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While his mom awaited a heart transplant, Tyler Duplantis found relief on the Nicholls baseball diamond April 7, 2013. Nothing was going right. The Nicholls baseball team, already off to a disappointing 1-7 start in Southland Conference play, now trailed Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 2-1 in the bottom of the ninth. With two outs and runners […]

The number of highly recruited, overachieving high school seniors who make Nicholls their university of choice might surprise you. Each fall, the admissions office brings in a diverse group of talented freshmen with high aspirations. Here’s a glimpse at six of our 2013 Colonel freshmen and what attracted them to Nicholls: Kaylee Cole Biology/pre-med major […]

For John Daigle (BS ’13), music and medicine go hand-in-hand. Whether playing just the right song to satisfy a crowd or helping the injured or concussed, the recent grad hopes to positively affect those around him. And he’s off to a solid start. With an interest sparked by his high school football career, Daigle researched […]

To the pulsing sounds of a boom box, Stephen Pham moves his body rapidly in front of the quad’s eternal flame. His hands push and pull in mime-like motions as his legs twist and bend effortlessly. Primarily self-taught, the 22-year-old started dancing at age 10. Since then, he has won several competitions, from the National […]

DoBee Plaisance has had unprecedented success as the Nicholls women’s basketball coach, but she’s not done yet. t wasn’t supposed to happen this way. Nicholls women’s basketball had just wrapped up its best season in team history, securing a coveted spot in the 2013 Southland Conference tournament. At the previous year’s tournament, the Colonels had […]

More than 500 cookbooks cram the shelves of Marcelle Bienvenu’s home office. Some she collected while researching South Louisiana cuisine for Time-Life Books. Dozens of others were mailed to her by publishers after she began co-authoring New York Times best-sellers with Emeril Lagasse. She also inherited a good chunk of her collection from her mother, […]

ennsylvania native Nicole Lundberg had lived in Louisiana for less than a month when she headed down to Cocodrie for something the Nicholls biology department dubs “Calypseaux.” Before she knew it, Lundberg was in muddy water up to her thighs, as she sowed new plants along Louisiana’s barrier islands. Later that evening, she found herself […]

On the sidelines of a Colonel soccer match in late October, the incoming Nicholls president walks through the crowd without attracting much attention. Wearing a university baseball cap and a Nicholls tee pulled over his dress shirt, he reaches for his long-lens camera and starts photographing the action. Only two weeks have passed since he […]

In a large warehouse along the Mississippi River, rows of massive papier-mâché heads fill a tucked-away corner. Papa Smurf and Uncle Sam sit across from the Wizard of Oz and the Creature from the Black Lagoon. Willie Nelson’s head peeks out of a crowded nook. Not too far away is Tow Mater from Cars and […]

The Fall 2013 issue of Voilà! magazine is now available in a digital flipbook format below and a downloadable PDF version.

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