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  1. Nichols Launches Fourth Year of ‘Early College’ High School Program

    17 October 2017

    Nichols College has continued this fall with a program aimed at exposing high school students to college-level academics.

  2. Nichols Athletes Help Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort

    28 September 2017

    The Nichols College Student Athlete Advisory Committee, along with staff from the College's Office of Student Involvement and Office of Admissions, recently donated three boxes of clothing to the University of Houston to help with the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

  3. Nichols College Announces Three New Trustees

    27 September 2017

    The new members are James C. Brown ’87, co-president of Boston Private Banking Group; Gail E. Carberry, Ed.D., retired president of Quinsigamond Community College; and Stefany C. Mendez ’13 MBA ’16, procurement category lead at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.

  4. Retired NYPD Bomb Squad Commanding Officer to Deliver 9-11 Remarks at Nichols College

    28 August 2017

    “The Evolution of Terrorism—A New York City Exclusive,” will be presented by retired New York Police Department (NYPD) Commanding Officer Gerald B. Sheehan, a guiding force in both the 1993 and 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City.

  5. Nichols College Donates Funding for Dudley Fire Department’s Safety Training Equipment

    25 August 2017

    Each year, Dudley fire officials visit the Nichols College campus to teach fire safety to students and staff. Training covers cooking safety, general fire safety, and how to properly use fire extinguishers. Donated by Nichols, the new BullEx Intelligent Training System Trainer’s Package will enhance the department's fire safety program and give trainees a better comfort level and understanding of extinguishers with hands-on training.

  6. Nichols College Awarded for Extraordinary Business Programs

    23 August 2017

    Nichols College Awarded for Extraordinary Business Programs

  7. Nichols College Earns National Recognition as College of Distinction

    14 August 2017

    Colleges of Distinction, a national guide for colleges, highlights innovative learning opportunities at top schools.

  8. Princeton Review Names Nichols a ‘Best in the Northeast’ College

    10 August 2017

    The Princeton Review describes Nichols as offering undergraduates both a “close-knit community” and a “commitment to practical knowledge that will set students up for future success. It’s also an institution that prioritizes the needs of its students, helping with everything from financial assistance to networking opportunities."

  9. Nichols College Receives Gift to Establish Scholarship for Local Undergraduate Students

    9 August 2017

    The Johnson scholarship is one of 28 new endowed scholarships created during Nichols College’s Bicentennial Campaign. 

  10. Nichols College Earns National Recognition for Its Adult Undergrad Degree Program

    8 August 2017

    The national guide Abound: Finish College highlights the excellent (and flexible) learning opportunities Nichols College offers busy degree-seeking adults.

  11. Nichols College to Offer Courses in MetroWest Mass.

    5 July 2017

    Adding classes in Marlborough, Mass.—in the heart of the bustling MetroWest region and located near Interstates 495 and 290 and the Massachusetts Turnpike—provides busy adults greater choice and flexibility in accessing Nichols College’s courses.

  12. New Nichols College Counterterrorism Master’s Degree Focuses on Strategies to Combat Terrorism, Violent Extremism

    13 June 2017

    Nichols College has launched a leadership-focused graduate program in counterterrorism studies developed for those pursuing careers in the fields of intelligence, public policy, and security. It is the first graduate program in the United States to exclusively focus on violent extremism. Through an innovative, in-class and online experience students will learn from counterterrorism experts the factors contributing to the radicalization process of violent extremism, and explore strategies to counter both terrorism and violent extremism. Nichols faculty saw a need to create this program for students once the federal Department of Homeland Security stressed the importance of countering violent extremism as a top priority for the United States. 

  13. Nichols College Professor Selected to Participate in National Seminar on the ‘20th Century Presidency’

    24 May 2017

    Nichols College Assistant Professor of History Erika Cornelius Smith, Ph.D., is one of a select group of faculty members from across the United States chosen by the Washington, D.C.-based Council of Independent Colleges and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History to participate in a special American history seminar on “The 20th Century Presidency.” The multidisciplinary seminar for faculty members in history, political science, and related fields will explore characteristics of 20th century presidential leadership, including several individual presidents and their presidencies.

  14. Nichols College Purchases Dudley Golf Course

    16 May 2017

    The decision to buy Dudley Hill Golf Club was a strategic one for the long-term benefit of Nichols College. For years, the Nichols golf team has practiced and played there. Nichols annual alumni golf and other fundraising tournaments are also hosted at the club. With the purchase, students studying a variety of business fields at Nichols may have the opportunity for hands-on work experience at the facility.

  15. Nichols College Students Garner Academic Achievement

    16 May 2017

    Nichols College recently honored 60 students with academic awards, certifications, and scholarships for outstanding performance in their respective fields of study and programs of interest.

  16. Nichols College Awards 480 Degrees During Commencement Ceremony

    6 May 2017

    During Nichols College's May 6 Commencement ceremony, 294 Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degrees; 37 Bachelor of Arts degrees; two Associate in Business Administration degrees; and 147 graduate degrees (Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Organizational Leadership) were awarded.

  17. Nichols College to Award 480 Degrees at May 6 Commencement

    21 April 2017

    On May 6, 2017, 480 students are expected to graduate from Nichols College with associate, bachelor, and master’s degrees.

  18. Living a Marketing Dream

    12 April 2017

    When Nichols Marketing and Business Communication Professor Jean Beaupre asked her honors class in the Principles of Marketing to identify a brand that they liked, Crocs—the footwear that is hard to miss during the summer—came out near the top of the list.

  19. Olympic Gold Medalist Inspires Audience at Nichols Empowering Women in Business Conference

    10 April 2017

    Presented by the Nichols College Institute for Women’s Leadership, the annual Empowering Women in Business Conference has attracted women from across New England. Past keynote speakers have included Boston Marathon bombing survivor Adrianne Haslet-Davis; television personality, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and motivational speaker Amy Roloff; and veteran journalist Liz Walker, the first African-American woman to co-anchor a newscast in Boston.

  20. Rare Torah Scroll to Be on Display at Nichols College

    10 April 2017

    A 500-year-old Torah scroll that survived the Holocaust and evacuation from Germany to Israel during World War II will be on display Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at Nichols College. Nichols is the first place in New England to host this exhibit, according to the scroll’s guardian, Ratio Christi, a nonprofit organization with more than 200 college and university chapters across the country. The exhibit will start at 7 p.m. in Daniels Auditorium on the Center Road campus. It is free and open to the public.

  21. Professors Lead Trips Abroad

    3 April 2017

    College faculty members have a long tradition of chaperoning class trips.  But a new program at Nichols brings those journeys to a new level, where students can explore real world issues and problems with the onsite benefit of their professors’ expertise.

  22. Nichols College Students Help Connecticut Animal Shelter Bolster Security

    3 April 2017

    Learning that goes beyond the textbook and classroom is an important part of the Nichols academic experience. From consulting work, such as the animal shelter project, and course-related travel, to internships, Nichols students find many hands-on learning opportunities that help them build a resume of relevance

  23. Nichols a Top School for Supporting Upward Economic Mobility

    30 March 2017

    The study shows that Nichols has the 13th-highest success rate nationally out of 578 selective private colleges for students achieving a higher economic status than the one they grew up in. Nichols also has the eighth-highest success rate out of 82 private colleges in New England on the same measure.

  24. Nichols College Receives $1 Million Gift to Support Scholarships

    24 March 2017

    Nichols College has received a generous gift of $1 million from alumnus John H. Davis ’72, chairman of the College’s Board of Trustees; and chair and CEO of Springfield-based Ventry Industries. He has designated his gift to fund scholarships for current Nichols students.

  25. Institute for Women’s Leadership at Nichols College Releases 2nd Massachusetts Women’s Leadership Index

    13 March 2017

    The study gives the Commonwealth a letter grade based on the percentage of women in positions of power as compared to the rest of the United States.

  26. Olympic Gold Medalist Angela Hucles to Keynote Nichols College Empowering Women in Business Conference

    10 March 2017

    Nichols College will host the 7th annual Empowering Women in Business Conference Thursday, March 23. Olympic gold medalist Angela Hucles, chief empowerment officer of Empowerment Through Sport, is the keynote speaker. With over 30 years’ experience in the sports industry, she helps collegiate- and elite-level athletes navigate the career transition process and youth athletes develop confidence and leadership skills that benefit them in all areas of life.

  27. Expanding the Economics Landscape

    23 February 2017

    For almost four years at Nichols, Assistant Economics Professor Karol Gil-Vasquez, has brought new dimensions to the college’s economics curriculum, thanks to her background and academic interests.

  28. Media Studio Opens New Vistas

    23 February 2017

    “Just remember to speak slowly,” Juliana Cecera reminds the nervous looking student in the studio on the other side of the wall.

  29. Nichols College Career and Internship Fair Open to Central Mass. Residents

    21 February 2017

    The event, which will feature recruiters from more than 70 employers, will be held Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. in Nichols College’s Chalmers Field House on Center Road. Professional attire and resumes are required.

  30. The Wide World of Retail

    16 February 2017

    Clustered in groups of three, the students in Professor Heather Richards’s classroom research career options. The job titles pile up as they talk to each other—executive team leader, security and loss director, supply chain manager, merchandiser, and planner. They view job descriptions along with starting salaries, both of which are impressive.

  31. D.C. Trip Makes an Impact

    15 February 2017

    A group of Nichols students and faculty journeyed to Washington, D.C. for two weeks in January culminating with the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump, and they came away with much more than memories and photos.

  32. Nichols College Launches Campaign to Bring Al Roker, Rokerthon to Campus

    14 February 2017

    Nichols College has the opportunity to be chosen for NBC Today show’s 3rd annual Rokerthon segment, hosted by TV personality and weatherman Al Roker. To show Roker just how much school spirit the Nichols community has, a pep rally will be held at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, in the Academic Building. Video footage taken at the rally will be used as part of an entry into the Rokerthon contest.

  33. Worcester Restauranteur Mike Covino to Speak at Nichols College

    7 February 2017

    Niche Hospitality Group President and CEO Mike Covino will share with Nichols students, faculty, and staff his experiences and advice on how to start and grow a business. His talk is part of the Nichols College library's “Mind Your Own Business” entrepreneur-focused speaker series.

  34. Nichols College Names Former California Closets President Marty Allen 2017 Commencement Speaker

    2 February 2017

    Former California Closets Co. President Marty Allen ‘75 will deliver the address at Nichols College’s Commencement exercises on Saturday, May 6, 2017, at the DCU Center in Worcester. During the ceremony, Allen will also receive an honorary doctoral degree in business administration from the College. The event starts at 5 p.m.

  35. Nichols College Students Attend Inauguration of President Trump

    20 January 2017

    In addition to watching Donald J. Trump be sworn in as President of the United States, the 23 Nichols College students engaged with political players and media experts, and gained access to important organizations and institutions throughout Washington, D.C.

  36. Author of New Book on Cuba-U.S. Relations to Speak at Nichols

    19 January 2017

    Nichols College will host a talk Feb. 2, 2017, by Assistant Professor of History Michael E. Neagle, Ph.D., on his new book, America’s Forgotten Colony: Cuba’s Isle of Pines. As diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba thaw, the book examines the experiences of private U.S. citizens on Cuba’s Isle of Pines to show how American influence adapted and endured in republican-era Cuba.

  37. Nichols College Again Named ‘Best College for Business Education’ in Central Massachusetts in Worcester Business Journal Reader Survey

    9 January 2017

    This is the third time Nichols has won this award; the recognition underscores the Nichols College vision statement to be the college of choice for business and leadership education.