Spring 2021

Spring 2021

Our Venerable Tradition

Illustration By Sharon Doucet (BA ’78) “Tradition,” wrote Friedrich Nietzsche, “grows continually more venerable.” That’s easy to understand, but for the iconoclast Nietzsche it was

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Spring 2021

Building a home

The first time Ruble Encalade (BS ’94) stepped on the Nicholls State University campus, he felt at home. Today, the Pointe à la Hache native

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Spring 2021

Give-N-Day Impact

Every year, Give-N-Day impacts students’ lives beyond the giant money items displayed on social media. That might be cookies to put students and counselors together

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Spring 2021

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

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Spring 2021

Family, Love, Seafood

Neal Swanner may not be a Nicholls alumni, but the Colonel Red and Gray ran through his veins until he died at the age of

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Spring 2021

Alum Excels at John Deere

When Melissa Hymel (BS ’99, MBA ’03) graduated from Nicholls State University, she did not expect to manage employees for one of the most recognizable

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Spring 2021

The Economics of Change

January 17, 1977. Powell 213. That was the date and the location that Dr. Donald Boudreaux’s (BA ’80) life would change forever. Though today he

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Spring 2021

Improving How We Exercise

While on a run, cycling or in the pool, Benjamin Boudreaux (BIS ’15) is able to build focus. That clarity carries him throughout the day

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Spring 2021

Staying the Course

Megan Bickford (BS ’08) says the only mistake her parents made was telling her she could be whatever she wanted. “So, I became a chef,”

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Spring 2021

A Part of the Solution

Chief Alex Barnes (BA ‘09, AS ‘09) wants to change the perception of University Police. He’d like students to think of the department as a

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Spring 2021

Life in the Backfield

Half a sack. Sully Laiche, one of the most decorated football players to come through Nicholls, finished his career with 37.5 sacks. That is enough

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Spring 2021

Changing the Game

Southeastern had single coverage with a small defensive back on star receiver Dai’Jean Dixon who was going to run a vertical. Chase Fourcade knew all

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Spring 2021

The Strength of the Team

It is easy to think of strength and conditioning as lifting weights and running. But what it actually means is so much more. Just ask

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Spring 2021

Learning Against the Odds

Here at Nicholls State University, we like to create a homey feeling for everyone that steps foot on our campus. That is because when you

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Spring 2021

Rebuilding a Community

If Tyler Duplantis (BA’ 20) wants to relive memories from his childhood home, it’s only a drive away. That’s different if you grew up in

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Spring 2021

Forming a Sisterhood

Few can sum up the power of Black women better than electrical engineer Kimberly Bryant, who says, “Any time you get more than a couple

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Spring 2021

Building For Our Future

Not even a pandemic can stop the Nicholls campus from evolving. Thanks to the generous support of our alumni and donors, we have been able

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Spring 2021

She Put a Ring on it

When Katy Walding could not get a class ring, she created her own. Class rings are a U.S. tradition. The United States Military Academy issued

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