The Nicholls State University Alumni Federation held its Alumni Awards for Excellence March 26 on the Nicholls campus in Thibodaux. The awards ceremony is held each year to honor alumni and students who have contributed to the university and their community. The 2014 Nicholls State University Hall of Fame awards also were announced at the event, which recognize students with both scholastic and service-oriented excellence. In the front row, left, are Nicholls President Bruce Murphy and Hall of Fame honorees Nicole Doherty of Jacksonville, Fla.; Jacob Foret of Houma; Lanie Detiveaux of Houma; Katherine Gianelloni of Donaldsonville; Brittany Chiasson of Napoleonville; Melissa Cloutet of Bush; Olabisi Akingbola of Nigeria; Rusty Bruce of Cut Off; and Erin Bonvillain of Houma. Back row, from left, are Hall of Fame honorees Brandon Naquin of Bourg, Tanner Thibodeaux of Thibodaux, Jason Ray of Thibodaux, Victoria Verdun of Natchitoches, Chelsie Bergeron of Pierre Part, Jordan Hanberry of River Ridge and Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Services Eugene Dial. Not pictured is Hall of Fame honoree Elizabeth Mateer of Rockwall, Texas.
The Nicholls State University Alumni Federation held its Alumni Awards for Excellence March 26 on the Nicholls campus in Thibodaux.