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Scholarship created to honor Maureen Norman who devoted her life to education



MARTINSVILLE, VA – When Maureen Norman, a woman who devoted much of her life to education, passed away, many at Patrick Henry Community College lost a friend and former colleague.


For more than two decades, Norman was a beloved instructor, advisor, and friend to many at the community college.


To honor her life, work, and passion for changing lives through education, the Norman family has established the Maureen Quarles Thompson Norman Memorial Scholarship Fund at PHCC with a donation of $10,000.


Norman retired in 2009 and PHCC honored her with the Professor Emeritus distinction in 2018.


“Maureen was intent on connecting with all of her students and having them connect with her. She would always say to her students, ‘are you with me?’ This was her way of knowing if she was leaving someone behind. This scholarship is one way that we can ensure that she will always be with the students at PHCC,” said her husband Jim Norman.


You can donate online or by mailing donations directly to the PHCC Foundation, 645 Patriot Avenue, Martinsville, VA 24112.


“Our hope is that her students and the community at large will continue to support her legacy through this scholarship,” Jim Norman added.


The donations will provide a scholarship to an African American student who has demonstrated financial need and has a current grade point average of 2.5 or higher.


For more information about the scholarship, contact the PHCC Foundation at 276-656-0250.

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