Employee of the Month

Kelly Nolan  Student Success Navigator for Business and Professional Programs - Career and Technical Professional Programs
Kelly Nolan

Kelly Nolan Student Success Navigator for Business and Professional Programs - Career and Technical Professional Programs

"Kelly selflessly gives 110% of her time and effort to enroll our students. Always going out of the way to support prospective students and register them when they have waited until the last possible moment to enroll in our programs. Kelly answers my requests for help very quickly, I never have to wait more than a few minutes to get a response to my queries. Kelly is very efficient, has exceptional communication skills and consistently follows up with our students on enrollment and registration. Kelly is truly a team player and well deserving of the humble award" - Bob Quant, Assistant Professor - Network Security Administration - Career and Technical Professional Programs

"Kelly is my go-to girl for all my questions. She is quick to respond and always willing to help! She truly puts students first" - Angela Rekasie, Instructor - Hospitality -

"Kelly is a top-notch advisor with a big heart for helping students. She is professional in all her dealings and can always be relied on to fulfill her responsibilities" - Randy Graves, Professor/Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) - Career and Technical Professional Programs

"I would like to nominate Kelly Nolan for the Sterling Silver Employee of the month award. We are so fortunate to have Kelly as one of our advisors here at NIC. She is so student orientated and passionate about helping others and having attended NIC herself years ago, she can really relate to our students and what they are going through. She is exceptional in her experience and knowledge and always includes others in sharing new information. She is forever devoted to her job and to improving ways to help students and coworkers. Kelly is a pleasure to work with, is kind, considerate, dedicated, detail-oriented, always goes above and beyond for the students. Thank you for considering her for this award!" - Rachel Caulk, Administrative Assistant - Trades and Industry Division

"Kelly is incredibly dedicated to student success! Her professional approach puts the student at the forefront of her thoughts and actions. Kelly is an effective problem solver, strong team player, and works hard to accomplish her goals. She truly changes student's lives through her work!" - DeAnn Johnson, Advisor for Completion and Transferability - Advising Services

"Kelly's first priority is always her students. She works every day to ensure they have excellent service and a clear path toward certificate and degree completion. Kelly goes above and beyond her job description to be an advocate for students and NIC, both on campus and in our community. She is passionate about student support and success. Because of her continued contribution to so many at NIC, I believe she's well deserving of the Sterling Silver Award." - Becky Cochran, Director - TRIO Student Support Services

"Kelly Nolan is an incredible coworker and human being! She always goes above and beyond to assist CTE students, faculty, and staff; is willing to take the time to help brainstorm creative solutions; maintains a positive attitude; is a great listener and wealth of knowledge; oh, I could go on... I couldn't imagine doing my job without her experience and humor, and our division is better for having her in it! Exceptional performance is her MO, and I can't think of a more perfect Sterling Silver candidate!" - Abby Owens, Administrative Assistant - Law Enforcement - Career and Technical Professional Programs

"Duties got reshuffled two years ago when Sue Shibley retired. I took over responsibility for Med Terms classes and the internships for CAOT. Kelly picked up all the slack with advising those students and then sending them to me to place. She is definitely a team player. She keeps me informed about what is going on with students and who is in the pipeline. She is always cheerful, friendly and easy to talk to. She makes the system work well for the students as well as for me. I think Kelly is an excellent choice for the Sterling Silver award!" - Cindy Pavel, Adjunct Professor - CAOT - Career and Technical Professional Programs; Medical Assistant Program Director/Associate Professor - Health Professions Division; Biology Instructor - Natural Sciences Division

"I'm excited to nominate Kelly Nolan for the Sterling Silver Employ of the Month award. I would be surprised if anyone on campus didn't know what a valuable asset Kelly is to NIC. She's a fantastic Student Success Navigator with a wealth of knowledge that goes far beyond her position. I have personally relied upon Kelly's wide breadth of knowledge and expertise on numerous occasions... too many times to count. Kelly is dedicated to NIC, our students, faculty and staff, she is well deserving of the Sterling Silver Award." - Wayne Cardwell, Adult Education Center Program Coordinator - Adult Education Center

"Kelly Nolan works hard and creatively on behalf of the students she serves. Through 1:1 appointments, classroom visits, and personalized outreach, Kelly does her best to get important information to students to help them be successful at NIC. Kelly is warm and friendly and well-liked by the students she serves. She's an excellent resource to students, academic advisors and faculty. She knows her stuff! Kelly approaches work with positivity and is solution-focused. Kelly asks good questions that have led to the improvement of processes to better serve students. Kelly's laugh and smile are always present and her good energy is contagious. Kelly goes the extra mile often at work, typically being the first to volunteer when another hand is needed. Kelly is thoughtful, often asking how people are doing and how she can support them. NIC is fortunate to have Kelly and she is definitely worthy of a Sterling Silver Award." - Brenna Dockter, Director of Advising & Student Success - Advising Services

"I would like to nominate Kelly Nolan for the Sterling Silver award. Kelly radiates kindness! She truly cares for the students she helps on a daily basis and goes above and beyond for anyone in need. I appreciate how positive Kelly is, no matter what is happening around her she always has a smile on her face. She is truly a team player and I am honored I get to work with her!" - Elisha Stoneback, Office Assistant - Trades and Industry

"Kelly has been an amazing resource to me as I stepped into my new advising position last May. She is very student-centric and always has what is best for our students in mind. Kelly has spent many hours training me and ensuring I have all the tools and resources available to ensure I am a successful advisor. Kelly consistently steps up and volunteers to attend NIC recruiting events where her passion for NIC shines through when she is speaking to students. I am honored I get to serve students alongside Kelly, she has been an incredible mentor and she is an asset to our team." - Natalie Keim, Student Success Navigator for Career & Technical Education - Trades and Industry Division