Student Profile: Nabil Ince '18

Nabil Ince


Class Year


Columbia, MD




Theory & Composition


Residence Hall and Floor
Maclellan Hall, The Five Points


Favorite place on campus
The Overlook


Why did you choose Covenant?
After visiting during Covenant’s spring Campus Preview Weekend. I was convinced this was where God would have me begin my college education.


Did you visit Covenant as a high school student? If so, how did that visit impact your decision to attend Covenant?
Yes… same reason as the previous answer.


How is Covenant unique?
It offers an education that one would be hard pressed to find anywhere else. The professors are committed to holding scripture as the standard of living, while at the same time are committed to helping students pursue career paths that may not be seen as “Christian” according to traditional Christian thought. It’s a Bible-centered liberal arts education that is unapologetically centred in biblical truth.


Describe Covenant in three words.
inspiring/draining simultaneously


What has been your favorite experience at Covenant?
I can’t lie, achieving first place and people’s choice with my friends at Mountain Affair is at the top of the list for me.


What is your favorite class so far?
African American Literature. Being exposed to a lot of great African American authors and artists that I had vaguely known prior to taking the class. Being able to study in depth not only their work, but the times surrounding their work has greatly influenced the art that I create today.


What makes hall life at Covenant unique?
Greek life isn’t a part of Covenant’s life, so hall life kind of takes on that same role, allowing for the same type of brotherhood/sisterhood to naturally occur in the halls.


What are some things you enjoy about your major?
The professors are amazing. The work, while challenging, is exposing me is also helping inspire me as I look towards my own future in music.


What person at Covenant has had the greatest impact on you, and why?
My peers. It’s not just one person, but as a collective, being able to learn their worldviews and their own life stories has greatly impacted me. I am definitely not the same person I was entering into Covenant, and because of them I believe the change has been for the better.


How is Covenant preparing you for life after graduation?
Spiritually speaking, the truth that God is truly in control is something that is going to continue to speak into my life, especially if I, like so many post graduate student, become confused/lost as to what exactly I am supposed to be pursuing. Practically speaking, I have continued to grow life skills, allowing work in spaces that I may not necessarily want to be in be manageable/doable. Humility is key. We are here to serve.


How is Covenant equipping you for active membership in the church?
Church participation was something I was big on even before entering Covenant. However, Covenant has allowed further development of that ideal. I’ve loved being involved in groups like Covenant Choral that visit churches and serve them by helping lead worship. Seeing and hearing firsthand how your gifts have helped encourage people is motivation for continued service in the church.