News

  1. A State-of-the-Art Athletic Center

    21 December 2015

    The view from the renovated Nichols Athletic Center—visible through huge windows for those working out in the new state-of-the art exercise room or taking exercise classes in the oversized space next door —stretches past a green hill descending to Vendetti Field and across the adjacent varsity baseball field before disappearing into the surrounding trees. 

  2. Commuters Wanted

    21 December 2015

    Sophomore Bruce Marchand—a double major in sport management and psychology—lives in Uxbridge, Massachusetts, one of the more than 700 Nichols students from the state.  

  3. Students Heard in High Places

    21 December 2015

    Plenty of students visit the White House and the United Nations, but not as presenters at major conferences.  But two Nichols freshmen, Bethany Boucher and Antonio Silva (pictured together), recently have done just that as successful advocates for causes important to them.

  4. A World Expert

    21 December 2015

    While Nichols professors have made their mark working in business-related areas from marketing to international business, Nichols Environmental Science Professor Mauri Pelto has put the college on the map through his scientific knowledge of glaciers and their relationship to the critical issue of worldwide climate change.

  5. Scholarships Making a Difference

    16 November 2015

    In an era of escalating tuition costs, and the corresponding concerns of prospective college students and their families in making such a significant investment, Nichols is actively trying to make a college education affordable.

  6. Nichols to Observe Veterans Day

    6 November 2015

    Through various events on campus on Nov. 11, Nichols College will honor its own faculty, staff, and students who are or were members of the U.S. military.

  7. Nichols College Designated a Military Friendly School

    5 November 2015

    Military personnel recognize the quality of the Nichols College experience and programs designed to help them be successful in achieving their education and career goals.

  8. Academic Building Takes Center Stage

    26 October 2015

    The ribbon-cutting ceremony took place for the Nichols Academic Building on a sunny Friday afternoon, September 18th.  But the handsome brick and newest addition to the school’s landscape has been thriving since the end of August, with a host of state-of-the-art classrooms, carefully designed study spaces, and a combined suite of student academic support services all in one location.

  9. Funding a Bright Student Future

    26 October 2015

    Nichols College’s $45 million fundraising campaign, entitled Securing a Legacy of Leadership and the largest such effort in the school’s history, is well on the road to success. Nichols President Susan West Engelkemeyer publicly announced the launch of the fundraising initiative on September 19th at the Nichols College Bicentennial Gala held in Worcester’s venerable Mechanics Hall. 

  10. Triple (and Quadruple) Bison Sightings

    21 October 2015

    It may not be noticeable, but a new species of Nichols Bison has appeared lately.  As of last spring’s graduation, two “Triple Bison,” who have earned three Nichols degrees, and an additional alumnus who has earned four, have been roaming the career landscape and putting their extended Nichols education to work.

  11. New York Times Best-selling Author David Levithan to Speak Oct. 5 to Nichols College Students

    2 October 2015

    New York Times best-selling author David Levithan will speak to Nichols College first-year students Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, about his novel Every Day, which the students read over the summer as part of the College’s “Nichols Reads” program. Levithan is co-author (with John Green) of the best-selling novel Will Grayson, Will Grayson, and author of The Lover’s Dictionary, and Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist (in collaboration with Rachel Cohn), which was developed into a major motion picture.

  12. Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce Salutes Nichols College

    2 October 2015

    Nichols College has been an "educational anchor for central Massachusetts, and its graduates have greatly contributed to the regional economy for generations," according to Tim Murray, president and CEO of the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce.

  13. Nichols College Launches $45 Million Comprehensive Bicentennial Campaign

    22 September 2015

    The campaign will fuel Nichols College’s strategic initiatives in three key areas: endowment growth; learning and living environment; and enhanced leadership education.

  14. Recent Grads Blast Off

    21 September 2015

    Nichols has long prided itself on the more than 90 percent of graduates who annually find jobs or enter graduate school in their chosen fields within six months of earning their degrees.  But a growing number of recent grads on numerous fronts have been rising to positions or accomplishing feats beyond their years—thanks, they say, to their initiative, passion, and imagination, as well as a Nichols education that made them ready to take on the work world.

  15. Nichols College to Host Sept. 18 Ribbon-cutting Ceremony for New Academic Building

    15 September 2015

    Nichols College will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday, Sept. 18, to officially open the campus’s new “green” academic building. The occasion is part of a slate of activities scheduled for this Homecoming Weekend, which includes the College’s year-long bicentennial celebration wrap-up on Saturday.

  16. U.S. News & World Report Ranks Nichols as a Top Regional College

    9 September 2015

    DUDLEY, Mass.-Nichols College's ranking has risen four spots over last year in U.S. News & World Report's 2016 Best Colleges guide, which was released Sept. 9, 2015. Nichols is ranked at No. 36 among the regional colleges in the North that offer bachelor and master's degrees.

  17. Nichols Grad Becomes One of the First “Triple Bison,” Continues Career Odyssey

    28 August 2015

    Neuler Franco Jr. earned his Master of Science in Organizational Leadership degree at the end of 2014.  That feat established him as the first “triple Bison,” the recipient of three Nichols degrees—a BSBA, an MBA, and his newly minted MSOL offered through the school’s division of Graduate and Professional Studies (GPS).

  18. Nichols College Recognized as a Great Place to Work

    28 August 2015

    The Chronicle of Higher Education has identified Nichols as “A Great College to Work For” in its just-released 2015 survey of four- and two-year schools.  Nichols is among 86 colleges around the country cited by the prestigious weekly magazine.

  19. Students Emerging as Leaders

    16 July 2015

    Starting in the coming fall term, almost 50 sophomores will help launch Nichols’ new Emerging Leaders Program (ELP), designed to nurture an often overlooked skill in the average college curriculum. 

  20. Freshman Wins National Contest

    9 July 2015

    Tori Wolter, who has just completed her freshman year at Nichols, has been named one of four grand prizewinners and the recipient of a $500 scholarship award in a national public speaking contest sponsored by online learning company Cengage Learning.

  21. Learning From a Team

    7 July 2015

    by Jack McQuesten ’17

    One of the deciding factors for many students who attend Nichols College is the one-on-one feel of classes with their professors, but an emerging trend at the school is one-on-two. The addition of another professor in team-taught courses has added a new dimension to learning, and students and professors alike are taking to it enthusiastically.

  22. Student Interns Shine in Summer

    7 July 2015

    Nichols senior Paul Marckini’s work this summer for RH White Construction in Auburn, Massachusetts does not sound like a typical internship. 

  23. 3+1 = 2 (Degrees)

    7 July 2015

    Nichols accounting majors will soon have an opportunity to complete their bachelor’s and master’s degrees within four years.  The new program has taken shape in connection with Nichols’ new Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) program offered through the school’s division of Graduate and Professional Studies (GPS). 

  24. Alumnus Creates Bicentennial Sculpture

    30 June 2015

    by Autumn Hicks ’15

    To help celebrate the Nichols College Bicentennial, Richard P. Clinton ’54, has sculpted a work describing Nichols’ history and transition into the college it is today.  The sculpture, named The Metamorphosis, was commissioned by the College and is on display in the lobby of Conant Library.

  25. Nichols College Gives Dudley a New Jaws of Life Device

    30 June 2015

    In a ceremony during the June 22nd Dudley Board of Selectmen’s meeting, Nichols College President Susan West Engelkemeyer presented a new “Jaws of Life” apparatus to Dudley Fire and Emergency Services Chief Dean Kochanowski.

  26. Nichols Pipeline Program Encourages Local High School Students

    22 June 2015

    A unique Nichols College initiative to steer local high school students towards college careers has just wrapped up its 13th year.

  27. Senior Weeks the Recipient of a Lifetime Award

    8 June 2015

    By: Patrick Pope, Class of 2015

    The Nichols College Football Program has had its struggles over the past couple of seasons, failing to record a conference victory since 2009.  In 2014 the athletic department hired a new head coach, and looked for a fresh start to begin the season.  Some of the qualities the new coaching staff looked for in their players included a positive attitude, strong work ethic, dedication, and heart.

  28. Sport Management Students Visit Madison Square Garden

    1 June 2015

    Recently, 27 Nichols sport management students headed to New York City for what has become an annual expedition to Madison Square Garden (MSG), home to the NY Rangers, NY Knicks, and NY Liberty (WNBA) and the venue for more than 350 events a year.

  29. Hall of Famer Cam Neely Talks Hockey and Business

    28 May 2015

    By Mike Miga ’16

    Eyes were wide open, the anticipation obvious. Even the one student wearing a non-Bruins hat was excited.  Those in the packed Nichols Athletic Center waited, hoping that someone would announce Boston Bruin’s president and Hall of Fame forward Cam Neely’s name or that they might be the first to get a glimpse of the local hockey legend.

  30. Students Rise to the Challenge in Elevator Speech Competition

    28 May 2015

    by Riley Tebbetts ’16

    A picture may be worth a thousand words, but speaking far fewer words earned cash prizes for three Nichols students at the college’s Third Annual Elevator Speech Competition.

  31. Nichols College Graduates the Class of 2015

    12 May 2015

    On a morning full of sunshine, pomp, good advice, and unbridled enthusiasm, 484 Nichols students—including 372 undergraduates and 112 masters candidates—graduated as the Class of 2015.

  32. Incom Employees Receive Nichols Masters Degrees

    12 May 2015

    At an April 29th luncheon, nine employees of Charlton, Massachusetts-based fused fiber optics company Incom received their Master of Science in Organizational Leadership (MSOL) degrees from Nichols College.

  33. Nichols Students Compete in National Sport Management Case Study Competition

    8 May 2015

    On April 19, 2015, two teams made up of four Nichols College female students and four male students headed to the University of South Carolina in Columbia to attend the 2015 Conference on College Sport and compete in the College Sports Research Institute case study competition.

  34. Female Leaders Flourish on Campus

    1 May 2015

    Nichols’ Institute For Women’s Leadership (IWL)—not yet two years old—continues to expand its footprint on the Nichols campus as well as in the larger surrounding community.

  35. Bison Travel Abroad

    1 May 2015

    by Erica Milosh ’16

    Over Spring Break 2015, Nichols students had the opportunity to travel abroad through two of the college’s academic programs. Ten Criminal Justice Management (CJM) majors flew to Barcelona, Spain in order to learn more about international criminal justice systems, while eight freshmen studied four businesses in London, England as an extension of the new freshman leadership course—LEAD 101—at Nichols.

  36. Freshmen Lead with Bison Bites

    1 May 2015

    by Jack McQuesten ’17

    Early mornings on the Nichols College campus are fairly quiet. Some students make the trip up the hill to their 8 a.m. classes, and a few early risers make their way into the Lombard Dining Hall to have their morning meals.

  37. Roloff Tells Attendees to ‘Find Your Voice’

    21 April 2015

    On March 26, more than 200 female students and business professionals gathered on the Nichols College campus for the sold-out Empowering Women in Business conference. Featuring television personality and motivational speaker, Amy Roloff, the conference also offered the opportunity to attend workshops, visit exhibitors, and network with peers.

  38. Nichols Grad Gets Chance of A Lifetime—on a Glacier

    15 April 2015

    Jack McQuesten, ’17

    What would you do if you got the opportunity to live on a glacier?

  39. Nichols College Launches Master’s Degree in Accounting

    13 April 2015

    Starting in June, Nichols College will offer a Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) degree. 

  40. Nichols Benefactors Kuppenheimer, Stansky Fete Faculty

    9 April 2015

    For the 16th consecutive year, Nichols College alumnus and benefactor Robert Kuppenheimer ’69 celebrated the school’s professors at the Annual Faculty Dinner. 

  41. Business Leader and Alumnus to Chair Nichols College Board of Trustees

    9 April 2015

    John H. Davis who graduated from Nichols in 1972, has become the chair of the College’s Board of Trustees, effective January 1st.   Davis, who has served on the Board of Trustees since 1981, succeeds John H. McClutchy, Jr. ’72, who served in that position for five years and who will continue to serve another year as past chair.

  42. Captain Phillips Voyages to Visit Bison

    17 March 2015

    by Jack McQuesten ’17

    “As long as you’re still in the game,” Captain Richard Phillips said, “You still have a chance.”

  43. CEO of Legal Sea Foods to Speak at Nichols College Commencement

    16 March 2015

    Roger Berkowitz, the President and CEO of Legal Sea Foods, an iconic Massachusetts brand, will give the address at the 2015 Commencement of Nichols College in Dudley, Massachusetts on Saturday, May 9th. 

  44. PDS: Readying Students for Careers

    16 March 2015

    PDS is earning an A at Nichols College, and it’s continuing to improve. 

    Also known as the Professional Development Seminar, this required annual course for freshmen through seniors combines an array of career-building skills that has been making a positive difference for the school’s students and graduates over almost 20 years.

  45. Honors Scholars Excel

    11 March 2015

    by Erica Milosh ’16

     “We look for academically motivated and successful students who are interested in challenging themselves with their analytical and critical thinking skills,” says Nichols English Professor Kellie Deys.  Deys is referring to the College’s Honors Scholar Program, which identifies students in their freshman year to follow a high-level curriculum throughout their college careers.

  46. Nichols Holds 2015 Career Fair

    9 March 2015

    by Erica Milosh ’16

    On February 24th, Nichols College held its annual Career and Internship Fair inside the school’s Athletic Center. Four hundred students, dressed to the nines in their business attire and hoping to find an entry-level job or summer internship, thronged the event.

  47. Nichols Athletes Take the Lead

    23 February 2015

    by Joe Sposit '15

    Nichols College is becoming known not just for its highly regarded business education, but for its athletic teams. In recent years, the Nichols athletics program has become one to reckon with, driven by outstanding perfomances on the field and an innovative leadership program off the field.

  48. Investment Pioneer Donates $1 Million to Nichols College

    17 February 2015

    Alumnus Keith T. Anderson ’81 has made a $1 million commitment to support strategic initiatives at Nichols College.

  49. Coaching Legend Shares Lessons in Diversity

    11 February 2015

    By Erica Milosh ’16

    On Thursday night, January 29th, hundreds of students streamed into the Nichols Athletic Center to hear former football coach Herman Boone, who became famous during the early 1970s for turning a group of racially separated high school football players in Alexandria, Virginia into an integrated championship-winning wonder.

  50. History professor, former academic dean Edward Warren Retires

    2 February 2015

    After 42 years at Nichols, longtime history professor, department chair, and former dean of faculty Edward Warren retired on January 1st after teaching in the fall term.

  51. Amy Roloff to Speak at the Empowering Women in Business Conference

    2 February 2015

    Television personality, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and motivational speaker, Amy Roloff will deliver the keynote address at the fifth annual Empowering Women in Business Conference (EWIB) on March 26, 2015.

  52. Building for the Future

    5 January 2015

    It may be hard to envision a three-story structure largely covered in plastic sheeting becoming one of the most significant and dynamic structures on the Nichols College campus, but that’s just what students, staff, and faculty will discover this August as they begin the 2015-16 academic year.