Margaret Robinson was a pioneer in her time. Always a strong advocate for education, Mrs. Robinson served in many leadership roles to advance the opportunities available to students in Norfolk and throughout the state. She served on the Norfolk Public Schools Board of Education for 14 years, including a term as president. In addition, she served on the board of directors of Norfolk Junior College (now Northeast Community College). In 1982, she was elected to the University of Nebraska Board of Regents and served there until 1994. She was the first woman elected to this position and served as a chairwoman during her term. Margaret was a graduate of Ohio State University.
Margaret Robinson led as Chairman of the Board of Norfolk Iron & Metal Co. for many years. Mrs. Robinson assumed the role of CEO of the company after her husband, Arnold, died unexpectantly of a heart attack in 1974. Margaret, with no formal business experience, but with a good head of common sense and determination, stepped in to lead the family business with much success over many years. When son Richard (Dick) said he would leave college and move home following his father's death, she told him firmly that he must finish college and that she would run the business until he was ready to take over after he received a college education. In 1979, under Margaret's leadership, Norfolk Iron and Metal received the Nebraska Small Business award. Mrs. Robinson was inducted into the Nebraska Hall of Fame in 2001.
Mrs. Robinson passed away in 2002 at the age of 79. Throughout her life she was always involved in many civic organizations in Norfolk and throughout the state of Nebraska. The Robinson family, and Norfolk Iron and Metal Co. employees, continue to honor her legacy with their community and state involvement.
Margaret's family members have chosen to honor their matriarch's passion for education by establishing this endowment for students of Norfolk High School. The Robinson family believes that all NHS students should have the opportunity to pursue college education if they desire. They feel strongly that "Grandma Margaret" would have seen the many advantages of Dual Credit learning and would have advocated for it as a great addition to the High School curriculum.
Deadline for Fall 2017 Dual Credit Scholarship Applications: September 6, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.
Please read Dual Credit Scholarship Guidelines before applying.
Click here for the Dual Credit Scholarship Application linkwww.app.reviewr.com. Additional information available at the NHS Counseling Center.
Click for a current listing of NECC dual credit course options (Spring 2018).
ACE (Access College Early) - Click for more information regarding ACE Funding. See NHS Counseling Center for additional information.