ConocoPhillips donated $5,100 to Nicholls State University on Thursday, Oct. 1, to help cover costs for last month’s inaugural, three-day National Women’s Leadership Summit in New Orleans.
The summit was sponsored by the Louisiana Center for Women and Government, headquartered at Nicholls. Pictured from left are Larry Howell, associate provost; Dr. Carroll Falcon, provost and vice president for academic affairs; Dr. Laura Badeaux, director of the Louisiana Center for Women and Government; Ryan Vaccarella, health, safety and environmental specialist for ConocoPhillips; and Dr. Stephen T. Hulbert, university president. Established in 1991, the Louisiana Center for Women and Government encourages and promotes the leadership of women by providing resources and non-partisan support through educational workshops, training seminars and outreach programs. With more than 600 members from eight regions across Louisiana, the center promotes women in government and public service, acknowledges achievements of women and teaches all citizens about the importance of public service and responsible citizenship.