I love talking to students and their parents, and it is such a one-on-one experience for them. I constantly try to reassure the student’s parents that we will take care of their children and help them along the way.Nikki Stork
She started out working as the part-time Mail Room Clerk when she realized she wanted more of a career at OPSU. She was offered the position as an Academic Records Clerk, and she accepted quickly, knowing she would be able to help students one-on-one.
One of her favorite parts of working in the Academic Records Office is the parents. “I love talking to students and their parents, and it is such a one-on-one experience for them. I constantly try to reassure the student’s parents that we will take care of their children and help them along the way.
Stork has been married for 25 years to Chris, and they have two children, Davis and Pencie. In her time away from Panhandle State, she owns “No Man’s Land Designs” and uses her excellent decorating skills as an interior and floral designer. While in this business, she was invited to the White House in 2019 as a team member for the White House Holiday Decorating Volunteers hosted by First Lady Melanie Trump.
“I love that everyone at the college encourages my side hustle passion, and how many individuals were a part of helping me get to Washington D.C.”
Nikki knows that her heart belongs to Panhandle State and the amazing people that work with her. “I didn’t anticipate how much I would love OPSU. My colleagues and the administration have always made me feel valued as an employee. I thank Dr. Faltyn for that because, during his time here, he went out of his way to show his appreciation.”