Here's a spotlight on some of our thriving alumni:
Jackie & William Robichaux (2010)
Dr. Jackie Robichaux works on cures for cancer as an Assistant Professor at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. William Robichaux is an instructor at the UT Health Science Center. He studies the role of proteins in bacteria.
Jason Chauvin (2000)
Chauvin is a laboratory supervisor at Marathon Petroleum in Garyville, La. He oversees lab personnel and provides accurate, reliable, and timely data to their customers.
“My degree from Nicholls prepared me academically to lay a foundation for success throughout my career.”
Devin Bourgeois (2012)
Devin Bourgeois, 2012 graduate of Nicholls Chemistry, returned to his hometown to practice medicine. He is an Internal Medicine physician at Thibodaux Regional Internal Medicine Clinic. He completed his MD at LSUHSC.
Bijeta Prasai (2012)
Dr. Bijeta Prasai, 2012 graduate of Nicholls Chemistry, earned her PhD from LSU and is now a researcher at the NIH.
Frankie Andolsek (2007)
Frankie Andolsek, 2007 Nicholls Chemistry graduate, is a Physician’s Assistant (PA) at Ochsner Baptist ER. We are so proud of you Frankie!
Patrick Gilbert (2006)
Dr. Patrick Gilbert, 2006 graduate, is an Interventional Radiologist at Ochsner Clinic Foundation. He earned his MD from Tulane University.
Taylor Mabile (2020)
Taylor Mabile recieved the Phi Kappa Phi Outstanding Freshman Award at Nicholls. After graduating in 2020, she went on to work for Entergy.
Michelle Callahan Cox (1998)
Michelle Callahan Cox, 1998 grad of Nicholls Chemistry, is a Lab Area Manager, Quality Manager and Chemist at Dupont in La Place.They are the only US plant making the intermediate for Kevlar fibers. “I’m so proud to be part of a company that contributes to saving the lives of those that protect us!”
Dant Sandras (1996)
Dr. Dant Sandras, 1996 graduate of Nicholls Chemistry, received his DDS from LSU’s School of Dentistry. He owns his own dental practice in Larose.
Eric Mistretta earned a degree in Chemistry with a minor in business. He co-founded Chemtech, owns several chemistry patents, and is a very successful businessman. Eric is now Principal and CFO for Milan, a design group for luxury homes in Dallas and New York.
Kelli Becnel Cazenave (2002)
Kelli Becnel Cazenave, 2002 graduate of Nicholls Chemistry, is in the safety department at Marathon Petroleum. Previously, for 9 years, she worked in the lab.
Dr. Carmelita Escalante, Nicholls chemistry alumnus, is head of the Department of General Internal Medicine at UT’s MD Anderson Cancer Center. She graduated from Nicholls in 1981 and received her MD from LSUHSC.
Dr. Ronald Marts, 1985 graduate of Nicholls Chemistry, earned his MD from Tulane. He is an internal medicine specialist in Houma and has practiced for 26 years.
Vicky Ly (2009)
Vicky Ly, 2009 Nicholls graduate, is a Materials Engineer. She works on payloads and sensors for space applications.
Michelle Carley, 1985 Nicholls Chemistry graduate, is a physician at Lane Regional Medical Center in Zachary, LA. Dr. Carley earned a B.S. from Xavier Pharmacy and her M.D. from LSUHSC-NO. She is certified in Wound Care, Hyperbaric Medicine and Family Practice.
Kristy Loupe (2002)
Kristy Loupe Poche, 2002 graduate of Nicholls Chemistry, is a pharmacist in Baton Rouge.
Ben Legendre (1992)
Dr. Ben Legendre, 1992 graduate in Chemistry, is Vice President of Operations at Transgenomic, a lab that provides genetic tools and services. He has been employed at Transgenomic, Inc., for over 10 years, where he has worked in the areas of separation chemistries and instrumentation development for high sensitivity mutation.
Carl Gauthier (2004)
Carl Gauthier, 2004 graduate of Nicholls Chemistry, is at Marathon Petroleum.
Dr. John Doucet, graduate of Nicholls Chemistry, is Dean of College of Sciences and Technology at Nicholls, an award-winning playwright, and a public health geneticist.
Mitzi Ordoyne Rodrigue (2004)
Mitzi Ordoyne Rodrigue, 2004 graduate of Nicholls Chemistry with an AS degree, is at TJ/H2b Analytical Services, Inc., a material diagnostic service provider.
Shannon Kirkpatrick (2006)
Shannon Kirkpatrick, 2006 graduate of Nicholls Chemistry, is at Petroleum Labs. They provide analytical data to oil companies and municipalities.
Gregg Gravois (1996)
Gregg Gravois, 1996 graduate of Nicholls Chemistry, is a sales rep for R360, an environmental service company.
Jennifer Trosclair Pellegrin (2004)
Jennifer Trosclair Pellegrin, 2004 graduate of Nicholls Chemistry with an AS degree, is a lab technician at Valero Energy.
Brandon Falgoust (1995)
Brandon Falgoust, 1995 graduate of Nicholls Chemistry, is a chemist at Shell Geismar!
Ryan Hymel (1996)
Ryan Hymel, 1996 graduate of Nicholls Chemistry, is now at Marathon Petroleum!
Shannon Callegan (2005)
Shannon Callegan, 2005 graduate of Nicholls Chemistry with an AS degree, is a chemistry lab tech at Marathon Oil.
Erin Falnnery Estay (2005)
Erin Flannery Estay, 2005 graduate of Nicholls Chemistry, is an analytical technologist at Dow Chemical.
Joey Thibodaux (2001)
Joey Thibodaux, 2001 graduate of Nicholls Chemistry, is a chemist at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility.
Valerie Courville (2005)
Valerie Courville, 2005 graduate of Nicholls Chemistry, is a quality control lab technician at Dow Chemical. She was previously at Analytical and Environmental Testing.
Luke Lefort (2005)
Luke Lefort, 2005 graduate of Nicholls Chemistry, is a fluid technical engineer at Schlumberger.
Lacey Baudoin (2002)
Lacey Pierce Baudoin, 2002 graduate of Nicholls Chemistry, is a clinical pharmacist at Terrebonne General Medical Center.