Antioch College to honor 14-term congresswoman alumna

Eleanor Holmes Norton. (AP Photo/Ken Lambert)

Antioch College will honor a 1960 alumna who became a congresswoman.

Eleanor Holmes Norton will be honored at the college’s first “legacy luncheon” at the Dayton Racquet Club at noon today.

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Norton is in her 14th term representing Washington, D.C. in the U.S. House of Representatives. Norton arrived in congress as a civil rights and feminist leader, a law professor and a board member of three Fortune 500 companies, according to the college.

The luncheon is hosted by the college’s Coretta Scott King Center and was set up to honor distinguished alumni and “Miami Valley trailblazers.”

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The college will also honor Shannon Isom, CEO of Dayton’s YWCA, the director of Yellow Springs’ World House Choir, Cathy Roma and the 365 Project in Yellow Springs.

The Rev. Susan Smith, who founded Crazy Faith Ministries in Columbus, will serve as the event’s keynote speaker, according to the college.

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