Nicholls Names Dean of the Liberal Arts

Nicholls State University is pleased to announce veteran educator Jean Donegan (BA ‘73) as the dean of the College of Liberal Arts

Nicholls Announces 2021-22 Alumni Board, Officers

The Nicholls State University Alumni Federation is pleased to announce the 2021-22 Alumni Federation Board of Directors and their officers. Gives High Praise to Nicholls Online Sociology Degree has named Nicholls State University’s online sociology degree program as one of the best in the country.

Board of Regents Grant to Promote Diversity, Quality Assurance Training

Nicholls State University will advance and enhance teacher training thanks to a grant from the Louisiana Board of Regents.

Philanthropist, Businessman to Deliver Nicholls Commencement Address

Thibodaux financial advisor Thomas Meyer will be the keynote speaker at the 108th Nicholls State University Commencement Ceremony held in May.

Welcome to Nicholls:
Brett Gilmore, as an administrative coordinator for the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences (May 10).
Dolores Johnson, as a custodian for the Student Union (April 30).

Margo Badeaux, from interim director of auxiliary services to director of auxiliary services (April 19).

Sandy Eschete, as an administrative supervisor after 36 years of service (June 1).
Mary Johnson, as a custodial supervisor after 29 years of service (April 30).

Stressed About Finals?

The end of the semester is quickly approaching, but no need to stress. The Nicholls Counseling Centering is hosting “Stress Less Fest,” where we are collaborating with a variety of offices, student organizations and community resources in order to ease your mind during finals. Our “Stress Less Fest” will have lots of soothing and relaxing activities beginning May 5 in the Quad. This event is sponsored by The Prevention Partnership and food will be sponsored by the Student Government Association. Covid Guidelines will be followed. Sign up here.

Sign Up For Fishing, Golf Tournaments that Support Nicholls

Sign up today for the ninth annual Morgan City Oilfield Fishing Rodeo fishing and golf tournaments. The golf tournament will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 11 at the Atchafalaya at Idlewood Golf Course. The weigh-in for the fishing tournament will be from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 12 at the Morgan City Auditorium. Some proceeds from the tournament will benefit Nicholls.

Faculty: Help Ensure Success of Book Rental Program

Nicholls is in the process of introducing a new book rental program. The program, Colonels Book Bundle, will be run by Barnes and Noble Bookstore.

It will be an inclusive access model which provides every student with all of their course materials, ensuring that every student is prepared for the 1st day of class. 

How it works:

  • Student registers for courses
  • Automated course list is sent to the bookstore
  • Bookstore pulls and packs all required print course material
  • All required digital course materials are set up in Moodle
  • Student picks up their course materials in the Bookstore or designates a shipping location

All eligible students receive all required course materials on a charge by credit hour enrolled (including courses without books). The charge to students is $25 per credit hour, which will be included in their tuition bill. Students may realize a cost savings of up to $550 per year. There is an option for students to “opt out” if they feel the program is not a good fit for them.

In order for this program to be successful, it is imperative that you submit and verify accuracy of your book adoptions. If you have any questions/concerns regarding book adoptions please contact Beth Johnson at (985) 448-4540 or

Nominees Sought for Presidential Award for Academic Administrator Excellence

All full-time academic department heads, with five total years of administrative service at Nicholls State University, are eligible for the Presidential Award for Academic Excellence. 

The nomination deadline, to submit to the appropriate dean, is May 14. The award will be presented at the Faculty Institute in the fall. Attached are the guidelines and procedures for nomination.

Nominations Sought for Presidential Award for Teaching Excellence

The nomination deadline for the Presidential Award for Teaching Excellence is May 14. Submit nominations to the Office of Human Resources, in a sealed envelope addressed to the attention of Steven Kenney. A checklist form for the nomination packet, and the complete nomination and eligibility requirements are attached. 

Sherry Foret Earns Jeanne Mack Gilley Award

Dr. Sherry Foret, dietetic internship program coordinator and instructor of dietetics, is the recipient of the Jeanne Mack Gilley Award. This award is presented to an Alumni of Louisiana Tech University who, deemed by faculty, reflect excellence, professional competence, personal integrity and commitment to the profession.

Students Present Research at National Meeting

Two graduating seniors from the Chemistry Department, Autumn Andras and Aaron Naquin, have presented their research at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society. Both of the students are supervised by Dr. Uttam Pokharel. Similarly, Dr. Pokharel presented his research as an oral talk at the same meeting. The American Chemical Society hosts its national meeting virtually this year.

Continuing Education Seeks Proposals for Summer, Fall

The Office of Continuing Education is calling for summer and fall proposals for adult leisure and personal enrichment programs. If you have expertise in a certain skill, are knowledgeable on a particular subject, have a special talent or unique hobby such as pottery, art, creative writing, wine tasting or photography, and would like to share with community members, please contact Liz McCurry at or 985-448-4521. This is a great opportunity to earn extra money.

Peer Tutor, Writing Coach positions available

The Tutorial and Academic Enhancement Center is seeking undergraduate peer tutors and writing coaches for the Fall 2021 semester. Qualified applicants should have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 and a grade of A or B in or placement out of courses they wish to tutor. To complete an application, interested students can visit our webpage, or they may call 985-448-4100 for more information.  

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Crawfish Aquatics Hiring

SCIA Scholarships Available

Each year, the South Central Industrial Association awards several local high school students who are children or grandchildren of SCIA Members with thousands of dollars in scholarships. Nicholls employees’ children qualify. For more information, click here.

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