Nana Oduro-Nyaning

Nana Oduro-Nyaning, OL

Gibbs’ 2018-2023, Undergraduate at the University of North Carolina

Nana Oduro-Nyaning’s journey has been a remarkable one, marked by ups and downs academically, athletically, and emotionally. He is about to embark on the next leg of his studies as a Morehead-Cain Scholar at the University of North Carolina in the USA, where he will major in political science and global studies. He is unlikely to admit that it is a testament to his academic prowess and leadership skills that he received this prestigious award but will admit that he found the interview process both demanding and exhilarating. 

Lancing has influenced Nana’s life in terms of helping him to discover his potential, pushing that potential as far as possible and turning it into a real, tangible, and meaningful success story. He found a nurturing environment at the College where he was able to thrive and develop his diverse interests. It has played a priceless part in the development of his journey to discover his true purpose.  

His connection with the College is something that he holds extremely dear, and he is grateful to have had the chance to study at Lancing as a Foundationer and has fond memories about the opportunities and support he received as a student. His proudest achievements at school have been being one of the Heads of School, part of the most successful 1st X1 football seasons in recent memory and winning the Morehead-Cain Scholarship. During his speech on Founder’s Day, he was also pleased to be able to talk about his huge appreciation for the contribution that his friends, family and teachers have made to his life.   

Personally, Nana values faith, family, and friends deeply. He is determined to pursue his passions and make a difference in the world. As he begins this new chapter at university, he carries with him the invaluable lessons and experiences from Lancing.