Robert Lambeth '71, Neil S. Norton '88,
and Robert Lindgren
Neil S. Norton ’88 was presented the Distinguished Alumnus Award by R-MC’s Society
of Alumni in a ceremony at the annual Homecoming Awards Luncheon on October 19,
2012. Robert Lambeth ’71 presented the award.
The Society of Alumni created the Distinguished Alumnus Award to honor those alumni
who have achieved wide recognition through contributions made to society through
their chosen professions.
Norton earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from R-MC and his Ph.D. in
Anatomy from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He is an associate professor
of oral biology at the Creighton University School of Dentistry, where he has served
as the president of the Faculty Council and currently co-directs courses in General
Anatomy and Head and Neck Anatomy. He is also the course director of Human Neuroscience.
Norton’s research activities include various basic science and dental materials-based
projects. He has received two Health Futures Foundation grants and served as a student
mentor on two NIH student-training grants. In addition, he has presented work at
national and international meetings, authored 80 abstracts and several book chapters,
and has published numerous peer-reviewed articles.
Norton is the recipient of numerous awards, including the ADEA/GlaxoSmithKline Sensodyne
Excellence in Teaching Award, the Creighton’s Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Award for
Teaching Achievement, the Outstanding Instructor of the Year Award and the Dr. Theodore
J. Urban Pre-Clinical Award.
The Randolph-Macon College community is proud to present the Distinguished Alumnus
Award to Norton.