Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI)
My name is Nickie Archibeque and I am a first-generation college student, a 5th generation Colorado native and roots from Northern New Mexico. I am a native of Greeley and a former student of UNC. Although I am not a UNC graduate, I have been a part of this campus my whole life through events and activities.
My undergraduate and graduate degrees are from Regis University where I was a non-traditional adult college student. My higher education career began at Aims Community College where I started as a work-study student while obtaining my liberal arts degree and then worked my way up to full time staff in the Continuing Education department for five years. After receiving my bachelor’s degree, I was hired at Colorado State University where I managed a federal TRIO program in Greeley providing access and affordability to low-income, first generation adults. I worked at CSU for 9 years and supported over 3000 students in their quest for higher education.
I am now honored to be a part of the UNC campus to continue working with students and providing them with wrap around support services onto graduation.