After losing her father at the age of 7, Nicole DeNicola coped with the tragedy by focusing her attention on school. That focus eventually led to an invitation for her to be part of USF’s Bulls Business Community, a living-learning program for high achieving incoming freshmen. She participated in nearly every BBC workshop and extracurricular learning opportunity and says that this is where she developed the networking skills that have helped her in so many areas – and even led to an invitation for her to give a speech about her USF experiences before 300+ people at a scholarship luncheon. During her speech, Nicole noted that her father never had the opportunity to attend college, and said that she aims to honor his memory – and make her mother proud – by excelling academically. The USF Honors College student has clearly done so, earning a spot on the dean’s list for the past five semesters and travelling with the Honors College to study in London and Paris.
Before her trip, she presented a project on the evolution of the railway network in Paris at the Undergraduate Research and Arts Colloquium. DeNicola is writing her thesis on Enterprise Resource Solutions in hopes of returning to the colloquium in April.
Nicole enjoys the solitary research work, but the gregarious student also enjoys being part of large groups. She volunteers with John Knox Retirement Village, building relationships with the residents and helping to plan activities. She also joined Kappa Delta and soon was appointed chapter chaplain, where she encouraged positivity within the chapter along with spiritual guidance. Later, she was appointed as KD’s Girl Scout Chair, working with the sorority’s philanthropic partner to coordinate events for the young girls, as well as build confidence as a large supporter of the Confidence Coalition.
Her planning and leadership experiences have helped her land an internship with SME Solutions Group, a strategic management company, where she manages the company’s social media accounts and builds executive dashboard applications with Qlik software for clients. An MIS major who is well-versed in C#, HTML, SQL, and several software programs, DeNicola will soon host an on-campus Qlik Sense workshop, aiming to encourage others to pursue business intelligence and analytics careers.
13 Replies to “Nicole DeNicola, Management Information Systems”
Truly tops as a student and as a human being!
Such an amazing person. I am so lucky to have met her.
She is truly a positive light to everyone she meets and is definitely the most remarkable 25 under 25.
Nicole, I cannot wait to see what else you are going to accomplish in your future, you’ve already done so much! Love in AOT.
Nicole is a dedicated student who has always pursued her goals & overcome loss & adversity in her life. We are so proud of her accomplishments & faith in God to overcome.
There are honestly no words that can fully illustrate the kind of leader Nicole is. The passion and determination she carries with her everyday speaks volumes and I’m so lucky to have seen her spirit become contagious in the Tampa Bay community. She’s an incredible and humble person who deserves the best!
Nicole truly deserves it all … and let’s not forget to thank her mom for a job well done!
Nicole is an amazing young, caring, bright lady. She will continue shining throughout her career as she has done at such a young age. I have no doubt she will reach anything she sets her mind to pursue. Kudos to Nicole!
Nicole has been a remarkable example to her family. It has truly been a joy to watch her succeed and radiate in every aspect of her life. She would be an enormous asset to any project.
Nicole is an amazing young woman! She has impressed me with her intelligence, her ability to balance the different events she has on her plate, along with empathy,and the way she cares for people in her life. If anyone deserves this award. I’m a better person for having Nicole in my life. She will achieve anything she puts her mind to and her future is bright and endless!!
Nicole has been an inspiration to me in my personal and professional life. Her positive attitude, her focus, and her desire to include others on her journey set her apart.
Nicole is an outstanding student and always thinks of ways to help others. She has done this through out her life and each year has built upon her base to do more for others and her community. She is very deserving to be be the best of the very best.
Nicole DeNicola is the definition of a dedicated, true leader. She truly deserved this honor! AOT
You have earned it and desirved it. I’m so proud of you!
Remarkable is just one way of explaining Nicole DeNicola. She sets the bar for everything she does. Whether its in the classroom, volunteering with friends, or supporting one of our direct clients for SME, she puts 100% into all she does. She is a great example that there is still some very hardworking and professional students out there. We are honored to have her on our team.