McNeese Receives Donation for Department of Mathematics

Bane Cook, a 1957 mathematics graduate of McNeese State University, has donated $100,000 to the McNeese Foundation for the department of mathematics. Cook, who recently turned 96, is a World War II veteran, and after earning his degree at McNeese, he had a successful career as an engineer with CitCon Oil Corp. He also championed the credit union movement and worked for several years with City Service Credit Union. On hand for the donation are, from left, Dr. Chip LeMieux, interim vice president for academic affairs and enrollment management, Dr. Karen Aucoin, mathematics department head, Bane’s wife, Gay, Bane, Bane’s daughter, Lisa Ann Cook Simpson, a 1983 accounting graduate, and Dr. Tim Hall, dean of the college of science, engineering and mathematics. McNeese Photo

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