Inez H. Nelson, born on October 15, 1906 in DeKalb, IL, and is the daughter of Alfred and Ingred Johansan Nelson. She graduated from DeKalb High School in 1923 and earned a B.A. degree from the University of Chicago on June 11, 1940. She attended NIU in 1958 to 1959. Miss Nelson taught at the college level while pursuing a graduate degree. She established this fund in honor of the following Nelson family members: Alfred Nelson, Ingred Nelson, Ernest Nelson, Everett Nelson, Evelyn Nelson, and Inez Nelson.