Dr. Terence Nichols, a theology professor at St. Thomas for 27 years and the founder and co-director of the university’s Muslim-Christian Dialogue Center, died Saturday of cancer.
He was the father of Jackie Biljan, Service Center, and Dan Machacek '81, and the grandfather of Andy Biljan '11 and Anna Biljan '16.
He was the father of Roger Weinbrenner, Physical Plant.
He was the father of Hue Pham, director of the Center for Academics and Sports/National Youth Sports Program (CAS/NYSP).
He was the father of Emily Jackson, an executive chef in Catering on the university’s Minneapolis campus.
He was the grandfather of two current St. Thomas students and the father of two St. Thomas alumni, including staff member James ("Jim") Gooley ’07 M.B.A., executive development officer in the Development Office.
She was the stepmother of Marie Klein, Opus College of Business.
He was the father of Rachel Wobschall, executive director of Alumni and Constituent Relations.
He was the father of Tony Borgerding, Department of Chemistry.
She was the mother of Tim Silverthorn, Client Services, Information Resources and Technologies.
He was the husband of Deb Cornell ’93, a retired St. Thomas employee, and the father of David Cornell ’95.
He is undergoing treatment for lung cancer.
She will undergo surgery on Friday, March 7.
She was the mother of Mallory Burnham, a senior at St. Thomas, and Davis Burnham, a senior at Eastview High School in Apple Valley.
He served in the U.S. Army's Third Ranger Battalion during WW II, was wounded and recovered in Sicily, converted to Catholicism, and was a longtime professor of philosophy at St. Thomas. He retired in 1990.
A program of tribute and reflection, followed by a reception, will be held 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, in The Gallery, Anderson Student Center.
He worked at St. Thomas for 24 years and served as athletic trainer, and men’s track and cross country head coach. Funeral services are pending.
She was the mother of Jennie McQuillan, the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity receptionist.
She was the mother of Professor Emerita Trudi Taylor, College of Education, Leadership and Counseling.
He was the father-in-law of Jerry Comeau, textbook manager in the St. Paul campus Bookstore.
She was the mother of Brenda Ambe, Opus College of Business.
He dedicated his life to generations of Iron Range families and helped build Owens Science Hall at St. Thomas.
She is the mother of St. Thomas junior Megan Ferm.
On Jan. 14 he underwent surgery for a mass on his brain.
She was the mother of Peter Southard, associate professor with the Operations and Supply Chain Management Department.