Nicholls Alumni to celebrate university birthday with brunch

THIBODAUX, La. — Nicholls State University and the Nicholls Alumni Federation invite you to join them for a brunch celebrating the university’s 70th birthday.

Nicholls Alumni Jazz Brunch will be from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23 in the Cotillion Ballroom, 70 years after Francis T. Nicholls Junior College opened its doors in 1948. The event will also kick off a week of activities leading up to the investiture of Dr. Clune on Friday, Sept. 28.

“We’re excited to bring alumni and the community together to celebrate 70 years of academic excellence here at Nicholls,” said Katherine Gianelloni, director of alumni affairs.

Guests will be able to enjoy a brunch buffet with Nicholls president, Dr. Jay Clune, and his wife, Allison, while being serenaded by the Nicholls band. Brunch will include a cash bar with wine, mimosas and bloody marys.

Following the brunch, guests will be invited to attend the grand opening of the Ellender Memorial Library exhibit, “Nicholls Goes Platinum: 70 years of Nicholls History,” featuring photographs and memorabilia collected over the last seven decades.

Admission to the brunch is free for dues-paying alumni and $30 for everyone else.

To RSVP, visit or email

For more information, call 448-4951.


CONTACT: Jacob Batte, Media Relations and Publications Coordinator, 985.448.4141 or

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