
Calcasieu Parish District 5 Police Juror Nic Hunter has created a $50,000 endowed scholarship through the McNeese State University Foundation. Hunter has pledged the entirety of his Police Jury salary in addition to private funds to the scholarship.
 
"I had an amazing educational experience at McNeese, and McNeese is an irreplaceable part of who and where I am today," Hunter said. The Calcasieu Parish Police Jury District 5 Scholarship will be awarded to an academically qualified student majoring in history or liberal studies. Hunter's current term began in January 2012 and runs through 2015. On hand for the donation are from left McNeese Foundation board member Fred R. Godwin, Nic Hunter and McNeese President Philip C. Williams.
  
  
Entergy Makes Donation to McNeese Banners Cultural Series
 
The McNeese State University Banners Cultural Series is annually supported by donations from area corporate sponsors. Entergy donated $10,000 to support this year's series through the McNeese Foundation.
 
On hand for the presentation are, from left, Banners Director Mary Richardson, Richard H. Reid, vice president for university advancement and executive vice president for the foundation, and Chip Arnould, regional customer service manager for Entergy.
 
 
 
  
  
Delta Waterfowl Donation to McNeese
 
Delta Waterfowl, Gulf Coast Chapter, has donated $6,000 through the McNeese State University Foundation to the Harold & Pearl Dripps Agricultural Sciences Department - $5,000 will be used for research in the natural resource conservation management program and $1,000 will fund a student scholarship. Delta Waterfowl is the oldest duck conservation program in the United States and Canada and celebrated its 100th anniversary last year.
 
On hand for the donation are from left: Dr. Chip LeMieux, department head; Dr. David Kestel, Gulf Coast chapter president; McNeese President Dr. Philip C. Williams; Scott Broussard, Gulf Coast chapter treasurer, and Dr. Eddie Lyons, assistant professor of agriculture.
  
  
Firestone Makes Donation to McNeese
 
Firestone Polymers LLC has donated $7,500 to the McNeese Foundation for the McNeese State University College of Engineering and Engineering Technology's engineering endowment campaign.
 
On hand for the donation are, from left, Firestone Polymers representatives Gene Lavengco, plant manager, Bill Dutridge, controller, and Neal Coddington, engineering manager, and Dr. Nikos Kiritsis, dean of the college.
 
 
 
 
  
McNeese Receives Mackey Donation
 
Dr. and Mrs. Charles S. (Gail) Mackey have donated $5,000 to the Anita and Joe Tritico Performing Arts Scholarship/Tritico Theatre fundraising campaign at McNeese State University through the McNeese Foundation in memory of Charles' mother, Virginia Barnes, who was an active member in the early years of the Lake Charles Little Theater and worked with Rosa Hart on costumes and make-up.
 
On hand for the donation are from left: Joy Pace, McNeese theatre coordinator, Dr. and Mrs. Mackey, and Richard Reid, vice president for university advancement and executive vice president for the foundation.
 
 
  
  
KMI Makes Donation to McNeese Banners
 
The McNeese State University Banners Cultural Series is annually supported by donations from area corporate sponsors. Knight Media Printing Inc. has donated $6,000 for the 2012 Banners Series.
 
On hand for the donation are, from left, KMI representatives Natalie Clark, graphics coordinator, and Chuck Ehlers, president and CEO, and Mary Richardson, director of the McNeese Banners Series.
 
 
 
 
 
  
  
Barbe Donation Establishes McNeese Scholarship
 
Local businessman Beau Barbe has donated $20,060 to the McNeese State University Foundation to establish the Dr. Don Paul Barbe Pre-Med Scholarship.
 
Looking over the criteria for the endowed scholarship are, from left, his son, Louie Barbe IV, Beau Barbe, Marianne White, coordinator of planned giving and donor research for the foundation, and Dr. George Mead, dean of the College of Science.
 
 
 
  
  
McNeese Autism Program Receives Donation from Albertsons
 
McNeese State University's Autism Program was one of 60 organizations in six states that won grants in Albertson's LLC inaugural Community Partners Challenge.
 
The autism program was awarded a $7,500 grant from Albertsons through the McNeese Foundation. Organizations were invited to submit requests for grants ranging from $1,000 to $25,000 and the most-voted for programs online in various categories were awarded grants. In total, 1.8 million votes were cast in the 15 days that the challenge was open for voting.T
 
he Albertsons Community Partners program helps schools and non-profit organizations earn money for their programs when their supporters shop at Albertsons stores. On hand for the donation are from left: Gary Haines, Albertsons store manager, Tom Tuminello Sr., foundation board member, and Scott Williamson, autism program director.  
  
McNeese Visual Arts Department Receives Donation
 
The McNeese Department of Visual Arts has received a $1,000 donation from Associated Louisiana Artists Inc. Each year, the organization sponsors a fundraiser - Affaire D'Art – in support of the department, with the proceeds used to help fund student scholarships.
 
Larry Schuh, left, associate professor of art, accepts the donation from Anne Dentler of Associated Louisiana Artists. ALA operates Gallery by the Lake & the Creative Arts Center at 106 W. Pryce St.
 
 
 
  
  
Donation Presented to McNeese for Ray A. Todd Jr. Scholarship
 
A contribution of $30,000 has been made to the McNeese State University Foundation for the Ray A. Todd Jr. Scholarship. McNeese President Dr. Philip C. Williams, from left, accepts the donation from the Todd children: Elizabeth Todd Martel, Barham Todd and Louis Todd.
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
  
  
CITGO Presents Donation to McNeese College of Business
 
CITGO Petroleum Corp. has presented a $5,000 donation to the McNeese State University Foundation for accounting and finance scholarships in the McNeese College of Business.
 
On hand for the donation are (L-R) Aubrey White, McNeese Foundation Board of Directors member, Petula Glaspie, human resources consultant for CITGO, Rhonda Reed, senior corporate auditor for CITGO, and Dr. Banamber Mishra, interim dean of the College of Business.
  
  
  
KMI Makes Donation to McNeese Banners
 
The McNeese State University Banners Cultural Series is annually supported by donations from area corporate sponsors. Knight Media Printing Inc. has donated $7,000 for the Banners Series.
 
On hand for the donation are, from left, KMI representatives Betsy Granger, account executive, and Chuck Ehlers, president and CEO, and Mary Richardson, director of the McNeese Banners Series.
 
 
  
  
Zeb Johnson Scholarship Donation Made to McNeese
 
The Badge of Honor committee recently donated $25,000 to the McNeese State University Foundation for the Zeb Johnson Scholarship. The Badge of Honor committee made the donation in honor of Johnson, chief investigator in the Calcasieu Parish Coroner's Office, for his dedication to local law enforcement and McNeese.
 
The committee is made up of local law enforcement officials and friends of Johnson. On hand for the donation are, from left, Richard H. Reid, vice president for university advancement and executive vice president of the McNeese Foundation, John DeRosier, Calcasieu Parish District Attorney and Badge of Honor committee chair, and Johnson.
  
  
CITGO Makes Donation to McNeese Engineering
 
CITGO Petroleum Corp. has presented a $10,000 donation to the McNeese State University Foundation for chemical and mechanical engineering scholarships in the McNeese College of Engineering and Engineering Technology.
 
On hand for the donation are, from left, Petula Glaspie, human resources consultant at CITGO, Dr. Nikos Kiritsis, college dean, Tomeu Vadell, general manager for engineering and technical services at CITGO, and Aubrey White, McNeese Foundation Board of Directors member.
  
  
Westlake Chemical Makes Donation to McNeese
 
Westlake Chemical Corp. has donated $5,000 to the McNeese State University College of Engineering and Engineering Technology through the McNeese Foundation for the college's engineering endowment campaign.
 
From left are: Richard H. Reid, vice president for university advancement and executive vice president of the Foundation, Wayne Ahrens, plant manager at Westlake Chemical, Dr. Nikos Kiritsis, dean of the college, and Joe Andrepont, senior community affairs representative/facility security officer at Westlake Chemical.
  
  
Local Chapter of Society of Louisiana CPAs Makes Donation to McNeese
 
The Lake Charles Chapter of the Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants has given $1,000 to the McNeese State University Foundation for its Lake Charles Chapter of the Society of Louisiana CPAs Scholarship.
 
Pictured from left are: Eric Grueber, president of the Lake Charles Chapter; Marianne White, coordinator of planned giving and donor research at McNeese; Nick Langley, president-elect of the Lake Charles Chapter; and Blake Pitre, scholarship recipient and senior accounting major from Eunice.
  
  
First Federal Bank Gives Donation to McNeese
 
First Federal Bank of Louisiana has donated $5,000 to McNeese State University through the McNeese Foundation for the C. Marshall Abadie Memorial Scholarship Fund it established several years ago.
 
Richard H. Reid, center, McNeese vice president for university advancement and executive vice president for the Foundation, accepts the donation from Charles V. Timpa, left, president and CEO of First Federal Bank and a McNeese Foundation Board of Directors member, and Leslie Harless, vice president and marketing director of First Federal Bank.
 
  
  
PPG Makes Donation to McNeese
 
PPG Industries Inc. has donated $5,000 to McNeese State University through the McNeese Foundation to be divided between the McNeese colleges of business and engineering and engineering technology.
 
Jon Manns, center, plant manager for the Lake Charles complex of PPG Industries, presents the donation to McNeese Foundation Board of Directors member Patricia Prebula, left, and Dr. Nikos Kiritsis, dean of the college of engineering and engineering technology.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
  
McNeese Foundation Receives Buttross Donation
Dr. and Mrs. David Buttross Jr. have donated $10,000 to McNeese State University through the McNeese Foundation to establish the endowed David and Joyce Buttross Scholarship. The scholarship is designated for McNeese students majoring in pre-medicine.
 
Pictured from left are: McNeese President Dr. Philip Williams, Foundation Board of Directors President Bob Davidson, Joyce and David Buttross, and Vice President for University Advancement and Executive Vice President for the Foundation Richard Reid.
  
  
  
McNeese Receives Donation From Jeff Davis Bank
 
Dan L. Donald Jr., from left, chairman and chief executive officer for Jeff Davis Bank and Trust Company, Richard Reid, executive vice president of the McNeese State University Foundation, and Dr. Philip C. Williams, McNeese president, review the final documents to transfer ownership of the building and land that housed the former Racca Processing and Specialty Meats facility in Lacassine.
 
Funds to purchase the property came from a $775,000 Louisiana Hurricane Recovery/Economic Development Grant and a $110,000 donation from Jeff Davis Bank. The facility will undergo renovations and be used to expand the Harold and Pearl Dripps Agricultural Sciences Department at McNeese.
  
  
ConocoPhillips Donation to McNeese Process Plant Technology Program
 
ConocoPhillips has donated $5,000 for the process plant technology program in the college of engineering and engineering technology at McNeese State University through the McNeese Foundation.
 
Willie A. Tempton Jr., left, general manager for the ConocoPhillips Lake Charles Manufacturing complex, presents the donation to Dr. Nikos Kiritsis, college dean.
 
 
 
  
Sonny Watkins Athletic Scholarship Established at McNeese
 
The Sonny Watkins Athletic Scholarship was recently established with the McNeese State University Foundation with donations totaling $15,664.30 from friends and businesses in honor of Watkins, former athletics director, basketball coach and student-athlete in basketball at McNeese.
 
Looking over the criteria for the new scholarship are, from left, Watkins and Melissa Ellis Northcutt, director for university advancement operations and special events.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Calcasieu-Cameron Students With Orthopedic Disabilities Scholarship Established at McNeese
  
he Calcasieu-Cameron Association for Persons with Orthopedic Disabilities has established a $240,000 endowed scholarship - the Calcasieu-Cameron Students with Orthopedic Disabilities - with the McNeese State University Foundation.
 
McNeese President Dr. Philip Williams, seated center, accepts the donation from the association's president Pansy Skipper, seated left, and secretary Sondra Hodge, seated right, as Richard H. Reid, from left standing, vice president for university advancement and executive vice president of the McNeese Foundation, and Bob Davidson, president of the McNeese Foundation Board of Directors, look on.
  
CITGO Makes Donation to McNeese Foundation
 
CITGO Petroleum Corp. has presented a $35,000 donation to the McNeese State University Foundation for the endowed CITGO Petroleum Corporation Professorship in Engineering.
 
From left are: Eduardo Assef, vice president and general manager for the CITGO Lake Charles manufacturing complex, McNeese President Dr. Philip Williams, Dana Keel, CITGO interim government and public affairs manager, Dr. Nikos Kiritsis, dean of the McNeese College of Engineering and Engineering Technology, and Tomeu Vadell, CITGO general manager engineering and technical services.
 
  
Greater Lake Charles Rotary Club Makes Donation to McNeese
  
The Greater Lake Charles Rotary Club recently donated $12,500 from the proceeds of its annual auction to McNeese State University for the Greater Lake Charles Rotary Scholarship Fund, which was established with the McNeese Foundation in 1992.
 
Left to right: McNeese President Dr. Philip C. Williams, Boyace Harlan, past Rotary president, and Marianne White, Rotary scholarship chair.
 
  
  
  
Les Devall Scholarship Established at McNeese
 
The Coach Les DeVall Football Scholarship has been established at McNeese State University by Mrs. June DeVall in her husband’s memory with a $10,000 donation to the McNeese Athletic Foundation.
 
DeVall, center, presents the donation to Pam McGough, left, athletic development coordinator, and football head coach Matt Viator.
 
 
 
 
 
Grace Davison Makes Donation to McNeese
 
Grace Davison has donated $6,000 to McNeese State University through the McNeese Foundation to be divided between the McNeese colleges of business and engineering and engineering technology.
 
At the presentation are, from left, Dr. Mitchell Adrian, business dean, Grace Davison representatives Jennifer Couste, plant controller, and David Rentrop, operations director, and Dr. Nikos Kiritsis, engineering and engineering technology dean.
  
  
City Savings Bank Makes Donation to McNeese
 
City Savings Bank presented its final $15,000 installment to McNeese State University as part of its $75,000 pledge for the City Savings Bank Scholarship through the McNeese Foundation.
 
Richard Reid, second from right, vice president of development and public affairs and executive vice president of the McNeese Foundation, accepts the donation from City Savings Bank representatives (from left to right): John Marcello, chief lending officer, Glen Bertrand, president and chief executive officer, Gerald Johnson, chairman of the board, and Robie Touchette, executive vice president.
  
  
Joe and Dorothy Dorsett-Brown Foundation Makes Donation to McNeese
  
The Joe and Dorothy Dorsett-Brown Foundation has donated $20,000 to the McNeese State University Foundation for the Shirley Kidd Hunter Professorship in Music. From left, Dorsett-Brown Foundation representative Edwin F. Hunter III takes a tour of the new Shearman Fine Arts Annex with Michele Martin, performing arts department head, and Tom Tuminello Sr., McNeese Foundation Board of Directors member.
 
 
 
  
  
Jeff Davis Bank Makes Donation to McNeese Banners
 
Jeff Davis Bank & Trust Company has donated $10,000 for the 2011 Banners Cultural Series. The series offers family entertainment, classical music, jazz, lectures and so much more and is annually supported by donations from area corporate sponsors such as Jeff Davis Bank.
 
Mary Richardson, left, Banners director, presents Tyler Williams, marketing director for Jeff Davis Bank, with a framed 2011 Banners Poster.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
Wilfert Scholarship Funds First Recipient
 
The Dr. Theresa Zimmer-Wilfert Single Parent Scholarship was established in May 1998 through the McNeese State University Foundation by Theresa Wilfert, a retired McNeese professor of educational leadership and instructional technology.
 
To date, the endowed scholarship fund totals almost $20,000 and the first scholarship recipient is Kari Abshire, a Lacassine business education senior. Looking over the criteria for the endowed scholarship are, from left, Leonard and Theresa Wilfert and Bob Davidson, president of the McNeese Foundation Board of Directors.
  
  
SWLA Bar Auxiliary Awards McNeese Scholarship
 
Britain Carbins, center, a Morgan City criminal justice senior at McNeese State University, is the recipient of this year's SWLA Bar Auxiliary scholarship presented by Bar Auxiliary members Charlotte Roan, left, president, and Kim Melton, president-elect.
 
The SWLA Bar Auxiliary annually sponsors a $700 scholarship for a McNeese student majoring in a legal-related field.
 
 
  
  
McNeese Receives Donation from SWLA Senior Games
 
The Southwest Louisiana Region Senior Games has donated $4,000 to the McNeese Athletic Foundation to establish the Health and Human Performance Senior Games Scholarship as a way to thank the university for the use of its facilities and help from health and human performance faculty and track staff for over 20 years.
 
From left to right: Kemuel Morales, assistant track coach, Dr. Mike Soileau, health and human performance department head, Adele Mart, director of Southwest Louisiana Region Senior Games; and Dr. Philip Williams, McNeese president.
  
  
Entergy Presents Donation to McNeese Banners
 
The McNeese Banners Cultural Series is annually supported by donations from area corporate sponsors. Entergy donated $10,000 to support this year's series.
 
Banners Director Mary Richardson, left, presents a 2011 Banners poster to Sheila Pounders, regional customer service manager for Entergy.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
  
McNeese Receives Davidson Donation
 
The M.N. Davidson Foundation has donated $5,000 to the McNeese State University Foundation for the Dr. Ben Goldsmith, Joe Davidson and Blanche & Robert F. Michel Scholarships.
 
Marianne White, left, coordinator of planned giving and donor research at McNeese, accepts the donation from Simon Davidson, president for the M.N. Davidson Foundation.
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
  
McNeese Mass Communication Department Receives Donation
 
Dr. Harriet Green has donated $5,000 to the McNeese State University Department of Mass Communication through the McNeese Foundation.
 
From left to right: Dr. Carrie Chrisco, mass communication department head, Green and Richard H. Reid, vice president of development and public affairs and executive vice president of the McNeese Foundation.
 
 
 
  
PPG Makes McNeese Donation
 
PPG Industries Inc. has donated $5,000 to McNeese State University through the McNeese Foundation to be divided between the McNeese colleges of business and engineering and engineering technology.
 
Jon Manns, center, plant manager for the Lake Charles complex of PPG Industries, presents the donation to Dr. Nikos Kiritsis, left, dean of the college of engineering and engineering technology, and Dr. Mitchell Adrian, dean of the college of business.
 
  
McNeese Banners Receives Donation
 
Randy Fuerst has made a $5,000 donation to support this year's McNeese State University Banners Cultural Series, which presents about 22 public concerts and lectures as well as 60 free live performances for schools, libraries and other organizations. Fuerst is a member of the Banners Committee, a group of citizens who volunteer for the series, and also serves as one of the emcees for Banners events.
 
McNeese Banners Director Mary Richardson, left, and Fuerst look over the 2011 Banners brochures hot off the presses. For a brochure or information about tickets to upcoming events, call (337) 475-5123 or go online to http://www.banners.org/.
  
  
Barbe donation funds three endowed scholarships
 
Beau Barbe, local businessman and philanthropist, has donated $62,000 to the McNeese Foundation to establish three new endowed scholarships—the Alfred Michael Barbe II Scholarship in Agriculture, the Constance Ellen Barbe Scholarship in Nursing and the Jane B. Barbe Scholarship in Nutrition and Family Studies.
 
Looking over the criteria for the endowed scholarships are, from left, Barbe, Marianne White, coordinator of planned giving and donor research for the McNeese Foundation, and Barbe's son, Louie Barbe.
 
  
Firestone Donates to Engineering Campaign
 
Firestone Polymers in Sulphur has donated $7,500 to the McNeese Foundation for the McNeese State University College of Engineering and Engineering Technology's engineering endowment campaign.
 
Gene Lavengco, center, Firestone Polymers plant manager, presents the donation to Dr. Nikos Kiritsis, right, dean of the college, as McNeese Foundation President Bob Davidson looks on.
  
  
 
 
McNeese Receives Munro Donation
 
The John J. Munro III Memorial Scholarship was established in February 1969 through the McNeese State University Foundation by Margaret Munro and the late John Munro Jr. to honor their son who died in an automobile accident. John was a senior speech major at McNeese who taught guitar and wrote music, specializing in ballads and folk music. He had appeared professionally on television and radio.
 
A recent $8,000 donation has brought the endowed scholarship total to over $50,000. Rebecca Young, left, a Westlake senior mathematics major, is the recipient of this year's scholarship presented by Ellen Raley, scholarship administrator in the McNeese office of scholarships and testing.
  
  
McNeese Receives Coca-Cola Donation
 
Lake Charles Coca-Cola Bottling Co. has donated $10,000 to the McNeese State University Foundation for endowed scholarships for students. The company currently has six established scholarships endowed through the McNeese Foundation.
 
From left: Jessica Aguillard, a Coca-Cola Scholarship recipient, and McNeese President Dr. Philip C. Williams accept the donation from Lake Charles Coca-Cola Bottling Co. representatives Larry Stout, division vice president, and Blaine Royer, cold drink sales manager.
  
  
Pathology Lab Establishes McNeese Scholarship
 
The Pathology Laboratory has donated $15,000 to the McNeese State University Foundation to establish the Dr. Lehrue and Betty Stevens Scholarship in Medical Laboratory Science.
 
Looking over the criteria for the scholarship are from left: Jennifer Bushnell, director of the McNeese clinical laboratory science program and instructor of medical technology, Dr. Lehrue Stevens, with the Pathology Laboratory, Richard H. Reid, vice president of development and public affairs and executive vice president of the McNeese Foundation, and Dr. Gault Townsend, also with the Pathology Laboratory.
  
  
KMI Donation to McNeese Banners Cultural Series
 
The McNeese State University Banners Cultural Series is annually supported by donations from area corporate sponsors. Knight Media Printing Inc. has donated $5,574 for the 2011 Banners Series.
 
Richard H. Reid, from left, vice president of development and public affairs and executive vice president of the McNeese Foundation, accepts the donation from Knight Media Printing representatives Chuck Ehlers, president, and Paul Levingston, director of marketing and sales.
  
  
Ad and Press Club Makes Donation to McNeese
 
The Advertising and Press Club of SWLA has donated $6,000 to McNeese State University through the McNeese Foundation for its Advertising and Press Club of SWLA Scholarship Fund and to the McNeese Mass Communication Department.
 
Each year, the club donates part of its annual Gridiron Show proceeds to the university, and this year, $5,000 goes toward the scholarship fund and $1,000 goes to the mass communication department. From left to right: Pam McGough, Ad and Press Club member, Dr. Carrie Chrisco, mass communication department head, and Richard H. Reid, vice president of development and public affairs and executive vice president of the McNeese Foundation.
  
  
McNeese Library Receives Donation
 
McNeese State University's Frazar Memorial Library recently received a $5,000 donation through the McNeese Foundation for the Lake Charles High School Collection in the library's archives. A portion of the sale proceeds from the book, "Growing Up in Lake Charles,” was donated by co-authors Kay Blake, Katherine Newell and Jeanette Parker.
 
These three LCHS graduates collected school memories and snapshots from the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s for this book offering a nostalgic look at local life with stories from local residents and LCHS alumni. At the presentation are from left: Katherine Newell, Pati Threatt, interim archivist/special collections librarian, Debbie Johnson-Houston, library director, Jeanette Parker and Kay Blake.
 
  
  
L'auberge donation to McNeese
 
L'Auberge du Lac Casino Resort has donated $5,000 to the McNeese Foundation to support the Rouge et Blanc Wine and Food Event, which benefits the McNeese Banners Cultural Series. L'Auberge is a major sponsor of Rouge et Blanc.
 
This year, L'Auberge also supported Banners by donating $1,000 of the ticket sales from its inaugural upscale champagne brunch, Bubble for Banners, which was held the day after Rouge et Blanc.
 
Pictured from left are Mary Richardson, director of the Banners Cultural Series, Geno lafrate, senior vice president and general manager of L'Auberge du Lac, and Kerry Andersen, director of community and public relations at L'Auberge.
 
 
CITGO donation to McNeese Department of Engineering
 
CITGO Petroleum Corp. has presented a $10,000 donation to the McNeese State University Foundation for student scholarships in the chemical and mechanical engineering programs within the department of engineering at McNeese. Dr. Stanley Klemetson, second from left, engineering department head, accepts the donation from CITGO representatives, from left, Mickey Mancuso, human resources consultant, Don Fruge, general manager of engineering and technical services, and Petula Glaspie, human resources consultant.
  
  
CITGO donation to McNeese College of Business
 
CITGO Petroleum Corp. has presented a $5,000 donation to the McNeese State University Foundation for student scholarships in the McNeese College of Business.
 
Dr. Mitchell Adrian, second from left, college of business dean, accepts the donation from CITGO representatives (from left) Mickey Mancuso, human resources consultant, Rhonda Reed, senior corporate auditor, and Petula Glaspie, human resources consultant.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
Westlake Chemical donation to McNeese for scholarships
 
Westlake Chemical has donated $5,000 to the McNeese State University College of Engineering and Engineering Technology through the McNeese Foundation for the college’s engineering endowment fund.
 
Dr. Nikos Kiritsis, center, dean of the college, accepts the donation from Westlake Chemical representatives Wayne Ahrens, plant manager, left, and Joe Andrepont, senior community affairs manager.
 
 
 
 
 
First Federal Bank donation to McNeese for scholarships
 
First Federal Bank of Louisiana has donated $5,000 to McNeese State University through the McNeese Foundation for the C. Marshall Abadie Memorial Scholarship Fund it established several years ago.
 
Ellen Raley, from left, McNeese scholarship administrator, accepts the donation from First Federal Bank representatives Leslie Harless, vice president/marketing director, and Charles V. Timpa, president and CEO.
 
 
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
Sasol North America makes donation to McNeese Field House
 
Sasol North America has recently donated $10,000 to McNeese State University through the McNeese Foundation for the new athletics field house currently under construction. Tommy McClelland, left, McNeese athletics director, accepts the donation from Mike Thomas, president of Sasol North America.
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
  
Cops and Jocks donation to McNeese
 
Cops and Jocks presented a $45,000 donation from its recent auction and golf tournament held at L'Auberge du Lac Casino Resort to McNeese State University for the football program and two endowed scholarships through the McNeese Foundation. Two new $15,000 endowed scholarships have been established – the Don Dixon and Alan Heisser Law Enforcement Scholarship #3 and the Don Dixon and Alan Heisser Athletic Scholarship #2. The remaining $15,000 went to the McNeese football program.
 
At the check presentation, from left: John Rudd, Cops and Jocks, Bill Belcher, head golf pro at L'Auberge, Alan Heisser, Cops and Jocks, McNeese Head Football Coach Matt Viator, Richard H. Reid, vice president of development and public affairs and executive vice president of the McNeese Foundation, Don Dixon, Cops and Jocks, and Harold C. Rowland, vice president of resort operations at L'Auberge.
  
  
Cal-Cam Retired Teachers Association endows McNeese scholarship
 
The Calcasieu-Cameron Retired Teachers Association has donated $10,000 to the McNeese Foundation toendow the H.A. and Gladys Norton Scholarship. Henry Allen Norton worked 47 years in theCalcasieu Parish School System. He began his career as assistant principal at Vinton High School in 1920 then became principal two years later. In 1928 he became Calcasieu Parish Assistant Superintendent and then superintendent in 1929. He served as superintendent until his retirement in 1967.
 
 
From left, Dr. Wayne Fetter, dean of the Burton College of Education, and McNeese President Philip C. Williams accept the donation from Calcasieu-Cameron Retired Teachers Association representatives Edie Keys, president, and Linda Finley.
  
  
Sasol donation to McNeese
 
Sasol North America has recently donated $15,000 to McNeese State University through the McNeese Foundation. Sasol is donating $15,000 to be divided among the college of engineering and engineering technology and the departments of chemistry and agricultural sciences. Dr. Nikos Kiritsis, left, dean of the college of engineering and engineering technology, accepts the donation from Mike Thomas, president of Sasol North America.
  
  
  
  
  
Sheriff Bolivar Bishop Memorial Scholarship Established at McNeese
 
The Sheriff Bolivar Bishop Memorial Scholarship in Criminal Justice has been established with gifts totaling $15,054.18 to McNeese State University by the Bishop family and friends in memory of the late Sheriff Bishop through the McNeese Foundation. Bishop was elected Beauregard Parish Sheriff in 1971 and he retired in 2008 as the longest serving sheriff in Louisiana.
 
Seated from left are Harriette Bishop, Bishop's wife, and daughter, Mary Bishop, and standing from left are Ricky Moses, Beauregard Parish Sheriff, Richard H. Reid, vice president of development and public affairs and executive vice president of the McNeese Foundation, Jill and Aaron Cooper, daughter and son-in-law, and David W. Burton, Beauregard Parish District Attorney.
  
  
ConocoPhillips Makes Donation to McNeese
 
ConocoPhillips has donated $10,000 for the process plant technology program in the college of engineering and engineering technology at McNeese State University through the McNeese Foundation. ConocoPhillips has given a total of $50,000 to the process plant technology program since 2006.
 
ConocoPhillips representative Willie A. Tempton Jr., second from right, plant manager, presents the donation to (from left) Dorothy Ortego, head of the engineering technology department, Billy Rose, McNeese Foundation board member, and Dr. Nikos Kiritsis, dean of the college of engineering and engineering technology.
  
  
Greater Lake Charles Rotary Club makes donation to McNeese

The Greater Lake Charles Rotary Club recently donated $10,000 from the proceeds of its annual auction to McNeese State University for the Greater Lake Charles Rotary Scholarship Fund, which was established with the McNeese Foundation in 1992. To date, this event has raised almost $415,000 for the endowed scholarship fund.

Left to right: McNeese student Danielle Morrissey, a Greater Lake Charles Rotary Club Scholarship recipient; Dr. Jeanne Daboval, McNeese provost and vice president of academic affairs; John R. Hoffpauir, Greater Lake Charles Rotary past president; and Marianne White, McNeese coordinator of planned giving and donor research and Rotary Club member.

  
  
Greater Lake Charles Rotary Club makes donation to McNeese football camp

The Greater Lake Charles Rotary Club recently made a $21,000 donation to the McNeese State Cowboy football camp.
Cowboy head coach Matt Viator received the donation from Jesse James and Dr. James R. Churchman, members of the club. This is the 10th year for the organization to make a donation to the football camp.

The camp is opened to all athletes 10 years of age through upcoming high school seniors and is divided into junior (up to the ninth grade) and a senior (ninth through the 12th grade) divisions. Viator and his coaching staff served as instructors at the camp.
  
  
  
  
  
  
Joe and Lydia Cash establish McNeese endowed lecture series
 
The Joe and Lydia Cash Endowed Lecture in Literature and Culture series has been established with a $10,000 gift to McNeese State University through the McNeese Foundation by Dr. Joe Cash, former chair of the McNeese English and Foreign Languages Department for 23 years, and his wife, Lydia, a retired Calcasieu Parish teacher.

Joe is retiring from McNeese at the end of the 2010 summer session after teaching English in Texas and Louisiana for 48 years. He and Lydia decided to establish the endowment to fund an annual lecture series in literature, according to Dr. Jacob Blevins, current chair of the department.

"Because our departmental mission represents so many literatures and cultures, the lecture series will be comparative in nature and consider the importance of literature worldwide,” said Blevins. Plans are to kick off the lecture series this fall.
 
Pictured from left seated are: Lydia Cash, Dr. Jeanne Daboval, provost and vice president of academic affairs, and Dr. Joe Cash; and standing from left are Dr. Jacob Blevins, chair of the English and foreign languages department, and Dr. Ray Miles, dean of the college of liberal arts.
 
 
Citgo donates to the McNeese Foundation
 
Citgo Petroleum Corp. has presented a $35,000 donation to the McNeese State University Foundation for the endowed Citgo Petroleum Corporation Professorship in Engineering #6.
From left: Bob Davison, president-elect of the McNeese Foundation; Dana Keel, Citgo community/employee relations; Anne Krock, manager of human resources and government and public affairs at Citgo, Dr. Nikos Kiritsis, dean of the college of engineering and engineering technology, and April Joy Altazan, Citgo communications specialist.
 
 
Grace Davison donation to the McNeese Foundation
 
Grace Davison has donated $6,000 to McNeese State University through the McNeese Foundation to be divided between the McNeese colleges of business and engineering and engineering technology.
 
From left, Grace Davison representatives David Rentrop, operations director, and Jennifer Couste, southwest regional controller, present the donation to Dr. Mitchell Adrian, business dean, and Dr. Nikos Kiritsis, engineering and engineering technology dean.
 
 
 
City Savings Bank presents donation to McNeese Foundation
 
City Savings Bank presented $15,000 to McNeese State University as part of its $75,000 pledge for the City Savings Bank & Trust Scholarship through the McNeese Foundation.
 
Glen D. Bertrand, center, president and chief executive officer of City Savings Bank, presents Richard Reid, second from right, vice president of development and public affairs and executive vice president of the McNeese Foundation, with the $15,000 donation, along with City Savings Bank representatives (from left) Belton Thibodeaux Jr., vice president and Lake Charles branch manager, Matthew Bowles, assistant vice president and marketing coordinator, and John L. Marcello Sr., vice president and chief lending officer.
 
 
Chandra Engineering Scholarship Established at McNeese
 
Dr. Pankaj Chandra, professor of mechanical engineering at McNeese State University, and his wife, Meera Raj, a 1999 McNeese chemical engineering graduate, have established a new scholarship, the Chandra "Peace” Memorial Engineering Scholarship, in memory of Chandra’s father, Shanti Chandra, with a $10,000 pledge to the McNeese Foundation. "Shanti” means peace.
 
Dr. Nikos Kiritsis, left, dean of the engineering and engineering technology college, and the Chandras look over recruitment material for prospective students in front of the state-of-the-art model chemical plant that provides cutting edge training for McNeese engineering and engineering technology students.
 
 
Women's Commission of SWLA established scholarship at McNeese
 
The Women’s Commission of SWLA Inc. has donated $15,000 to the McNeese State University Foundation to establish the Women’s Commission of SWLA Inc. Endowed Scholarship. From left to right: Fran Clophus, Women’s Commission vice president and 2010 fall conference chair; Angela Pierson, Women’s Commission president; Ellen Raley, McNeese scholarship administrator; Betty Anderson, Women’s Commission scholarship chair and director of continuing education at McNeese; and Pam Golding, Women’s Commission past president.
 
 
 
McNeese receives Ad & Press Club Donation
 
The Advertising and Press Club of SWLA has donated $6,000 to the McNeese State University Scholarship Fund and to the Mass Communication Department through the McNeese Foundation. The donation represents McNeese’s portion of the net profits from the club’s 2009 Gridiron show, which is used for scholarships and institutional support.
 
Each year, the club donates part of its Gridiron proceeds to the university, and this year, $5,000 goes toward the scholarship fund and $1,000 goes to the mass communication department.
 
From left to right: Ralynn Castete, director of scholarships and testing at McNeese, Pam McGough, second vice president, Ad and Press Club of SWLA, Dr. Carrie Chrisco, McNeese Department Head of Mass Communication, and Shireen Santhanasamy, historian and scholarships, Ad and Press Club of SWLA. The Ad and Press Club is Southwest Louisiana’s oldest organization for communications professionals.
 
 
The Eye Clinic establishes scholarship at McNeese
 
The Eye Clinic has donated $10,000 to establish the Dr. D. Dale and Valerie Archer Nursing Scholarship through the McNeese State University Foundation. The scholarship was established in honor of the 50th anniversary of The Eye Clinic, which was founded by Dr. Archer.
 
 Looking over the criteria for the new scholarship are from left: Dr. Alan Lacoste with The Eye Clinic, Dr. Peggy Wolfe, dean of the McNeese College of Nursing, and Valerie and Dr. D. Dale Archer.

 
 
 

   

 

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