MEDIA, Pa. — A Delaware County judge encouraged graduates at Penn State Brandywine’s spring commencement ceremony to be specific about future goals and write them down, sharing that when he decided that becoming a judge was a career goal, he wrote “your honor” on his computer screen so he would be reminded of that objective every day.
Common Pleas Court Judge Nathaniel Nichols, the commencement speaker, was elected to the bench in 2011 after practicing and teaching law for nearly 40 years, including serving as an associate professor at Widener University School of Law.
Nichols encouraged the graduates to have a plan and a mentor, both of which, he said, are critical to success.
“Make a plan, commit it to writing and have specific steps,” he said. “Set a goal and you are much more likely to achieve it.”