|5/16/2016 ||Willie Landry Mount Receives Honorary Doctorate at McNeese Spring Commencement |
McNeese State University conferred an honorary Doctor of
Humane Letters degree to Willie
Landry Mount - a successful Lake Charles business owner, outstanding civic
leader, a distinguished mayor and state senator and an ardent supporter of McNeese - during the 146th
commencement ceremony Saturday, May 14, at the Burton Complex.
|5/13/2016 ||First Graduating Class of Innovation Engineers at McNeese |
In 2011 McNeese State
University became the second university in the United States to offer a
minor in innovation engineering management, a unique interdisciplinary program open to
students of any major.
|8/7/2015 ||McNeese Engineering Program Ranked 3rd in Nation for ROI |
McNeese State University’s College
of Engineering ranks third among all public and private institutions in the
nation with the greatest lifetime return on investment for its engineering
majors, according to the 2015 College ROI Report by PayScale, Inc., the world's leading
provider of on-demand compensation data and software.
|5/27/2015 ||Rick Richard Receives Honorary Doctorate at McNeese Spring Commencement |
| || McNeese
State University President Dr. Philip C. Williams, left, presented Oliver G.
"Rick" Richard III with
an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree during McNeese’s spring
commencement ceremony Saturday, May 16, at Burton Coliseum.
|9/10/2014 ||McNeese Receives National Recognition by U.S. News and World Report |
For the fourth 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
|9/10/2014 ||Robert Noland Pavilion Opens |
ribbon cutting for the completed Robert Noland Alumni Pavilion at McNeese State
University was held Wednesday, Sept. 10. The 4,709 square-foot outdoor facility
is located in the Alumni Grove directly south of the McNeese Stream Alumni
Center off Common Street.
|6/6/2014 ||H.C. Drew Estate Donates Over $4 Million to McNeese State University |
A $4 million gift from the H.C. Drew Estate Endowment will
support the new McNeese State University Health and Human Performance Educational
Complex. The entire donation, more than $4.3 million, is the second largest
single private gift to McNeese, according to Richard Reid, vice president for
university advancement and executive vice president of the McNeese Foundation.
|6/6/2014 ||McNeese Confers Two Honorary Doctorates at Commencement |
During the 142nd
commencement ceremony, McNeese State University conferred honorary Doctor of
Humane Letters degrees to
Louie D. "Beau” Barbe III and C. Wade Shaddock Jr.
|7/30/2013 ||McNeese Ranked 3rd in State in Return on Investment to Graduates |
| ||McNeese State University
ranks third in Louisiana among all public and private institutions with the
greatest lifetime return on investment for its graduates according to
AffordableCollegesOnline.org, a national resource for college affordability and
financial aid information.|
|5/20/2013 ||McNeese Awards Honorary Doctorate |
Joseph T. Miller Sr., a Lake Charles businessman and civic leader, received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree during McNeese State University's spring commencement ceremony today, Saturday, May 18, at Burton Coliseum.
|4/17/2013 ||McNeese MFA Graduate Wins 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction |
McNeese State University alumnus Adam Johnson has won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for fiction with his novel, "The Orphan Master's Son,” set in North Korea.
|11/19/2012||Dr. Kalil Ieyoub Named McNeese Professor Emeritus |
Dr. Kalil P. Ieyoub, retired chemistry professor, chemistry department head, dean of the college of science and vice president for administration and student affairs at McNeese State University, was recently honored by the university with Professor Emeritus status.
|10/2/2012 ||Magazine Ranks McNeese MFA Program No. 24 in Nation |
Poets & Writers magazine has again named McNeese State University's Master of Fine Arts program in creative writing as one of the top 50 MFA programs in the United States in its 2012 September/October issue.
|9/13/2012 ||McNeese Ranks High in U.S. News & World Report |
McNeese State University is the highest ranked Louisiana regional public university in the South in two categories according to the 2013 Best Colleges edition of U.S. News & World Report that was released Wednesday. There are 625 institutions nationwide in the regional category.
|6/26/2012 ||McNeese and Sowela Sign agreement to Reduce McNeese Tuition for Sowela Facuty and Staff |
Technical Community College faculty and staff will be able to advance their own education through reduced tuition at McNeese State University.Sowela and McNeese have signed a memorandum of understanding to provide faculty and staff of Sowela with reduced tuition when enrolling in McNeese courses.
|6/17/2011 ||William J. Dore' Receives Highest Award From Horatio Alger Association |
The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans recently honored William J. Doré with the 2011 Horatio Alger Norman Vincent Peale Award in Washington D.C.
|3/24/2011 ||Anita and Joe Tritico Theatre |
Those wishing to contribute to the Anita and Joe Tritico Theatre effort by purchasing a theatre seat in the new Shearman Fine Arts Annex with your name, your business name or the name of a loved one may click here to download the donation card.
|8/30/2010 ||Dr. Robert Hebert named President-Emeritus |
| ||The Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System named Robert Hebert President-Emeritus of McNeese State University. Hebert retired in June after serving 41 years at McNeese and 23 of them as president, making him the university's longest-serving president.|