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Jerry and Margaret Morgan Give Back
Academics have always been a part of their lives, so when Jerry ’59, and Margaret (Williams) ’61, Norton considered where they would like to donate their money, both now and after they are gone, they liked the idea of creating an endowed faculty excellence fund at Kansas Wesleyan in honor of the KWU faculty who taught them years ago. When they sold their house and moved to a condominium, they used money from that sale to start the fund, with more gifts to follow during their lifetimes and through their estate.
“We have expressed our gratitude to KWU over the years, and I served for nine years on the university Board of Trustees,” said Jerry. “We hope this fund will help in recruiting and retaining your best faculty.”
Jerry earned a law degree and practiced law for four years. Following graduate legal studies, he joined the faculty for four years at Chicago-Kent College of Law and for 44 years at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. He retired last July as Professor Emeritus. Margaret earned a master’s degree in Far Eastern Art History from the University of Chicago and a master’s degree in Library Science from
Rosary College, and taught art history for 35 years at Triton Community College in River Grove, IL.
The Jerry and Margaret Norton Faculty Excellence Fund will be used to assist with faculty publications and research, including undergraduate research opportunities with students and faculty, and for travel expenses incurred when faculty attend conferences or pursue research.