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Teresa Nicholson, B.A.

Advancement/Alumni | Director of Institutional Relations

B.A. in Communications (Dec. 1995) – Waldorf College
A.A. (May 1992) – Waldorf College
Teresa is an alumni with an A.A. degree, and was one of the first six students to graduate from Waldorf with a Bachelor Degree in Communications in December 1995. That class, and the institution, kicked off the bachelor degree program and led to the opportunities that abound at Waldorf University today.

Since that time she has worked in a multitude of roles such as Marketing & Communications Director for a real estate development firm in Owatonna, Minn., Executive Director of the economic development office for Winnebago & Worth Counties in Iowa for 17 years, and most recently as the Vice-President of a consulting firm in Albert Lea, Minn.. She is excited to be utilizing that experience now as the Director of Institutional Relations at Waldorf University to help continue the growth and development of her alma mater.

Teresa's family has deep roots here as her father, sister and brother all attended and graduated from Waldorf. She has long been a fan of the interesting history of Waldorf, and has enjoyed watching the evolution over the last ten plus years as Waldorf went from a private college to a public for-profit university, but still offers the close to home, faith based culture that her family and many others have appreciated and participated in over the years.

When she's not at the university, she can be found reading or watching a good tv show or movie, researching recipes and home improvement projects on Pinterest....none of which she will ever do, but she says 1/2 the fun is just looking. Teresa sings in a girls trio for many veterans events and other events with her daughter and sister, and she sings in a family band called Somethin' Country. She also plays the tambourine and cowbell with the band because, well, you can never have enough percussion. More cowbell!

Teresa and her husband Dennis reside on their acreage near her hometown of Scarville (pop. less than 80) and near Vinje, Iowa (good luck finding that one on a map) with her multitude of cats and one hunting dog. They have two grown children. A son, Andrew, and a daughter, Devyn, who she says don't visit often enough, but she thinks maybe that will change once they have children and they want grandpa and grandma to babysit. She hopes that her future grandchildren may attend Waldorf one day as well and carry on that family tradition.

Contact Teresa if you'd like to learn more about how you can establish a scholarship in your or someone else's name with the Waldorf Foundation, or how awesome Waldorf University is and why you should get involved in its' continued success now and in the future!