Congratulations to NICE January 2013 Volunteer of the Month, Hattie Duplechain! From Day one Hattie worked tirelessly to help the Development Department. During her first week at NICE, and in Nashville, Hattie volunteered to drive to Murfreesboro and represent NICE at an evening international fair after interning all day! She did this even though she didn’t know where Murfreesboro was! This was a sign of how hardworking Hattie was to be during her whole internship. While helping write grants, she routinely took work home with her and returned with excellent results, even though she also had a paid job. Hattie also worked tirelessly on the NICE One World, One Dream 2012 Refugee Benefit, assisting with pre-registration, collecting and writing client success stories for the tables at the event, and much more. We couldn’t have pulled of the event without Hattie!
Even after her internship ended in February 2013, Hattie continued to volunteer with NICE’s after-school program. She has been invaluable and NICE is lucky to have her as part of the family! Hattie is now headed to Ghana for a few months and then will return to Nashville to start the Nashville Teaching Fellows program. We wish her a good trip and look forward to her return to Nashville!