Kathy Norman served as Assistant Dean of Student and Alumni Affairs at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford until her passing in 2008. Recently, Kathy’s family, friends and former students gathered on campus to dedicate a memorial established in her honor. Just outside of the campus’ South entrance, a tree, bench and plaque were installed in remembrance of the lasting impact Kathy made at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford and on our faculty, staff and students. Many thanks to all who contributed to the fund in Kathy’s honor to ensure that her legacy will live on through this memorial on the campus.
The memorial plaque reads:
In Memory of Kathy Ann Norman July 25, 1964 – December 31, 2008 Assistant Dean of Student and Alumni Affairs
We are forever grateful for Kathy’s wisdom, guidance and compassion as an inspirational leader and passionate student advocate. Her unforgettable laugh, cheerful personality and dedication to students’ success had a lasting impact at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford.
Since 1972, the College of Medicine at Rockford has focused on building an academic medical institution committed to education, research and innovation, and clinical service in the surrounding communities. The College has become a center for internationally recognized research efforts funded through grants awarded by government agencies, private foundations and other resources. Today, the University of Illinois Rockford Campus is a regional health sciences center, home to the College of Pharmacy program, the College of Nursing advanced degree program, the master’s in medical biotechnology program, a public health certificate and Health Systems Research.