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  • September 30, 2014 at 3:19 pm
    Gilberto Burbante (right), Nicholls State University coordinator of veterans services, counsels veteran student Daniel Drennan in the university’s Office of Veterans Affairs. THIBODAUX — For the sixth year in a row, Nicholls State University has been recognized as a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine. The honor is given annually to the top 15 percent of American universities that offer the best support, flexibility and value for active duty military and veterans pursuing an education. “This designation shows how we at Nicholls really go above and beyond to help our veterans,” said Gilberto Burbante, Nicholls coordinator of veterans services.…...
  • September 30, 2014 at 11:40 am
    THIBODAUX — The Nicholls Alumni Federation will host the John Brady Golf Classic Friday, Oct. 10 at the LaTour Golf Club in Matthews, La. The classic will feature 100-plus golfers, including Nicholls alumni and friends. Tee-off time is 8 a.m., and all participating golfers will receive free food and drinks as well as a golf classic jacket. Proceeds from the tournament will go toward Nicholls Alumni Federation scholarships. Individual golfers can register for $150, and a corporate foursome can play for $600. In addition, numerous sponsorships are available starting at $100. To register or make a donation, visit the 2014…...
  • September 25, 2014 at 10:04 am
    THIBODAUX — Employers and job-seeking students and alumni are invited to attend Nicholls State University’s Fall 2014 Career Day Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. The event, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Bollinger Memorial Student Union’s Cotillion Ballroom, brings dozens of regional employers to campus to connect and network with job-seeking Nicholls students and graduates. The cost to participate is $150 for regular employers and $75 for non-profits. Participating employers are allowed to bring up to four recruiters, and will be provided with lunch and a table and chairs to display materials. The event is…...
  • September 24, 2014 at 12:49 pm
    THIBODAUX — Louisiana native Alex Arceneaux has been chosen to serve as chief of staff for Nicholls State University. "The chief of staff will coordinate and integrate the various activities of the Nicholls staff," said Dr. Bruce Murphy, university president. "This position will help ensure that everyone is collaboratively working toward the same goals and that our campus initiatives are being carried out effectively and efficiently. We're excited to welcome aboard Alex Arceneaux, who brings impressive experience in both higher education administration and business." Arceneaux, who is currently the registrar for Saint Martin’s University, a private Catholic Benedictine university in…...
  • September 19, 2014 at 11:41 am
    THIBODAUX — After sweeping the competition for six straight weeks, Nicholls State University culinary senior Logan Parker took home the final prize during the Chef John Folse Culinary Institute’s first-ever Grill-Off, which wrapped up Thursday, Sept. 11 at the Dansereau House in Thibodaux. "I've learned a lot competing these past six weeks," Parker, a native of Farmerville, said. "The pressure gets to you mentally and physically, but hearing feedback from the judges and compliments from [culinary institute executive director] Chef Randy Cheramie have inspired me. I think the competition has been a great way to get culinary students amped up…...
  • September 17, 2014 at 11:29 am
    THIBODAUX — Dr. Neal Weaver has been chosen to serve as Nicholls State University’s vice president for university advancement and executive director of the Nicholls Foundation, the university’s nonprofit fundraising arm. Weaver, who will begin work at Nicholls on Nov. 3, currently serves as vice president for institutional advancement at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas — a regional university of 8,900 students and a member of the Texas A&M System. “I was energized by the excitement and enthusiasm expressed by everyone I met at Nicholls during my visit to campus,” Weaver said. “I’m looking forward to working with…...
  • 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…...

 

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