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Norma Kirkconnell Marshall
Regents' Proceedings 204

Norma K. Marshall, Assistant Dean and Professor of Nursing, will retire from active faculty status on January 31, 1982.

A native of Michigan, Professor Marshall received her nursing diploma from the Edward W. Sparrow Hospital School of Nursing in Lansing, Michigan in 1947. She took undergraduate studies at Michigan State University and Case Western Reserve University and her graduate studies at Case Western Reserve University and The University of Michigan.

From 1947 to 1951, Professor Marshall was employed as an Instructor at the Edward W. Sparrow Hospital School of Nursing in Lansing, Michigan. In 1953, she came to The University of Michigan as an Assistant Professor of Nursing and Chairperson of the Foundations Area of the School of Nursing. She was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor in 1960 and to Professor in 1972 and was Acting Dean in 1972-1973. She has served as Assistant Dean of the School of Nursing since 1971. Professor Marshall was appointed by the Governor of Michigan to the Michigan Board of Nursing. She served as a member from 1973 to 1976 and was Vice Chairperson from 1976 to 1977.

During Professor Marshall's tenure at The University of Michigan, she was instrumental in the development of the Registered Nurse Studies Program and provided leadership in curriculum development and in academic services for students in the School of Nursing.

The Regents recognize this distinguished health educator for her dedicated service by naming her Professor Emeritus of Nursing.