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High School Freshmen Inducted Into Nichols Honors Academy

September 25, 2019

Nichols College inducted its newest class of high school students to the Nichols Honors Academy (NHA) on September 12. NHA was launched in 2014, with funding from Jerry and Marilyn Fels, to encourage high school students to pursue higher education through college-level courses, activities, and responsibilities. The inductees – 23 freshmen from Bartlett […]

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Student Profile: Liam Gorman Is A Family Man

September 5, 2019

Without any hesitation, Liam Gorman ticks off the three things he values most about his time at Nichols. “Football, friends, and a second family,” the senior athlete and Sport Management major insists, explaining that he joined his extended family as soon as he arrived on campus from Ashburnham, Massachusetts. “I knew some people here who […]

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Nichols To Add eSports In 2019

August 15, 2019

Nichols College Interim Director of Athletics Eric Gobiel has announced the addition of eSports as the college’s 22nd varsity sport for the 2019-20 academic year. eSports – or electronic sports – are a form of competitive video game playing in which teams compete in a variety of genres, including MOBAs, real-time strategy, sports, and more. Nichols […]

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Student Profile: Nick Anderson Is Taking A Road Less Travelled

July 2, 2019

Nick Anderson is entrepreneurial. For starters, this Nichols general business major, who is entering his junior year, is pursuing a concentration in entrepreneurship. He has already spent one internship working for a startup company that creates software to track food waste. And he envisions a career of bringing his own business ideas to life. “I […]

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Nichols College President Susan West Engelkemeyer Named To Worcester Business Journal’s Power 50 List Of Influential Leaders

May 29, 2019

Worcester Business Journal (WBJ) has named Nichols College President Susan West Engelkemeyer, Ph.D., to its 2019 Power 50 List of the most influential leaders in the Central Massachusetts economy. “Those named to the list must not only hold a significant amount of power, but they also must wield it in a way to have an […]

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Student Profile: Callie Andrews ’19 Is A Nichols Sportswoman Through And Through

May 20, 2019

Over four years ago, Callie Andrews was accepted by eight colleges. It didn’t take long, however, for the Southbridge, Mass., resident to choose the one closest to home. “Nichols College gave me the best package,” she said, noting that the attraction included more than financial aid. The clincher was being able to play college basketball […]

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Student Profile: Nichols Senior Karen Velasco Is An International Success Story

May 2, 2019

Nichols College senior Karen Velasco is about to graduate from this business school focused on leadership, with a bachelor’s degree in finance and international business—as well as an impressive 3.9 grade point average. She also has the pleasure of having to select from several job offers, including one from New York Life. The resident […]

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Student Profile: Nichols Criminal Justice Major Ashley Corcoran On Mission To Work For FBI

April 15, 2019

Nichols College junior Ashley Corcoran is strong. For the past three years, she’s excelled in criminal justice and recently won that major’s most prestigious scholarship. Not to mention that she can deadlift 250 lbs.—a way station in her training as a competitive body builder. “There are so many ways to go in criminal justice, […]

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Student Profile: Three’s Not A Crowd

April 1, 2019

Hope Rudzinski was the last of three siblings to choose Nichols College, but she was not following in the footsteps of an older brother or sister who were already at the College or had graduated. In fact, she and her brother Zach and sister Carlie are triplets, and all currently juniors. “I was the last […]

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Student Profile: Richard Vazquez Aims To Be A Financial Fraud Hunter

March 6, 2019

Richard Vazquez Jr. is putting his Nichols College double major in criminal justice and accounting to good use. The senior from Methuen, Mass., has spent much of his college career learning the ins ‘n’ outs of forensic accounting—a growing field for which Nichols is preparing accounting students. Forensic accounting is the equivalent of crime scene […]

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Student Profile: Austin DuVarney Is A Communicator, Photographer, Traveler

February 11, 2019

Excellent communicator. Serious photographer. Loves traveling abroad. Wants to give back. You might find these personal descriptions on a good resume. Or on an online dating site. For Nichols College senior Austin DuVarney, however, they speak to his experiences as a student and his aspirations as a graduate. Unlike most of his business-oriented classmates, DuVarney—a […]

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Student Profile: For Ian Spencer, Charity Starts At Center Ice

February 5, 2019

Nichols College senior Ian Spencer co-captains the men’s ice hockey team and has played a big role in the team’s winning seasons over the past four years. He points to last year’s Commonwealth Coast Conference championship and the team’s performance in the NCAA Division III tournament as the high points in his playing career. “We won […]

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