Nunez Community College Foundation Board invites you to Pelicans and Pearls

The Nunez Community College Foundation Board invites you to celebrate and support the college by being a part of Pelicans and Pearls, this year’s Annual Gala taking place at Docville Farm on Saturday, January 26th from 5:00 – 8:00 P.M.

Katherine Lemoine, the Director of Development at the college, said the date was chosen to highlight that the event truly is a party with a purpose.

“We chose the 26th since this is the 26th year that Nunez Community College has been a part of our community,” Lemoine said. “Nunez is a unique institution of higher learning that has experienced continuous academic and cultural growth since its inception, and we are the only single-campus college in the system.  We want to celebrate all that is good here in our hometown.”

This fun, function includes a tasting from area restaurants, beer, wine, a special pelican punch, soft drinks, music, raffles, a silent auction, and a bevy of “Pearl-itzer Prizes”. Tickets are $55.00 each and proceeds go to the Foundation’s scholarship program.

Lemoine said the theme for the gala underscores the importance of Nunez to the community.

“We feel that Nunez is a gem in St. Bernard, and we want to celebrate that it truly is one of the pearls of the parish. And as usual, we will also have chargrilled oysters at the event, so we thought Pelicans and Pearls theme would be a fun fit.”

For tickets and sponsorship information please contact Katherine Lemoine at 504-278-6491 or

Dr. Tina Tinney and Katherine Lemoine invite you to attend Pelicans and Pearls Gala in support of Nunez Community College.

Chef Ruth Varisco and her culinary students will join an all-star line up of local restaurants with tastings at the Pelicans and Pearls Gala.