POCAHONTAS, AR. Nov. 5— Monday, October 12, Stephanie Nichols of Pocahontas was honored at the Arkansas Community College (ACC) Outstanding Alumni Banquet. The outstanding alumni named at the other 22 public Arkansas 2-year colleges were also honored.
Stephanie Nichols has a love for education and believes a quality education is a gift. She has a Master of Arts in Journalism degree from the University of Arkansas and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Arkansas School of Law. She is a practicing attorney and has worked in the fields of commercial litigation, business law, public policy, and governmental relations.
She also formerly worked in higher education administration for ASU-Beebe. She says, “Black River Technical College helped launch my work life earlier by allowing me to graduate with my bachelor’s degree in 3 years instead of 4 due to its excellent concurrent enrollment program and its availability of summer classes. More than anything, though, I really love the special people of Black River Technical College.”
Nichols has a passion for the Constitution and public policy and now works with state legislatures throughout the country on free speech and freedom of religion issues for a Christian ministry.
She loves being a mother to her five children and a wife to her husband, Mark Nichols, an electrical engineer who is also an alumnus of Black River Technical College.