For Colorado State University-Pueblo biology major Nicole Hulet, involvement is key to making a difference on campus.
Voted senator of the College of Science and Math and Speaker Pro-tempore of the Senate of the Associate Students’ Government in April 2015, Hulet is involved with several organizations on campus.
Hulet, who declared minors in chemistry, communication and rhetoric and accounting, is set to graduate from CSU-Pueblo in May 2017.
A Boulder native, Hulet considers her parents to be her biggest role models and sources of inspiration. She makes time in her busy schedule to mentor her younger twin sisters who are college freshmen, and credits her boyfriend of two years, Luke Poole, for being her biggest fan and sounding board.
Hulet holds certifications as nursing assistant and phlebotomist and expressed a desire to eventually secure a position as dean of a hospital, while continuing studies toward graduate and doctorate degrees.
Her many leadership roles include serving as co-president of SOUL, a student organization that educates students about drug and alcohol abuse prevention, working as senior resident assistant for Walking Stick Village, and facilitating activities for CSU-Pueblo’s Outdoor Pursuits. Hulet is also involved with the Leadership Education and Development program through the Office of Student Engagement and Leadership.
Hulet is the vice president of a local chapter of the Rotaract Club, a volunteer and leadership organization on campus, and recently became involved in the new “Love Your Melon” organization, which raises funds for pediatric cancer research.
Hulet admits to a tendency to spread herself too thin by taking on too many responsibilities at once, but her love for CSU-Pueblo and its students drives her to make a success of everything she embarks on. She said she is passionate about academics, public speaking and making a difference at CSU-Pueblo.
She recently declared a third minor, in accounting, which seems a natural fit. Her dad runs his own CPA firm in Boulder and her mom is a bookkeeper.
Hulet considers her strengths to be her “easygoing but strong leadership style” and her compassionate nature, which Hulet credits to her mom.
“My mom once put a Band-Aid on a wild frog,” she said.
Hulet, who was voted CSU-Pueblo’s 2015 homecoming queen alongside homecoming king Jonothan Stephenson.
“It was such an awesome experience for me to be acknowledged by my school in that way,” she said.
Hulet said the ASG aims to implement more student-oriented traditions at CSU-Pueblo.
“Our biggest goal is getting traditions for our students to be more engaged in what’s going on, not just in athletics,” she said.
Hulet has a passion for the outdoors and blues music. She relishes the opportunities afforded her by her involvement in Outdoor Pursuits to participate in activities and excursions, including a recent dogsledding trip to Leadville.
When she’s not at school, Hulet said she watches reruns of the “The Office” and volunteers at a local animal shelter. Hulet, who has a passion for inspiring others to overcome personal challenges and thrive, lives by the adage, “life is five percent of what happens to you and 95 percent of how you handle it.”
Editor’s note: This story is part of a series of profiles about members of the Associated Students’ Government at CSU-Pueblo.