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Al & Mary Ann Nelson

The Allen C. Nelson Biology Scholarship Fund was established in 1996 by Dr. Nelson. He established this fund upon his retirement that same year. He was a professor in the Biology and Microbiology Department from 1964 to 1996. He served as department chair and was involved in department and campus activities throughout his career and continued involvement in his retirement.

The Allen C Nelson Scholarship Mycology Scholarship was also established in 1996 by Dr. Michael Winfrey and other colleagues from the Microbiology Department to acknowledge Dr. Nelson for his contributions to the Microbiology Department.

Dr. Nelson and his wife, Mary Ann, continue to support both scholarships. They reside in La Crosse.


Both funds are fully endowed and will support microbiology and biology students for many years to come.