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  • September 16, 2014 at 4:18 pm
    THIBODAUX — Nicholls State University announced Tuesday, Sept. 16, that Steve Axman will serve as interim head coach for the Colonel football program for the remainder of the season. A search for a permanent head coach will begin immediately. Axman, a native of Huntington Station, New York, will take over for Charlie Stubbs, who resigned this weekend due to health concerns. In addition to his head coaching responsibilities, Axman will oversee the quarterbacks and help direct the offense. Known for developing young quarterbacks and high-powered offenses, Axman brings a wealth of experience after coaching at programs such as UCLA, Washington,…...
  • September 16, 2014 at 10:59 am
    THIBODAUX — Enrollment has grown substantially in two Nicholls State University departments geared toward addressing workforce needs in the region. The Nicholls Department of Petroleum Engineering Technology and Safety Management (PETSM) grew by 153 students, for a total enrollment of 459 students this fall — a 50 percent increase from 2013. PETSM has been educating upstream oil and gas professionals for 40 years, and offers the only known program designed to accommodate the unique schedule of south Louisiana’s offshore workers. The Nicholls Department of Management, Marketing and Business Administration also saw significant growth, enrolling 717 students in the fall 2014…...
  • September 15, 2014 at 2:12 pm
    THIBODAUX — Nicholls State University will host the 19th annual Sponsor A+ Scholar Wine and Food Tasting Extravaganza from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1 in the Cotillion Ballroom of the Bollinger Memorial Student Union. This popular fundraising event features food, wine, music and unique auction items, with all proceeds benefiting Nicholls student scholarships. Since the fundraiser began in 1996, it has raised more than $500,000 for scholarships. During the fall 2014 semester alone, 25 students each received a $250 scholarship thanks to Sponsor A+ funds. This year’s event will feature more than a dozen vendors serving various dishes…...
  • September 14, 2014 at 2:31 pm
    THIBODAUX – Nicholls State University has accepted the resignation of head football coach Charlie Stubbs, who was in his fifth year leading the Colonels. Stubbs cited health issues as the reason for his decision, which is effective Monday, Sept. 15. “For more than four years I have given my best effort to create the climate of change needed to support a winning football program here at Nicholls,” Stubbs said. “During the past year I have been diagnosed with major health issues, and I know that now is the time to step aside and focus my efforts on my health.” University…...
  • September 11, 2014 at 3:01 pm
    THIBODAUX — Slidell native Ronnie Rodriguez has been chosen to serve as Nicholls State University’s next chief financial officer. Rodriguez currently serves as vice chancellor for business and administrative affairs at Delgado Community College in New Orleans. On Oct. 13, Rodriguez will take the position vacated by former CFO Mike Naquin, who retired in August after more than 35 years of service to Nicholls. Rodriguez has more than 20 years of experience in government accounting, with more than 13 years spent in higher education. At Delgado, where he has served since 2003, Rodriguez is responsible for all fiscal, personnel and…...
  • September 10, 2014 at 11:18 am
    (From left) Thibodaux Regional Medical Center CEO Greg Stock and Nicholls President Bruce Murphy sign an agreement Wednesday, Sept. 10, designating the medical center as the official sports medicine provider of Nicholls Athletics.   THIBODAUX — Nicholls State University and Thibodaux Regional Medical Center signed an agreement Wednesday, Sept. 10, designating the medical center as the official sports medicine provider of Nicholls Athletics. As a part of the agreement, Thibodaux Regional Medical Center’s certified athletic trainers will provide sports medicine services to Colonel student-athletes during practices, competitions and games. The medical center may also provide services to campus intramural teams…...
  • September 5, 2014 at 9:51 am
    THIBODAUX — Beginning this fall, two new business education programs are being offered through Nicholls State University’s online degree program, Nicholls Online. Online students can now obtain a bachelor’s degree in business administration, providing a core education in business concepts including accounting, information systems and finance. In addition, a new post-baccalaureate certificate in business administration is available online to students who completed a bachelor’s degree in another subject, but would like to further their education in business. The certificate will also help students meet the prerequisite courses required to earn a graduate degree in business, such as Nicholls’ Master of…...
  • September 3, 2014 at 1:24 pm
    THIBODAUX — The Nicholls State University Foundation and the Nicholls Department of Music will present the Seventh Annual Monster Piano Concert on Monday, Sept. 15 in the Mary M. Danos Theater. The doors to the theater will open at 6:45 p.m., with the performance beginning at 7 p.m. Light hors d’oeuvres and an open bar will be available for patrons during intermission. This will be the last Monster Piano Concert before the Danos Theater undergoes renovations. “While the music is certain to be every bit as entertaining as it has been in the past, the evening will also be as…...
  • August 28, 2014 at 3:27 pm
    THIBODAUX — Thirteen students from Nicholls State University’s Chef John Folse Culinary Institute were awarded scholarships by the Louisiana Restaurant Association Education Foundation (LRAEF). “Our students received 13 out of 30 scholarships awarded by the LRA Education Foundation. We were very glad that we were so well represented, and we think it says a lot about the caliber of our students,” said Chef Randy Cheramie, executive director of the culinary institute at Nicholls. The following Nicholls culinary students received the LRAEF/NRAEF Scholarship, given to students who have or will receive the ProStart Certificate of Achievement: Sabrina Bodenheimer, graduate of Lakeshore…...
  • August 28, 2014 at 1:53 pm
    Nicholls President Bruce Murphy (right) and his wife Jeanne pose with a picture of Murphy’s parents, Dr. George L. Murphy and Ruth Amrhein Murphy. Murphy is establishing a scholarship in their name to honor his parents’ lifelong commitment to higher education.   THIBODAUX — To honor his parents’ lifelong dedication to the pursuit of higher education, Nicholls State University President Dr. Bruce Murphy and his wife, Jeanne, have donated $10,000 to the Nicholls Foundation to establish a scholarship in their names. The Dr. George L. and Mrs. Ruth Amrhein Murphy Endowed Memorial Scholarship in Honor of the Parents of Dr.…...

 

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