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  • August 21, 2014 at 1:20 pm
    THIBODAUX – After more than three decades of service in higher education, Dr. Allayne “Laynie” Barrilleaux, vice president of academic affairs at Nicholls State University, will retire from her post Friday, Aug. 22. Dr. Al Davis, dean of University College, will serve as interim vice president of academic affairs while a search for Barrilleaux’s replacement is conducted. "Nicholls has been my home for more than 30 years, and I'm so blessed to have been a part of this family and to have contributed to its quality education and service to the region,” Barrilleaux said. “I look forward to continuing my…...
  • August 15, 2014 at 2:22 pm
    (From left) Michael Gautreaux, executive director of Nicholls petroleum engineering technology and safety management, and David Zerangue, assistant dean of University College, accept a $10,000 check from Joey Cannata, representing the Morgan City Oilfield Fishing Rodeo.   THIBODAUX —Thanks to a $10,000 donation from the Morgan City Oilfield Fishing Rodeo, Nicholls State University’s petroleum engineering technology and safety management (PETSM) program will receive much-needed upgrades to its main computer lab. “Our inspiration to start the fishing rodeo last year was based on wanting to help the oil and gas industry and to bring together industry leaders, family and friends,” said…...
  • August 15, 2014 at 1:33 pm
    THIBODAUX — This fall, Nicholls State University’s Office of Continuing Education will offer a certification course for aspiring personal trainers through World Instructor Training Schools (WITS). A free information session on this upcoming course will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11 in 132 Peltier Hall on the Nicholls campus. The presentation will include a brief overview of the industry and professional trends, an overview of the study materials and a Q&A session. WITS offers a unique live course with one-on-one training by qualified, experienced professionals. You’ll work face-to-face with your instructor throughout the nine-week program, and will have…...
  • August 14, 2014 at 2:44 pm
    Nicholls State University awarded endowed professorships to 17 faculty members across various disciplines at its fall Faculty Institute Wednesday, Aug. 13. Pictured (back row, from left) are Dr. Ronnie Fanguy, Dr. Jeff Haynie, Jason Talbot, Donald Kasten, Dr. Gregg Stall, Dr. J. Robert B. Field, Dr. Xiaoyan “Tony” Chu, Dr. Grant Gautreaux, Dr. Glenn Lo, Dr. Kenneth Klauss, (front row, from left) Dr. Allyse Ferarra, Amelie Beniot-Zeringue, Jean Donegan and Dr. Linda Manfrin-Ledet. Not pictured: Michael Gautreaux.   THIBODAUX — Nicholls State University awarded endowed professorships to 17 faculty members across various disciplines at its fall Faculty Institute Wednesday, Aug.…...
  • August 14, 2014 at 2:31 pm
    Nicholls State University awarded emeritus titles to two university retirees at its fall Faculty Institute Wednesday, Aug. 13. (From left) Dr. Robert “Bob” Falgout was awarded the title professor emeritus. Dr. David Middleton was granted the title of poet-in-residence emeritus. THIBODAUX — At its fall Faculty Institute on Wednesday, Aug. 13, Nicholls State University welcomed its employees back to campus and presented several awards recognizing outstanding faculty accomplishments. The highest honors went to Dr. Pamela Kirkley, retired professor of teacher education and director of student teaching, who received the Distinguished Service Professor Award. In addition, Dr. Chadwick Young, associate professor…...
  • August 6, 2014 at 5:06 pm
    Students from Nicholls State University’s Chef John Folse Culinary Institute will fire up the grill for the next six weeks as part of a cooking competition sponsored by the Dansereau House Bed and Breakfast. The public is invited to attend the Grill-Off Challenge, which will be held every Thursday night for six weeks, beginning on Aug. 7. The competitions will take place on the Dansereau House lawn during the downtown Thibodaux establishment’s weekly “Drinkery,” held from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. Much like the Iron Chef competitions on Food Network, the weekly competitions will feature two Nicholls culinary students preparing a dish inspired by a…...
  • 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…...

 

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