Council of Alumni and Friends

The Norton School Council of Alumni and Friends

The purpose of the Alumni Council is to aid and support the goals of FCS through the participation in and communication of all relevant activities. During the year we host graduation celebrations, faculty/staff luncheon, and alumni receptions for past and present alumni. In addition to the many activities we coordinate and participate in, we raise money for student scholarships while serving as advocates on behalf of the School.


Nominate someone for a Council Award!

Do you know someone who should be recognized by our FCS Council of Alumni & Friends?  Or maybe you know someone who deserves recognition by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) or the University of Arizona Alumni Association?  We would love to help you make that special recognition possible!  Please see our online award nomination form for more information!

New! Become a Supporting Member!

The Council invites you join as a Supporting Member. It’s easy to do! To become a Supporting Member you simply need to make a minimum annual contribution of $25 to one of the Council’s UA Foundation funds—your contributions are used for student scholarships and recognition of your fellow alumni, and enroll online. 

Follow this link, choose the amount of $25, click on "Add donation," and enter your information to become a Supporting Member of the Council of Alumni and Friends! Become a Supporting Member now! -

Homecoming Activities

See our homecoming page for more information on our Homecoming Events. The details for this year's event are still being finalized. Be sure to check back for more information!


Follow the Norton School Alumni on Facebook!

If you graduated with a degree in either Family Studies or Retailing and Consumer Science, this is the way to stay connected with the Norton School. Look for timely updates about alumni gatherings, Homecoming information or special events in your hometown. Please share with other alums so we can build our network!

New and Noteworthy

1/24/19 – Alumni Council meeting from 1:30 to 4:30 for the Board of Directors and Supporting Members

11/7/2017 - The Council again receives the Red and Blue award from the University of Arizona Alumni Association, recognizing them as the top UA College Alumni Council - read more

2/15/2017 - The Council award nomination form is now Online!  Submit your nominations using our online form - read more

From the council president:

As Past President of the Council, I am excited to tell you about some of the great things that are happening at your School. The members of the Council are proud to have been an important part in the exciting changes for over twenty years. As you know I am most excited to extend you an invitation to our annual luncheon on the Friday of Homecoming here on campus! You can email Gina McCann at and she will send you reservation information as it becomes available, or check back here! It will be a super time to greet "old" friends, to chat with professors and students, and to see first hand what is happening.


Dan McDonald, Ph.D.
Former Council President
Family and Consumer Sciences Council of Alumni and Friends

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