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LaToya Bailey (BA ’98)

What did your time at Nicholls mean to you?

“My time at Nicholls was one of the best periods of my life. Nicholls truly helped mold me into the woman I am today; I met amazing people that I am still connected to and had tons of fun, too! I loved it so much that I worked at Nicholls for two years as a Student Life Coordinator.”

What is your favorite memory from Nicholls?

“I don’t know that I can pinpoint just one! I have so many awesome memories because I lived on campus and I was a member of several organizations.  To name just a few- as a cheerleader, the Southern University football games and going to the NCAA tournament in basketball; putting on events and doing step shows with my sorority- Delta Sigma Theta; late nights in Millet-Zeringue watching Jerry Springer or playing Monopoly; welcoming students as a member of the Orientation team and going to SROW; participating in SGA as a Senator-at-Large and Director of Public Relations; Thursday night parties in the ballroom; every single Crawfish Day and being named Ms. Nicholls.”

What made you choose Nicholls?

“I chose Nicholls because, from the moment I filled out the card at the college fair during my junior year in high school, I felt like the university was invested in me becoming a student. I got correspondence every few weeks for the next year and a half. Then, when I visited the campus, it felt like home. It was a huge plus that it was only an hour away from my home on the Westbank.”

What do you do now and how did Nicholls help you?

“I am a high school director of curriculum for ELA and social studies. My degree in History gave me a great foundation for becoming a social studies educator. Additionally, being so involved at Nicholls helped prepare me for life after college as well.”

What’d be your advice to current students of Nicholls?

“My advice to current Nicholls students would be to be an active member of the university. Find at least one organization to join. Attend different types of events. Connect with faculty and staff members.”

What does it mean to be part of the Alumni Federation Board of Directors this year? 

“I’m so excited to be a member of the Board of Directors not only because I want to give back to the university that made such a difference in my life but also because of representation matters. Nicholls has a diverse student body and alumni and that should be reflected in all aspects of the university.”

What are you looking forward to the most about being on the Board of Directors? 

“I’m most looking forward to doing my part to help the Alumni Federation grow and continuing to serve the Nicholls community.”

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