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  • July 2, 2015 at 9:12 am
    THIBODAUX — Nicholls State University awarded more than 700 degrees to students during its Saturday, May 16 commencement celebrations. Among the spring graduates were six students who received the President's Medal of Honor for earning a perfect 4.0 GPA. These graduates included Whitney Babin, Thibodaux; Tyler Dufrene, Raceland; Elizabeth Hoerner, New Orleans; Jessica Karns, Thibodaux; Nicholas Martin, Cut Off; and Mallory Young, Destrehan. Nicholls also awarded its first Master of Science in Nursing degrees to nine students: Melissa Bascle, Darin Branson, Kristy Hebert, Dustin Martinez, Michelle Means, Lacy Millet, Kristi Politz, Amber Sevin and Amber Thibodeaux. Click here for a complete…...
  • June 11, 2015 at 12:21 pm
    THIBODAUX — Anne Beiler, founder of the international Auntie Anne's soft pretzel franchise, will deliver the keynote address at the 2015 Louisiana Girls Leadership Academy's closing ceremony. LGLA, sponsored by the Louisiana Center for Women in Government and Business, will take place June 14-17 at Nicholls State University. The annual academy encourages girls entering grades 9-11 to develop the skills needed to fill future leadership roles through networking and mentoring opportunities with peers and female professionals. The 2015 theme is "Light the Torch and LEAD." LGLA participants are selected by a committee of the LCWG Leadership Councils based on criteria…...
  • May 29, 2015 at 10:12 am
    THIBODAUX — Nicholls State University has named Dr. Lynn Gillette as its next provost and vice president for academic affairs, pending approval from the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors. Gillette will join the Nicholls administrative team on July 1, filling a vacant position that has been held on an interim basis since August 2014. Gillette is the former president of Sierra Nevada College, a private liberal arts college of 1,000 students in Incline Village, Nevada. Prior to his tenure as president, Gillette also served three years as the college’s provost and executive vice president. “The Nicholls provost search…...
  • May 27, 2015 at 12:25 pm
    THIBODAUX — Nicholls State University and Edison Chouest Offshore launched a new educational partnership designed to help meet industry workforce needs and grow the university’s international enrollment at a public announcement held Wednesday on the Nicholls campus. The unique partnership offers out-of-state and international Chouest employees and their families an opportunity to obtain an affordable, accredited college degree through Nicholls, located less than an hour from Chouest headquarters in Galliano. Nicholls will waive international/out-of-state fees for eligible students and provide them with an opportunity to participate in an internship program and network with Chouest team members each semester. “As Chouest…...
  • April 10, 2015 at 3:48 pm
    THIBODAUX — The College of Business Administration and accounting program at Nicholls State University have undergone a successful accreditation review and received an extension of accreditation by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB). AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education and has been earned by less than five percent of the world’s business programs. “AACSB accreditation ensures that we have made a commitment to continuously improving our academic programs in business in order to provide a high-quality, innovative business education. It is truly a testament to the hard work of our Executive Advisory Board and the quality of students, faculty…...
  • January 25, 2015 at 9:41 pm
    The Nicholls State University community is mourning the death of business leader and longtime university supporter Al Danos, who died Friday, Jan. 23 at age 68. A Larose native who helped expand his family’s oilfield service company Danos & Curole, Al was an avid supporter of higher education and a leader on the Nicholls Foundation Board. Most recently, he helped Nicholls raise more than $1.5 million in private donations to renovate the Mary M. Danos Theater, named in honor of his late wife in 2012. Al then worked closely with state Sen. Norby Chabert to secure another $4.4 million in…...
  • December 17, 2014 at 3:10 pm
    THIBODAUX — More than 2,100 Nicholls State University students have been named to the fall 2014 president’s list, dean’s list and honor roll, which recognize academic excellence. Click here for a complete list of the honored students. Full-time students must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for the president’s list, between 3.2 and 3.499 for the dean’s list, and between 3.0 and 3.199 for the honor roll....
  • December 17, 2014 at 2:47 pm
    Nicholls State University summa cum laude graduates (front row, from left) Derek Jett, Anna Lee, Nicholls President Bruce Murphy, Ainsley Crochet, Elizabeth Whitman, Kathryn Johnson, (back row, from left) Ashlyn Champagne, Paula Santos, Rebecca Deroche, Shelly Naquin and Krista Votolato pose before commencement ceremonies Saturday, Dec. 13.   THIBODAUX — Nicholls State University awarded more than 670 degrees to students during its Saturday, Dec. 13 commencement celebrations. Among the fall graduates were seven students who received the President’s Medal of Honor for earning a perfect 4.0 grade point average. They included interdisciplinary studies graduate Kalynn Egea; general family and consumer…...
  • December 12, 2014 at 9:58 am
    THIBODAUX — An effort led by Nicholls State University biology faculty completed four coastal restoration projects in 2014 — including beach and barrier island plantings and a beach sweep — thanks to a grant from Shell. The Plant Materials Program is a university initiative that offers the opportunity for students, faculty and community members to participate in hands-on restoration projects. More than 180 volunteers, including Nicholls faculty and students, contributed 1,242 hours to the projects. Those volunteers removed 2,742 pounds of trash from Elmer’s Island and planted 15,015 grasses, mangroves and trees on Louisiana’s dunes and barrier islands. Many of…...
  • December 9, 2014 at 11:26 am
    THIBODAUX — Dr. Bruce Murphy, president of Nicholls State University, has been elected to the Board of Trustees for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Murphy, who will serve a three-year term, was elected during the Commission’s College Delegate Assembly meeting Tuesday, Dec. 9 at the SACSCOC annual meeting in Nashville, Tennessee. “It is an honor and a privilege to be selected to serve on the Board of Trustees at SACSCOC,” Murphy said. “This peer review organization furthers the best ideals of higher education in support of students.” SACSCOC serves as the recognized accrediting body…...

 

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