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Computer science graduate Joel Jambon (BS ’89) finds second career as a piano man at Pat O’Brien’s The unmistakable melody of “Brown Eyed Girl” drifts through Pat O’Brien’s Piano Bar, where fruity rum punches crowd copper-topped tables and memories made by millions of locals and tourists thickly coat the walls. Up on stage, seated behind […]

From playing across the seven seas to teaching at Nicholls, Joshua Hollenbeck has had a globe-trotting musical career that’s taken him from Tobago to Thibodaux. Now in his third year as an instructor of music and assistant director of bands at Nicholls, Hollenbeck directs the Pride of Nicholls Marching Band, the 6th Man Basketball Band […]

Story Update: Nicholls graduate Kerry St. Pé will retire this summer after leading the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program, housed at Nicholls, for 16 years. He was recently named an honorary member of the American Society of Landscape Architects for dedicating his career to protecting the Louisiana coastline. When the Deepwater Horizon rig began gushing gallons of oil […]

Dr. Ahmad Alexander (BS ’06) knew that his own childhood had inspired his audiology career path. But little did he know that his decision would impact his son’s childhood, too. A Vacherie native, Ahmad underwent three years of speech therapy after being hit by a truck while trying to cross the street when he was […]

After more than a decade of planning and fundraising, Executive Director Christy Naquin (BS ’95) and other Colonels help bring the Bayou Country Children’s Museum to life. Mid-afternoon on a winter Wednesday, Thibodaux’s new Bayou Country Children’s Museum sits quiet. “It’s nap time,” Executive Director Christy Naquin (BS ’95) explains. Around 2 o’clock each afternoon, the daily lull gives […]

Right outside the elevator doors, on the third floor of Betsy Cheramie Ayo Hall, Rebecca Lyons steps into a small lobby lined with composite photos of Nicholls nurses. It’s a powerful glimpse at the generations of RNs the university has prepared — from the class of 1986 to present. For Lyons, it’s also a place […]

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 […]

Story Update: Nicholls graduate Stephen Pham auditioned for the NBC hit America’s Got Talent and gained three out of four “yes” votes from the judges, moving him on to the next level of competition. A brief clip of Pham’s audition before the judging panel (which consists of Howard Stern, Heidi Klum, Mel B. and Howie Mandel) was aired […]

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