Nunez Foundation Board Invites Community to 'Pelicans and Pearls' Gala May 17th

Chancellor Tina Tinney and Associate Vice Chancellor Katherine Lemoine

Nunez Community College Chancellor Dr. Tina Tinney and Associate Vice Chancellor Katherine Lemoine invite the community to Pelicans and Pearls Gala on May 17. Tickets are available now at

The Nunez Community College Foundation Board invites you to celebrate and support the college by taking part in its annual Pelicans and Pearls Gala fundraiser on Friday, May 17, from 6-9 p.m. at the new Student Testing and Career Counseling Center on the Nunez campus.

This annual event raises funds for the college’s scholarship programs for deserving students and those in need.

Tickets are on sale now at

Nunez Foundation Board Chairman Cliff Englande said Nunez is excited to showcase its newest building for Gala.

“This new facility symbolizes Nunez’s dedication to providing the best possible education and opportunities for the students here,” said Englande. “The support generated from this event will directly impact their futures.”

The Gala will include a tasting from area restaurants as well as dishes prepared by Nunez’s Culinary Arts students, 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 festive fundraiser.

Tickets are $55 each and attire for the event is business or cocktail attire.

Nunez Associate Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement Katherine Lemoine added that the venue, which wrapped up construction just a few weeks ago, encapsulates the college's commitment to education and innovation, bringing together community leaders, donors, faculty, students, and supporters for an unforgettable evening.

"The Pelicans and Pearls Gala is a festive night to celebrate the community college. Nunez is a gem in St. Bernard, and we want to celebrate it as a pearl of our parish,” she said.

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

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