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  • 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.…...
  • August 27, 2014 at 5:05 pm
    Nicholls State University and Delgado Community College will partner to make it easier for business students to transfer seamlessly between both schools. Left to right: (seated) Chancellor Joan Y. Davis of Delgado Community College and President Bruce T. Murphy of Nicholls State University; (standing) Dr. Stanton F. McNeely III, Delgado vice chancellor for institutional advancement; Warren Puneky, dean of Delgado’s business and technology division; Harold Gaspard, Delgado interim vice chancellor for academic affairs; Dr. Shawn Mauldin, dean of Nicholls’ College of Business Administration; and Patrick Conroy, Delgado chair of business studies.   THIBODAUX — Nicholls State University and Delgado Community…...
  • August 26, 2014 at 2:25 pm
    THIBODAUX — The Nicholls State University International Film Club and the Student Programming Association invite the community to a free screening of the acclaimed Italian film “The Decameron” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27 in Peltier Auditorium. “The Decameron,” a 1971 film directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini, is an adaptation of nine stories from 14th century Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio. The movie stars Franco Citti, Ninetto Davoli and Jovan Jovanovic. The movie is one of several popular domestic and international films to be screened free of charge on campus. Movies are screened at 7 p.m. in Peltier Auditorium. Upcoming shows…...
  • 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…...

 

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