In Memoriam: Nellie McCannon

Nellie Rose McCannon, 93, of Wheaton, passed away on Friday, March 11, 2011 at Wyndemere Retirement Center where she moved to in 1997 after a long time residence in Madison.

Nellie McCannon was on the University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty for 37 years, 10 years of that at the Milwaukee County Extension Office. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Iowa State University and her Master’s from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She joined the Agricultural Journalism department to head their home economics journalism major. She handled the home economics news service and taught news writing and feature writing classes. She was also president of the Wisconsin Home Economics Association and on the board of the American Home Economics Association. Here she started a communications section and served as its first chair.

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