Nicole B. Gross
Nikki, the daughter of Deborah and Arnold Gross, graduated from Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Buffalo Grove, Illinois. She is interested in working with special needs children as an occupational therapist.
Nikki was a member of the National Honor Society and was involved in Operation Snowball, the Stevenson Theater Outreach Program, the Stevenson Dance Company, and played intramural sports.
During several summers Nikki worked as a camp counselor and she volunteered in a theater program for teens with special needs. She is also co-founder and student director of PROUD (People Rallying to Oppose Underage Drinking), a group that encourages teens not to drink and to help parents encourage them to act responsibly. She received the Stevenson Patriot Award for her work in the organization.
On campus, Nikki participates in Pre-Occupational Therapy Club and Illini Pride.
Nikki’s JBT scholarship is funded by the James R. and Helen Davies Scholarship Fund.