Norwood Named Grand Marshal

A retired United Airlines captain, veteran and former SIU Board member is the next grand marshal for the SIU Homecoming parade.
William R. Norwood of Centralia will lead the parade at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 19th. He graduated from SIU in 1959 with a degree in chemistry and was also Saluki football’s first black quarterback.
After that, he served in the Air Force until 1965 and was a member of the SIU Board of Trustees from 1974 to 2001.

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