“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 Prince George’s 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.