Norene Keaton Memorial Calhoun County MSU Alumni Association Scholarship
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About Norene Keaton
The Norene Keaton Memorial Calhoun County Alumni Association Scholarship recognizes alumna Norene Keaton, who graduated from the College of Education in 1957.
At the time of her death, Norene was President of the Calhoun County MSU Alumni Association Club. Norene made a career out of helping others through her involvement with MSU and her community. Her community involvement activities included, but were not limited to, Junior League of Battle Creek; Board Member of: Goodwill Industries, Family and Children Services, United Way of Greater Battle Creek, and S.A.F.E. Place. She served as Chairman of The Junior Theater and The World’s Longest Breakfast Table in 1976. Norene’s service and commitment to MSU included being a member of the MSU Alumni Association National Board, Beaumont Tower Society, Honorary Coaches Club and Calhoun County Board member and President from 1996 until her death 25 July 1999.
Norene’s dedication and commitment for MSU were so deep that she fulfilled her duties as awards committee member of the MSU Alumni Association right up until she passed away. She held onto her Club Presidency of the Calhoun County MSU Alumni Association and was Master of Ceremony at the Calhoun County MSU outing during the middle of chemotherapy on 25 May 1999, just two months before her death.
It is the donor’s hope the Keaton scholarship recipients will develop a similar deep affection for MSU and become, like Norene, an avid ambassador of MSU.
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