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Cornerstone Award Winner

Building strong communities one volunteer at a time

Norton receives Community Cornerstone Award

CornerBank has announced that Susan Norton is the latest Community Cornerstone Award recipient. In recognition of Norton’s accomplishments, CornerBank will contribute $100 to the non-profit organization of her choice. She has selected the Winfield Public Library Building Fund for the donation. A reception honoring Norton will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, October 18, in the CornerBank lobby, 900 Main. The public is invited to attend the reception.

Norton is a life-time member and been involved with several committees at First United Methodist Church, including the Evangelism Care Team, Campus Ministry, and Library Committee. She has also been a member of and held offices in the Aglaian Club, Chapter FD PEO, Mothers Study Club, and Hypatia.

Norton’s volunteer activities include serving on the Winfield Area Habitat for Humanity Board, and participating on the Family Selection Committee and Family Partnering Committee. During her eight years on the Winfield Art and Humanities Board, she served as head of Purchase Awards. In 2012, Susan completed eight years on the Winfield Public Library Board and helped with the Library's 100th year birthday celebration dinner in January, 2013. She has also volunteered for many years at the Winfield Historical Museum.

Susan was a member of the Ad Hoc Committee, which later became Winfield Main Street, and was present in Topeka when the Ad Hoc Committee presented their petition to become a Main Street City. Norton has been on the Winfield Main Street Design Committee for many years.

Norton was a member of the AFS Board, as liaison person. She and her husband, Allan, served on the Southwestern College Parent Advisory Council while their sons attended college. For the next sixteen years, Susan continued as Volunteer Host Family Coordinator for international students at Southwestern College. Over the years, the Norton's have hosted twenty-one international students, including seventeen Irish students, one Belarusian student, two Mexican students, and one Indonesian student. They also connect with Belarusian scholars visiting the Belarusian Center at Southwestern College.

Susan is a lifetime resident of Winfield; her parents were Jim and Betty Rogers. Susan had a beauty salon for fifteen years and later worked at Gents Shop / Traditions. The Norton family includes son David Norton and wife, Marsha, and their children Mandi Scott and Casey Scott, of Denver, Colorado; son Michael Norton and wife, Angela, and their children, Christopher Norton, Claire Norton, and Matthew Norton, of Winfield, Kansas; daughter Carrie Schockley and husband, Brice, and their son Logan Schockley, of Overland Park, KS; and grandson Seth Hull. In addition, they also have 5 great grandchildren.

Susan was selected for the award by the Community Cornerstone Award selection committee, which includes Betsy Drennan, Cindy Goertz, Larry Hahn, Mary Jarvis, Mildred Sherrard, and Leroy Wheeler; all are previous recipients of the Community Cornerstone Award. Volunteers are the cornerstones of healthy communities. They’re on your corner – the people next door. They’re in your corner – helping make our community stronger. The Community Cornerstone Award recognizes the time and effort of volunteers dedicated to serving people and enhancing the quality of life in Cowley County. If you know of a Cowley County resident who has shown servant leadership in community service, please contact Ev Bowman at 620.221.1650 or email for nomination guidelines.


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