Narka Nelson loved Western College. Earnest student in the Class of 1920, passionate classics professor until retirement in 1965, official college historian — she was made an Honorary Life Trustee, awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters from Western, and appointed to the Committee on the Future of the College in 1969.
Narka Nelson gave herself to Western College during her lifetime. And when she died in 1974, she was mindful of keeping the Western spirit alive. After providing for family, she contributed a large share of her estate to benefit Western. To thank and recognize alumnae who have made provisions through deferred gift commitments to support education and human values “in the spirit of Western,” the Narka Nelson Circle was established.
Membership is open to all individuals who have included a provision to support Western through a bequest, living trust, charitable gift annuity, charitable remainder trust, pooled income fund account, provision in a retirement plan or IRA, insurance policy, or remainder interest in a residence or a farm.
Members are listed in the Spring Bulletin and receive a pin designed exclusively for the Narka Nelson Circle. To receive information about becoming a member of the Narka Nelson Circle, contact Mackenzie Becker Rice, Director of the Western College Alumnae Association, 513-529-4400.
Great appreciation is extended to all who have accepted membership in the Narka Nelson Circle.