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THIBODAUX — Nicholls State University celebrated the grand opening of the state-of-the-art Lanny D. Ledet Culinary Arts Building, the new home of the Chef John Folse Culinary Institute, during a public gathering and ribbon cutting held today at the Ledet Building on the Nicholls campus. The opening of the new 33,000-square-foot culinary facility is the […]

THIBODAUX — The Morgan City Oilfield Fishing Rodeo has donated $13,000 to Nicholls State University’s Department of Petroleum Engineering Technology and Safety Management, which will use the contribution to supplement funding for an extensive renovation of Gouaux Hall classrooms and labs, utilized extensively by PETSM students. Last August, MCOFR presented Nicholls with a $10,000 check […]

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; […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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