The Graduate Assistants coordinate the Financial Cents program and oversee the Peer Educators. They work together to help educate the NIU Community on the importance of financial literacy.
Financial Cents Peer Educators assist peers with understanding the importance of financial planning and money management during their college career and beyond.
Nick received his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Criminal Justice from Illinois State University. While pursuing his degree, Nick was an active member of student government. He was a member of the Registered Student Program Fund Fee Board and eventually became the chair of the Sports Club Advisory Committee. Nick has previously been employed with ISU’s recreation services where he refereed intramural sports, became a student supervisor, and recruited student employees. Nick continued his involvement in campus life by becoming a resident assistant where he was selected to represent his fellow RAs in a think tank. As an RA, Nick received the Program of the Year award for creating a 5k fundraiser for MADD.
Nick started as a Graduate Assistant for the Office of Student Academic Success in the beginning of the 2012 spring semester. He plans on using his previous experience to expand the reach of the Financial Cents program and create programs which promote fiscal responsibility.
Nick is currently attending NIU’s College of Law. His future aspirations are to work for the Department of Justice and then begin a political career.
Nick is an avid runner and you will often see him training around campus. He has competed in the Men’s Health Urbanathalon, the Warrior Dash, and the Tough Mudder. Nick’s goal is to eventually compete in the World’s Toughest Mudder or the Iron Man.