100 Women Wall of Honor
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Alice Krueger Nelson

Alice Krueger Nelson earned her college degree at UW-Stout. She then taught home economics at Barron High School in northern Wisconsin while building three homes with her husband and raising four children. “Mom lived and breathed home economics,” said son and UW-Madison alum Jim Nelson (BS 1966 Math; MS 1967 Actuarial Science). When he and his wife Mary (BS 1968 Education) visited Nancy (BS 1955 Home Economics) and Albert “Ab” Nicholas (BS 1952; MBA 1955) in Door County, they congratulated the Nicholases on their $8 million lead gift to the Human Ecology building campaign. In turn, the Nicholases described the School’s 100 Women Campaign. The campaign seemed like a great way to show appreciation for both Alice Nelson’s life and the University, the Nelsons decided. Another exemplary woman was added to the growing list to be recognized in the new Human Ecology building.