Jan 2007 - Present
2003 - 2007
Louisiana State University School of Dentistry
1999 - 2003
Louisiana State University
Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity
A community-minded individual, Baton Rouge, Louisiana dentist Dr. Nicholas Rauber is an advocate for several organizations. As the founder of the Swollfest Fishing Rodeo, Dr. Nicholas Rauber partners with a number of foundations to raise money for important causes. In collaboration with The Drew Rodrigue Foundation, Dr. Nick Rauber and the Swollfest Fishing Rodeo co-sponsored the Eric Project, an endeavor to honor recipient Eric Searcy. Searcy, a college baseball prospect at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, was the victim of a drunken-driving accident that left him paralyzed. Instead of feeling sorry for himself, he became a spokesperson for the campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of drinking and driving. Moreover, he went on to attend Louisiana State University and earn a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in public administration. Afterwards, he launched a crawfish business with his best friend. A hunting and fishing enthusiast, it became hard for Searcy to enjoy his hobbies with a push wheelchair. When Swollfest Fishing Rodeo heard about Searcy and his remarkable story, they partnered with The Drew Rodrigue Foundation to pay tribute to him. Under the pretense that he was emceeing the annual Swollfest Fishing Rodeo awards ceremony, Searcy was surprised when he was presented with the Swollfest Inspiration Award and an all-expense-paid three-day turkey hunt expedition. Furthermore, Searcy received a personalized action-track wheelchair equipped with the necessary attachments for hunting and fishing.
Since 2007, Nicholas Rauber has been partnered with Dr. Daniel O. Bankhead, practicing dentistry at the Aesthetic Dentistry Group in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Outside of his professional life, Nicholas Rauber is active in many charitable organizations and has volunteered for the Muscular Dystrophy Association for the past 17 years. The Muscular Dystrophy Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to finding treatment and a cure for neuromuscular diseases, including muscular dystrophy. In an effort to increase knowledge about these diseases, the Muscular Dystrophy Association funds research projects worldwide. The Muscular Dystrophy Association also offers assistance to individuals with progressive muscle diseases and their families, summer camps, public health education, and advocacy for the neuromuscular disease community. This past January two new paintings were accepted into the Muscular Dystrophy Association Art Collection. Since 1992, the Muscular Dystrophy Association has been adding artwork from people across the country with muscular dystrophy and related disorders. The purpose of the art collection is to showcase the talents and achievements of artists with disabilities, and to make clear that physical disabilities cannot stifle creativity.