Dr. Norma Bagnall, Professor Emerita of English, celebrates her 80th birthday today, October 27.
This past weekend Norma celebrated with former colleagues and students as well as family and friends at an open house at the Pony Express Museum in downtown St. Joseph.
Norma taught children's and adolescent literature at Missouri Western for fifteen years. Norma was also President of the International Children's Literature Association from 1989-1991, a Fulbright Scholar, and President of the MWSC faculty senate. Norma retired from MWSC in 1996. In her retirement, Norma has been active with the Literacy Coalition, the Friends of the Library, and other service.
Happy Birthday, Norma!