OC Register, "Nicholas Academic Centers celebrate milestones at Thanksgiving dinner"
THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
Henry T. Nicholas, III, Ph.D., joins Nicholas Academic Center (NAC) students Erin Davis (left) and Jennifer Nava at the 4th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Celebration. The Broadcom Co-Founder and former CEO told the more than 300 students and their families: "One hundred percent of our students go on to college, and we're going to ensure that every one of them earns a degree.”
SANTA ANA – The Nicholas Academic Centers celebrated record student achievement this weekend at their fourth annual Thanksgiving Dinner event for more than 300 Santa Ana high school students and their families.
Broadcom Co-Founder Henry T. Nicholas, III and Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido, hosted the event held Friday at Valley High. They both praised the "NAC Model"—a nurturing educational "family" that combines personal tutoring, cultural enrichment and social and family support for under-served high school students.
"The NACs succeed where others fail because we create a support system that includes students, staff, parents and high school counselors," said Dr. Nicholas, who established the first center in 2008 with retired Superior Court Judge Jack Mandel. "It's a model that works. One hundred percent of our students go on to college, and we're going to ensure that every one of them earns a degree."
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