Dr. Alice Pecoraro
Morgan City, La.
Educational consultant Dr. Alice Pecoraro, former Nicholls vice president for academic affairs and professor of family and consumer sciences, said that Nicholls was originally founded because the Bayou Region did not have enough qualified educators.
“Southeast Louisiana would be much less advanced without Nicholls,” she said. “It is a key economic engine – an essential component of our region.”
Nicholls-trained teachers have not only resulted in a better-educated citizenry, Pecoraro said, but have helped stimulate the regional economy – as have Nicholls-trained business leaders, government officials, health care providers and other professionals.