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Council of Alumni and Friends

The Norton School Council of Alumni and Friends

The purpose of the Alumni Council is to aid and support the goals of FCS through the participation in and communication of all relevant activities. During the year we host graduation celebrations, faculty/staff luncheon, and alumni receptions for past and present alumni. In addition to the many activities we coordinate and participate in, we raise money for student scholarships while serving as advocates on behalf of the School.

Did you know that through a matching program with MBNA, corporate sponsors and the UA Alumni Foundation we can double scholarship contributions to benefit our FCS students? Watch for the UA Alumni MBNA Visa Card offer! Sign on and when you use the card you are helping fund scholarships for our FCS students.

Homecoming Activities

Save the Date! Homecoming 2016 will be Friday, October 28th and Saturday, October 29th!!

The FCS Council Homecoming Awards Luncheon will held in the MCPRK lobby from 12-1:30pm. on Friday, October 28th!

Read our Homecoming Update! See our homecoming page for more information.


Follow the Norton School Alumni on Facebook!

If you graduated with a degree in either Family Studies or Retailing and Consumer Sciences, this is the way to stay connected with the Norton School. Look for timely updates about alumni gatherings, Homecoming information or special events in your hometown. Please share with other alums so we can build our network!

New and Noteworthy

9/28/2015 - Shirley Jo Taylor, our treasured retired Cooperative Extension and alum from the Norton School, will be receiving the MARVIN D. “SWEDE” JOHNSON AWARD FOR VOLUNTEER SERVICE TO STUDENTS - read more

11/7/2014 - The Council receives the Red and Blue award from the University of Arizona Alumni Association, recognizing them as the top UA College Alumni Council - read more

From the council president:

Council of Alumni and FriendsAs President of the Council, I am excited to tell you about some of the great things that are happening at your School. The members of the Council are proud to have been an important part in the exciting changes for over twenty years. As you know I am most excited to extend you an invitation to UA Homecoming 2016. Join us for our annual luncheon on Friday, October 28th, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the McClelland Park Building. You can email Gina McCann at and she will send you reservation information.

This year we are delighted to acknowledge the contributions of Dr. Amy Jean Knorr to the Norton School as we celebrate her 100th birthday. Dr. Knorr served on the Norton School faculty as a professor of Home Economics Education from 1970 to 1984, providing an exceptional educational experience to hundreds of students. Amy Jean has been a strong supporter of the Frances McClelland Institute since its inception.  We hope you will consider a donation to the Council’s Frances McClelland Institute Endowment fundraising campaign to honor Amy Jean’s support of the Institute and the Norton School.

It will be a super time to greet "old" friends, to chat with professors and students, and to see first hand what is happening.


Cheryl Keithly


More Information
Homecoming 2016
Keep in Contact!
Council Awards
Norton School History

See Also
University of Arizona Alumni Association

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