|11/2/2017 ||2017 McNeese Distinguished Alumni Recipients |
The McNeese State University Alumni
Association will present its 2017 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year awards during
halftime ceremonies at the Cowboys vs. the Southeastern Lions football game Saturday,
|10/23/2017||2017 McNeese Hall of Fame Inductees |
McNeese State University is celebrating the careers and
accomplishments of three former rodeo members—James Boudreaux, Holly Foster
Berry and Dickie McBride—by inducting them into the 2017 McNeese Rodeo Hall of
|9/29/2017 ||2017 Pinnacle Excellence Awards Announced at McNeese |
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State University faculty members are recipients of the 2017 Pinnacle Excellence
Awards established by Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. – the parent company of
L’Auberge Casino Resort Lake Charles - to
recognize outstanding faculty achievement in each of the McNeese colleges - business,
education, engineering and computer science, liberal arts, nursing and health professions
and science and agriculture.
|10/20/2017||Couple Donate Instrument to McNeese |
| ||Catherine and David Robbins, of New Orleans, have
donated a bass flute valued at over $8,000 to the McNeese State University W.A. and Dorothy Hanna Department of Performing
Arts through the McNeese Foundation.|
|10/27/2017||McNeese Arts Briefs |
| ||Kenneth Baskin, associate professor of art at McNeese, has had
one of his ceramic pieces – Gear and Sprocket - featured in the October issue
of Ceramics Monthly. This piece was selected to publicize his solo exhibit
currently on display at McGuireWoods Gallery in the Workhouse Arts Center in
|9/12/2017 ||McNeese BRIDGES Program Set For Fall |
| ||The McNeese Autism Program will offer its BRIDGES
program this fall for adolescents and young adults diagnosed with Autism
|11/10/2017||McNeese Choirs and Ensembles Concert Set |
The McNeese State University W.A. and
Dorothy Hanna Department of Performing Arts will present the McNeese Choirs and
Ensembles in a free concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, in Tritico Theatre
located in the Shearman Fine Arts Annex.
|4/28/2017 ||McNeese College of Engineering and Computer Science Ranked Nationally in 2017 College ROI Report |
McNeese State University’s College
of Engineering and Computer Science ranks third among all public and private
institutions in the nation as one of the best value colleges for its
engineering majors, according to the 2017 College ROI Report by PayScale, Inc., the world's leading
provider of on-demand compensation data and software.
|9/29/2017 ||McNeese Financial Aid Workshops at Area High Schools |
McNeese State University Office of Financial Aid will present several free
financial aid workshops in high schools throughout a seven-parish area in
October and November for students and their parents and current McNeese
students to explain financial aid application procedures.|
|10/23/2017||McNeese Graduates to Geaux Blue at Commencement |
The McNeese State University graduating class of fall
2017 will be the first to "Geaux Blue” at commencement on Dec. 9 in Burton
Coliseum - students receiving bachelor’s degrees will be
sporting newly designed blue robes and caps with blue and gold tassels.
|10/20/2017||McNeese Homecoming Parade, Oozeball and Door Decorating Winners |
| ||Several contests were held in conjunction with
Homecoming activities on the McNeese State University campus this week.|
|9/29/2017 ||McNeese Interns Gain Valuable Experience |
State University students in the Harold and Pearl Dripps School of Agricultural
Sciences took advantage of internships this summer that provided real life training
outside of the classroom. These internships included tagging wildlife in Cameron
Parish and New Mexico, promoting Brahman cattle in Arkansas, Mississippi and Texas,
packing eggs in Iowa, vaccinating pigs in North Carolina and working with
horses in Ecuador.
|6/2/2017 ||McNeese Nursing BSN Program Receives Continuing Accreditation |
The McNeese State University College of
Nursing and Health Professions’ baccalaureate nursing degree program has been
granted continuing accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing
Education (CCNE) following an extensive review process that culminated with a
campus site visit last fall by CCNE evaluators, according to Dr. Peggy
Wolfe, dean of the college.
|9/29/2017 ||McNeese Nursing Pass Rate Exceeds State and National Rates |
McNeese State University’s
2016 nursing graduates have achieved a 97.2 percent first-time passage rate on
the NCLEX-RN, the national licensure exam for nursing students.
|9/12/2017 ||McNeese People Briefs |
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Ramie Thibodeaux, director of Student
Health and Development at McNeese State University, is serving a two-year term
as secretary of the executive council of the
American College Counseling Association, a division of the American Counseling
|10/27/2017||McNeese People in News |
Susan Thibodeaux, business consultant
for the Louisiana Small Business Development Center at McNeese State
University, is the recipient of the 2017 LSBDC State Star Award. She was
recognized by America’s Small Business Development Centers at its recent
national conference in Nashville, Tenn.
|10/30/2017||McNeese Priority Registration for 2018 Spring Semester Set |
Students can go
online now to view the class schedules for 2018 spring registration at McNeese
State University at www.mcneese.edu/schedule.
|8/3/2017 ||McNeese Professor Selected to Set Sail on the Nautilus Second Year in a Row |
a second year, McNeese State University assistant professor of biology Dr. Amber
Hale will sail aboard the 211-foot Exploration Vessel Nautilus Aug. 4-18 as it scours the coasts of Oregon and California
in the name of scientific exploration.
|9/18/2017 ||McNeese Radiologic Sciences Graduates Ace National Certification Exam |
The 2017 McNeese State
University radiologic sciences graduates had a 100 percent passage rate on
their first attempt on the national certification examination in radiography
administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology.
|5/17/2017 ||McNeese Radiologic Sciences Program Provides Quality Graduates |
For almost 40 years, the McNeese State University
radiologic sciences program has provided quality graduates to meet the increased demand for
health care professionals in Southwest Louisiana and beyond.
|9/29/2017 ||McNeese Ranks High in 2018 U.S. News & World Report |
For the seventh consecutive year, McNeese State
University has received national recognition as one of the best regional universities
and one of the top public universities by U.S. News and World Report, widely
considered to be the foremost authority on college rankings.
|6/19/2017 ||McNeese Rodeo Wins National Men's All-Around Championship at CNFR |
McNeese State University captured the National
Men’s All-Around Championship Saturday night at the 69th College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyoming.
|9/29/2017 ||McNeese Sees Fall Enrollment Increase |
Enrollment at McNeese State University this
fall is in the black for the first time in seven years.
|10/20/2017||McNeese Sets Priority Deadline for Scholarship Applications for Fall 2018 |
Nov. 15 is the priority
deadline for 2018-2019 academic scholarship applications at McNeese State
|5/24/2017 ||McNeese Spring Graduate Also Receives High School Diploma |
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McNeese State University’s spring
commencement was held May 13, and one student, Joseph
McKinney, 17, graduated with an associate degree in general studies with a
4.0. Incredibly, 11 days later (May 24), he receiveed his diploma as an honor
graduate from Westlake High School.
|10/20/2017||McNeese Student Group Receives Grant to Promote Healthy Lifestyles on Campus |
A $3,000 mini-grant to promote health on the McNeese
State University campus has been awarded to the Students of the Academy of Nutrition
and Dietetic organization in the Harold and Pearl Dripps School of
|7/14/2017 ||McNeese Student Team to do NASA Research During Total Solar Eclipse in August |
On Monday, Aug. 21, skies across the
country will darken with the first total solar eclipse viewable over the United
States since 1979. A team of students from McNeese State
University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science are headed to Southern
Illinois University in Carbondale, Ill., on that date to take part in a
NASA-sponsored, real-time scientific study of solar eclipses.
|8/2/2017 ||McNeese Student Wins 2017 College Business Pitch Competition |
| || McNeese State University student Joseph Drinkard won the university
division of the 2017 SEED Center Business Pitch Competition with his idea for Catalyst
Medical Scribe Management.
|8/2/2017 ||McNeese Upward Bounc Program Receives Federal Grant |
Charles Mayor Nic Hunter meets with McNeese State University Upward Bound
students prior to presentations during Advocacy Day. The McNeese program has
been awarded a five-year federal grant totaling more than $1.6 million to
continue serving potential first-generation college students.|
|8/2/2017 ||McNeese's Kappa Sigma Fraternity Receives National Awards |
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University’s Theta Rho chapter of Kappa Sigma fraternity was
recently presented with four national awards at the 71st Biennial Grand
Conclave in Las Vegas, Nev.
|9/21/2017 ||Rouge et Blanc Named Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Event |
| || The Southeast Tourism
Society (STS) recently honored Rouge et Blanc as a 2017 Top 20 Event for the
month of October. The premier food and
wine event will be held Saturday, Oct. 7, under the stately live oaks of
McNeese State University from 2-6 p.m.
|8/16/2017 ||Student Central Open at McNeese |
Central – a one-stop shop - is now open in Chozen Hall on the McNeese State
University campus for prospective students and parents and incoming as
well as continuing students.