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  • August 17, 2018 at 5:22 pm
    Artist Joe McCreary poses with a bronze sculpture from his exhibit at Ameen Art Gallery. (Ross Jahnke/Nicholls State University) THIBODAUX, La. —  The Ameen Art Gallery at Nicholls State University will begin its fall exhibition season with a gallery featuring bronze sculptures inspired by the childhood memories of a Southern artist and professor.   University of Alabama instructor Joe McCreary’s exhibition entitled “WEST” is a series of small-scale bronze sculptures based upon okra, one of his childhood favorite vegetables. The exhibition, located in 200 Talbot Hall, opens on Monday, Aug. 20, and runs through Friday, Sept. 14. McCreary will visit…...
  • August 16, 2018 at 5:00 pm
    Gold Medal Chefs Jana Billiot and Michael Gulotta, center and center right, pose for a photo with Dr. Jay Clune, Nicholls president; Allison Clune; Chef John Kozar, department head of the Chef John Folse Culinary Institute, Katie O’Hara, Maypop pastry chef; and Chef Don Kasten, coordinator of Bistro Ruth and assistant professor. (Hillary Charpentier/Nicholls State University) THIBODAUX, La. — Nicholls State University was well-represented at the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation’s seventh annual Gold Medal Chefs Gala and Hospitality Awards, with two alums recognized as being among the best in the culinary industry. Chefs Michael Gulotta (BS ‘03) and Jana Billiot (BS…...
  • August 15, 2018 at 4:59 pm
    Nursing professor, Dr. Tanya Schreiber, middle, stands with Nicholls president, Dr. Jay Clune and provost and vice president for academic affairs, Dr. Sue Westbrook.(Misty Leigh McElroy/Nicholls State University) THIBODAUX, La. — Nicholls State University awarded an endowed professorship in nursing during University Convocation held Wednesday, Aug. 15. Dr. Tanya Schreiber, associate professor of nursing, received the Terrebonne General Medical Center – Devoted Volunteers Endowed Professorship in Nursing by Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Sue Westbrook. Professorships, which are awarded through generous private donations, help Nicholls retain high-quality faculty by providing supplemental funds for teaching, research or other…...
  • August 14, 2018 at 5:00 pm
    THIBODAUX, La. — Nicholls State University has been named one of the top universities in the South by the prestigious U.S. News & World Report. Nicholls ranked as the 37th Top Public School and 95th Best Regional University in the South. “At Nicholls State University, we have been enthusiastically filling the needs of the Bayou Region for 70 years, and we take pride knowing that our graduates are ready for whatever the world throws at them,” said Dr. Sue Westbrook, provost and vice president for academic affairs. “It’s exciting to see that U.S. News & World Report has recognized our…...
  • July 30, 2018 at 5:32 pm
      Back row, from left, students Kristen Chatelain, Kellyn LaCour-Conant, Andrew Cumberland, Ciara Hebert, Kyle Bird and Aaron Bacala. Front row, Nicholls professor Allyse Ferrara, Port of South Louisiana Executive Director Paul Aucoin and Nicholls President Jay Clune. THIBODAUX, La. — Nicholls State University is proud to announce that for the third-straight year it will partner with the Port of South Louisiana to help boost coastal restoration research at the Nicholls Farm. “This is something we take very seriously,” said Paul Aucoin, executive director of the port. “We are proud of the program here at Nicholls. I tell the students…...
  • July 16, 2018 at 10:00 am
      Photo – Left to right: Dr. Tiffany Papa, associate professor of education; Ann Boudreaux, Lorio Foundation board member; Rita Dickey, Lorio Foundation board member; Jeremy Becker, executive director of the Nicholls Foundation; Dr. Sue Westbrook, provost and vice president of academic affairs; Dr. Jay Clune, president of Nicholls State University; Chris Terracina, Lorio Foundation board member; Cam Morvant, Lorio Foundation board member; Mistie Perry, assistant professor of education; Sara Dempster, instructor of teacher education; and Lauren Guidry, director of Little Colonels Academy. (Misty Leigh McElroy/Nicholls State University)   THIBODAUX, La. — Nicholls State University is proud to announce a…...
  • July 6, 2018 at 8:00 am
    THIBODAUX, La. — Nicholls State University has announced the creation of a program aimed at improving retention and graduation rates of undergraduate black male students. The Colonel Retention of Winners Network, or CROWN, will provide social and academic support to freshman black male students. Freshman black men return to campus at a rate much lower than their peers. In 2017, the retention rate for African-American males was 54 percent, compared to 63 percent African-American females, 66 percent white males and 76 percent white females. The goal of the program is to improve the student’s university experience by pairing them with…...
  • June 25, 2018 at 5:45 pm
    Photo: From left: Jeremy Becker, executive director of the Nicholls Foundation; Jonathan Howell, wife Erica Howell, son Ethan Howell and their two daughters, Camille and Caroline; Larry Howell; Will Carothers, sister Ella Mabile, brother Alex Mabile and mom Cami Howell Mabile; and Nicholls President, Dr. Jay Clune. (Cain Madden/NICHOLLS STATE UNIVERSITY) THIBODAUX, La. — Nicholls State University is proud to announce the creation of an endowed scholarship honoring a longtime educator from Assumption Parish. The Tina Howell Excellence in Education Scholarships award $250 per semester to Nicholls students from Assumption Parish majoring in education. Qualified students must be a sophomore, junior…...
  • June 20, 2018 at 5:33 pm
    THIBODAUX, La. — A Nicholls State University student received a top research award from Louisiana Sea Grant for his research using drones to study the coast. Brennon Dardar, a junior geomatics major from Cut Off, was awarded best undergraduate presentation at the State of the Coast conference in New Orleans earlier this month. Dardar’s presentation, titled “Evaluation of Small Unmanned Aerial Systems as a Levee Monitoring Tool,” was reviewed by a panel of judges who graded students on their ability to communicate their research. “We used the unmanned aerial vehicles to study the structural stability of levees, which are so…...
  • June 18, 2018 at 5:46 pm
    THIBODAUX, La. — The Nicholls State University Office of Continuing Education invites the public to see the African savannah come to life on the Mary and Al Danos Theater stage as the Performing Arts Camp presents Disney’s The Lion King JR. Seventy up-and-coming singers, actors and dancers between the ages of 7-17 will put on the 60-minute production with shows at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 22 and Saturday, June 23 and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 24. Directing the cast is Nicholls alumna Amy Good, who has directed plays for seven years and taught piano and voice lessons…...