Mr. Nicholas G. Stancil
Class of 1995
Career Pathway: Human Services
Nicholas G. Stancil was nominated by Jim Tobin.
Nick graduated from Grayling High School in 1995. While attending GHS, he was active in student government, Youth in Government (his bills were ratified at the 1994 and 1995 simulations), sports, theater, journalism (The Norseman and the Crawford County Avalanche), and he was president of the National Honor Society. He then graduated from the University of Michigan's College of Literature, Science and Arts with a bachelor of arts degree in history in August 1999.
He worked as a staff assistant in the office of Sen. Carl Levin in Washington, D.C., from January to August 2001, where he drafted floor speeches on gun control that were submitted to the Congressional Record, assisted the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations during its hearings on money-laundering vulnerabilities in U.S. financial services institutions, compiled data regarding constituent inquiries and issue interests into weekly reports, attended armed services committee hearings regarding missile defense and reported findings to senior staff members and conducted legislative research on a broad range of issues.
Mr. Stancil graduated from the University of Denver College of Law in Denver with a Juris Doctor degree in May 2004. During his years in law school, he participated in moot court, the International Law Society, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Amnesty International and in moot court client counseling and negotiations competitions. He was vice president of the Young Democrats in 2002-03 and received an award for scholastic excellence. He was a research assistant for a law professor at the University of Denver College of Law from May 2002 to December 2003. He worked as a research assistant at the R.M. Grant Center in Centennial, Colorado. And he was a student attorney for the Criminal Representation Clinic at the University of Denver College of Law from August 2003 to February 2004.
In 2003-04, he worked as a law clerk for Wolf & Slatkin, P.C. in Denver. In 2004-08, he worked as an associate attorney with Wolf, Slatkin & Madison, P.C. Since February 2008, Mr. Stancil has been an assistant attorney general to Colorado Attorney General John Suthers. In his current position, he advises all public institutions of higher education in the state, including community colleges, colleges and all the universities in the state system. He also represents the State Board of Education and serves as general counsel to the Colorado Historical Society.
Outside the workplace, he was a campaign volunteer and precinct captain in the 2000, 2002 and 2004 elections and has volunteered for Habitat for Humanity. He enjoys skiing, hiking, traveling and reading.
Many members of his extended family have attended Crawford AuSable Schools. Mr. Stancil’s brother Jordan and his uncle Dick Joseph were inducted into the Alumni Hall of Fame in 2004. His mother, Marilyn (Joseph) Stancil, and his father, George Stancil, also graduated from Grayling High School.