Office of Student Affairs

Colonel Acts of Kindness

Colonel Acts of Kindness

Colonel Acts of Kindness was launched to celebrate random acts of extraordinary generosity, kindness, support, and helpfulness done without expectation of reward, recognition, or accolades. We know kindness promotes gratitude, empathy, and compassion as well as enhances our sense of interconnectedness. These acts of kindness performed by our students are the embodiment of our Nicholls values and a reflection of the core qualities that make our campus community so special.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at 985-448-4022 or Amanda.fremin@nicholls.edu

HOW DOES IT WORK...

  • Anyone can recommend a student for recognition
  • Fill-out the form below
  • Or email michele.caruso@nicholls.edu (cc Amanda.fremin@nicholls.edu) with subject line COLONEL ACT OF KINDNESS
  • Tell us the date, time, location, student name (if don’t know name, most detailed description possible), and full explanation of what you observed/experienced that constitutes a Colonel Act of Kindness
  • Recognized by Nicholls social media and internal communication (Inside Nicholls, etc.)
  • End of each semester, at a reception student recipients will received their certificate of recognition

 Examples:

  • Holding your umbrella over someone caught in the rain
  • Pulling out change to cover that last bit the person in the grocery line can’t find in their purse
  • Letting the person with restless kids in the grocery basket go in front of you in the line

Examples of things that do not count:

  • Service hours
  • Assignments
  • Part of your job duties

Colonel Act of Kindness Nomination Form

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RECIPIENTS

The Fall 2019 honorees were Chad Cheramie, Ryker John Emnace, Alayna Guillot, Heather Plaisance, Isabella Hebert, Omar Pew, and Matthew Williams.

Alexi Tauzin, an education major and member of the Nicholls Colorguard, turned distress into hopefulness for an LSU student visiting our campus with a simple yet powerful gesture of a personal note of support along on some extra goodies at the campus Chic fil a.   We celebrate her example of our Nicholls values of integrity, respectfulness, and civic responsibility.  Congratulations, Alexi!

Matthew Williams and Omar Pew, proud Nicholls student-athletes, didn’t hesitate to open their wallets and share their blessings with a community individual who appeared to be less fortunate and in need. It was as natural to them as breathing as they did not even realize anyone saw this act of charity. We celebrate their example of our Nicholls values of respectfulness, civic responsibility, integrity, and excellence.

Isabella Hebert, a valued member of the Residential Living student staff, took it upon herself without request to go the extra mile to eliminate barriers for an injured student resident when the elevator was broken without. This meant a lot to that student and exemplifies our Nicholls values of civic responsibility, leadership, and responsibility. Congratulations to Isabella!

Kevin Balleza, a Computer Information Systems major and member of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity went out of his way to assist University Police in manually removing dozens of police barricades. On the way home from class one day instead of driving right past the officers, he postponed his break between classes to ensure the parking lot was open to students as quickly as possible.

We celebrate his example of our Nicholls values of civic responsibility, leadership, and responsibility.

Alayna Guillot and Heather Plaisance teamed up on their Colonel Act of Kindness when one of them found a debit card on the ground.  Instead of walking right past it, they picked it up.  They figured it belonged to another Colonel, so they took matters into their own hands finding the student’s email and reaching out to her.  They then made sure it safely got into her hands by going the extra mile and meeting her at her class.  We celebrate their example of our Nicholls values of integrity, respectfulness, and responsibility.  Congratulations to Alayna and Heather!

We celebrate his example of our Nicholls values of civic responsibility, leadership, and responsibility.

Ryker John Emnace and Chad Cheramie, active members of Colonel Catholics, embodied the Nicholls family spirit when a peer experienced a medical emergency on campus. Without hesitation, they attended to their peer and moved her to a safe comfortable location until help arrived. The faculty member who witnessed this stated that their concern and compassion were extraordinary. We celebrate their example of our Nicholls values of civic responsibility, respectfulness, and leadership. Congratulations to John and Chad!

We celebrate his example of our Nicholls values of civic responsibility, leadership, and responsibility.