Nicholls Marketing Professor Earns Top Paper Award

Nicholls State University Marketing Professor Laura Valenti is earning recognition for her research into marketing communications between franchisors and franchisees. 

Nicholls Offering Spring Learning Opportunities for Adults

The Office of Continuing Education has some options if you would like to learn or improve a hobby. 

Nicholls Professor Researches Fish Causing Problems on Louisiana Coast

A Nicholls State University professor’s research gives us insight into what makes the lionfish a problematic invasive species.

Nicholls Biology Professor Appointed to State Task Force

Gov. John Bel Edwards has appointed a Nicholls State University biology professor to a new task force that was created to address critical issues in the Atchafalaya Basin. 

Welcome to Nicholls:
Austin Bonvallet, as assistant athletic director for compliance and administration for athletics (March 8).

Please Vote In Online Election

Voting will open online from March 23-25. On the ballot:

Student Programming Association president:

  • Taylor Roussel
  • Angela Yanez

SPA vice president:

  • Trevor Tabor
  • Taylen Daigle

Mr. Nicholls:

  • Ethan Henry
  • Tyler Legnon
  • Remy Lodrigues
  • Ethan Naquin

Ms. Nicholls:

  • Kirsten Angelette
  • Gracie Bellanger
  • Tamera Castle
  • Kayla Freemon
  • Madison Liner
  • Tabitha Tabb

To learn more about the SPA finalists, click here. Ms. and Mr. Nicholls information is here. In addition, several Student Government Association amendments will be on the ballot.

Results of the SPA and amendments will be announced at 1:10 p.m. on Thursday, March 25 in the ballroom. Mr. and Ms. Nicholls will be announced at Crawfish Day on April 29.

Alumni Hosting Crawfish Tray Fundraiser

Sign Up Today for Cyber Security Workshop

Check Out SPA Events This Week

Nicholls Cheer Hosting Fundraiser

SGA Hosting Football Ticket Giveaway

The SGA is sponsoring a football ticket giveaway from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 24-25 in the Student Union. Students must have their Colonel Card.

Interdisciplinary Studies Has Moved

Interdisciplinary Studies has moved to 143-D Peltier. For more information, contact Karen Cheramie at or 448.4459.

Service Milestones Announced

The 2021 Employee Service Awards Program will be held on Friday, April 30 at 3 p.m. in the Bollinger Memorial Student Union Ballroom. Recipients are:

35 Year Recipients (1)

  • Sandy Eschete

30 Year Recipients (8)

  • Patricia Breaux
  • Mary Delaune
  • Kay Legendre
  • Melissa Rivere
  • Dr. James Stewart
  • Betty Washington
  • Kit Williams
  • Dr. Elaine Yodis

25 Year Recipients (11)

  • Debra Bertrand
  • Sam Cagle
  • Christina Coulon
  • Dr. Dennis Guillot
  • Donald Lasseigne
  • Stacey Latka
  • Perry Lawless
  • Dr. Glenn Lo
  • Clifton Theriot
  • Dr. Michele Theriot
  • Glenn Verdun

20 Year Recipients (11)

  • Lance Arnold
  • Slade Besson
  • Dr. Carmen Broussard
  • Courtney Cassard
  • James Chapman
  • Rebecca Lyons
  • Dr. Jay Perkins
  • Sherry Rodrigue
  • Dr. Kurt Stiegler
  • Dr. Stephen Triche
  • Dr. Cong-Cong Xing

15 Year Recipients (9)

  • Debbie Adams
  • Liza Broomfield
  • Donald Kasten
  • Donna Lamartina
  • Dr. Shari Lawrence
  • Trisha Rabalais
  • Kim Webre
  • Dr. Robin White
  • Dr. Chadwick Young

10 Year Recipients (13)

  • Dr. Scott Banville
  • Jamie Bustos
  • Elward Carter
  • Dr. Katherine Conner
  • Jean Daigle
  • Dr. Valerie Francis
  • Roy Hicks
  • Dr. Todd Kennedy
  • Laurie Melancon
  • Rebecca Picou
  • Dr. James Smith
  • Dr. Rodney Soignier
  • Laura Valenti

5 Year Recipients (33)

  • Linwood Babin
  • Adrienne Bolton
  • Katlyn Callahan
  • Jeanne Chaisson
  • Lacey Crochet
  • Darryl Daigle
  • Sarah Daviet
  • Dr. David Dorrell
  • David Duet
  • Russ Gisclair
  • Sara Granier
  • Anastasia Gray
  • Amanda Guidry
  • Kristie Hartman
  • William Henderson
  • Dr. Aimee Hollander
  • Dr. Jason Ladd
  • Adam Lamartina
  • Michelle Ledet
  • Barry LeJeune
  • Katherine Mabile
  • Katie Martin
  • Grant Ordoyne
  • Dr. Mistie Perry
  • Colette Robichaux
  • Beatriz Roques
  • James Shorter
  • Dr. Matthew Swihart
  • Kristen Torres
  • Stacey Verdun-Pennison
  • Elnora Vicks
  • Ashley West
  • Paul Williams

Zoom Meeting to be Held on Sustaining Louisiana through Coastal Impact

Louisiana’s land loss is already impacting coastal communities and it will eventually affect all of us throughout the state. The arts can play a vital role in helping communities adapt to the changes and help everyone understand that this is a statewide issue. Artists and cultural leaders need to be part of the conversation.

Monique Verdin will share her experience as an artist relocating after Hurricane Katrina. Maida Owens will explore how sea level rise is affecting us and share projections about the population shifts that have already started in addition to what the Bayou Culture Collaborative is doing to help sustain Louisiana’s traditional cultures. Arts administrator Dr. Sharbreon Plummer will explore issues that people of color consider when relocating. Camille Manning-Broome, President and CEO of Center for Planning Excellence, will speak about climate adaptation strategies and getting communities prepared for the population migration happening across Louisiana. Kelsea McCrary and Maida Owens will lead a discussion.

We hope you will join us for this first in a series of collaborations addressing how the arts can be part of the solution as Louisiana copes with migration due to land loss. And please share this invitation with others concerned about the future of our cultures.

To register, go to EventBrite – Climate Change, Migration, and Sustaining Our Culture. Please answer a few questions here. We will share the results during the workshop. We ask you to consider whether you will stay where you are, relocate, or receive newcomers to your community and how you or your organization might respond.

The Bayou Culture Collaborative supports workshops to sustain the traditional cultures of coastal Louisiana. We support tradition bearers to pass on a tradition in addition to workshops that explore the connections between art, tradition, and science. Sense of Place — and Loss workshops bring together artists, tradition bearers, folklorists, and scientists to inspire advocacy and creativity in the face of land loss and cultural shifts. The project is a collaboration between the Division of the Arts Folklife Program, the Louisiana Folklore Society, other nonprofits, and university centers. For more information, visit

This workshop is presented with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism.

The free workshop will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 13, via Zoom.

Interested in Helping Children This Summer?

The Office of Continuing Education is currently accepting applications for summer camp employment. Click here for the application form.

State Releases TOPS Renewal Tips

Worried about maintaining your TOPS award for this academic year?  Check out the Don’t Blow Your TOPS renewal requirements before dropping or resigning.  For more information, please contact the Scholarships Office at 985-448-4411.

Tutorial and Academic Enhancement Center Has Moved

The Tutorial and Academic Enhancement Center has moved to room 149 in the Ellender Memorial Library. For more information, contact the center at 448-4100 or or

Scholarships Available

Scholarships for the Spring 2021 and Fall 2021 semesters are currently available. Please submit all applications by close of business for each deadline date. Please contact the scholarship office at 448-4411 if you have any questions.

Student Employee of the Year Submissions Sought

Please consider recognizing outstanding student employees who have made valuable contributions to your department by nominating them for the 2020-2021 Student Employee of the Year. Undergraduate students employed through the student employment office during the 2020-2021 academic year are eligible to be considered for the award. The deadline to submit your nomination is March 26. 

Nicholls will celebrate Student Employee Appreciation Week from April 12-16. This week draws the awareness of others, inside and outside of the university, to the major achievements student workers have made in the multitude of roles they fill. We encourage you to recognize all student employees and the contributions they make to our university.

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