THIBODAUX — Nicholls State University and Delgado Community College signed a memorandum of understanding Sunday making it easier for culinary students to cross-enroll at Nicholls and Delgado, as well as to seamlessly transfer between both schools. The agreement was signed at the inaugural Dinner of the Century in New Orleans, a fundraiser benefiting the Chef John Folse Culinary Institute at Nicholls State University. Dinner of the Century celebrates dinners of the past. This year’s event commemorated the 200th anniversary of the “Defense of Fort McHenry,” the poem that would eventually become our national anthem, by recreating a dinner by President James Madison and his wife, Dolley.
Pictured, left to right: Deborah Lea, Interim Chancellor of Delgado Community College; James Madison, as played by John Douglas Hall; Dolley Madison, as played by Lynn Uzzel; Dr. Bruce Murphy, Nicholls president; and Chef John Folse.