Without a doubt the best part about my time at MGCCC has been my campus involvement. While I have been involved in a number of organizations, my role as a chapter officer for PTK has not only allowed me to greatly impact my campus and my community but has also led me to form some unbreakable friendships. My fellow officers are some of the best people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing and I know that without a doubt the bonds we have formed are ones I will not soon forget.
With three younger brothers, Nicole Sallis is the typical oldest child. She is driven and ambitious. She is also very passionate about helping others.
“I love being involved on campus, in my church and in the community,” she said. “I think that involvement and service to others provides great opportunities to meet a variety of people and allows me to get to know them where they are.”
At Gulf Coast, Nicole is involved in the Student Government Association, Campus Activities Board, Yearbook Committee, Honors College, and Phi Theta Kappa. She serves as vice president of Research for the campus Pi Epsilon chapter of PTK, winning the International Distinguished Member Award in April at the honor society’s annual conference.
“Our chapter has had a wonderful year working on our many service projects and it has been very exciting to see our work be acknowledged by the international PTK community,” she said. “We received regional and international awards recognizing not only our service projects but our individual achievements as well. It was an honor to receive these awards because we are nominated and judged based on the words of our fellow chapter members. Knowing that my fellow chapter members felt so strongly about me being awarded this distinction was a feeling like no other. Their love and friendship throughout this year has been a unique experience I will not soon forget.”
She also serves as chair of the Yearbook Committee. And, outside of the college, she serves as a Sunday school teacher and the children’s worship leader at her church. She has served in the church’s childcare center for nine years.
A lover of baseball, Nicole has worked on the Promotions team of the Biloxi Shuckers for three years. “I absolutely love this job and love our team,” she said. “My job is to keep the crowd excited and entertained throughout the games and in between innings. I dance on the dugouts, perform games with the audience, throw t-shirts, and can even be seen running around in a potato mascot from time to time.”
But the most fun she has is hanging out with friends at the college. “Enrolling at Gulf Coast was one of the best decisions I ever made,” she said. “I am sad to see my time here coming to an end; however, the impact this campus and the college have left on me is unmatched.”