Doug Norman, a 1952 TTU graduate, was a journalism instructor, faculty adviser to student publications and the university’s first Public and Sports Information Director. The scholarship, established for full-time English-journalism students who are interested in studying print media, is the second scholarship endowed by the Normans at Tennessee Tech.
In 2002, the couple endowed the William Lowery Craig Memorial Scholarship to honor the former Maury County resident and TTU student. Craig died in 1948 while a senior mechanical engineering major at Tennessee Tech.
That scholarship, available to graduates of Maury County high schools majoring in mechanical engineering, will begin in Fall 2004. Craig's parents were the late L.A. and Verna Craig of Culleoka. His sister, Mary Haddon Patterson, resides with her daughter, Mary Margaret Moore, near McCains.
Doug Norman is the son of Vera Reed and Huey W. Norman of Mt. Pleasant. Mildred Norman, a graduate of Columbia Central High School and a Tennessee Tech alumnus, is the daughter of Sara and Clarence Waldrop of Columbia. The Normans now reside in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
The new journalism scholarship is open to English-journalism majors who have a 3.0 or higher grade point average and attend Tennessee Tech full time.
For more information on the scholarship, call TTU's English Department at 931-372-3343.