Local Resident to be Honored at Annual Reinhardt University Awards Gala
Jillian Nichols of Woodstock, Ga.
WALESKA, GA (03/13/2013)(readMedia)-- Jillian Nichols '04, a resident of Woodstock, Ga., will be honored as a 10 Under 10 during Reinhardt University's Talon Awards Gala on March 21, 2013, at Northside United Methodist Church in Atlanta, Ga. This annual event honors distinguished alumni and dedicated members of the Reinhardt family.
10 under 10 Description
Each year Reinhardt University recognizes a group of 10 alumni from the last 10 years (2002 - 2012) who have been successful in business, the military, nonprofits, government, and/or the arts. These alumni are recognized at the annual Talon Awards Gala in March. A picture identifying each will hang in the Student Center as a reminder of what Reinhardt alumni have accomplished.
Jillian Nichols '04
Jillian received her B.S. in Early Childhood Education from Reinhardt University in 2004. Her teaching career began in Cherokee County Schools as a Title I reading teacher. She has earned a gifted endorsement from North G.A.R.E.S.A, the Teach 21 technology endorsement, and a Master's Degree in Early Education through Piedmont College. She is also the recipient of the Oak Grove Elementary School Teacher of the Year for 2012-2013. Currently, Jillian is pursuing a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction through Northcentral University with a projected graduation date of 2015.
Jillian uses her time and talents to help others. Jillian sponsors a child through Compassion International, participates in various fundraising walks, and is active in Delta Kappa Gamma projects. She also volunteers as a FCA Adult Leader for middle school students. Jillian is a Bible and Sunday school teacher and has traveled to both St. Vincent in the Grenadines and Anchorage Alaska on mission trips. In order to teacher her students the importance of giving back she incorporates at least two service learning projects a year into their curriculum.
About Reinhardt University
Founded in 1883, Reinhardt University is focused on shaping lives and building futures. As a private comprehensive university affiliated with the United Methodist Church, Reinhardt offers 40 graduate and undergraduate programs, ranging from business and education to music and theater.
Reinhardt has two locations- a residential campus in Cherokee County in Waleska, Ga., and a center focused on adults in Alpharetta, Ga., and it offers selected programs in Cartersville, Marietta, and Woodstock, Ga. Additional attractions on the Waleska campus include the Falany Performing Arts Center and the Funk Heritage Center.
For more information, please contact Reinhardt at 770-720-5526 or 1-87-REINHARDT or see the University website at www.reinhardt.edu.