North Central College - Naperville, IL

Norma Kolthoff

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Zoology major

Dr. Norma Kolthoff graduated with a degree in zoology from North Central College, a liberal arts college in Naperville, Illinois, and went on to earn a doctorate in physiology from Boston University, becoming the first nurse ever to receive a Ph.D. degree from that institution. In a long career at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, she became one of the leading educators of nurses in the nation, earning recognition as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.