Nicole Parsons recently completed her doctorate in Higher Education Leadership at Endicott College. Her dissertation, Growing Up Together on Campus, focused on developmental experiNicole ences of young single parents as residential undergraduate students. Nicole completed three consecutive research fellowships with NCSPP from 2014-2015, and has been an active contributor to Endicott College’s Keys to Degrees Program, the Keys to Degrees Young Parents’ College Retreat, and the partnership between Jeremiah Program and Endicott Boston.
Nicole’s projects with NCSPP include The New EParsons ngland Survey of Student Parent Programs, and contributions to The National Survey of Residential Student Parent Programs, as well as research related to the Jeremiah and Endicott partnership. Nicole was one of the first certified facilitators in Massachusetts for the Jeremiah Program’s empowerment curriculum. She is also an active and engaged middle school teacher in the Beverly Public Schools, and a mother of three. Her oldest daughter recently began her freshman year of college, just a few weeks after Nicole defended her doctoral dissertation. As a young parent, Nicole describes this as a critical
and defining two-generational moment for her family.
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