Graduate Program: Master of Education in School Counseling (Med)
Demetrious “Trā” Nicholson ’24 MEd, a first-generation college student originally from Virginia Beach, Virginia, is working on his Master of Education in School Counseling at Lynchburg. He was also one of six counseling education students from across the state named 2022 Pete Warren Student Fellows by the Virginia Counselors Association Foundation.
Before enrolling at Lynchburg, Nicholson, a counselor at St. Anne’s-Belfield School in Charlottesville, Virginia, earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Virginia. He also was a standout cornerback on the UVA Cavaliers football team.
After graduating from UVA, he worked as a teacher, coach, mentor, and advisor, including a two-year stint at Virginia Episcopal School in Lynchburg. A colleague and mentor there told him about Lynchburg’s MEd program.
For his Career Counseling class, Nicholson created what he described as a “constructivist résumé.” Along the way, he realized some things about himself and his career path.
“[It] allowed me to explore my passions and foreshadow my career journey,” he said. “While I plan on immersing myself as a school counselor after graduating, I also realize my goals extend beyond school counseling, trickling into supporting the underprivileged broader communities.
“Furthermore, I have aspirations of writing influential books that can be used as resources providing relatability, teaching resilience, and inspiring dreams for students of all kinds. I hope to be in a position to help a wide range of people through both direct and indirect forms of service.”