Nunez Community College Foundation Board Invites Community to 'Pelicans and Pearls' Gala on May 19th

2022 Gala Attendees

Nunez Community College will host its Pelicans and Pearls Gala May 19 at Docville Farm in St. Bernard Parish. Pictured, Nunez Chancellor Dr. Tina Tinney, Nunez Foundation Board Chairman Cliff Englande, and Nunez Associate Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement Katherine Lemoine attend the 2022 Pelicans and Pearls Gala. Tickets can be purchased at

The Nunez Community College Foundation Board invites everyone to celebrate and support the college by taking part in its annual Pelicans and Pearls Gala fundraiser on Friday, May 19, from 6-9 p.m. at Docville Farm in St. Bernard Parish.

The Gala will include dishes prepared by Nunez’s Culinary Arts students, tastings from area restaurants, soft drinks, music, beer, wine, and a special Pelican Punch.  There will also be raffles, a silent auction, and a bevy of “Pearl-itzer Prizes” as part of this fun fundraiser.

Individual tickets are $55 each with sponsorship packages available for organizations with multiple members who wish to attend. Attire for the event is business or cocktail attire.

Katherine Lemoine, Nunez Associate Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement, said this annual event raises scholarship funds which provide a chance to attend college to many students who otherwise could not.

"This event is truly a party with a purpose since it supports our scholarship program," Lemoine said. "The Pelicans and Pearls Gala is a festive night to celebrate all that is good here in our hometown."

She said the gala’s theme underscores the importance of Nunez to the community.

“We feel that Nunez is a gem in St. Bernard, and we want to celebrate it as a pearl of our parish.”

For tickets and sponsorship information please contact Lemoine at 504-382-2090 or

Registration is also open now for both the Summer and Fall 2023 terms at

About Nunez Community College
Nunez Community College is a student-centered institution that delivers relevant and innovative curriculum integrating the arts, sciences, and humanities leading to academic credentials and workforce opportunities. Nunez serves a vital role in the community by engaging with partners to support student success and personal growth. Nunez Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees, technical diplomas, and certificates. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Nunez Community College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website ( Nunez is located at 3710 Paris Road, Chalmette, LA. For more information, visit