CAMPUS INITIATIVES

Naming of Streets and Buildings

Nicholls State University is currently seeking to rename the streets and the buildings that house the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences and the College of Sciences and Technology. A task force that includes students, staff, faculty, alumni and the community has been charged with identifying possible names that have significant meaning and impact to the university and the Bayou Region. 

Diversity and inclusion are key components of the university’s mission. Our diversity and inclusion efforts will cultivate a vibrant learning, living and working environment on our campus, where we welcome all cultures, perspectives and experiences. We accomplish this mission through collaborative initiatives that promote equity, advocacy and inclusive engagement.

The task force will provide updates throughout the process, and we will ask the entire campus community for feedback along the way.

Criteria for Naming of Buildings

The Renaming Task Force recommends to the University President prospective honorees based on the established criteria listed below:

  • The current use of the building
  • The person the building is named for must be deceased. No time limit is required.
  • The following categories for selecting honorees:
    • Persons who were outstanding at Nicholls State University
    • Persons who died in service to the University
    • Outstanding student who died in military service
    • Persons who have made significant contributions to the University

Criteria for Naming of Streets

The Renaming Task Force recommends to the University President prospective names based on the established criteria listed below:

  • If named for a person, the person the street is named for must be deceased. No time limit is required.
    • The following categories for selecting honorees:
      • Persons who were outstanding at Nicholls State University
      • Persons who died in service to the University 
      • Outstanding student who died in military service
      • Persons who have made significant contributions to the University
  • There can be no other street within the parish with the same name.

Recommendation Form

The task force members are:

STUDENTS

Tamera Castle

Tyler Legnon

Aarati Pant

Shepard Theriot

STAFF

Lynn Kunkel 

Elizabeth McCurry 

Raymond Peters 

Kathryn Waggenspack

FACULTY

Dr. Shaniece Bickham 

Farren Clark 

Chef Donald Kasten 

Dr. Alyson Theriot

ALUMNI

Dr. Allayne Barrilleaux 

Dr. Kevin George 

Henry Lafont

Katherine Mabile

COMMUNITY

Jeremy Becker (non-voting member)

Renee Brinkley

Timothy Bush

Matt Gresham

Dr. O. Cleveland Hill

Marguerite Knight