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The audio recording of this interview has been withheld at Mr. Nichelson's request. His written account of the beginnings of the financial aid program at Illinois Wesleyan University is available for download at the button above and to the right.

This document was edited from a transcript of Rachel Kagan’s interview with Lynn Nichelson on April 1, 2010 and later supplemented with further recollections which weren’t covered at the time of the interview.

A picture of Mr. Nichelson is linked below.


Lynn Nichelson started his career at IWU in 1962 and retired in 2009. He served the University as Director of Financial Aid, Assistant Dean of Enrollment Management, and Assistant Dean of Students.


personal narrative


United States History

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Lynn in 2009