Scholarship Established to Honor Maureen Norman

March 1, 2021
President Godwin bestowing the distinction of Professor Emeritus to Maureen Norman in 2018.
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President Godwin bestowing the distinction of Professor Emeritus to Maureen Norman in 2018.

MARTINSVILLE, VA– When Maureen Norman passed away, many at Patrick Henry Community College lost a friend and former colleague. For more than two decades, Maureen Norman was a beloved instructor, advisor, and friend to many at Patrick Henry Community College. To honor her life, her work, and her passion for changing lives through education, the Norman family has established the Maureen Quarles Thompson Norman Memorial Scholarship Fund with a donation of $10,000.

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

Those who are interested in contributing to the legacy and memory of Maureen Noman by supporting students’ education can donate online at or by mailing donations directly to the PHCC Foundation, 645 Patriot Avenue, Martinsville, VA 24112. 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.

“So many at the college remember Maureen fondly. She was a delight to work with and had such an impact on the lives of both students and staff. It seems so fitting that we would have a scholarship in her honor,” says Tiffani Underwood, the Executive Director of PHCC’s Foundation Board. Although Norman retired in 2009, PHCC honored her with the Professor Emeritus distinction in 2018.

For more information about the scholarship, contact the PHCC Foundation at 276.656.0250.