Nicole MorrisonLife Long Learner - Life Long Teacher
Growth ◘ Balance ◘ Purpose
Nicole Morrison brings enthusiasm, commitment, and zest for learning to her role as teacher, mentor, and guide to the next generation of leaders. Everyone who has worked with Ms. Morrison is struck by her passion for service and her ability to think “outside the classroom” in order to motivate students to move from theory to practice. In celebratory style, she helps students recognize their gifts and models what it means to make the world a better place.
George Bernard Shaw wrote: ‘I am convinced that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it, whatever I can; for the harder I work the more I live…’ Nicole Morrison lives these words. She gives of herself – her time and her talents – to make this community a better place to live. Her passion becomes even more evident when someone or some cause is in need. Here, at the University of Mary, she gives 110% to her students. Her focus is to help those young people find themselves, their future and their passion. That same 110% philosophy of service is given to her community. Whether she is organizing the Make A Wish annual fund-raiser or helping launch a fledgling community wellness initiative like Activate Bismarck-Mandan, Nicole will find a way for the organization to reach its goal. Her enthusiasm is infectious and others rally around the cause to help ensure success. Certainly, this is the definition of a true “servant-leader.” Nicole Morrison is a life-long learner. She grabs any opportunity to learn more so she can do more. She is truly an inspiration for those of us fortunate to work with her or be her students.
I have known Nicole Morrison in a variety of capacities for several years. She has been my professor, mentor and friend. Nicole is organized, efficient, extremely competent, and has an excellent rapport with people of all ages. Her communication skills both written and verbal are exceptional. I am continually impressed with her time management skills and her incredible ability to multi-task on a very high level. In the classroom it is evident that her main purpose of working in the education sector is to help her students succeed. Time and time again I watched Nicole go above and beyond her requirements as a professor to assist her students in finding real-life experiences that would help further them in both their personal and professional lives.
Nicole Morrison has been a very important and transformational figure during the college years of my life. I knew that I loved business and felt that I could achieve whatever I set my mind to, but she was one of the individuals that truly encouraged me to push myself and believe in whatever passion I had. Now, some two years after graduating from the University of Mary and going into my third and final year of law school at Ave Maria School of Law, I still reflect upon the values and principles that were instilled in me and my peers while taking her courses and others as a student in the Harold Schafer Emerging Leadership Academy. From my Dream Board which I put together for one of her classes and still cherish to Nicole’s P.E.A.R.L. presentation which she gave to us on a beautiful spring afternoon in 2009, I have nothing but fond memories from my time as one of her students. Nicole lives to inspire and to be inspired, and I only hope that I can one day inspire her as much as she has inspired me during my short three years in Bismarck, ND.
Nicole is one of the most driven individuals I have ever worked with. Whether it’s working with her charity organizations, like Make-A-Wish, or inspiring her college students at the leadership center, she strives to make a difference in all that she does. She is a go-getter with the “moxie” to get it done.
I had the pleasure of working with Nicole for several months as her immediate supervisor. I would say I was thrilled with her performance. What struck me most was her great attitude & willingness to do anything to help the team. Nicole is one of those rare finds. She is a dedicated employee always making the most of her time. Her skills in communications/marketing are unmatched. She is very outgoing and personable. It would be difficult to find anyone that can match her abilities. To anyone looking for great talent, attitude and a great team player, Nicole Morrison comes highly recommended.
I have gotten to know Nicole Morrison through various local organizations; and I am fortunate to call her my colleague and friend. She has a “hands-on” approach to life personally and professionally. She has enthusiastically taken on and completed many challenging Business and Professional Women club committee projects. Nicole has had a positive impact serving as an executive board member with various clubs. She is a person with a vision to help groups achieve positive end results; thus guiding organizations to the next level. Nicole excelled in an extremely difficult local, state and national Business and Professional Women’s Young Careerist Competition, placing second in the entire Nation. I watched her enormous personal growth throughout this enduring competition. She continues this affirmative growth spurt professionally and personally. Nicole is a dynamic person with a contagious personality!
I have seen Nicole Morrison in action on multiple levels within the last fifteen+ years. I have witnessed her as an instructor, volunteer, leader, active community member and life motivator. Nicole’s strengths lie in people. She dedicates most of her energy to sincerely taking stock in the people that she meets. She has the ability to find strength among weakness and build an empire around the momentum to greet new levels of achievement within a short amount of time.
Enthusiasm. Integrity. Passion. These three words are the first things that come to mind when I think of Nicole Morrison. I first met Nicole when I was a senior in high school, from our very first conversation, she struck me as a leader. I was lucky to have her as both a teacher and an advisor during my undergraduate years at the University of Mary. During this time, she encouraged me to branch out, try new things, and to learn more about myself. She inspired in me a sense of hard-work that has led me to take on challenges face first. Throughout the time that I have known Nicole, she has always been excited to try anything that comes her way. She is an outstanding individual who brings out the best in everyone she encounters.
I must say that it was a distinct pleasure to work alongside Nicole, who happens to be a 20+ year volunteer leader of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Dakota both as an active volunteer and board member. Nicole has been instrumental in recruiting and empowering new volunteers, increasing awareness of the Make-A-Wish mission through public speaking and marketing, and securing financial gifts from individuals, groups and businesses throughout the state. I admire her perseverance and creativity in working with wish children, staff, volunteers, media professionals and all other constituents. Her professionalism and positive attitude always prevail. She is very knowledgeable in all areas of non-profit organizations, from developing and maintaining relationships with all “customers” to fundraising and financial development, to strategic planning and fiscal and human resource management, to program development and oversight.
Nicole is one of the most inspirational leaders of our generation. She is full of excitement, dedication, passion, and love for what she does. Nicole is what we would call “The Perfect Leader” as she knows how to inspire others to do their best and have fun doing it! Nicole is still one of my most admired mentors and continues to help me grow and aspire to be something great. She is full of advice and expects hard work, determination, and a love for teamwork out of everyone she encounters. Nicole is a wonderful person with a big heart and love for business!
“I met Nicole when she was helping high schoolers understand business and find their passion. She joined my Offbeat Online newsletter readership to learn more interactive techniques for reaching those learners. Nicole is a focused and dedicated educator. She understands the connection between fun and facts and strives to make learning an enjoyable activity. She is a true learning professional.”
Nicole is an optimistic individual who exemplifies numerous characteristics that make her a commendable leader to myself, the other students in the Academy, and others throughout the region. She lives her life to serve others and is always looking for new opportunities to grow as a role model for her friends, family, and students. Nicole demonstrates positive ethics in her everyday life as a successful business woman in our society.