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Senior Spotlight: Omar Nichols

Omar Nichols

Photo Credit: Deb Grove

Name: Omar Nichols

Major: Joint major in business, organizations and society (BOS) and public policy

Certificate:  Social entrepreneurship

What city and state or country do you call home? Philadelphia

Activities at F&M: Two-time co-captain of Diplomat men’s basketball team, member of Benjamin Franklin Financial Services Honor Society, member of Black Student Union

Why did you choose to attend F&M?

I chose to attend F&M because of its high academic and athletic profiles. I wanted a school where I could be pushed on and off the court. The Centennial Conference is one of the best NCAA Division III basketball conferences in the country, with talented players and a rich history. Academically, I believed F&M was an institution that could provide me with a quality education and help me develop long-lasting relationships, and I believe F&M has done just that for me.

What is something that you did for fun at F&M?

Being a student-athlete at F&M, most of my time was spent either on the court or hitting the books, not allowing for much leisure time. When free time presented itself, I found myself spending most of it with friends. My friends and I would have fun going to eat, golfing, bowling, and just simply exploring Lancaster, a hidden gem in itself.

What did you enjoy most about your time at the College?

What I cherished most about my college experience was the camaraderie I formed on and off the basketball court. As a member of the basketball team, I enjoyed the competition and the bonds forged with my teammates. Beyond the court, I valued the friendships I created with classmates and others I crossed paths with. I created lasting memories and fostered friendships that I know will last beyond our college years.

What are your plans for after graduation?

Fortunately, I’ve accepted a full-time position to join PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) as a management consultant associate in Philly after graduation.

What brief advice would you give to incoming students in F&M’s Class of 2028?

Don't hesitate to reach out and leverage F&M’s alumni network. Alumni can offer valuable insights, advice and opportunities to help you navigate your college experience and prepare for your future career. Take advantage of this supportive community and connect with alumni who share your interests and aspirations. They can be valuable mentors and resources as you embark on your journey at F&M.

“What I cherished most about my college experience was the camaraderie I formed on and off the basketball court.”

— Omar Nichols '24

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