Nichols College News

Nichols Welcomes Study Abroad Students

President Susan Engelkemeyer is surrounded by students at a reception in the Black Tavern Inn.

Left to right: Emily Reardon, International Admissions Counselor; Stefany Mendez, Washington Center; Lindsay McKellick, Regents College, London; Caroline Burke, Regents College, London; Lindsay Johnson, Regents College, London; President Engelkemeyer; Katelynn Havener, Washington Center; Fatima Pichardo-Gutierrez, Regents College, London; Rebecca Mayer, SGA Secretary; FRONT, Anna Dyakiv, Ukraine; Blanche Milligan, Director of Fischer Institute; Nicholas Bessette, Regents College, London; Siobhan Graham, API Paris; Russ White, Semester-at-Sea. International students not in photo: Gaston Nogues, France and Adrien Redon, Argentina.


Nichols study abroad students were welcomed back to campus by President Susan West-Engelkemeyer, Ph.D., with a reception on Wednesday, August 31st at The Black Tavern Inn on Center Road. The event was hosted by Nichols Student Services, the Fischer Institute, and the Office of Admissions.

“We have started a new tradition to welcome our international students and those who have studied abroad at the beginning of a new academic year,” said Blanche Milligan, director of the Fischer Institute. “A semester abroad allows our students to assume a significant role in an increasingly international workforce.”

Five Nichols students attended Regent’s College last spring, including Lindsey McKellick (Pascoag, RI), Caroline Burke (Sandwich, MA), Lindsey Johnson (Sterling, MA), Fatima Pichardo (Lynn, MA), and Nicholas Bessette (Pawtucket, RI).  Regent’s, a respected academic institution located in the heart of London has been affiliated with Nichols since 1983.

Fitchburg resident Russ White returned to campus with a global perspective and lots of adventure from his Semester at Sea. White visited nine countries and four continents in a state-of-the-art floating campus called the MV Explorer. And Siobhan J. Graham of Auburn is heading to Paris for the Fall 2011 semester as part of Academic Programs International. Graham will study at the Institut Catholique de Paris where courses are available in French and English.