Dr. Norman O. Amos Memorial Scholarship

Dr. Norman O. Amos Memorial Scholarship

Norman O. Amos was a 1947 graduate of Battle Creek Central High School where we excelled in sports. He was an All-Conference guard on the football team, wrestled and competed in shot put on the track team. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Albion College in 1951, and his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Michigan in 1956. Dr. Amos completed his internship and residency in Orthopaedics.

Dr. Amos married JoAnne “Jody” Driscoll in 1954. In 1961, they came to Battle Creek to join Norm’s father at his medical practice, the current Battle Creek Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Clinic on North Avenue. During his time in Battle Creek, he was a member of the Calhoun County Medical Association, served as the Chief of the Medical Staff at Community Hospital, and was one of the first surgeons to successfully perform a hip replacement in Battle Creek.

Norm retired in 1993; he was a dedicated outdoorsman and conservationist, enjoying fishing, hunting, skiing, carpentry, antique automobile and photography.


Dr. Amos’ wife, Jody, established the Dr. Norman O. Amos Memorial Scholarship Fund in recognition of his commitment to improving the lives of patients and those who serve patients. During his time in Battle Creek, he was instrumental in encouraging local hospitals to send surgical nurses to the University of Michigan for advanced training in hip and knee replacement.