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Nick Valentino

Date: November 10, 2016
Nominated by: Daniel Smith, jointly with Per Adamson

Accomplishment: Nick's support of our URM and Veteran population has been phenomenal! Nick is a problem solver and is consistently mentioned as a trusted resource by our students. He continues to provide timely help to our student veterans (housing issues, GI Bill pay issues, etc.). He has helped URM students connect with resources and provided plenty of hope and encouragement along the way.

Benefit to the Hajim School: The number of URM and veteran students in the Optics program is small; Nick's efforts are helping us keep "at-risk" students in the program and on-track. He is a difference maker for our students and embodies the spirit of "Meliora".