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Nakisha Pergram joins HCTC faculty in communications

Nikki PergramWatching the improvements of her students in the classroom is one of the reasons Nikki Pergram loves teaching. I enjoy getting to know students and connecting with them on a personal level and seeing them improve, Ms. Pergram said, who has joined Hazard Community and Technical College as the new communications faculty member, based at the Lees College Campus.

Nikki is teaching both Basic Public Speaking and Introduction to Interpersonal Communication in person and online. Her classes include lectures, visual presentations, and videos as well as quizzes, exams, one-on-one work, and group projects.

Now in her tenth year of teaching, Nikki has taught at the University of Kentucky, Morehead State University, and Bluegrass Community and Technical College. While I did enjoy working at the university level, I feel more of a connection to students at the community college level, she said.

I love what I do. I tell my students my hope for them is that they find a job they love as much as I do. This is what I was meant to do. I love teaching and I am excited to be a part of the HCTC community, she said.
Nikki enjoys physical fitness exercises, reading, playing tennis, crocheting, and baking. She also enjoys all things French and values the time she visited France.

She holds a master s degree and bachelor s degree from Morehead State University.

Ms. Pergram now resides in Jackson.