Nicole Gillette ‘13

Track and Field and Business: Entrepreneurship

Hometown: Cicero, New York

I chose UAlbany because… 
I narrowed my choices to University at Albany and Syracuse University. SU was too close to home.

Why entrepreneurship? 
I want to be my own boss and run my own business. Entrepreneurship combines finance, marketing and management. 

Favorite professors and staff person
I enjoyed all my business classes. Management professor Ray Van Ness and Assistant Dean John Levato have played great roles in my college career. 

Nicole Gillette

Gillette Sports trivia
I wasn’t recruited – I was a walk-on in sophomore year. I played field hockey and lacrosse in high school and dabbled in track. My current specialty is 5-10 K.

What I’m proud of
I’m a first generation college graduate.I participated in a conference championship my first season.I received the university’s Presidential Leadership Great Dane Award for two consecutive years and the Rose C. Anacreonte Endowed Scholarship.

Editor’s note: In February, UAlbany won America East women’s indoor track and field championship

What does the future bring? 
I’m interviewing now.