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Nichols College Awarded for Extraordinary Business Programs

DUDLEY, Mass.—Already recognized by Colleges of Distinction for its innovative approach to education, Nichols College has been further honored for its expert blending of the liberal arts with professional programming in business.

The 21st-century job market demands employees who are both stellar communicators and critical-thinkers, and it is with Nichols College’s well-rounded approach to career development that its students are especially prepared to take on the postgraduate world.

“We are ecstatic to celebrate Nichols College for its exceptional commitment to student success,” said Tyson Schritter, chief operating officer for Colleges of Distinction. “Building upon its extensive liberal arts curriculum, as well as its impressive engagement of High-Impact Practices, Nichols College continues to stand out through its stance as a leader in professional education.

“The fast-paced, modern world of business requires effective communication and innovative strategies. Nichols programs in accounting, criminal justice management, economics, finance, hospitality management, human resource management, integrated marketing communication, international business, management, retail management, and sport management keep their future leaders ahead of the curve and ready to grow alongside the industry,” added Schritter.

Professor Luanne Westerling, associate dean for business at Nichols College, said: “We are thrilled with this recognition and attribute our strengths to our focus on providing experiential learning and leadership opportunities for all of our students.

“Nichols College's business programs offer students the opportunity to apply what they have learned in the classroom in a practical and real business environment,” added Professor Westerling. “Further, we ensure our students are career-ready upon graduation via our Professional Development Seminars, where all students focus on the development of a resume, and are provided with interview skills and leadership training as well as hand-on experience.”

Learn more about Nichols College's career-readiness focus and the Professional Development Seminar program.


Colleges of Distinction has recognized and honored schools throughout the U.S. for excellence in undergraduate-focused higher education for over 15 years. The member schools within the Colleges of Distinction consortium distinguish themselves through their focus on the undergraduate experience. For more information, visit


Nichols College is a college of choice for business and leadership education as a result of its distinctive career-focused and leadership-based approaches to learning, both in and out of the classroom. Founded in 1815, Nichols transforms today’s students into tomorrow’s leaders. Nichols serves students interested primarily in a comprehensive business education that includes a strong liberal arts foundation curriculum.


Lorraine U. Martinelle
Director of Public Relations and Social Media
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