Nichole LeFevre, a senior communications studies major at Huntingdon College and former volleyball player at Faulkner State, is the Alabama Community College Conference's newest intern.
LeFevre, a 2015 graduate of Crestview High School in Crestview, Florida, played soccer and volleyball in high school, lettering all four years. She earned 1st-team all-conference three years in volleyball and four years in soccer before earning a volleyball scholarship to Faulkner State, now known as Coastal Alabama Community College-South in Bay Minette.
LeFevre was successful both on and off the volleyball court for the Sun Chiefs. She received the "Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities" Award in 2017 and was inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society in 2016.
LeFevre earned an Associate of Science degree with honors from Coastal Alabama, graduating in May 2017.
"My professors at FSCC were sensational and cared about the well-being and academic success of their students. On and off the court, my team was a family—we did everything for each other. As a volleyball player at the two-year college level, I gained skills and knowledge of the game that I never knew were possible. Being a part of a two-year college program was without a doubt the best two years of my life. The lessons and experiences I gained while being at FSCC really helped mold who I am today," LeFevre said.
After her community college experience, LeFevre transferred to Huntingdon College to play indoor and beach volleyball.
"I have gained a great sense of communication and professional experience during my two years at Huntingdon. The coaches, professors, and the entire faculty and staff I have had the honor of meeting at Huntingdon are helping me become a better person each and every day," LeFevre added.
While at Huntingdon, LeFevre has been awarded the Rising Communication Scholar Award in addition to being named a USA South 2017-2018 All-Academic Honoree.
"While working with the Alabama Community College Conference, I hope to bring the love and passion I developed while being part of a two-year college program into the daily lives of the athletic programs that I will encounter. I want to help with the building and development of this life-changing conference that I enjoyed so much," said LeFevre, who has been involved with sports since an early age, playing T-ball, softball and soccer and competing in track and field and cross country.
"I look forward to working with Nichole and admire her enthusiasm and drive," said ACCC Commissioner Dean Myrick. "The Conference will benefit tremendously from her ideas and hard work."