Why Do I Give?

Andre Brunet (BS '92)

Owner of People's Drug Store

“Nicholls State University has become an integral part of the culture and the heritage of South Louisiana. My wife and I have personal ties with Nicholls going back to the early 1980s, when professors would drive to Houma and teach us during our senior year of high school. Now, our youngest son has graduated from Nicholls. Nicholls’ ability to adapt the curriculum to meet the needs of our community and to provide our children with the skills and support that they need to become our future leaders is a necessary investment in our local economy.”

Drs. Kenneth and Maria Cruse

Bayou Region Physicians

“We see Nicholls State University as the core of the community. It provides depth, opportunity and support not only to our youth, but the entire Bayou Region. Its success is directly related to the success of the community. We donate to Nicholls to play a small part in helping it succeed in this process.”

R.E. Bob Miller (BA '75)

Owner of Major Equipment & Remediation Services, Inc.

“As a 27-year-old full-time worker, I could attend Nicholls State University and maintain my job. I earned my degree, which was accepted in graduate programs in several nationally known universities. I attended graduate school and received my masters, which gave me the confidence to compete, which I had previously lacked. Nicholls is not only one of the most valuable assets in the area, but one of the most valuable assets in the state. More people need to take advantage of this gem.”

Marguerite Knight

Senior Vice President of Morgan Stanley

“I support Nicholls State University to assure that our local university never stops transforming lives. All gifts are an investment in the future of the university and the students, faculty and staff who will shape the future of the Bayou Region and beyond. My association with Nicholls has allowed me the opportunity to support the university I love while making lifelong friends.”