Norwich to Celebrate Newest Online Graduates

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

June 13, 2017

Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) will host its annual Residency Conference June 19-23. Over 580 students set to graduate, representing 11 online master’s programs and three online bachelor’s degree completion programs, will gather on the Northfield, Vt., campus for a week of academic conferences and presentations, networking, Norwich traditions, and commencement.

The CGCS residency conference theme this year is “Leading Today, Inspiring Tomorrow,” and includes several programmatic and interdisciplinary sessions and experiential learning activities that encompass this theme.

A group of students will be working with local companies to take an in-depth look at the background, growth, challenges, and other aspects of operations of these companies, and students will apply what they’ve learned from coursework. This real-world application will also take place with cyber security and threat simulations and an interdisciplinary forensics exercise.

This June will mark the 5th Annual Leadership Summit, an event that pairs a multi-disciplinary group of students with an organization to confidentially tackle leadership challenges identified by each organization. This year, students from 10 master’s degree programs will help eight organizations. The Leadership Summit was developed as the first offering of the Norwich University Leadership and Change Institute.

In disciplines such as history, nursing, and civil engineering, students will present their research and capstone projects as their culminating academic experience at Norwich.

The keynote presentation will be from best-selling author and futurist Peter Warren Singer, a strategist and senior fellow at New America. The author of multiple award-winning books, he is considered one of the world’s leading experts on 21st century security issues.

Singer presents his address Wednesday, June 21, at 7 p.m. in Plumley Armory on the Norwich campus as part of Norwich’s Todd Lecture Series, a program that invites distinguished speakers to campus to engage the Norwich academic community in diverse dialogue. The event is free and open to the public and will be livestreamed on the Todd Lecture Series website. A book signing will follow the lecture.

2017 Residency by the numbers:

  • 583 students will represent all 50 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and nine international countries.
  • An additional 115 guests will gather on campus during residency week.
  • 57 faculty members will participate.
  • 42 students are earning their second degree from Norwich.
  • 207 students will join four professional honor societies.
  • 107 students are to be recognized as members of the SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society*
  • 150 unique academic sessions, panels and discussions will convene.
  • 25 Norwich employees will graduate.

*A total of 155 graduating and current students will be the first inductees into Norwich University’s online student chapter of SALUTE, the national honor society for veterans and active-duty military personnel

From serving their communities and the nation to leading organizations, the 2017 graduating class exemplifies the Norwich guiding value of service to others. The Class of 2017 graduates include 30-year veterans of the military, CISOs, founders of non-profit organizations, published authors, law enforcement leaders and special agents, vice presidents of companies, individuals actively serving in the armed forces, educators, healthcare professionals, and CEOs.

Norwich University is a nationally recognized leader in online graduate and undergraduate education and its residency conference, often cited as a highlight by CGCS graduates, is unique among online programs.

About Norwich University˜

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).www.norwich.edu 

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Norwich University will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu.    

Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) builds upon the institution’s 198 year academic heritage with innovative online programs. CGCS offers master’s degrees in a variety of areas; bachelor’s degree completion programs; a certificate in teaching and learning and continuing education opportunities. The programs are recognized throughout the industry for their rigor, small class size, high student satisfaction and retention. online.norwich.edu

Media Contact:
Daphne Larkin
Assistant Director of Communications
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
dlarkin@norwich.edu

 

Norwich’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies Welcomes International Human Rights Activist, Alumna, Nazanin Afshin-Jam as Commencement Speaker

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

May 31, 2017

Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies is honored to announce that Nazanin Afshin-Jam, an award-winning international human rights activist and Master of Arts in Diplomacy graduate, will deliver the university’s 2017 Commencement address to approximately 500 graduating students on Friday, June 23.

Born in Tehran in 1979, as an infant Afshin-Jam fled the Islamic revolution with her family after her non-political father was arrested, tortured and nearly executed. She has gone on to become an international human rights activist, singer/songwriter, actor, Miss World Canada and Miss World first runner-up in 2003 and president and co-founder of Stop Child Executions organization. Her fame has given her the platform to raise awareness and funds for the Bam Earthquake, the 2004 Tsunami, Fistula patients in Ethiopia, Variety the Children’s Charity, youth advocacy to bridge the digital divide, and a movement to stop bear bile farming in Asia.

Winner of several human rights awards, Afshin-Jam is co-founder of the Stop Child Executions to halt the practice in Iran and in the handful of other countries where it still continues. She is also the co-author of “The Tale of Two Nazanins,” and she has released a multilingual album “Someday,” charting hits in Canada, the U.S. and Europe. She was appointed to the board of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation to help eliminate racism and discrimination in Canada.

The June 23 commencement ceremony concludes a weeklong annual residency conference of approximately 500 students representing 11 online graduate programs and three bachelor’s degree completion programs at Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies. Gathering from across the country and around the globe under the theme of “Leading Today, Inspiring Tomorrow,” these Norwich students will come together for a week of capstone and culminating academic work and conferences.

About Norwich University˜

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).www.norwich.edu 

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Norwich University will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu.    

Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) builds upon the institution’s 198 year academic heritage with innovative online programs. CGCS offers master’s degrees in a variety of areas; bachelor’s degree completion programs; a certificate in teaching and learning and continuing education opportunities. The programs are recognized throughout the industry for their rigor, small class size, high student satisfaction and retention. online.norwich.edu

Media Contact:
Daphne Larkin
Assistant Director of Communications
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
dlarkin@norwich.edu

Best-Selling Author and Futurist Peter Warren Singer to Give Todd Lecture

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

May 25, 2017

~Singer is considered one of the world’s leading experts on changes in 21st century warfare.~

Norwich University continues its 2017 Todd Lecture Series with “NextTech: The Future of Technology, Security, and Threats,” a presentation by best-selling author and futurist Peter Warren Singer on Wednesday, June 21 2017, at 7 p.m. in Plumley Armory.

This lecture is free and open to the public and will be streamed live at tls.norwich.edu. A book signing will follow the lecture.

Singer is a strategist and senior fellow at the New America Foundation, the author of multiple books, and a contributing editor at Popular Science magazine. He has been named by the Smithsonian Institution-National Portrait Gallery as one of the 100 “leading innovators in the nation;” by Defense News as one of the 100 most influential people in defense issues; by Onalytica social media data analysis as one of the 10 most influential voices in the world on cybersecurity and 25th most influential in the field of robotics; and to Foreign Policy’s Top 100 Global Thinkers List.

Described in the Wall Street Journal as “the premier futurist in the national security environment,” Singer is considered one of the world’s leading experts on changes in 21st century warfare, with more books on the military professional reading lists than any other author, living or dead. He has consulted for the U.S. Military, Defense Intelligence Agency, and FBI, as well as advised a range of entertainment programs, including for Warner Brothers, Dreamworks, Universal, HBO, Discovery, History Channel, and the video game series, Call of Duty. He served as coordinator of the Obama 2008 campaign’s defense policy task force and was named by the President of the United States to the U.S. Military’s Transformation Advisory Group. He has provided commentary on security issues for nearly every major TV and radio outlet. In addition to his work on conflict issues, Singer served as a member of the State Department’s Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy.

Singer’s award-winning books include “Corporate Warriors: The Rise of the Privatized Military Industry;” “Children at War;” “Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century;” and “Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know.” His latest book is “Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War;” a techno-thriller crossed with nonfiction research.

Previously, Singer has served as the founding Director of the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence at the Brookings Institution. He was the youngest scholar named Senior Fellow in Brookings’ 101-year history. He also served as the founding Director of the Project on U.S. Policy Towards the Islamic World, where he was the organizer of the U.S.-Islamic World Forum, a global leaders conference. He has also worked for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard.

He received a Ph.D. in Government from Harvard and a BA from the Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton.

Singer’s lecture is the keynote presentation for this year’s annual residency conference of 755 students representing 11 online graduate programs and two bachelor’s degree completion programs at Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies. Gathering from across the country and around the globe under the theme of “Leading Today, Inspiring Tomorrow,” these Norwich students will come together for a week of capstone and culminating academic work and conferences.

Norwich University’s Todd Lecture Series is named in honor of retired U.S. Army Major General Russell Todd and his late wife, Carol, in gratitude for their dedicated service to the university. General Todd, a 1950 graduate of the university, also serves as president emeritus. With this series, Norwich brings national thought leaders from business, politics, the arts, science, the military and other fields and endeavors to its Northfield campus. Lectures are streamed live at tls.norwich.edu.

For more information, please visit the Todd Lecture Series website (tls.norwich.edu) or call (802) 485-2633.

About Norwich University˜

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).www.norwich.edu 

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Norwich University will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu.    

Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) builds upon the institution’s 198 year academic heritage with innovative online programs. CGCS offers master’s degrees in a variety of areas; bachelor’s degree completion programs; a certificate in teaching and learning and continuing education opportunities. The programs are recognized throughout the industry for their rigor, small class size, high student satisfaction and retention. online.norwich.edu

Media Contact:
Daphne Larkin
Assistant Director of Communications
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
dlarkin@norwich.edu

Norwich University Leadership & Change Institute launches six-week online professional development offering

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

May 2, 2017

Norwich University Leadership & Change Institute (NU LCI) has launched its first set of offerings, including a six-week online professional development course titled Leadership Challenge I. Registration for the May 29, 2017 session is now open.

The Leadership Challenge I offering is designed to help individuals hone their skills and reach their career goals by helping build their capacity to address today’s toughest leadership challenges. The offering will be delivered entirely online over a six-week period and will focus on helping individuals learn how to make a larger impact on their organization and other people, create a more agile and adaptable organization, communicate results effectively and access untapped skills in their employees. The Leadership Challenge I course includes a virtual Leadership Summit at the end of the fifth week.

In addition to the Leadership Challenge I, the Leadership & Change Institute also offers an Organizational Leadership Challenge I for employee groups who want to enhance their leadership abilities while working on their own organization’s challenges, as well as an Organizational Subscription Service with six offerings currently available and more under development.

“The NU LCI was built in response to the number one request from our university’s alumni: more Norwich leadership presence in our changing world and greater opportunities to participate in our leadership endeavors,” Executive Director, Stacie Morgan, Ph.D. said. “We have been helping organizations address their toughest leadership challenges in our on-campus Leadership Summits for over five years and are now poised to take this capability to the world.”

To learn more about the Leadership & Change Institute, visit online.norwich.edu/lci. The cost of Leadership Challenge I is $2,700.

About the Norwich University Leadership & Change Institute

The Norwich Leadership & Change Institute is a community of change leaders on a mission to pry organizational thinking, shed light on potential blind-spots, and make a difference in your life, your organization, and your results. With roots in Norwich University’s nearly 200-year legacy of developing leaders, the NU LCI is centered around developing student, alumni, individual, and organizational leadership capacity and will serve as an internal and external resource for addressing the toughest leadership challenges of today.

About Norwich University˜

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).www.norwich.edu 

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Norwich University will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu.    

Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) builds upon the institution’s 198 year academic heritage with innovative online programs. CGCS offers master’s degrees in a variety of areas; bachelor’s degree completion programs; a certificate in teaching and learning and continuing education opportunities. The programs are recognized throughout the industry for their rigor, small class size, high student satisfaction and retention. online.norwich.edu

Media Contact:
Daphne Larkin
Assistant Director of Communications
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
dlarkin@norwich.edu

Norwich’s Peace and War Center Presents Author of Book on Ethical Interrogations Paul Topalian

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

Feb. 9, 2017

Norwich University’s Peace and War Center in conjunction with the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies presents Paul Topalian, author of “Tradecraft Primer: A Framework for Aspiring Interrogators,” for a talk on ethical interrogation methods to be held on Thursday, Feb. 16, at 4 p.m. in the Kreitzberg Library Multipurpose Room. The talk will be followed by a Q&A and book signing.

This event is free and open to the public.

Topalian possesses over 30 years experience as an intelligence professional with nearly 20 years in the Asia-Pacific region. He brings with him considerable firsthand multi-agency experience having served throughout the Intelligence Community, to include tours with the Department of Justice. A former U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, his senior assignments led him to serve as: Staff Officer within the Director of Central Intelligence Representative’s Office in support of the Pacific Command; Deputy Director for Operations at the Joint Intelligence Center- Pacific;  Chief of the Operations Staff for the National Security Agency in Korea; Senior Intelligence Officer in the Department of Justice’s Office of the U.S. Attorney Hawaii; and as a member to the FBI-led Joint Terrorism Task Force in Hawaii.  His journey led him overseas to live in Germany, Italy, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Indonesia, Philippines, and Hong Kong.

Topalian is a 1971 graduate of Norwich University. His graduate degrees include a MA from the U.S. Naval War College and a MS from Salve Regina University.  He is a proud recipient of the national-level Exceptional Intelligence Collector Award under the annual HUMINT (human intelligence) awards program and the National Intelligence Meritorious Unit Citation. He is the author of the 2016 book, “Tradecraft Primer: A Framework for Aspiring Interrogators.” In it, Topalian advances an ethics-based standard for interrogation tradecraft guided by our nation’s values and two underlying principles: Do No Harm – Respect Human Rights.

About Norwich University˜

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).www.norwich.edu 

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Norwich University will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu.    

Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) builds upon the institution’s 198 year academic heritage with innovative online programs. CGCS offers master’s degrees in a variety of areas; bachelor’s degree completion programs; a certificate in teaching and learning and continuing education opportunities. The programs are recognized throughout the industry for their rigor, small class size, high student satisfaction and retention. online.norwich.edu

Media Contact:
Daphne Larkin
Assistant Director of Communications
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
dlarkin@norwich.edu

Norwich University Launches New Online Bachelor’s Degree Completion Program in National Security Studies

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

Jan. 30, 2017

Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies has launched its sixth online degree completion program, the Bachelor of Science in National Security Studies. The program is set to begin its first trimester in May, with applications due April 7.

The new national security studies program is designed for working professionals looking to complete their undergraduate degree and hone their knowledge and skills in order to advance or transition their career. The program focuses on preparing students for understanding national and global security issues, operations and investigations that affect the U.S. Students in the program also benefit from distinguished faculty, who bring a mix of academic and professional experience to the classroom.

“Norwich continues to seek new opportunities for helping today’s military, government and private sector personnel advance their education and careers,” Dean of the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies William Clements said. “Adding the national security studies program opens the pathway for more of our armed forces and support personnel, as well as law enforcement and intelligence professionals to effect positive change in their lives and places of work.”

Similar to other Norwich University online bachelor’s degree completion programs, the national security studies program can be completed in less than two years. The College of Graduate and Continuing Studies assesses each student’s prior learning and military/career training to determine how it may be applied towards their degree. The goal is to help students get the most out of their Norwich education, while accelerating their bachelor’s degree completion when possible.

“The interaction with staff during the application process set the tone for my wonderful experience. The academic advisors ensured that I was set up for success as I completed the degree requirements,” said Steve Gonzalez, a 2016 graduate. “A majority of the faculty are prior military and understand the demands that military life can place upon a student.”

Norwich has a nearly 200-year legacy of developing leaders in the government, military and private sector. The online bachelor’s, master’s and continuing education programs extend and build upon that pioneering legacy and prepare students for leadership roles in today’s most critical fields.

Norwich’s online bachelor’s degree completion programs offer three start dates throughout the year: January, May and September. For more information, please visit www.online.norwich.edu/nationalsecurity.

About Norwich University˜

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).www.norwich.edu 

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Norwich University will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu.    

Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) builds upon the institution’s 198 year academic heritage with innovative online programs. CGCS offers master’s degrees in a variety of areas; bachelor’s degree completion programs; a certificate in teaching and learning and continuing education opportunities. The programs are recognized throughout the industry for their rigor, small class size, high student satisfaction and retention. online.norwich.edu

Media Contact:
Daphne Larkin
Assistant Director of Communications
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
dlarkin@norwich.edu

Norwich offers graduate level certificates in public administration and information security & assurance

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

Jan. 11, 2017

Norwich University now offers graduate-level certificates in subjects including public administration and information security & assurance.

The College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) has added graduate certificate programs to its portfolio of online offerings. This expansion of its online portfolio includes nine public administration certificates and four information security & assurance, with classes available in March 2017.

Considered one of the fastest growing postsecondary credentials, certificates are designed to help professionals and lifelong learnings looking to enhance their skills, or develop specialized knowledge in a specific area. Through the completion of one of Norwich’s online graduate certificate programs, students will receive 12 graduate-level credits. This opens the pathway to enter Norwich’s online Master of Public Administration or Master of Science in Information Security & Assurance program, helping students earn a master’s degree in as little as one year.

“The certificate programs expand our online portfolio to meet the growing need for professional development in key industries as well as provide more continuing education opportunities for our alumni. The certificates help adult learners enhance their knowledge and skills to meet their next career goal,” Vice President and Dean of the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies William Clements said.

Within Public Administration, students have the opportunity to complete a certificate in the following areas:

  • International Development and Influence
  • Public Administration Leadership and Crisis Management
  • Fiscal Management
  • Rural Municipal Governance
  • Urban Municipal Governance
  • Effective Nonprofit Management
  • Nonprofit Human Resource Management
  • Nonprofit Healthcare Management
  • Nonprofit Resource Development

Within Information Security & Assurance, students have the opportunity to complete a certificate in the following areas:

  • Computer Forensics Investigation/Incident Response Team Management
  • Vulnerability Management
  • Critical Infrastructure Protection & Cyber Crime
  • Cyber Law & International Perspectives on Cyberspace

With the addition of these 13 certificate programs, Norwich has expanded its online offerings to include 12 master’s degree programs, 6 bachelor’s degree completion programs and 14 graduate certificates, along with additional continuing education opportunities. Similar to the master’s programs, enrollment for the certificate programs will be offered four times throughout the year (March, June, September and December).

For more information about Norwich’s online graduate certificate programs, please visit https://online.norwich.edu/continuing-education.

About Norwich University˜

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).www.norwich.edu 

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Norwich University will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu.    

Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) builds upon the institution’s 198 year academic heritage with innovative online programs. CGCS offers master’s degrees in a variety of areas; bachelor’s degree completion programs; a certificate in teaching and learning and continuing education opportunities. The programs are recognized throughout the industry for their rigor, small class size, high student satisfaction and retention. online.norwich.edu

Media Contact:
Daphne Larkin
Assistant Director of Communications
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
Mobile: (802) 595-3613
dlarkin@norwich.edu

Norwich University Awarded Grant to Train the Next Generation of Cyber Soldiers

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

Dec. 1, 2016

Norwich University was recently awarded $714,285 from the National Security Agency (NSA) in collaboration with the United States Army Reserve (USAR) in order to support scholarships for soldiers, capacity building to enhance the overall educational experience and outcomes, and to enhance local and regional community outreach and development.

“Norwich University continues to keep Vermont at the cutting edge of cyber security training and preparation. When the Appropriations Committee set up this program we knew how important cyber security is, and the threats we face from abroad, but we could not have predicted that 2016 itself would be the year of some of the largest hacks in history, many of them originating from overseas,” stated Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.). “The work Norwich is doing is more important than ever, and I am proud that Vermonters are sought out by the U.S. Army Reserves to make sure their men and women are prepared to respond to threats to our networks.”

Norwich will provide scholarships to U.S. Army Reserve soldiers to enter the online graduate certificate programs for information security and assurance. The grant will also provide critical software and hardware upgrades that will be made part of the student experience.

Other investments into cybersecurity education infrastructure on the Norwich campus include improved equipment and software to enhance engagement and experiential learning. This includes improvement of virtual (online) laboratory environments.

“As the world is increasingly driven by technology, skilled cybersecurity professionals are essential to our nation’s defense,” said Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.). “Quality education is a key component in developing our National Cyber Mission Force. I strongly support this critical component of the mission of Norwich University and am pleased that it has received this funding for scholarships and improving the educational experience for cyber professional students.”

As a function of its role as a national leader in cybersecurity education, over the past several years, Norwich University undergraduate students have been supporting and mentoring the Cyber Patriot Team at the Northfield Middle and High School. Through Norwich’s Cyber P3i partnership with the U.S. Army Reserve and recent grant award, there is now opportunity to open the program to a larger group of students with the addition of equipment, travel costs to competitions and greater engagement with Norwich faculty and students.

As a well-recognized world leader in the field of cybersecurity training and education, Norwich is one of six universities in the nation to partner with the United States Army Reserve in a public/private effort called Cyber Private Public Partnership Initiative (P3i), which is focused on fostering the intellectual development of next generation of cybersecurity professionals.

“Our missions are one in the same: to educate the next cyber intelligence professionals, both in the armed forces, government and private sector,” said William Clements, vice president and dean of the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies. “Our nation requires these trained professionals to counter and eliminate emerging threats and risks. Norwich is committed to developing the next generation of cyber soldiers.”

Through the grant, Norwich University Applied Research Institutes (NUARI) will provide curriculum development in support of both undergraduate and graduate programs. The online graduate certificate offerings will see significant enhancements to aid the hands-on experience for students enrolled. NUARI will also develop reusable modules, or units, to support and integrate a critical infrastructure response and recovery exercise using the DECIDE™ platform.

“Norwich has a great responsibility to meet the demands of the cyber industry’s shortage of professionals,” said Phil Susmann, president of Norwich University Applied Research Institutes (NUARI) and vice president of Strategic Partnerships. “Since receiving the opportunity to serve with the USAR, we’ve been on the fast track to be as effective as we can. From building a gateway for high school students right here in Vermont to upgrading our campus facilities to educating cyber soldiers via our online distance-learning programs.”

In support of the USAR, Norwich initiatives will be focused on its successes as a nationally recognized National Security Administration (NSA) cyber education Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) by forging ahead with these four elements: scholarship for service, curriculum development, capacity building and community outreach.

About Norwich University Cyber Security Education

Ranked #2 by the Ponemon Institute for cybersecurity in the U.S., Norwich University programs are consistently ranked among the best in the nation for cybersecurity education.

Norwich University is recognized as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and has received designation as a Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence (CDFAE) by the Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3).

Beginning in 2002, Norwich University became a member of what is now called National Science Foundation’s Cyber Corps: Scholarship for Service program.

Norwich recently announced it has officially partnered with the United States Army Reserves (USAR) to develop cyber-education curricula that align with federal standards and cybersecurity needs.

In February 2016 the Norwich University cybersecurity program was the only educational institution to be invited to support Super Bowl 50.

Most recently Norwich’s online graduate program was named one of the top ten best cybersecurity graduate programs in the country by Universities.com.

In October 2016 Norwich University participated in National Cybersecurity Awareness Month by dedicating the month to cybersecurity training, bringing in speakers and running contests in security knowledge, among other activities.

About Norwich University˜

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).www.norwich.edu 

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Norwich University will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu.    

Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) builds upon the institution’s 197 year academic heritage with innovative online programs. CGCS offers master’s degrees in a variety of areas; bachelor’s degree completion programs; a certificate in teaching and learning and continuing education opportunities. The programs are recognized throughout the industry for their rigor, small class size, high student satisfaction and retention. online.norwich.edu

Media Contact:
Daphne Larkin
Assistant Director of Communications
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
Mobile: (802) 595-3613
dlarkin@norwich.edu

Norwich University names George J. Silowash new chief information security officer

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

Nov. 30, 2016

Norwich University has named George J. Silowash the new chief information security officer, a critical position in the university’s overall cybersecurity posture.

Silowash will take on the role beginning December 5, 2016.

A published security professional who has been in the cybersecurity business since 2002, Silowash has taught in Norwich’s online Master of Science in Information Security Assurance program since 2010 and recently served as associate director. He is also a graduate of that program. In this new position, Silowash will maintain those responsibilities as CISO.

“Norwich University has consistently been at the forefront of computer security training and education for over a decade and a half,” Vice President for Student Affairs and Technology Frank Vanecek said. ”In this ever-changing field of cyber security, the addition of George Silowash will assure that Norwich remains a leader.”

Silowash is responsible for developing and updating Norwich University information security policy and the coordination of information security efforts across the university. The CISO leads security risk assessment efforts and is responsible for the university’s security awareness and training program.  The CISO also advises and collaborates with university units on chain of trust agreements, business continuity and disaster recovery plans, and audit and governmental compliance practices. Silowash is also responsible for the forensics examination of digital material collected during university investigations.

About Norwich University Cyber Security Education

Ranked #2 by the Ponemon Institute for cybersecurity in the U.S., Norwich University programs are consistently ranked among the best in the nation for cybersecurity education.

Norwich University is recognized as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and has received designation as a Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence (CDFAE) by the Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3).

Beginning in 2002, Norwich University became a member of what is now called National Science Foundation’s Cyber Corps: Scholarship for Service program.

Norwich recently announced it has officially partnered with the United States Army Reserves (USAR) to develop cyber-education curricula that align with federal standards and cybersecurity needs.

In February 2016 the Norwich University cybersecurity program was the only educational institution to be invited to support Super Bowl 50.

Most recently Norwich’s online graduate program was named one of the top ten best cybersecurity graduate programs in the country by Universities.com.

In October 2016 Norwich University participated in National Cybersecurity Awareness Month by dedicating the month to cybersecurity training, bringing in speakers and running contests in security knowledge, among other activities. The annual participation is designed to engage and educate public and private sector partners through events and initiatives to raise awareness about cybersecurity, provide the tools and resources needed to stay safe online, and increase the resiliency of the nation in the event of a cyber incident.

About Norwich University˜

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).www.norwich.edu 

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Norwich University will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu.    

Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) builds upon the institution’s 197 year academic heritage with innovative online programs. CGCS offers master’s degrees in a variety of areas; bachelor’s degree completion programs; a certificate in teaching and learning and continuing education opportunities. The programs are recognized throughout the industry for their rigor, small class size, high student satisfaction and retention. online.norwich.edu

Media Contact:
Daphne Larkin
Assistant Director of Communications
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
Mobile: (802) 595-3613
dlarkin@norwich.edu

Norwich opens registration for June cyber security summit

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

Nov. 18, 2016

Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) will hold its inaugural Cyber Security Summit June 19-21, 2017, at its Northfield, Vt., campus, bringing cybersecurity leaders together to discuss the latest in federal cybersecurity policy and its practical application in businesses and governments.

Designed to provide critical industry knowledge to mid-level to executive-level managers in need of enhanced knowledge in the information assurance or cybersecurity fields, registration is now open. A schedule, additional details, and online registration are available at online.norwich.edu/cybersummit17.   The cost is $650.

Presenting speakers include:

  • Art Coviello, former CEO of RSA
  • Lynn St. Amour, former CEO of The Internet Society
  • Leslie Daigle, former CITO of The Internet Society
  • Stuart McCubbrey, Director of IT Risk Management & Compliance at General Motors
  • Jerry Dixon, CISO for Crowdstrike
  • Bill Powers, PhD, Senior Advisor for the National Protection & Programs Directorate at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • Tom Hyslip, ScD, Resident Agent in Charge, Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS)
  • Bill Yurek, JD, Director of Cyber Intrusion Investigations at the Defense Criminal Investigative Service
  • Dan York, Open Internet and Communication Technologies of The Internet Society

These respected cyber security professionals will lead a series of workshops and discussions on key industry issues. Topics include cyber crime, critical infrastructure protection, managing a cyber program as a non-technical manager, changes in open internet and communication technologies, and cyber security issues from the most recent U.S. Presidential transition.

“We are excited and pleased to be able to host this conference and bring these speakers and their experiences to Norwich and the state of Vermont. This adds to the breadth of information security events hosted by the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies,” said Dr. Rosemarie Pelletier, Director of the Master of Information Security and Assurance program and the summit coordinator.

About Norwich University Cyber Security Education

Ranked #2 by the Ponemon Institute for cybersecurity in the U.S., Norwich University programs are consistently ranked among the best in the nation for cybersecurity education.

Norwich University is recognized as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and has received designation as a Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence (CDFAE) by the Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3).

Beginning in 2002, Norwich University became a member of what is now called National Science Foundation’s Cyber Corps: Scholarship for Service program.

Norwich recently announced it has officially partnered with the United States Army Reserves (USAR) to develop cyber-education curricula that align with federal standards and cybersecurity needs.

In February 2016 the Norwich University cybersecurity program was the only educational institution to be invited to support Super Bowl 50.

Most recently Norwich’s online graduate program was named one of the top ten best cybersecurity graduate programs in the country by Universities.com.

In October 2016 Norwich University participated in National Cybersecurity Awareness Month by dedicating the month to cybersecurity training, bringing in speakers and running contests in security knowledge, among other activities. The annual participation is designed to engage and educate public and private sector partners through events and initiatives to raise awareness about cybersecurity, provide the tools and resources needed to stay safe online, and increase the resiliency of the nation in the event of a cyber incident.

About Norwich University˜

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).www.norwich.edu 

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Norwich University will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu.    

Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) builds upon the institution’s 197 year academic heritage with innovative online programs. CGCS offers master’s degrees in a variety of areas; bachelor’s degree completion programs; a certificate in teaching and learning and continuing education opportunities. The programs are recognized throughout the industry for their rigor, small class size, high student satisfaction and retention. online.norwich.edu

Media Contact:
Daphne Larkin
Assistant Director of Communications
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
Mobile: (802) 595-3613
dlarkin@norwich.edu