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  • July 31, 2014 at 11:01 am
    THIBODAUX — Learn about the latest business issues and earn continuing education credit hours at the Nicholls State University College of Business Administration’s first Bayou Region Business Institute Monday, Sept. 22 and Tuesday, Sept. 23. The Bayou Region Business Institute was launched to provide local attorneys, certified public accountants, insurance agents, financial planning professionals, controllers and business leaders with an opportunity to learn more about the topics that affect their daily work from highly qualified speakers. Speakers include prominent Nicholls alumni such as Charlie Comeaux, chief financial officer at Edison Chouest Offshore, and Bill Riviere, partner at the law offices…...
  • July 29, 2014 at 4:30 pm
    (From left) Michele Beary, foundation executive director for the Barataria-Terrebonne Estuary Foundation, Kerry St. Pé, former director of the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program and Dr. David Boudreaux, Executive Director of the Nicholls Foundation. Nicholls will begin offering a new scholarship to full-time marine biology students in honor of St. Pé’s work for the Louisiana coast.   THIBODAUX — Nicholls State University will begin offering a new scholarship this fall to full-time marine biology students in honor of distinguished alum Kerry St. Pé. The Barataria-Terrebonne Estuary Foundation donated $10,000 to the Nicholls Foundation to endow a scholarship in honor of St.…...
  • July 24, 2014 at 3:17 pm
    THIBODAUX — Nicholls State University has signed an agreement with the Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association (LMOGA) and other state agencies and colleges to form a long-term partnership to help Louisiana businesses address the employment needs of the expanding Gulf of Mexico deep-water exploration and production industry. “Nicholls looks forward to collaborating to meet the workforce needs of the booming oil and gas industry,” said Nicholls President Bruce Murphy. “For more than 40 years, our Petroleum Engineering Technology and Safety Management program has prepared students for management careers in production, drilling operations, safety and related fields. Through this public…...
  • July 23, 2014 at 11:24 am
    Volunteers from Nicholls State University and Shell’s Louisiana offices pose next to harvested native beach grasses Wednesday, July 17, on the Nicholls Farm. The grasses were taken to Fourchon Beach the next day and planted on newly created dunes as part of a coastal restoration project sponsored by Shell. THIBODAUX — With the help of a $40,000 coastal restoration grant from Shell, volunteers from Nicholls State University and Shell’s Louisiana offices harvested and planted thousands of native beach grasses on newly created dunes. On Wednesday, July 16, more than 5,500 grasses were harvested from native beach and dune grass plots…...
  • July 23, 2014 at 9:42 am
    Dr. Bruce Murphy, president of Nicholls State University, (back row, third from left) poses with his class of 50 new college presidents at the Harvard Seminar for New Presidents at Harvard University. Murphy joined new university presidents from across the country to consult with experts about critical issues facing their home campuses. THIBODAUX — Nicholls State University President Bruce Murphy traveled to Cambridge, Massachusetts, last week to attend the Harvard Seminar for New Presidents, the premier workshop for recently installed college presidents. Murphy took the top office at Nicholls in January. At the seminar — held Friday, July 11, through…...
  • July 16, 2014 at 2:30 pm
    THIBODAUX — After 40 years of service to Nicholls State University and the University of Louisiana System, Larry Howell will retire from his position as executive vice president on Friday, July 18. "My years at my alma mater were wonderful because of the people I worked with and the students it serves,” Howell said. “Nicholls has thrived as the leader in education due to the dedicated faculty and staff, and I am confident that Nicholls will continue to grow and prosper with the support of the region." A native of Paris, Illinois, Howell earned his bachelor’s degree from Nicholls in…...
  • July 10, 2014 at 10:51 am
    THIBODAUX — The Nicholls Foundation will present “Legends of Motown,” an evening of popular music hits benefiting Nicholls State University’s Mary M. Danos Theater on Saturday, Aug. 9. The live theatrical production, featuring Motown music favorites performed by local talent, is produced by Nicholls alums Lorna Gianelloni and Bernadette Dugas. Gianelloni’s film credits include casting for the Academy Award-nominated feature “Beasts of the Southern Wild” and “A Gathering of Old Men” by Academy Award-winning director Volker Schlondorff. She has also acted on stage and in film, and currently owns Lorna's Boutique in Houma. Dugas also works in the film industry,…...
  • July 8, 2014 at 11:06 am
    THIBODAUX — Nicholls State University is celebrating its 10th year of hosting Super Bowl champions Peyton and Eli Manning and some of the nation’s top football talent during the Manning Passing Academy, from Thursday, July 10, through Sunday, July 13. Now in its 19th overall year, the four-day Manning Passing Academy employs top professional and collegiate coaches and players as counselors, and has attracted more than 9,000 young athletes and 1,100 football mentors to campus during its time at Nicholls. This year’s camp will draw more than 1,200 high school players from around the nation. Campers are accompanied by family…...
  • July 3, 2014 at 9:03 am
    THIBODAUX — Super Bowl champions Peyton and Eli Manning and some of the nation’s top collegiate quarterbacks will demonstrate their skills during the 2014 2014 Iberia Bank Air-It-Out and Papa John's Quarterback Challenge at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 12 in John L. Guidry Stadium at Nicholls State University. Last year, over 40 collegiate and professional quarterbacks took part in the star-studded competition, including NFL draft picks Teddy Bridgewater, AJ McCarron and Aaron Murray. The event is being held in conjunction with the 19th annual Manning Passing Academy. Now in its 10th year at Nicholls, the prestigious Manning Passing Academy…...
  • June 25, 2014 at 1:36 pm
    THIBODAUX — Nicholls State University mathematics senior Tyler Dufrene has been selected to serve on national honor society Phi Kappa Phi’s Council of Students. Dufrene, a Raceland native, was one of 10 students from across the country selected to serve a two-year term on the honor society’s council. “I look forward to serving on the council and will do my best to make Nicholls shine on the national stage,” Dufrene said. “I cannot wait to begin working with other members of the council to better serve Nicholls and the society as a whole.” As a member of the council Dufrene…...

 

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