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    Terri Nicolau - Instructor of Biology

    E-mail -  terri@coastalbend.edu
    Phone - (361) 664-2981 ext. 3047 Alice Campus (24 hour voice mail)
    Office: Room A 211  Alice Campus  


  • Vita

    Terri Nicolau lived all over the world until her father, a career military man, retired in Corpus Christi.  She attended W. B. Ray High School in Corpus Christi, raised her family in Flour Bluff, and then earned an A.A. at Del Mar College as a late-in-life student.  She continued on with her education at Corpus Christi State University earning a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in English and then a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology the following year at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.  Terri earned her Master’s degree in Biology at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

    After several years in the private sector as an Environmental Scientist for an engineering firm, Environmental Program Manager for the Nueces River Authority, and a Program Manager a non-profit conservation group, Terri taught for a several years as an adjunct at both Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and Del Mar College.  She taught at Taft, Flour Bluff, and Orange Grove before coming to Coastal Bend College over six years ago.  Terri’s courses include Biology (BIOL 1408), Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology (BIOL 2304), Fundamentals of Nutrition (BIOL 1322), and Human Anatomy and Physiology I (BIOL 2401) and A&P II (BIOL 2402). 

    Terri has gone to the dogs.  Literally.  What started with a pet, turned into a passion and has totally changed Terri’s life.  Training her first dog, a Border Collie, in obedience and agility classes led to other Border Collies.  But once Terri discovered herding, (what Border Collies are actually bred to do), she never looked back.  Beginning four years ago as a Novice, Terri and her Border Collie Brock now compete all over Texas and the United States in the Open class of Stock Dog Trialing.  She moved to a farm in Sandia, raises an endangered breed of sheep (Gulf Coast Sheep) and her life now consists of farm work as well as teaching, miniature horses, a flock of sheep, many border collies (some working dogs and some rescues), and livestock guardian dogs.

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