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Bill Norwood honored for lifetime achievement in campus card industry

FSUCard and NACCU founder calls time on storied career assisting thousands of institutions

At the annual National Association of Campus Card Users (NACCU) conference, Bill Norwood was presented with the inaugural award for Lifetime Achievement in the Campus Card Industry.

He spent the first half of his career with Florida State University leading the campus’ information technology and computing departments. Norwood launched the pioneering FSUCard program helping to create the framework for the campus card industry and the card model that institutions nationwide would later adopt.

For three decades he assisted many, if not most, of the card programs across the country through his work with the FSUCard, the university’s Card Application Technology Center, CyberMark and later Heartland Payment Systems.

Norwood is responsible for a number of firsts in the campus card industry – from ISO numbers and color images on cards, to bank partnerships and financial aid delivery to student IDs. He was one of the five original founders of NACCU, and he enjoyed a long career that spanned both the university and vendor sides of the industry before retiring in early 2017.

For his many contributions, incredible spirit and personal friendship, the CR80News team is extremely proud to honor Norwood with this inaugural award. Hereafter, the award will be presented and named in his honor as The Bill Norwood Lifetime Achievement Award.

Check out the video from the award presentation for more highlights of Bill Norwood’s career.

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