Nicholls breaks ‘beyond economic impact’

THIBODAUX – Nicholls State University is featured alongside its eight sister institutions in a University of Louisiana System publication issued this week titled “Beyond Economic Impact” – a companion publication to the system’s 2008-09 community and economic impact report.

The publication chronicles a day in the life of a Nicholls biology professor, features information about the Manning Passing Academy and the Nicholls geomatics program, and profiles the university’s workforce impact and service-learning initiatives. The report also details the new “Journal of Service-Learning in Higher Education,” a peer-reviewed publication for which Dr. Morris Coats, Nicholls professor of economics, serves as a section editor.

“This report takes the reader beyond simple economic numbers and statistics and presents more of the human side of the Nicholls experience – the accomplishments of our faculty, staff and community,” Dr. Stephen T. Hulbert, university president, said. “We are certainly proud of the many professional and academic achievements of our Nicholls family.”

To read the report, go The report is also embedded below.