News

  1. 15-Year Collaborative Program Supports Boys & Girls Club of Webster-Dudley

    16 December 2011

    The Webster Five Foundation, as part of its Web of Caring to Make a Difference Program, has donated $7,500 to a Nichols College collaborative program with the Boys and Girls Club of Webster-Dudley.
  2. Nichols Parent Wows Dudley 4th Graders

    14 December 2011

    Principal Terri Caffelle introduced author Robert Feagan to Dudley Elementary School’s 4th graders on December 7th.
  3. Nichols Class of 2011 - 91 Percent Employed Six Months after Graduation

    14 December 2011

    Nichols Office of Career Services announced the results of its annual graduate survey on November 29th, and the results are spectacular: 91.4 percent of the Class of 2011 has secured full-time employment within six months of graduation, a one percentage point increase over Nichols Class of 2010.

  4. Alden Trust Supports High-tech Seminar Room with $300,000 Grant

    30 November 2011

    The George I. Alden Trust has awarded Nichols College a $300,000 grant to establish a finance/technology seminar room, a prominent feature of the College’s new -30,000-square-foot student center, which is expected to open in the fall of 2012.
  5. Nichols CJM Seniors Get the Lowdown on the Private Security Sector

    23 November 2011

    Nichols Criminal Justice Management (CJM) seniors were dressed in their business suits with resumes in hand for a presentation on November 21st by Dunbar Armored executives, Mike Gambrill, sr. v.p. of industry & government affairs, and Lynne Cassell, director of recruitment. CJM Program Chair Kimberly Charbonneau introduced both speakers. One of the chief architects of Nichols CJM Program is alumnus James L. Dunbar ’51 of Dunbar Armored.
  6. Nichols Reads Essays Reflect on Burn Recovery

    22 November 2011

    Last September, Nichols Reads author Robin Gaby Fischer was on our Dudley campus to discuss her best-selling book, AFTER THE FIRE: A True Story of Friendship and Survival, which was selected as summer reading for all incoming first-year students. Appearing with the speaker were the two burn victims whose healing ordeal she chronicles in detail, roommates Shawn Simons and Alvaro Llanos.
  7. Committed Volunteers Serve Up Turkey

    22 November 2011

    November 22 was a particularly hectic at the Webster-Dudley Food Share as those in need, several with children in tow, lined up for their Thanksgiving turkey and fixings. The Food Share is located at 4 Church Street and distributes food on Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
  8. The time to invest in women is now!

    21 November 2011

    Empowering Women in Business 2011 was held on Nichols College campus November 16th to emphasize that the time to invest in women is now.
  9. Music Appreciation Class Hears World-class Countertenor

    15 November 2011

    Ten lucky Nichols College students from Professor Christina Weiss’s Music Appreciation I class attended a baroque music concert featuring a full range of Handel and Vivaldi arias of the 18th century as played by Apollo\'s Fire at UConn’s Jorgensen Center on Nov. 6th. The soloist was renown French countertenor Philippe Jaroussky who has taken Europe by storm and was named “Lyric Artist of the Year” in 2007 – the French equivalent of a Grammy award.
  10. Palestinian Hip Hop Trio Perform in Daniels Auditorium

    14 November 2011

    The movie Slingshot Hip Hop was shown in Nichols College’s Daniels Auditorium Nov. 13th following an interview of the Palestinian trio DAM (featured in the movie) by WNRC 97.5 FM\'s Atlantis Price, host of programs airing every Sunday night from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., including Hott Mixx, Indie Corna and Lovers Hour.
  11. Nichols Club Has “Fireside Chat” with HR Pioneer Woody Schaub

    11 November 2011

    Nichols College’s Management and Human Resource Management Club had a “fireside chat” with alumnus Woody Schaub ’64 at the Black Tavern Inn on Tuesday, November 8th.
  12. Internship Gives Global Experience

    4 November 2011

    General Business major Samantha Hardigan is covering all the bases when it comes to entering the workforce after graduating from Nichols College in May 2012.
  13. Fels Receives Highest Honors at Nichols College

    3 November 2011

    In a ceremony in Conant Library on October 21, 2011, President Susan West Engelkemeyer, Ph.D., presented Gerald Fels ’66 DBA (Hon.) ’07 with the President’s Medal for Distinguished Business Leadership in recognition of lifetime achievement as a leader in the insurance industry and his four decades of selfless service to the College.
  14. Nichols Business Students Get Practical Legal Advice for Startups

    26 October 2011

    Entrepreneurial Management Professors R.L. Hilliard and Maryanne Conrad asked Lawyer Courtney Carr to be a guest speaker. An associate in the Litigation/Controversy Department at WilmerHale in Boston, Carr was on the Hill Wednesday, October 9th, to discuss how today’s business owners face increasingly complex demands that can seem bewildering and to advise students interested in pursuing a legal career.
  15. Dr. Susan West Engelkemeyer Inaugurated as Nichols 7th President

    21 October 2011

    It was a sunny, crisp fall day on the Hill as faculty, staff, students and alumni converged with distinguished leaders of state and academia to embrace the 7th president of Nichols College, Dr. Susan West Engelkemeyer, with a formal ceremony and warm sociability on Friday, Oct. 21st.
  16. Tibetan Monks Invoke World Peace at Nichols College

    17 October 2011

    In a unique Fischer Institute hosted program, visiting monks of Drepung Loseling Monastery consecrated a site in Nichols Conant Library for a sacred Mandala Sand Painting with approximately 30 minutes of chants, music and mantra recitation on October 13th.
  17. CJM Students Attend ASIS Conference in Orlando, FL

    7 October 2011

    Thanks to a generous scholarship by Nichols Alumnus James Dunbar ’51 and chairman and founder of Dunbar Armored, Inc., Criminal Justice Management (CJM) majors William Wolfburg and Mandy Manopla attended the 57th ASIS Security Conference in Orlando, Florida, in September 2011.
  18. Alumna Gives a Heads-up on Retail Jobs

    5 October 2011

    One Nichols alumna and Target employee, Executive Team Leader of Human Resources Renee Gardner ’10, and one Nichols senior, Executive in Training for the fall of 2012, Alexa Boucher ’12, discussed internship and job opportunities in the retail industry in Nichols Auditorium on Wednesday, October 5th.
  19. Russ White Travels the World

    5 October 2011

    Nichols College Senior Russ White returned from his Spring 2011 Semester at Sea a changed person.
  20. 2011 Alumni Awards Ceremony Honors Nine

    30 September 2011

    Nichols College Incoming President Susan West Engelkemeyer presented four alumni awards and inducted five into the Athletic Hall of Fame at the annual Alumni Awards Dinner held in Daniels Auditorium on September 30th. The dinner kickoffs Nichols Homecoming Weekend.
  21. After the Fire Galvanizes Nichols Campus

    26 September 2011

    Nichols Reads guest speaker on September 22nd was Robin Gaby Fisher, a nationally acclaimed, news feature-writer and author of the best-selling book AFTER THE FIRE: A True Story of Friendship and Survival.
  22. Harvard Professor Sheds Light on Voting Rights in the U.S. Constitution

    21 September 2011

    On September 15th, Constitution Day speaker Dr. Alexander Keyssar surprised Nichols College students and faculty when he pointed out that the U.S. Constitution does not guarantee a citizen’s right to vote.
  23. Will the Real Walt Whitman Please Stand Up!

    14 September 2011

    Actor Stephen Collins portrayed one of America’s most notable poets and father of free verse at the Currier Center on September 14. The lively introduction to Whitman’s poems is just one of several events sponsored by the Fischer Institute to celebrate the sesquicentennial or 150th Anniversary of the Civil War.
  24. CJM Students Experience a Prison Program First-Hand

    13 September 2011

    Professor Charbonneau’s Corrections II class experienced first-hand the “Family Connections Program available to fathers in the New Hampshire State Men’s Prison in Concord.
  25. Nichols Recognizes 54th Massachusetts Volunteers

    12 September 2011

    What better way for Massachusetts to observe the anniversary of the Civil War than taking a hard look at “Glory,” a film which featured one of the first official black units in the United States — the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment, headed by the son of an influential abolitionist, Col. Robert Gould Shaw played by baby-faced Matthew Broderick.
  26. Painted Narratives and Character Studies Inspire Nichols Students

    9 September 2011

    On Friday, September 9th, the Fischer Institute Art Gallery Opening featured the work of Suzanne Schireson. Schireson attended the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and completed a joint BFA through the University of Pennsylvania. In 2008, she received her MFA from Indiana University.

  27. Music Therapy Is Good for the Soul

    5 September 2011

    On September 2nd, Dr. Dorrie Nang’s Fundamentals of Music class was treated to a presentation by a board certified music therapist in the Currier Center at Nichols College.
  28. Welcome Bicentennial Class!

    2 September 2011

    As a bridge between Nichols proud historical roots and promise of advancement in a global economy, the Class of 2015 is graduating in the same year we celebrate our bicentennial.
  29. Nichols Welcomes Study Abroad Students

    1 September 2011

    Nichols study abroad students were welcomed back to campus by President Susan West-Engelkemeyer, Ph.D., with reception on Wednesday, August 31st at The Black Tavern. The event was hosted by Nichols Student Services, the Fischer Institute, and the Office of Admissions.
  30. SHOWDOWN published by Dr. Thomas G. Smith

    30 August 2011

    Nichols history chair, Professor Thomas G. Smith has a new book out this fall called SHOWDOWN: JFK and the Integration of the Washington Redskins. It’s set in 1961, when the only professional football team without a black player on its roster was the Washington Redskins. Opposing the Redskin’s principal owner, George Preston Marshall, was Interior Secretary Stewart Udall.
  31. Nichols Joins the SAT Optional Movement

    19 August 2011

    Nichols College in Dudley, MA, has joined a growing number of colleges responding to criticism about the fairness of SAT scores. For the first time, high school students applying for fall 2012 enrollment at Nichols do not have to submit SAT test scores if they have a grade point average of 3.0 or better.
  32. 5th Annual Shrewsbury Street College Shuffle Set for Sept. 10th

    19 August 2011

    The 5th Annual Shrewsbury Street College Shuffle 2011, the biggest food festival in Worcester that’s just for college communities (including students, faculty, staff and families), is set for Saturday, September 10th from 12 p.m. until 3 p.m. along Shrewsbury Street in Worcester.
  33. GPS Porter’s “Serving Two Masters” Cover Story in Mechanical Engineering

    17 August 2011

    Graduate and Professional Studies (GPS) professors have always been the “cream of the crop.” Professor Brian E. Porter’s cover story for the August 2011 edition of Mechanical Engineering, the magazine of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers community, is entitled “Serving Two Masters.”

  34. 34th Dudley Appreciation Dinner Held at Nichols

    11 August 2011

    On August 9th, 175 Town of Dudley employees and volunteers attended the 34th Dudley Appreciation Dinner at Nichols College.
  35. Parents of Local High School Students to Be Queried about ACCESS Program

    2 August 2011

    Interim Dean of Nichols Graduate & Professional Studies, Dawn Sherman, hopes to implement an ACCESS Program which allows local area students to take college-level courses in their junior and senior years of high school.
  36. Davis Advertising Chosen by Nichols Graduate and Professional Studies

    2 August 2011

    Graduate Professional Studies (GPS) Interim Dean, Dawn Sherman, invited the Nichols College campus to an Open House on June 22nd to give feedback on promotional ideas pitched by four advertising agencies. Davis Advertising’s campaign, entitled: “Nichols. For What’s Next,” was the hands-down favorite.
  37. Sacred Art of Tibetan Monks To Be Showcased at Nichols College

    28 July 2011

    The sacred art of the Tibetan Lamas of the Drepung Loseling Monastery will be showcased on the Dudley, Mass.,campus of Nichols College in October.
  38. Econ Professor Despain Reflects on Educational Outcomes

    28 July 2011

    Economics Professor Hans G. Despain\'s commentary on college educational outcomes appeared in the July 26th Telegram & Gazette\'s THE PEOPLE\'s FORUM.
  39. Empowering Women in Business Conference Set for Nov. 16th

    28 July 2011

    Nichols College and the Center for Women & Enterprise will be co-sponsoring an Empowering Women in Business Conference on Wednesday, November 16th from 3-8 p.m. The goal of the 2011 Conference is to provide strategies that will empower women to prosper through business and entrepreneurship.

  40. Nichols College Announces Changes to the Board of Trustees

    1 June 2011

    On May 6, 2011, Thomas J. Hall of West Hartford was elected vice chairman of the Nichols College Board of Trustees where he has served since 2009. In addition, four were elected to the Nichols College Board of Trustees: David G. Bedard and Joseph T. Bartulis Jr. (as of 5/11); David G. Hale and Kent Tarrant (as of 10/10). Each will serve a four-year term.
  41. 325 Students Make Dean's List

    1 June 2011

    Nichols College's Office of the Registrar announced on May 19th that 325 students made the Dean\'s List for the spring semester of 2011.

  42. 408 Degrees Conferred at Nichols College 2011 Commencement

    7 May 2011

    Nichols College 2011 Commencement Ceremony was held on Saturday, May 7th, under a large white tent on campus in Dudley, Mass.
  43. Mission Possible 3: Seniors Take a Career Leap!

    6 May 2011

    Nichols seniors can find solace in the fact that the job outlook for college graduates has improved slightly when compared to 2010.
  44. Dr. Susan West Engelkemeyer Named President

    29 April 2011

    On April 28th, Chairman of the Board of Trustees John H. McClutchy Jr. announced the selection of Dr. Susan West Engelkemeyer as the seventh president of Nichols College. Dr. Engelkemeyer will begin her post on August 1, 2011.
  45. Student Leadership Awards Announced

    19 April 2011

    In a ceremony in Daniels Auditorium on Monday, April 18th, students were acknowledged for being leaders on the Nichols campus.
  46. MISSION POSSIBLE, PART 2: Seniors Take the Career Leap!

    18 April 2011

    Is there a recovering economy in terms of the job market?
  47. Senator Moore Addresses Global Business Opportunities

    13 April 2011

    Nichols College Professor Edward Socha introduced guest speaker Massachusetts Senator Richard T. Moore to his freshman and sophomore Business & Society students on Friday, April 8th, for a state legislator’s view of global business opportunities. Massachusetts has been intrinsically linked to foreign commerce since the earliest days of U.S. history.
  48. Students Awarded 2011 Academic Honors

    13 April 2011

    Before family and friends, Nichols College students were awarded academic honors in Daniels Auditorium on Tuesday, April 12th. Recognizing award recipients and inductees were: Dr. Alan J. Reinhardt, Provost and Senior Vice President; Dr. Jeffry A. Halprin, Associate Dean of Liberal Arts; and Dr. Libba G. Moore, Associate Dean of Business.
  49. Baia Takes a Whirlwind Tour to 11 Countries

    7 April 2011

    Most college students don’t plan ahead or think past the end of the semester. But that’s not so with Nichols College junior Ed Baia. Baia has already written his “bucket,” or wish list, of things he wants to accomplish in his lifetime.
  50. Keith Anderson 2011 Commencement Speaker

    7 April 2011

    Nichols College Interim President Gerald Fels announced that the 2011 Commencement speaker will be Keith Anderson, chief investment officer for the Soros Fund Management, LLC, and its principal entity, the Quantum Fund.
  51. Colloquium Lets Students Shine

    7 April 2011

  52. Iyaba Ibo Mandingo Presents “unFRAMED”

    6 April 2011

  53. Mission Possible: Seniors Take the Career Leap

    31 March 2011

  54. Krystin A. Kerekes Named Valedictorian of the Class of 2011

    30 March 2011

    Barrington, NH, resident Krystin A. Kerekes has been named valedictorian of the Nichols College Class of 2011. “It is my pleasure to announce that Krystin earned a 3.992 grade point average,” says Registrar Betin Robichaud, “the highest in her class!”
  55. Ambassador Urges Women’s Participation in Peace Talks

    28 March 2011

    On March 24th, Nichols College undergraduate business students in a Leadership Experience class listened attentively as former Under-Secretary-General and High Representative of the United Nations, Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury, urged them to transform themselves into “agents of peace.”
  56. Mass. Leadership Examined by Graduate Students

    24 March 2011

    There comes a time when every business student must put theory and classroom discussion into practice. Andrew Frydryk is one of twelve graduate students in Professor Ray Guillette’s The Leadership Experience course who did just that. “I have really enjoyed this class," he says, "because it is relevant to my current work experience."
  57. Nichols College to Offer Business Courses at MWCC’s Devens Campus

    14 March 2011

    A new Devens campus will make it easier for Nichols students to earn their bachelor’s degrees in business administration this fall.“Nichols will be offering selected 3rd and 4th year business courses at a new Devens campus located at One Jackson Place.” says Rayanne Drouin, director of enrollment and marketing for Graduate and Professional Studies. “Nichols adult learners who reside south and east of MWCC’s Gardner campus can take advantage of our new convenient location.”
  58. Career Fair Attracts Large Crowd

    3 March 2011

    The annual Nichols College Career Fair held in Chalmers Field House on Tuesday, March 2nd, drew approximately 400 hopefuls who positioned to meet recruiters from 48 companies. The Fair, open to the public, drew local residents, as well.
  59. Hip-Hop As a Springboard

    24 February 2011

    On Feb. 7th, Nichols College began its celebration of Black History Month with a presentation by award-winning author and filmmaker A.K. Asante, Jr. The event was sponsored by the Robert C. Fischer Policy and Cultural Institute.
  60. Fischer Panel Discusses Middle East Crisis

    18 February 2011

    On the 14th day of the Middle East crisis, Fischer Institute Director Blanche Milligan moderated a panel discussion in Davis Hall on the issues facing Egypt. Milligan stated that this was the first of many opportunities for the Nichols College campus to discuss important current events.
  61. Graduate & Professional Studies to Offer New 4+1 M.B.A.

    10 January 2011

    On Dec. 14th, Dean of Graduate & Profession Studies Larry Muller announced that Nichols College will offer an accelerated, full-time, 4+1 M.B.A. for the spring 2011 semester. The program targets undergraduate business students who thrive on the challenge of earning a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in Business Administration in just five years.
  62. Boffi Named Associate Dean for Student Success and Retention

    4 January 2011