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David and Linda Nelson

David Nelson received his B.S. in Marketing in 1969 and his MBA in 1972 from NIU. Linda Nelson received her B.S. in English in 1969 and her M.S. in Education in 1973. Dave served as chair of the NIU Foundation Board of Directors for many years.

The Nelsons are committed to providing quality educational opportunities to hard-working students. In addition to their wide range of educational, professional, and volunteer pursuits, David and Linda have generously establish endowed scholarships in English and business and an endowed fund that supports the College of Education’s School-University Partnership Program.