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Nursing scholarship to honor Norris Dill


by Darin Allred | Jun 12, 2014


Nursing students at North Central Texas College will benefit from a scholarship in memory of Norris Michael Dill, who lived only a short time, but in that time made a big impact on everyone who met him.

Norris was the son of Jacob and Brooke Dill, both nurses. Norris was less than 4 months old when he died on May 16, 2013, but his family and friends have made sure that his memory will live on through the Norris Dill Memorial Scholarship at NCTC.

Family and friends organized a memorial 5K run through historic areas of Gainesville this past April. The run, which included 260 participants plus multiple sponsors and volunteers, helped the family made a donation of $19,954 to endow a scholarship to honor young Norris.

Since both Jacob and Brooke are nurses, the scholarship will go to a nursing student from Cooke County.

“My wife and I are both RN's and I actually graduated from the NCTC nursing program,” Jacob said. “NCTC opened a lot of opportunities for me when I graduated. We just wanted the scholarship to help people and I knew the money would be in the right hands with the nursing program.

“We couldn't have been more happy and grateful for the turnout that day of the run. Norris is our angel and we are thrilled that his memory will live on with this scholarship. Big thanks to my sister Jamie and Kim for doing probably one of kindest things anyone has ever done for Brooke and I.”

For more information about the Norris Dill Memorial Scholarship, contact NCTC Vice-President for Institutional Advancement Debbie Sharp at 940-668-4213 or by email at

Family and friends of Norris Dill recently presented a check for $19,954 to establish a scholarship in his honor at NCTC. Pictured are (left to right) Jamie Davis, Kimberly Cain, Gina Dill, Gary Dill, NCTC President Dr. Eddie Hadlock and NCTC Vice-President of Institutional Advancement Debbie Sharp.