News

  1. Nichols Continues to Expand While Freezing Tuition

    24 December 2014

    It’s a good time to be at Nichols.  As the College celebrates its bicentennial in 2015, students are benefiting from a tuition freeze, even as the school launches an extensive program in leadership skills and continues an ambitious expansion of the school’s facilities.  

  2. Covering the World of International Business

    24 December 2014

    During the break between academic terms and over summer vacation, you’re likely to find International Business Department Head Marcus Goncalves in China. Or Brazil. Or the Philippines. Or the United Arab Emirates, not to mention Canada, Argentina, and Germany.

  3. Nichols Blazes Trail in Student Leadership

    24 December 2014

    As they prepare for the second semester of their college careers, half of Nichols’ freshman class already has a leg up on how to succeed in business, or any other endeavor.  They have just completed the semester-long course Lead 101: Introduction to Leadership, which debuted in the college’s curriculum this fall.

  4. Nichols Hosts, Wins Competition for Sport Management Majors

    18 December 2014

    by Matthew San Clemente ’15

    On Friday, November 21st, Nichols hosted its first annual Sport Management Case Study Invitational.  In addition to three teams from Nichols—which accomplished a first and third place finish—sport management squads from Becker College, Mount Ida College and Springfield College also competed.  Becker finished in second place.

  5. Alumna Jen Caissie Joins Nichols Trustees

    18 December 2014

    Well-known attorney, Governor’s Council member, and Nichols alumna Jen Caissie ’00 has joined the Nichols College Board of Trustees. A Nichols MBA graduate, Caissie was elected by the 23-member board at its October meeting. She will begin her four-year term in January 2015.

  6. Guidance Counselors Visit Campus

    12 December 2014

    More than 80 high school guidance counselors from as far away as Florida and Maine visited campus on Friday, December 5, 2014 for an evening of information sessions, campus tours, and a night out at the Hanover Theatre to hear the Boston Pops.

  7. Sport Management Students Learn from the Pros

    10 December 2014

    By Guy DePlacido ’15

    Sport Management majors got a close-up look over the past month at successful business leaders in their chosen field, as officials from two major league sports teams visited Professor Alice Mullen’s Introduction to Sport Management class.

  8. Fashion Show Highlights Presentations by Hospitality Majors

    10 December 2014

    By Jordan D’Aurio ’16

    On November 18th, the Nichols College Fischer Institute for Policy & Culture and students in the College’s Hospitality Management program presented a fashion show dubbed "Love the Skin You're In.”  The event featured an array of clothing and delivered the message of a positive body image to the largely female audience in Daniels Auditorium.

  9. Nichols Ranks 7th in Return on Investment: PayScale.com

    10 December 2014

    Students earning a Nichols degree can expect a high rate of return on investment (ROI), according to ratings released by career information company PayScale.com.

  10. Bison Mascot visits Woodstock Academy

    9 December 2014

    Four Woodstock Academy seniors were surprised with a visit from the Nichols College Bison mascot, Thunder, and a group from the College Admissions Office on Tuesday, December 2, 2014. The group came bearing acceptance letters for the four students.

  11. Nichols Students Give High Grades to Faculty

    8 December 2014

    For the second year in a row, Nichols first-year students have rated their interaction with faculty members significantly higher than their peers at other New England private colleges.  The results come from the 2014 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) conducted by the University of Indiana School of Education in Bloomington.

  12. Empowering Nichols Women, One Salary Negotiation at a Time

    25 November 2014

    by Taylor Pons ’15 and Kathryn Malloy ’15

    On Thursday, November 13th, 30 female students crowded into a Davis Hall classroom on the Nichols College campus.  Some were seniors, dressed in business casual attire. There also were a handful of juniors and underclassmen in attendance.

  13. Nichols Reads Succeeds: Author Wes Moore Enlightens Nichols Freshmen

    25 November 2014

    by Hannah Mobilia ’15

    The freshman class of Nichols College filled the Athletic Center on November 19th for a presentation by best-selling author, activist, and business leader, Wes Moore, who urged the students to realize and reach their full potential.

  14. Nichols Sets Sustainability Standard among Colleges in Massachusetts

    20 November 2014

    Nichols College is the first Massachusetts college to participate in the Mass College Green program... And saves more than $500,000!

  15. Criminal Justice Management Majors Make it Real

    17 November 2014

    Criminal justice management majors go to prison... but just for a visit.

  16. Nichols Pays Homage to Veterans

    15 November 2014

    Nichols faculty, staff and students honored our nation's (and our college's) service members, past and present.

  17. Malcolm Thomas '16 Earns Prestigious Student Leader Award

    6 November 2014

    National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) recognizes Campus Activities Board VP for "strong record of leadership" at Nichols.

  18. Social Entrepreneur Shines Spotlight on Leadership

    4 November 2014

    Micaela Connery shares social entrepreneurship lessons with aspiring business leaders at Nichols College.

  19. Sport Management Juniors Make the Most of Internships

    31 October 2014

    Nichols College Sport Management majors get "Big League" experience in meaningful & rewarding internships.

  20. Social Entrepreneur Visits, Inspires Students

    23 October 2014

    Ben Simon, founder of the Food Recovery Network, shared the leadership lessons he's learning as a successful social entrepreneur.

  21. Hundreds Come to the Hill to Celebrate Family Day

    23 October 2014

    Family Day guests enjoy academic, athletic, and professional development events and activities.

  22. Nichols Tele-Counseling Program Benefits Current and Future Bison

    21 October 2014

    Jettisoning outsourcing, Nichols brings in tele-counseling: Provides valuble information to prospective students and vital training to current students.

  23. More Than 400 Nichols Students and Staff Volunteer on Bison Give Back Day

    16 October 2014

    Fanning out into communities throughout Central Massachusetts and North Windham County, Connecticut, Nichols College students recently engaged in a afternoon of service

  24. Nichols Launches SAFE ZONE on Friday, October 10

    9 October 2014

    In recognition of National Coming Out Day (October 11th) we have chosen today to “come out” on our campus: SAFE ZONE is designed to improve visibility and support to our GLBT students and employees. (#NCsafezone)

  25. Career Panels Give Nichols Seniors Valuable Tips, Tactics, and Techniques

    8 October 2014

    Career advice, networking and resume tips from accomplished alumni are all part of the Professional Development Seminars for Nichols College seniors.

  26. Nichols Launches Honors Academy Partnership with Bartlett HS

    5 October 2014

    "This type of partnership between Nichols College and Bartlett High School should be emulated throughout the Commonwealth," said Senator Richard Moore (D-Uxbridge) in remarks at the College on Thursday, October 2.

  27. Women’s Leadership Takes Center Stage at Nichols

    1 October 2014

    Female students at Nichols College benefit from vibrant Institute for Women's Leadership programming.

  28. Professional Development Seminars for Seniors Draw Alumni Back to the Hill

    30 September 2014

    From their first year to their Senior year, PDS teaches Nichols College students valuable professional skills that help them excel as leaders in their chosen career fields.

  29. Tom Niles ’63 Commits $1 Million to Nichols College

    30 September 2014

    Board of Trustees member Tom Niles shares his reasons for investing in Nichols College.

  30. Bison Give Back: Nichols College Community Service Day

    24 September 2014

    Students, staff and faculty will spend an afternoon volunteering at organizations in the local communities who have supported Nichols for the past 200 years. Alumni are invited to engage in volunteer activities in their own communities and to share their experiences via FacebookTwitter and Instagram (#NCBisonGiveBack)

  31. Worcester Business Journal's "40 Under Forty" list features Nichols alumni & current student

    23 September 2014

    Four from Nichols earn prestigious "40 Under Forty" recognition

  32. Festive Events Mark Homecoming; Kick off Bicentennial

    22 September 2014

    Nichols alumni celebrate Homecoming amidst fireworks, fetes, and athletic feats. Read the recap! 

  33. Nichols Ranks 7th in Return on Investment: PayScale.com

    12 September 2014

    Students earning a Nichols degree can expect a high rate of return on investment (ROI), according to ratings just released by career information company PayScale.com.

  34. Nichols College Sets Enrollment Record

    8 September 2014

    Nichols College is starting the academic year with an all-time high of 1,198 undergraduates. That number represents a 130-student increase over the 2013-14 school year and includes 433 new students, up from last year’s total of 414.

  35. Tim Smith, Nichols ' 10, Works in Business Development for MLB's Arizona Diamondbacks

    5 September 2014

    Tim Smith, Class of 2010 and 2011 4+1 MBA Graduate, visited campus today. Tim Majored in Sport Management at Nichols College and is now working for the Arizona Diamondbacks (@dbacks) as an Account Executive, Business Development.

  36. Business Leadership Development Starts Immediately at Nichols

    29 August 2014

    Incoming Nichols College students jumped right into developing their leadership and team-building skills through interactive activities that included a team maze activity, a poetry slam, relay races, a smoothie making station, and a campus-wide scavenger hunt.

  37. Nichols Hosts 37th Dudley Appreciation Day

    27 August 2014

    Amidst local camaraderie and a sumptuous buffet supper, Nichols staff and more than a hundred invited guests from Dudley gathered early Tuesday evening, August 5th for their annual summer celebration, Dudley Appreciation Day.

  38. Southbridge Savings Bank Honors Nichols Alumnus with New Scholarship

    12 August 2014

    With an initial $12,500 donation, the Southbridge Savings Bank has established a scholarship fund to benefit Southbridge residents who attend Nichols College. The fund will begin awarding scholarships when it reaches $25,000 from future gifts.

  39. Athletes Hone Leadership Skills

    11 August 2014

    More than 30 Nichols student athletes have completed a two-semester course designed to make them leaders on and off the field.

  40. Poetry Club Blossoms in Fels Center

    11 August 2014

    At about 4 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays during the school year, a group of Nichols students gather at one end of the Fels Center student lounge. Some are majoring in business, others in the humanities, and still others in the social sciences. They come from different parts of the United States and the world.

  41. Nichols Announces Spring 2014 Dean’s List

    15 July 2014

    More than 400 Nichols students have earned Dean’s List or Dean’s High Honors for the just-completed spring semester.
  42. Sport Management Team Scores at National Case Competition

    11 July 2014

    A team of four Nichols Sport Management majors placed fourth in the annual Case Study Competition held April 22-25 by the College Sport Research Institute at the University of South Carolina.

  43. Jordi van Gaal: From Belgium to Nichols

    11 July 2014

    At the age of 16, hockey goalie Jordi van Gaal made the decision to leave behind Belgium, his home country, in order to pursue greater opportunities in the United States.

  44. International Students Add to Campus Life

    11 July 2014

    Students from almost a dozen countries, from France and Brazil to Nigeria and China, were enrolled at Nichols this past academic year, broadening their educational experience as well as that of their American classmates.

  45. Nichols Hosts Worcester Business Breakfast

    11 July 2014

    On Tuesday, June 3rd, in a prelude to Nichols’ bicentennial celebration throughout the coming academic year, the College hosted more than 300 alumni, current students, and local business leaders at the 8th Annual Worcester Business Breakfast held in the city’s venerable Mechanics Hall.

  46. Nichols College Receives $5 Million Gift

    11 July 2014

    Nichols alumnus and longtime Trustee John H. Davis has presented the College with a $5 million currently unrestricted gift.  Nichols President Susan West Engelkemeyer announced the donation on June 3rd before a gathering of alumni and local business leaders at the annual Worcester Business Breakfast held at that city’s Mechanics Hall.

  47. A College Pipeline to Local Students

    11 July 2014

    A unique Nichols College initiative to steer local high school students towards college careers has just wrapped up its 11th year.

  48. New Leadership Course for Freshmen

    11 June 2014

    Starting in the fall of 2014, first-year Nichols students will begin to identify and develop their leadership skills through a new course: Learning to Lead.

  49. New Academic Building and Athletic Center Renovations Underway

    11 June 2014

    Nichols College students will benefit from the construction of a new academic building scheduled to open fall of 2015. Plans are also in the works to renovate and update the Recreation and Athletic Center.

  50. In the fall of 2014, Nichols will begin a year-long bicentennial celebration of its founding in 1815.

    11 June 2014

    In the fall of 2014, Nichols will begin a year-long bicentennial celebration of its founding in 1815.

  51. Nichols College Holds 2014 Commencement

    19 May 2014

    Before an overflow crowd gathered for Nichols’ 2014 Commencement on Saturday morning, May 10th, 399 Nichols undergraduate and graduate students received praise for their academic accomplishments and advice for their futures from former White House Chief-of-Staff Andrew H. Card, Jr.

  52. Nichols Students “Take Back the Night”

    5 May 2014

    Almost 50 students, faculty, and staff participated in a candlelight vigil and evening march across the Nichols campus on Wednesday, April 16th to raise awareness of rape and sexual assault.

  53. Nichols Contributes Smart Board to Dudley Fire Department

    16 April 2014

    Continuing its tradition of helping local public safety departments, Nichols College has presented an electronic white board to the Dudley Fire and Emergency Services Department.
  54. Sophomore Wins Elevator Speech Competition

    16 April 2014

    None of the seventeen Nichols students was riding an elevator with a potential employer on the night of April 2nd, but in a one-minute speech before a student audience in Davis Hall, each made the case for why he or she is eminently employable.
  55. Reeling in the Lunch Crowd

    10 April 2014

    Lunchtime in the Lombard Dining Hall on Friday, March 28th featured tuna—and a lot more tuna, thanks to accomplished fisherman and Nichols alumnus Tyler McLaughlin ’11.
  56. Faculty Celebrates Annual “Kuppy Dinner”

    31 March 2014

    Nichols faculty and staff gathered March 25th at a banquet hall in Pomfret, Connecticut for the 15th annual faculty dinner given by Nichols alumnus and Trustee Robert “Kuppy” Kuppenheimer ’69.
  57. Recent Nichols Alums Bring Skills to Africa

    24 March 2014

    Myles Stanley ’11 and Mary Fehr ’13 have spent the last year in Ghana and Tanzania respectively, working with organizations focused on improving the health and economy of local residents.
  58. Full House Marks Annual Career Fair

    11 March 2014

    Nearly 400 Nichols students thronged the Athletic Center on Tuesday, February 25th, as they made the rounds of—and their introductions to—more than 70 potential employers assembled at the school’s 2014 Career and Internship Fair.
  59. Liz Walker to Keynote Women in Business Conference

    11 March 2014

    Award-winning television journalist, entrepreneur and documentary film producer Liz Walker will deliver the keynote address at the fourth annual Empowering Women in Business Conference (EWIB) at Nichols on March 27th.
  60. Nichols Secures $20 million in Bonds for Capital Projects

    3 March 2014

    MassDevelopment has issued $20 million in tax-exempt bonds on behalf of Nichols College so that the school can build and furnish a 27,500-square-foot academic building, which will house the Institute for Women’s Leadership, academic support services, classrooms, and offices.
  61. Former White House Chief of Staff to Speak at Graduation

    26 February 2014

    Former White House Chief of Staff Andrew H. Card, Jr. will be the Nichols College commencement speaker on Saturday, May 10th.
  62. CJM Students Follow Costa Rica Trip in New Course

    24 February 2014

    Ten Criminal Justice Management students who ventured to Costa Rica over the holiday intercession are extending their experience through a new course focused on the Costa Rican culture and justice system.
  63. Computing Pioneer Leaves Mark on Freshman Honors Class

    10 February 2014

    A freshman Business Ethics class will get a firsthand look at entrepreneurship, leadership, and ethical dilemmas later this term, courtesy of a founding member of Silicon Valley.
  64. Nichols Captures Best Business School Award

    31 January 2014

    In its inaugural Best of Business award presentations, held on Wednesday, January 29th, the Worcester Business Journal recognized Nichols as the Best College for Business in central Massachusetts.
  65. Ninety-three percent of 2013 Nichols Grads Employed

    27 January 2014

    In the six months since they graduated, 93% of the Nichols class of 2013 have found jobs or entered graduate school, according to a survey released earlier this month by the school’s Office of Career Services.
  66. Dean’s List Expands to More Than 400

    15 January 2014

    Four hundred and eight Nichols students earned Dean’s List or Dean’s High Honors during the just-completed fall semester.

  67. GPS Students Complete First HyFlex Courses

    15 January 2014

    The Bridge to Business and Leadership Experience courses have become staples of Nichols’ Graduate and Professional Studies (GPS) division.