#222 Christine Nickoli, Staff
(Senior Office Assistant, McCarthy Family Child Development & Training Center)
I have been a lifelong learner. After high school I attended college in Ashland, Oregon, studying business administration. I moved to California seeking sun and the beach! I worked in the real estate field and continued my studies at Saddleback College which is near the beach. Wherever I have lived, I have attended educational institutions; here in the U.S and abroad.
I am proud to say that I currently work as a senior office assistant at the McCarthy Family Child Development & Training Center. I work at the front line where customer service is essential. I try to make a difference with the students and others in some small way to shape them for their future.
I am thankful for Stan Dupree, Executive Director of Human Resources, who passed away recently. He literally transferred me to the Child Development Center. I would like to quote Stan, “Greatness is best served if we take care of each other.”
I have the privilege of working with genuine, caring, and dedicated faculty and staff. My purpose in life is to help others. I try to do three good deeds per day. Nothing is more fulfilling and gratifying than helping others. Small instances of thoughtfulness to large opportunities for large assistance. Collaborating with associates here on campus keeps me connected to the COD community. This keeps me motivated to continuously help families and more.
My “Step Up” for COD is giving a donation toward the “Stan Dupree Success Fund” which helps students in need of books. Stan is close to my heart. I am happy to be able to give in his honor. I am happy to call COD my home.