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Gene NortonDedicated Alumnus Recognized with New Scholarship

L. Eugene Norton is a dedicated Reinhardt Family member.  He met his wife, Yvonne Harris Norton at Reinhardt, and their daughter, Jill Norton Oliver, is also a Reinhardt graduate. A former teacher, coach, principal, county school superintendent and state Department of Education official, he has shared his expertise with Reinhardt education students as an adjunct faculty member for more than 14 years.

In addition, he has served Reinhardt on the Alumni Board of Governors and the Action Planning Committee, and in 1981, he was named the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year.

To show the institutions's gratitude for his 46 years of college and community involvement and leadership, The Gene Norton Scholarship in Education has been established. The Price School of Education (PSOE) Alumni Association has set a $20,000 goal to endow the Norton scholarship; once established, it will generate almost $1,000 a year in aid for an education student who is at least a sophomore and has a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher.

"Gene's positive influence is reflected in the many Reinhardt graduates who have gone on to teach others, and his legacy will now help aspiring education students for years to come with this scholarship," said Brian Hightower, PSOE Alumni Association Co-Chair.

If you would like to honor Gene Norton by contributing to this scholarship, please contact the Reinhardt Development Office at 770-720-5507.

The Price School of Education, PSOE, Alumni Association is formed to promote the advancement of the interests of Reinhardt University and, more specifically, the Price School of Education; and, to establish closer fellowship among the alumni, friends and former students of Reinhardt University and the Price School of Education.