Her Own Place in the Sun

Ava Nicholson '24 grows where she's planted, at her optimal pace.

Student Snapshot: Ava Nicholson '25 

Ava Nicholson ’25 balances a busy schedule as a Dean’s List student with two majors and a minor; she's also involved in three vocal ensembles. Through these experiences, she’s learned a valuable lesson: It’s important to learn and grow according to our own timetables and to celebrate individual worth.


Hanover, Pennsylvania.


Law & policy and political science, with a minor in music.


D-Tones, Dickinson College Choir and Dickinson Voice Studio.


Dean's List and Music Merit Scholarship.

Favorite book:

Corrections in Ink by Keri Blakinger.

Favorite place on campus:

Weiss practice rooms.

Favorite campus food/drink:

Denim latte with oat milk!

Favorite professor:

Assistant Professor of Political Science Kathryn Heard.

Favorite off-campus spot:

Taqueria Laurita.

Post-Dickinson plans:

Attending law school. 

Best advice:

Some flowers take longer to grow than others! Don't compare your growth to others—grow at your own pace.

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Published June 26, 2024