100 Women Wall of Honor
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Laura L. Linden

Picture of Laura Linden

Nancy Johnson Nicholas (BS 1955 Home Economics) provided the gift that honored her aunt, Laura Linden (1908-2008) (BA 1928 French & Italian; MA 1929 French) and added her to the 100 Women roster. After Laura retired from teaching high school in Indiana, she returned to her hometown of Madison. She lived for many years on Langdon Street, volunteered at the Madison Public Library and audited classes at UW-Madison. Laura supported many organizations including medical and health programs, environmental initiatives, the UW Marching Band and the Badger women’s basketball team. Nancy Nicholas has followed the example of her aunt’s generosity, giving not only this 100 Women gift, but also the $8 million lead gift that kicked off the School of Human Ecology’s building campaign in 2004. The Laura Linden Discovery Garden, named in Laura’s memory, offers the Preschool Laboratory’s children a place to explore outdoors.