Nicholls Academic Council salutes Hymel

THIBODAUX – Octave Hymel, program coordinator for the Louisiana Center for Dyslexia and Related Disorders at Nicholls State University, is the Nicholls Academic Council’s February honoree for outstanding and significant contributions to teaching.

Octave Hymel, program coordinator for the Louisiana Center for Dyslexia and Related Disorders at Nicholls State University, is the Nicholls Academic Council’s February honoree for outstanding and significant contributions to teaching. Pictured from left are Dr. Carroll Falcon, provost and vice president for academic affairs; Hymel; Karen Chauvin, director of the Louisiana Center For Dyslexia and Related Disorders, and Dr. Susan Roark, distinguished service professor of education and acting dean of the College of Education.
Octave Hymel, program coordinator for the Louisiana Center for Dyslexia and Related Disorders at Nicholls State University, is the Nicholls Academic Council’s February honoree for outstanding and significant contributions to teaching. Pictured from left are Dr. Carroll Falcon, provost and vice president for academic affairs; Hymel; Karen Chauvin, director of the Louisiana Center For Dyslexia and Related Disorders; and Dr. Susan Roark, distinguished service professor of education and acting dean of the College of Education.

“As a teacher, tutor and adviser, Octave is always willing to work with students, for as long as it takes,” said Karen Chauvin, director of the Louisiana Center for Dyslexia and Related Learning Disorders.

“It is not unusual to see him stay at work two or three hours later than normal because a student needs help. He is most deserving of this award.”

Hymel began his career as a high school math teacher and later joined McDermott as an information technology specialist – rising to the position of director of information technology. Chauvin said his technological and business experience have proven valuable for Nicholls.

“Octave has written technology grants for the center, each one of which was funded,” she said. “Because of him, our students have access to first-class assistive technology that allows them to be more successful in their studies.”

For more information about the center, go to www.nicholls.edu/dyslexia/.

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