Marquita Christy of Donaldsonville was crowned Ms. Nicholls 2009 by her peers and it was announced at the university’s annual Crawfish Day celebration for students and employees.


Marquita Christy of Donaldsonville was crowned Ms. Nicholls 2009 by her peers and it was announced at the university’s annual Crawfish Day celebration for students and employees.

Christy is a graduate of Ascension Catholic High School. She currently majors in Psychology and Criminal Justice and plans to attend Southern University Law School program after graduating from Nicholls.

Mr. and Ms. Nicholls nominees must earn at least a 2.5 grade point average and must be active in student organizations. Finalists for the honor are selected by a committee of students, faculty and staff and chosen via popular vote by Nicholls students.

“I believe I received this award based on my personality; I am very outgoing and down to earth. Also, my involvement in Student Government Association, Student Programming Association, Orientation Team, my sorority Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc, and Residential Life, made it easy when it came time to vote,” said Christy.

Christy explained that college was always a goal she had to achieve.

“College was always something I wanted to pursue to better myself, in today’s society higher education is vital. The encouragement of my immediate family made it my decision even easier to attend college,” she added.

Christy spoke about the process of becoming Ms. Nicholls and how much fun it was.

She was nominated by a student organization called Student Educators and Leaders, (SEALS), and the decision to nominate her was based on all of her leadership roles while at Nicholls.

“It started out with about 15 other nominees it was narrowed down after a review of my co-curricular form which was graded on a point scale and I was in the top four. Finalists for the honor are selected by a committee of students, faculty and staff and chosen via popular vote by Nicholls students,” she said. “Unlike other schools, there is no campaigning allowed.”

Christy’s amazing personality and leadership roles helped her advance to the top four. She also is a member of Who’s Who among College Students, 2008-2009, outstanding African American Student organization, Homecoming Court 2008, and Executive Board member for Student Government Association. She was a “Ms. Personality award nominee” and a TOPS recipient, along with many other scholarships.

Her duties include serving as one of the faces to represent the entire University. She will be busy in the next year attending alumni events, homecoming festivities, and various meetings on and around campus.

Christy’s parents are Whitney and Monique Christy of Donaldsonville. She is the granddaughter of the late Don Christy and Sylvia Christy of Donaldsonville and the late Loretta James Lemann of New Orleans.

Nicholls students’ also chose Ugochukwu Ezema to serve as Mr. Nicholls 2009, a resident of Kingston, Jamaica.