Amanda Nicholson enrolled in the Early Childhood Education Program at Centennial College and graduated in 1992. While attending Centennial, she played on the women's volleyball team in the middle position during the 1990-91 and 1991-92 seasons. In both seasons the women's volleyball team advanced to the OCAA Championships. In the 91-92 season, Amanda became a Division 1 League All-Star and was awarded the Female Athlete of the Year for the Centennial Colts in both years she played.
Amanda has been employed for 25 years in the Child Care Centre operated at Centennial College. She continues to pass on her experience to others and now supervises Centennial College ECE students on placement in the Child Care Centre at Progress Campus.