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Nancy Fardelius Fees

Academic Success Associate, TRiO

Phone: 307-754-6290
Location: Frisby Building
Office: FRS115

Born in Santa Monica, Nancy grew up in Southern California. After attending an all-girls high school in Los Angeles, she next graduated from Mills College, a women’s college in Oakland, California. Five days after graduating from Mills, she married Paul, who had been existing in a parallel universe attending single-gender schools as well. After brief and only marginally successful attempts in a series of temporary jobs [bookkeeper, switchboard operator (picture Lili Tomlin in beachwear), bus driver, secretary, campaign worker, pharmacist assistant, childcare worker, car model], Nancy refocused on her real ambition: to be a teacher. She attended San Francisco State, San Mateo College, Rhode Island College, and Idaho State where she earned her Master’s and completed work for certifications in nearly all of the western states. After teaching for five years in Providence, Rhode Island, she and Paul relocated to Cody, which brought Nancy to Northwest where she began teaching freshman composition and then math. After Evelyn and Nelson were born, she moved to adjunct status, teaching Pre-Algebra for the next 20 years. Now back to full-time, she next spent ten years in the Math Center, happily helping math students elevate their math work from pure dogma by nestling her basset hounds into as many word problems as possible. She is now the Academic Success Coordinator in the TRiO project, back in the basement of Colter Hall, where she started at Northwest over thirty years ago!