Nelson, Vaunden lone (1923-2003)

Nelson, Vaunden lone (1923-2003)

Date Updated



Home Economics and Occupational Therapy

Academic Rank

Associate Professor

Year Retired from SJSU


Educational Background

University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 1957 MS

Hastings College, Nebraska, 1948 BA

Teaching Experience

San Jose State University, 1957-1988

Outstanding Educational Tours:

China, Summer 1988

England, Scotland, Ireland, Summer 1977

Australia, New Zealand & Fiji, Summer 1975

Eastern Europe--four countries, based Szombathy, Hungary, Summer 1971

Fairbury Public Schools, NE, Vocational Home Economics, 1951-1956

Tecumseh Public Schools, NE, Vocational Home Economics, 1948-1951

Franklin Public Schools, NE, Grades 2‑3, 1945-1947

Geneva Public Schools, NE, Grade 5, 1944-1945

Davenport Public Schools, NE, Grades 4‑6, 1943-1944

Administrative and Professional Experience

Delta Kappa Gamma International

American Association Family & Consumer Sciences (formerly Am. Home Economics Association)

Home Economics Honor Societies: Phi Upsilon Omicron, Omicron, Nu

Professional Honors: Outstanding Home Economics Teacher, Bay District, CA

Contributions to Occupational Therapy Education by the American Occupational Therapy Association

Personal Commentary

In my retirement I've researched and compiled several booklets relating to my heritage: Scandinavian Ancestors from the 1600s; Early 1600s Colonist ancestors from southern England; Military activities and family history of ancestors beginning with the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Military of Boston in the 1650s through the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and Civil War.

Participate in several Elderhostels and continue to travel.

Remain active in the Santa Clara County Genealogical and Historical Society.

Date Completed: 6/96

Adapted from: Biographies of Retired Faculty San Jose State University 1997: A Project of the Emeritus Faculty Association of San Jose State University. San Jose, CA: The University, 1997.


Nelson, Vaunden lone (1923-2003)