“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful people can make a difference. In fact, it is the only thing that ever has…”
Nichole H. Nicolas, Ph.D. (Executive Director)
Dr. Nicolas founded College and Career Pathways, Inc. (CCP) in 2008, shortly after completing her doctoral work at the University of Maryland. Having considered her love for her previous work with college access and the significant impact that work had on participating students, she decided to develop a comprehensive college access and career exploration program targeting historically underserved students in the DC Metro area. A resident of Prince George’s County, Dr. Nicolas decided to launch the program in the PG County school system.
Dr. Nicolas holds a doctoral degree in Education Policy and Leadership from the University of Maryland at College Park, and a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Hampton University. She also completed several hours of coursework in School Counseling at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. In addition to her programmatic work in college access, Dr. Nicolas has also worked in development and fundraising, marketing, and public relations, and has provided training and technical assistance to help public and private community agencies finance and sustain their initiatives and organizations.
Esan A. Fullington, M.Ed. (Program Site Manager)
Ms. Fullington holds a master’s degree in Education (with a focus on Curriculum and Instruction and Education for Change) from Trinity Washington University and dual bachelor’s degrees in Journalism and Political Science from Howard University. Ms. Fullington has over 10 years of experience in education, both in traditional academic settings and with various community organization. She brings to the organization her experience as a teacher, a college recruiter, a writer of program curriculum, and a direct provider of supplemental program services.
Ashley Reid (Tutoring Coordinator)
Ms. Reid holds a bachelor’s degree in Justice Studies from Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina. She brings to the organization a passion for education and social justice issues, and has over four years of experience as a teacher, tutor, mentor, and supplemental service provider.
Johanna Rafael Perdomo (Tutoring Coordinator)
A former participant in the CCP Scholars Program, and a current CCP Star, Johanna is a senior accounting major at the University of Maryland. She is well-versed in many of the challenges that students face when trying to achieve academic success, and she serves as a valuable mentor to the students currently in our Scholars program.