Nicole D. Ellis

Nicole D. Ellis



First Name
Nicole D. Ellis

Where do you consider your hometown to be?
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

What degree are you earning?
BS, Human Services

Internship and experience:
Breslin Learning Center, District 1199c, Philadelphia, PA Fall 2016 & Spring 2017. Received the Presidential Student Award, for outstanding student and work performance and a scholarship from the Kellogg Foundation for college education. Worked on the development of the first Behavioral Health Apprenticeship curriculum for Breslin Learning Center students with my mentor and Lincoln alumni Mr. Stephen A. Ridley, MHS Manager of Collegiate & Behavior Training in partnership with the city of Philadelphia and other industry partners. "It was an honor to intern for such an inspirational and supportive mentor, RIP Mr. Ridley (May 20, 1959 - May 8, 2023)" "WE DID IT!"

Student Organizations:
Sigma Alpha Pi Leadership Organization, Fall 2019, & 2020 - 2022

List of scholarships, honors, and awards received along with the semester earned:

Dean's List, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Spring, 2018 and Fall 2019 - Fall 2022 Bond-Hill Scholarship, magna cum laude - 2023

Post-graduation Plans:
I plan to continue my employment with the University of Pennsylvania and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and I will be attending Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, to obtain a master's degree in social work (MSW).

What words of wisdom would you like to share with students entering Lincoln University in fall 2023? 
The words inability and disability both contain the word ABILITY. In life, there will be challenges, trials, and tribulations. No matter how hard LIFE gets, never give up! Exercise your autonomy, advocate for yourself, and walk in YOUR purpose. Trust God's word, and allow him to institute the right supports, his grace, and his mercy in your life. "Through him, YOU can do all things." Philippians 4:13