Nicholos is from Charlotte, North Carolina, and graduated in May of 2016 with a degree in political science. His most proud accomplishment was being able to take advantage of the study abroad opportunities at UNCP. Through UNCP he traveled to Thailand and Berlin. Being in the honors college gave him the resources to have a social relationship with professors, and have one-on-one time with them, and this was very rewarding to him.
For Nicholos’ senior project he wrote a research paper dealing with economic inequality in the Latin American Caribbean and how it affects democracy. His research mentor was Dr. Bumin.
After graduation Nicholos started working so that he could gain the experience that was required to go on to graduate school. He advises honors students to take advantage of scholarship opportunities that are within the honors college. His greatest memory at UNCP was serving in the student government during his freshman year and then later being elected to serve as a senator. During his time in student government the group won awards for the 2015 Model UN Team at the South Regional United Nations Conference in Charlotte.
Thesis: Economic Inequality and Civilian Support for Democracy: The Case of Latin America and the Caribbean
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kirill Bumin