“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.
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.
Roxana Segovia-Beltran (Tutoring Coordinator)
Ms. Segovia-Beltran is a former ESL/Spanish tutor with 12 years of instructional experience working with adults and children, both one-on-one and in a classroom setting. Roxana is an alumnus of California Polytechnic University of California, Pomona where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in Gender Ethnic, and Multicultural Studies.
Het-Heru Sloan-Forbes (Program Assistant)
Ms. Sloan grew up in Prince George’s County and graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with her bachelor’s degree in Sociology and is working on her master’s in Social Work at the University of Maryland, School of Social Work. She has previously worked as a Programs Assistant at Horton’s Kids Inc. and a Youth Development Specialist at a Montgomery County High School.
Amber Polk (Graduate Intern)
Ms. Polk is originally from Beaumont, Texas. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Violin Performance, and a minor in Biblical Studies, from North Central University. She has over four years of experience working in the field of education and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Education Leadership and Policy at Howard University in Washington, DC.