Nichols hired to lead DAD ABLE program
Dawson Area Development has a new business development coordinator.
Staphanie Nichols of Gothenburg is the new coordinator. She began her duties Dec. 28.
Nichols will be involved with the further development of the ABLE program. ABLE is a partnership between seven school districts and local businesses. The program was created in 2006 to expose the students in Dawson County to various career paths they could pursue in this area. She will be working with the local schools and businesses to enhance the existing career education programs.
“We are so excited to have Stephanie join the Dawson Area Development Team,” said Jen Wolf, executive director for the organization. “She has a wealth of experience that will be extremely beneficial for the ABLE program.”
Nichols brings the combination of an agriculture background and knowledge of the educational opportunities offered to area students. She is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis. Most recently, she has been working with promoting rural Nebraska to high school students.
Nichols grew up in on a farm south of Denton. Her passion for animals led her to the veterinary technician program in Curtis. She accepted a position at Eastside Animal Center in Gothenburg and then worked in veterinary sales. Her last position was with the University of Nebraska promoting agriculture and education.
She is married to Mike Nichols and enjoys spending time with her family and two cats Ping and Sophie. Her office will be in the Dawson County Opportunity Center at Lexington.