Clint Andrew Nichols '01 | Handley 100th Anniversary Notable
Clint Andrew Nichols ’01

As President of his class, a member of the National Honor Society, and a member of the football team, Clint Nichols’ class selected him as their Most School Spirited. He was awarded the Quarles Cup at graduation for demonstrating exemplary service and devotion to Handley.

Clint ‘s leadership in service organizations began when he was President of the Key Club. He was the first youth member elected to Board of Directors of Blue Ridge Habitat for Humanity.

Clint was selected for 10-week internship with U.S. State Department in the United States Embassy in Lima, Peru while a student at Roanoke College.Following graduation, he served as Special Assistant/Personal Aide to Senator John Warner of Virginia. He worked as a Consultant and National Press Advance Representative on three Presidential campaigns.

Clint graduated from the University of Richmond Law School in 2013. He served on the Executive Board as Editor of the Law Review and was a member of the John Marshall American Inn of Court. He clerked for the Honorable Henry E. Hudson in the U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Virginia and in private practice as a partner with Hancock, Daniel, and Johnson, P.C. in Richmond.

Clint always enjoyed working with youth. He served on the Alliance Board of the Massey Cancer Center, the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Comfort Zone Camp. He also served on the Steering Committee of Roanoke College Richmond Alumni Chapter.

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Richmond recognized him as one of the “Finest Honorees” and the Richmond Magazine named him as one of six “Up and Coming Young Citizens” in 2016.

Clint married Anny Irons in Lewisburg, West Virginia on June 8, 2019. Their son, Willis, was born on May 22, 2021. Clint passed away unexpectedly in Richmond, Virginia nine days after Willis’ birth.

The Clint Nichols Fellowship was formed at Roanoke College in 2021 in his memory so that future Roanoke College students could experience the same professional experiences he had enjoyed.

Clint’s brother, Jeremy (Class of 1997), and good friends from Handley formed the Clint A. Nichols Memorial Scholarship fund to provide a scholarship to a Handley senior who embodies the same love of community, joy of life, and leadership that Clint exhibited every day. The first $10,000 scholarship was awarded in May 2022.

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