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Jennifer Nicholson ' 71

Jennifer Nicholson ' 71


Grant City, Missouri

Current City

Kansas City, Missouri

Northwest Foundation Board Immediate Past President

Board member since 2011

Board Involvement

  • Immediate Past President: 2020-Present
  • President: 2018-2020
  • Vice-President: 2016-2018
  • Executive Committee: 2014-Present
  • Finance Committee Chair: 2014-2018


  • Master of Business Administration; University of Missouri, Kansas City, 1978
  • B.S. Finance; Northwest Missouri State University, 1971


  • President; Nicholson Capital Management, Inc. 


I am very proud to be the first woman to graduate from Northwest Missouri State University with a degree in Finance. I started an investment company 30 years ago and have felt that my years at Northwest prepared me to move forward with my career. Through Fraternity & Sorority Life, as member of Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority, I made lifelong friends.

In my spare time I like to travel, hike, read and spend time with my family. My parents still live in Grant City, Missouri.

Why are you "forever green"?

"Being a member of the Northwest Foundation Board has been one of the best experiences of my life. It has given me the opportunity to work with a wonderful staff and talented board members, on the most beautiful campus in the country. We all share the same goal, to help other students as we were once helped ourselves."