Joni Dabson, International Award Winner
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Joni Dabson, International Award Winner

Posted on: January 21st, 2019

Tricoci University of Beauty Culture Graduate, Joni DAbson, Wins International Award from nuts and bolts training

Joni Dabson, Tricoci University-Janesville campus graduate, wins international award in competition against thousands of entries

Impressed with her work ethic as a student, along with the ability to grasp and practice the business skills taught in the cosmetology program at Tricoci University of Beauty Culture, Campus Director Trisha Hoffman submitted a nomination on behalf of recent graduate Joni Dobson to the annual Nuts and Bolts Training Company competition.

Nuts and Bolts is a leading business curriculum provider to the beauty education space. Each year, every school using the Nuts and Bolts curriculum has the opportunity to submit a nomination for an outstanding student to their international business student competition. Thousands of entries were received from several countries, but one stood out amongst the finalists. Joni Dabson surpassed all the criteria to ultimately win the coveted award “International Business Student of the Year” from Nuts and Bolts.

Hoffman invited Dabson back to the campus on Tuesday, January 15, under the guise that she was a finalist and the school wanted to celebrate her accomplishment. However, to her surprise, the Founder and CEO of Nuts and Bolts, Jim Yates, was at the campus to present her with the real award and a $1,000 check.

“When I learned of the competition as a student, I told my campus director that I was going to win it,” said Joni Dabson, Professional Cosmetologist. “She helped keep me motivated to work hard, and now I’m overwhelmed that I did it. I actually won it!”

“I couldn’t be more proud of her accomplishments and this award,” said Trisha Hoffman, campus director. “I am looking forward to watching her career blossom.”

One thing is certainly clear from the celebration that took place at Tricoci University’s Janesville campus, if Joni Dabson sets her mind on accomplishing something, she will get it done. Although that’s not really a surprise, as that seems to be a common sentiment amongst their staff and students.