McNeese Spring Commencement Set - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

McNeese Spring Commencement Set

More than 700 students are scheduled to receive their diplomas at McNeese State University's spring commencement ceremonies set for 10 a.m. Saturday, May 15, at Burton Coliseum.
A special tribute to McNeese President Dr. Robert Hebert, who is retiring at the end of June after serving 41 years at the university, including 23 years as president, is also planned during the ceremony.
Due to construction work underway on Common Street, candidates and their guests can expect some delays and should make plans to arrive early and use alternate routes to the coliseum, including Gauthier Road from Lake Street, Nelson Road or South Park.

Dr. Jeanne Daboval, provost and vice president of academic affairs, will serve as master of ceremonies, recognize retiring faculty and confer degrees on candidates.
The McNeese Wind Symphony, directed by Dr. Jay Jacobs, will perform the processional, national anthem and recessional.
Following a welcoming address by Pres. Hebert, there will be an introduction of the Golden Scholars—McNeese graduates from the Class of 1960 being honored by the McNeese Alumni Association.
            Pat Hay, president of the McNeese Alumni Association, and Hebert will also present the 2010 McNeese Alumni Association Distinguished Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching to Dr. William H. Dees, associate professor of biological science.

           Afterwards, candidates will be introduced and degrees conferred by the deans of the six colleges, General and Basic Studies and the Doré School of Graduate Studies.  
            Stephanie Tarver, dean of enrollment management, will introduce honor graduates and Hay will address the candidates on behalf of the alumni association.
            Performing arts graduating senior Mary Catherine Ott, of Lake Charles, will lead the graduates and audience in the alma mater.

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