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Former Trustee Ronald Nicholson Dies

Ronald A. Nicholson, a former Teachers College Trustee who served during the presidencies of Michael Timpane and Arthur Levine, passed away in early March.
Ronald A. Nicholson, a former Teachers College Trustee who served during the presidencies of Michael Timpane and Arthur Levine, passed away in early March. Nicholson was a successful real estate developer who had attended Harvard Law School and was a member of the Bar in both Massachusetts and New York. In 1998, he and his wife, Patricia (Emsworth-Rodgers) – a Teachers College graduate who earned her master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies – created the Nicholson Family Scholarship, which helped support students in TC’s Institute for Learning Technologies.

In addition to his support of Teachers College, Ronald Nicholson, who had served as a First Lieutenant in the United States Air Force during the early 1950s, was a supporter of the Wounded Warrior Project, which seeks “to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation's history.”  

Nicholson is survived by his wife; by his three children, Leslie, James and Justin; and by several grandchildren.

Published Friday, Mar. 8, 2013

Former Trustee Ronald Nicholson Dies

Ronald A. Nicholson, a former Teachers College Trustee who served during the presidencies of Michael Timpane and Arthur Levine, passed away in early March. Nicholson was a successful real estate developer who had attended Harvard Law School and was a member of the Bar in both Massachusetts and New York. In 1998, he and his wife, Patricia (Emsworth-Rodgers) – a Teachers College graduate who earned her master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies – created the Nicholson Family Scholarship, which helped support students in TC’s Institute for Learning Technologies.

In addition to his support of Teachers College, Ronald Nicholson, who had served as a First Lieutenant in the United States Air Force during the early 1950s, was a supporter of the Wounded Warrior Project, which seeks “to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation's history.”  

Nicholson is survived by his wife; by his three children, Leslie, James and Justin; and by several grandchildren.
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