The purpose of the Alumni Association shall be to assist
and encourage the advancement of material prosperity, academic progress, and
extracurricular growth at McNeese State University by reconnecting graduates
with their alma mater in ways that encourage their financial and personal
support of the university and its mission.
Provide innovative programs and services that strengthen alumni ties and
encourage lifelong support of McNeese State University.
McNeese was founded in 1939 and although graduates remained involved
with their alma mater, the Alumni Association was not founded until 1947
due to World War II. As the school grew, so did the number of
graduates, and they formally incorporated the Alumni Association in
1960. However, it was not until the fall of 1970 that the first
full-time alumni director was hired. Billy Frank Gossett served as
director from 1970-1983, during which time he was instrumental in
building the William Gray Stream Alumni Center.
Center, located at 600 E. McNeese Street, houses the alumni offices, a
large meeting/conference room, a board meeting room, and a commercial
kitchen. Over two hundred and fifty university events are held there
Since 1939, the University has issued degrees to
more than 38,000 alumni and we currently mail newsletters to over 22,000
households throughout the United States. It is our hope that this
website will allow our graduates to maintain touch with their alma mater
and with their fellow alumni.
On-line you will find
information about our services, benefits, programs, and activities,
along with campus news, ways to donate, and a section on career
services. We hope that you will find the website interesting and
helpful. Please feel free to contact us and let us know ways in which
we can improve this form of communication.
Thank you for your
interest and as always, thank you for your support of McNeese State
University and of the Alumni Association.