In 2012 Nicholas Leonard graduated from Hope College with a degree in art education. Following graduation, Nicholas earned a master’s in art education from the University of Nebraska Kearney. He is currently working on his doctorate of art and design education from Northern Illinois University while serving as an art and design visiting lecturer. Through his publications and presentations at the regional, national and international levels, Nicholas has been able to help individuals engage with images and objects in a more intentional way as a form of culture care. Hope College equipped Nicholas to lead a life with a calling and “recognize the glory of God and his creation,” he said. Nicholas will continue to impact the lives of many through his dedication to students.
Hope College is proud to honor Nicholas Leonard ’12 with the 2022 10 Under 10 Award. The 10 Under 10 Award honors emerging leaders who are making significant contributions by living out their callings; engaging in the local and global community through professional and/or volunteer involvement; and using their education to think about important issues with wisdom and clarity. Award recipients also communicate effectively to bridge boundaries that divide human communities and act as agents of hope living faithfully into their vocations. Designed for alumni who are within 10 years of graduation, these awards are presented by the Hope College Alumni Association. Make a nomination today.