Tree dedication in honor of Theron Nelson set for Oct. 3

The Department of Finance in the College of Business and Public Administration is pleased to announce a special tree dedication in memory of Theron Nelson, former professor and chair of finance. The dedication will take place at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, on the west side of Gamble Hall, in the lawn areas between Gamble and Johnstone-Fulton residence hall. Everyone in the University community is invited to attend. A small reception will follow the dedication in the Page Family Marketing Center Conference Room in Gamble Hall.

The Department of Finance will plant and dedicate a Japanese Maple tree in Nelson’s honor. Dr. Nelson passed away peacefully at home with his family on March 23, 2006, after a valiant struggle against esophageal cancer. His accomplishments will long be remembered throughout the College of Business and Public Administration, University community and region. Nelson was instrumental in the development of the A. Kirk Lanterman Investment Center, a trading room facility in the College of Business and Public Administration. He assisted with fund-raising efforts and oversaw construction and design of the Center, which provides the resources for numerous class-related projects, including a student managed investment fund. The Lanterman Investment Center is the culmination of a long-term dream by Nelson and other finance faculty at UND. Dr. Nelson was also an avid woodworker and took much pleasure in designing, renovating, and caring for their 100-year-old home. He was a loving husband and father who will be greatly missed, but in our hearts always.

Please join the College of Business and Public Administration and the finance faculty in remembering Dr. Nelson’s service to the University at this special dedication Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 1:30 p.m., on the west side of Gamble Hall.
-- CK Schultz, Director, External Relations, College of Business & Public Administration,, 777-6937