Come LEARN. LIVE. LEAD. with the Mass Communication Department!

Welcome to the Mass Communication Department. We hope you’ll get a sense of the excitement our department’s students and faculty share in our unique south Louisiana setting. We invite you to come LEARN, LIVE, LEAD, with us!


Come study in a nationally accredited department that offers an intense and culturally diverse learning environment where you can dig down deep and discover your full potential.


Come live in a department that is like no other! Our department is known on campus for its family-like atmosphere.


Come and be part of an education with a strong emphasis on the applying classroom skills and learning to be a professional. Our students can work for the campus television station, radio station, yearbook, newspaper and literary magazine.

Come join us on OUR way to building your career! Please feel free to contact me about questions you may have about our department or Nicholls State University.



  • February 9, 2018 at 9:32 am
    Anthem, gun laws, and President Trump among potential speech forum topics — Nicholls students will have the opportunity to vote on the topic to be debated at the spring speech forum. Read the full article on the Nicholls Worth website....

  • February 5, 2018 at 10:57 am
    The Ellis Marsalis Trio Concert will be held on February 7, 2018, at 7:30 pm in the Danos Theater. Regarded by many as the premier modern jazz pianist in New Orleans, Ellis Marsalis has had an impressive career not only as a performer and composer but also as a leading…...

  • November 6, 2017 at 8:19 am
    Don’t miss our fall speech forum Wednesday, Nov. 8, where students will debate if university decision-making should include all relevant student organizations, including SGA....

  • August 22, 2017 at 1:28 pm
    The Office of Marketing and Communications is looking for an intern to help write copy for The Colonel, press releases, some marketing copy and assist with social media. If interested, contact Jacob Batte, Media Relations and Publications Coordinator at 985-448-4141....


LSU Hall of Fame

Professor Emeritus Alfred N. Delahaye, founder of Nicholls’ Mass Communication Department, is a LSU Manship Hall of Fame 2016 inductee.


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Senior Portfolios

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salbaradoLawrence “Sonny” Albarado | 2012-2013 national president of the Society of Professional Journalists and projects and city editor at The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

Eric Haydel | Principal and Creative Director at Eric Haydel Design and the lifestyle brand Eric Haydel in Boston. Released the Carnival rug collection in 2017 featuring the patterns of New Orleans.

Mabile.jpgTresha Mabile | journalist and independent documentary filmmaker. Her work has aired on National Geographic, Discovery, CNN, A&E and the History Channel.

Wells.jpgKen Wells | runner-up for the Pulitzer Prize in reporting in 1982 and has written five novels and three books of non-fiction. Currently he is with an investigative unit of Bloomberg News.

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