M. C. Mackin Memorial Scholarship
Helen Mackin Nichol was born and raised in Ossian, Iowa, and received her bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Iowa in 1923. Throughout her professional career she dedicated herself to educating mentally and emotionally disturbed children throughout Iowa. She last taught at the Cromwell Children’s Unit for the Mentally and Emotionally Disturbed in Independence, Iowa. She was married to Iowa District Judge Harold Nichol.
In her will, Helen Nichol established the M.C. Mackin Memorial Scholarship Fund to honor her father, Dr. Mitchel C. Mackin. As an administrator for several homes for the mentally ill, Dr. Mackin supervised facilities in Clarinda, Knoxville, and Mount Pleasant, Iowa. “Helen Nichol’s gift matches the thoughtfulness and sense of service that characterized her life,” said Darrell Wyrick, president emeritus of the University of Iowa Foundation. Helen is also remembered through a named scholarship in the UI College of Education.
Congratulations on receiving the M. C. Mackin Memorial Scholarship