Built in 1986.
The Jerome Stage
Built in 2008
About Dr. Norge W. Jerome
Dr. Norge W. Jerome is a Nutritional Anthropologist, International Health and Nutrition Scientist, and Women in Development Specialist. She was born and raised on the southern Caribbean island of Grenada and came to the United States to study at Howard University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree (Magna Cum Laude). Following her work at Howard, she received a Master’s degree and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. During her doctoral work, she began merging the disciplines of human nutrition and anthropology which led to her pioneering role launching nutritional anthropology as a discipline within anthropology.
Dr. Jerome truly believes in “giving back” by spending her financial resources and energies empowering education and non-profit community organizations. In 1998 she founded the Dr. Norge W. Jerome Grenada Teachers Awards program to honor legendary educators and teachers in Grenada. Dr. Jerome established the Norge Winifred Jerome Public Faculty/Public Scholar Program at the KU School of Social Welfare through a contribution to the KU First Campaign. This gift ensures KU will develop mutually beneficial partnerships with “Communities of Color” to improve the quality of life of these communities.
“I feel enriched and challenged whenever I attend the Unicorn. Each year is more fulfilling and challenging than the year before. The Unicorn is good for Kansas City—a city that lacked real live theatre when I moved here in 1967. The Unicorn is community. Its location adds to its persona, as it occupies an important niche in midtown KCMO. I hope my gift will help the Unicorn grow and continue its unique role, i.e. providing grand, thought-provoking theatre on issues that add depth to our souls, breadth to our world view, and space for dreaming.” ~ Dr. Norge W. Jerome