Nichols College News & Events

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New Book Chronicles Nichols College History

Wednesday, January 30, 2013, 6:57 PM

Professor Emeritus of History James Conrad, Jr. may be the most qualified person to tell the story of Nichols College.

Besides his long teaching career on campus, his father, James Conrad, Sr., founded the school as a two-year college in 1931, with just 11 students at first, and served as its...

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Teacher Prep Prof Ventures to Lebanon

Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 7:32 PM

Nichols Professor Joanne Newcombe spent part of the just-completed holiday break in Beirut, Lebanon, not on vacation but on a mission to better prepare teachers in that country.

Newcombe, who heads the Nichols Education Preparation Program and also serves as Associate Dean of Liberal Arts,...

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Eight Nichols Seniors Make National Who’s Who List

Tuesday, January 15, 2013, 6:02 PM

Eight Nichols seniors have been recognized by the publication Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities, which identifies students who have distinguished themselves on both the academic and extracurricular fronts.

The students (pictured in front of Conrad Hall with Nichols...

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2012 Grads Score Big in Job Market

Wednesday, January 02, 2013, 4:21 PM

Once again, the most recent Nichols graduates have proved big winners in their job searches. Six months after receiving their degrees, 91% of the respondents from the Class of 2012 are employed full time, according to a just-completed survey announced by the Career Services Office.

The latest...

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Nichols Receives Transformational Gift

Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 5:49 PM

Nichols College President Susan West Engelkemeyer recently announced that the college has received an unrestricted gift of $5 million from an anonymous donor.

In making the announcement, Engelkemeyer noted that, along with the opening of The Fels Student Center, “this historic gift from an...

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Lead Investigator Describes Saga of Mobster’s Capture

Thursday, December 13, 2012, 3:21 PM

For 20 years, former lead investigator Thomas Foley led a criminal investigation that resulted in the capture of mob chief, James “Whitey” Bulger, and his indictment for 19 murders. Foley shared his experiences to a captivated audience of current Criminal Justice Management majors, accepted...

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Marketing Class Develops Strategic Plan for Girl Scouts

Monday, December 03, 2012, 6:31 PM

For the past century, “Be Prepared” has served as the unfailing motto of the Girl Scouts of America. Over the past term, a marketing class at Nichols has been devoting its resources to helping the Girl Scouts of Connecticut better prepare for the future.

Along the way, the students—all seniors...

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Two Alumni Receive 40 Under 40 Award

Monday, December 03, 2012, 2:22 PM

Two Nichols graduates have been recognized by the Worcester Business Journal for achieving extraordinary careers before the age of 40. Debra Minor ’03 and John Peculis ’01 are among 40 Worcester-area entrepreneurs and business leaders chosen by the magazine in its annual “40 Under 40” awards...

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President, Donors Dedicate Fels Student Center

Tuesday, November 20, 2012, 2:50 PM

Using matching pairs of golden scissors, longtime benefactor and former Nichols Interim President Gerald Fels and his wife Marilyn cut a red ribbon on Friday, November 16th to officially open the College’s new $10 million Student Center that bears their name.

Surrounded by more than a dozen...

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Presidential Election Grabs Student Body

Tuesday, November 20, 2012, 2:35 PM

The Nichols History and Political Science Departments went all out this past month to keep students engaged in the political process and the presidential election.

An array of special events and high-powered speakers—aimed at raising election-year issues, making students more informed about...

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