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Don Nickel - Counseling & Matriculation


Welcome to my web site. I am a member of the Counseling faculty at De Anza College.

don nickel in death valley

I look forward to working with you towards your academic and personal success. I am available to meet with you on a drop in basis or by appointment in the Counseling Center.

One of my favorite places is Death Valley. Telescope Peak is in the distance behind me. From the top of Telescope Peak one can look west to see Mt. Whitney, the tallest mountain in the continental United States and east to Badwater Basin, the lowest point in the western hemisphere.

"People don't care how much you know until they know that you care." Charles Garfield, Psychologist

"Wherever you go there you are. Whoever you are in the dark is who you are." Pam Gaber, Gabriel's Angels

"Do what you love. You'll be better at it." Francis Ford Coppola

"Following your dreams is one thing. But following your dreams will be much easier if you have a skill. And that paying your dues and getting some rigorous training so that you have that skill is very much worthwhile." Jim Yong Kim, Physician

"The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on the green earth, dwelling deeply in the present moment and feeling truly alive." Thich Nhat Hanh, Vietnamese Buddhist Monk

"We are currently preparing students for jobs that don't exist using technologies that haven't been invented." Did You Know video








email Email: Don Nickel
Phone: 408.864.5423
Office: RSS 240




Last Updated: 9/29/17