THIBODAUX, La. — Nicholls State University and Entergy Corp. have continued a partnership that brings underrepresented students on campus tours.
Hundreds of area high school students have visited the Nicholls campus through Tour Tuesday presented by Entergy since the program’s inception in 2016. Entergy and Nicholls cemented the future of the project with another $10,000 donation on October 17.
“Supporting education is critical to developing healthy, vibrant communities of the future — communities where everyone thrives,” said Phillip May, Entergy Louisiana president and CEO. “Providing local students who may not see enrolling in college as an option the opportunity to tour Nicholls State University could spark an interest in furthering their studies which in turn unlocks talent and helps build the workforce of the future. It is just another way we help our friends and neighbors realize opportunities and a desired quality of life. We are proud to have supported Tour Tuesday again this year.”
Nicholls works with guidance counselors at the high schools to identify first-generation and low-income high school students who meet Nicholls admissions standards. Those students are then transported to campus where they are given a tour and an overview of academic programs and student organizations. Interested students will meet with admissions counselors who help them fill out an application and financial aid forms.
“We’re proud to continue this partnership with Entergy. Their commitment to the Tour Tuesday program has a direct impact on the lives of families in the Bayou Region,” said Alex Arceneaux, executive vice president for enrollment and external affairs. “When students visit our campus, we are able to connect with them and inspire them to possible futures they may not have considered.”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 7, 2019
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