Nenani Sichone was an orphan at 7. Now he is a Regis graduate on his way to great things.

Nenani Sichone has been exceeding expectations his entire life.

Nenani was born in Zambia and lost his mother, a human rights lawyer, when he was 7 years old. As a result, he and his younger brother moved into an orphanage. The nuns there had a connection to the local Jesuit high school and Nenani was able to enroll. His first taste of Jesuit education was, as he puts it, life changing.

“Jesuit education defines who you become,” said Nenani. His experience there pushed him to apply to an International Baccalaureate (IB) program in the United Kingdom. He got a scholarship to attend.

At the same time, a Colorado family adopted his brother and Nenani met them during a school break. The father from the family was a Regis graduate, and Nenani, who was hoping to apply to colleges in the United States after his IB program, was impressed by what he heard about the University.

He was even more impressed by his experience at Regis. As a double major in politics and economics and a member of the Honors Program, Nenani feels he was prepared to succeed.

“Regis has given me an elite education. I am convinced it is as good as anywhere in the world,” he said. “But more than that, at Regis you learn that education is not just about you. It’s about others. What will you do with your learning to impact others?”

Nenani already has an answer to that question. His next move is a graduate degree at the prestigious Josef Korbel School of International Studies, where he will study trade sanctions. His ultimate goal is to follow in his mother’s footsteps, becoming a lawyer and working for justice in his home country of Zambia.

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