Nichols receives Community Fund Drive's 2011 People's Choice Award for outstanding efforts.
In October, Jessica Nichols, ICD Executive Office and Admin Specialist, set up a department-wide potluck lunch at ICD with a raffle of gift cards donated from local Dinkytown businesses and restaurants to raise awareness of the Community Fund Drive. But she didn't stop there in her efforts to increase participation in the drive. She also organized a CEHD Pancake Breakfast that was expanded to a university-wide event at the McNamara Alumni Center on October 30. The McNamara Center generously donated the space and D'Amico Catering offered a reduced rate on food for the event. Jess was also able to get Gopher sports events tickets donated by the Gopher Athletics department and gift cards donated by Dinkytown businesses and restaurants as prizes for those participating in the breakfast. Both the potluck and the pancake breakfast were huge successes. Her efforts earned her a place among only 7 others at the University chosen to receive a People's Choice Award. The full list of recipients can be found here.
Congratulations and great work, Jess!