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  • February 5, 2016 at 8:53 am
    THIBODAUX — Nicholls State University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program continues to exceed the national and state average on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) with a 95 percent pass rate. The NCLEX-RN is a national standardized exam used by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing to measure a nursing candidate’s minimum safety preparedness for entry-level nursing practice. With a 95 percent pass rate for first-time takers during calendar year 2015, up from 91.96 percent in 2014, the Nicholls nursing program is well above the national pass rate of 84.5 percent and the Louisiana pass rate…...
  • February 4, 2016 at 10:13 am
    THIBODAUX, LA — Nicholls State University biology senior Richard Grabert has been invited to present his research on the presence of pathogenic bacteria in Louisiana seafood as part of the annual Posters on the Hill student research event held April 19-20 in Washington, D.C. Grabert, a native of Thibodaux, was one of 60 students selected from over 300 applicants to participate at the annual Council on Undergraduate Research event, which takes place at the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill. His research, titled “Presence of Pathogens Vibrio Vulnificus and Vibrio Parahaemolyticus in Louisiana Seafood,” was conducted under Nicholls Distinguished…...
  • January 28, 2016 at 10:30 pm
    ALL MONTH “Hallowed Ground, Hallowed People: From Emancipation Proclamation to the Civil Rights Movement” Display 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fridays, 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sundays, Ellender Library First Floor Display Cases The “Hallowed Ground, Hallowed People” display is a visual history spanning the 100 years between the Emancipation Proclamation (1863) and the March on Washington (1963) with a focus on the contributions made by Louisiana African-Americans. MONDAY, FEB. 1 “The Dream of Diversity and Opportunity in the 21st Century” Lecture by Dr. Mary Frances Berry 9:40 a.m., Peltier Auditorium A renowned activist…...
  • January 15, 2016 at 9:02 am
    THIBODAUX — St. Thomas Aquinas at Nicholls State University has been named among the top 10 university Catholic centers in the country. Independent journal “Best College Reviews” ranked St. Thomas No. 10 on its list of The 50 Best College Newman Centers, placing the Nicholls Catholic experience ahead of all Louisiana universities and several noteworthy out-of-state schools. University Catholic centers were evaluated based on their offering of regular weekly Mass times, opportunities for spiritual growth and community-building events. The Rev. André Melancon, pastor of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church at Nicholls, says about 250 Nicholls students are actively involved in…...
  • January 13, 2016 at 2:47 pm
    THIBODAUX — Nicholls State University and Delgado Community College are partnering to produce more registered nurses with four-year nursing degrees to meet industry demands. Both schools have signed a mutually beneficial transfer articulation agreement making it easier for Delgado’s associate degree nursing graduates to transfer to Nicholls’ Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program. Delgado’s licensed nursing graduates wishing to continue their education may transfer to the Nicholls RN to BSN program offered online through the Nicholls College of Nursing and Allied Health. “Through this agreement between Nicholls and Delgado’s nursing programs, we hope to expand the education and future…...
  • December 18, 2015 at 8:54 am
    THIBODAUX — Nicholls State University awarded 670 degrees to students during its Saturday, Dec. 12 commencement celebrations. Among the fall graduates was Thibodaux native Emily Albert, who received the President's Medal of Honor for earning a perfect 4.0 GPA. Graduates earning a cumulative GPA of 3.9 or higher and graduating summa cum laude included Albert, Rebecca Billiot of Houma, Brent Cheramie of Cut Off, Chao Dong of Thibodaux, Olivia Galtier of Houma, Jenna Graham of Thibodaux, Megan Monier of Thibodaux and MeJoan Whittington of Slidell. For a complete list of graduates, please click here. Students graduating summa cum laude earned…...
  • December 4, 2015 at 12:14 pm
    THIBODAUX — Entergy New Orleans CEO Charles L. Rice Jr. will deliver the keynote address for Nicholls State University’s fall commencement. Nicholls will award more than 650 degrees during three ceremonies scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 12 in Stopher Gymnasium. Rice, who has overseen Entergy’s operations since 2010, is currently coordinating the largest natural gas rebuild effort in the utility industry’s history following pipe damages sustained during Hurricane Katrina. An attorney who has represented both private practices and corporations, Rice previously served as city attorney and chief administrative officer for the City of New Orleans. He is a member of national,…...
  • November 23, 2015 at 10:33 am
    THIBODAUX — Nicholls State University and the Manning Passing Academy have signed a six-year contract extension to host the popular football skills camp on the Thibodaux campus through 2021. “We are very excited to enter into a long-term agreement with Nicholls State University,” said Archie Manning, founder and executive director of the Manning Passing Academy. “The past 10 years have been terrific. Our staff, the campers and their families get to experience the true Southern hospitality that Louisiana and Lafourche Parish are famous for. We feel that Thibodaux is the home of the Manning Passing Academy.” “The facilities, residence halls,…...
  • November 20, 2015 at 12:52 pm
    THIBODAUX — Two Nicholls State University marketing seniors placed third out of 60 collegiate sales teams at the three-day International Collegiate Sales Competition hosted by Florida State University earlier this month in Orlando, Florida. Nicholls marketing seniors Kaitlin Beier and Sara Trax outscored teams from 57 of the 60 participating schools including Louisiana State University, Auburn University, Texas A&M University, Kansas State University and Indiana University. Florida State University and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire were the only teams to finish ahead of Nicholls. Beier also finished fourth overall in the individual sales competition. “For Nicholls College of Business students…...
  • November 19, 2015 at 11:21 am
    THIBODAUX — Nicholls State University will attract over 100 collegiate bass fishing teams to the Bayou Region community when it hosts the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Central Regional Feb. 25-27 in Houma. The three-day Central Regional tournament is the second in a series of five regional qualifiers leading up to the 2016 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship. The Central Regional will be the first Bassmaster tournament hosted by Nicholls, whose bass fishing team formed in 2013. Nicholls student anglers Tyler Rivet and Allyson Marcel placed third out of 81 schools in the 2015 national championship held in Stevens Point,…...

 

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