Nancy Wehmeier Nagel & Robert Nagel Award

In the 1950's Nancy Wehmeier attended Valparaiso University on a scholarship. She majored in mathematics and minored in physics, chemistry, and secondary education. As a senior, she was very pleased to receive the Alpha Lambda Delta Award given to the graduating senior woman with the highest grade point average.

Her Valpo experience provided a solid basis for her to pursue a master's degree at Illinois Institute of Technology, where she received a National Science Foundation Fellowship. After teaching mathematics in high school and college, she had a career at the Chicago Transit Authority where she was Manager of Management and Budget.

She now resides in the Chicago area where she serves on numerous boards of charitable organizations related to education and social service. She has two married daughters.

In appreciation for her Valpo education, grounded in Christian values, and the scholarship which she received, she and her husband Robert have established the Nancy Wehmeier Nagel and Robert B. Nagel Award. Believing that excellence should be rewarded, they have specified that the award should be given to the woman, majoring in mathematics, who has the highest grade point average at the end of her senior year.

Nancy Wehmeier Nagel Recipients

2012           Carly Anderson
2011           Heather Jerry
2010           Joy Helfen
2009           Jenny Reusz
2008           Kimberly Haugen
2007           Deborah Steffen
2006           Elizabeth Brondos
2005           Kathleen Quardokus
2004           Nina Miller
2002-03     Tamara Cundiff
2001-02     Christine Dale
2000-01     Christine Dale