Nicholls Announces New Alumni Board and Officers

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The Nicholls State University Alumni Federation announced the 2021-2022 Alumni Federation Board of Directors and officers.

New board members are Michael J. Beck Jr. (AS ‘10, BS ‘19), Cynthia Lee Chauvin (BA ‘96), Kevin Clement (BS ‘87), Bart Folse (BS ‘07, MBA ‘16), Stacy Himel Guillot (BS ‘10), Dr. Mark E. Marshall (BA ‘86, MEd ‘90), Grant Ordoyne (BIS ‘15, MEd ‘18), Beth Nunez Risinger (BA ‘82) and Gregory A. Wood, Jr. (AS ‘99, BS ‘99). 


New alumni chapter presidents and representatives are Adam Lefort (BS ‘16) for the College of Business Administration Alumni Chapter, Aldrian Smith (BS ‘17, MEd ‘19) for the College of Education Alumni Chapter, Bryce Silvio (BS ‘14) for the Chef John Folse Culinary Institute Alumni Chapter, Blaine Landry (BS ‘18) for the Cheer Alumni Chapter and Jarvis Shanklin (BA ‘95) for the Black Alumni Chapter.


The Executive Board has been voted on by the current Alumni Federation Board of Directors due to a recently updated Bylaw:  Sheri Haydel Eschete (BS ’84) has been elected as president, David Heltz (BS ‘84) as president-elect, Brooke Huddleston (BA ‘95, MEd ‘98) as past president, John Warren (BA ‘17) as vice president, Garett Charpentier (AGS ’12, BS ‘18) as treasurer and Jennifer Smith (BA ‘09) as secretary.


Katherine Mabile, director of alumni affairs, said, “These alums are fired up and they are already reaching out with new ideas. It is invigorating to see this renewed excitement at Nicholls and we look forward to planning in-person events and seeing all of our alums this fall.”


Electees will start on July 1. For more information on the Nicholls Alumni Federation, visit