Norwich Set to Welcome 765 Students in the Class of 2021, Begin New Academic Year

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

August 18, 2017

Norwich University is planning to welcome 49 first-year students from abroad and 6 exchange students among its approximately 765 new students that comprise the Class of 2021. More than 500 students will enter into the Corps of Cadets as ‘rooks’, over 200 as civilians, and approximately 45 as commuter students.

This incoming class increases the number of overall international students from 60 last spring to 102, reflecting a growing emphasis on internationalizing the campus. The size of the Class of 2021 (approximately 765) aims to counterbalance a spike in growth last fall along with a relatively higher proportion of students expected to return to Norwich, reflecting successful retention efforts. Overall campus student population is estimated at approximately 2,400.

Rooks arrive on campus on Sunday, Aug. 20, to begin Rook Orientation Week. Civilian students arrive on Wednesday, Aug. 23, for orientation. The rest of the students return on Aug. 26—27, and classes begin on Monday, Aug. 28.

Norwich begins the new academic year with new leadership in several key areas: Provost Sandra Affenito; Chief Information Officer Francis Moore; Dean of the College of Liberal Arts Edward Kohn; Dean of the College of National Services Air Force Colonel Andrew Hird; Director of Human Resources Dana Moss; Commandant of Cadets Lieutenant Colonel Michael S. Titus, U.S. Army (Retired); Director of Counseling and Wellness Nicole Krotinger.

President Richard W. Schneider begins his 25th year as president of Norwich University, making him the longest serving president at Norwich after founder Captain Alden Partridge, who served as president for 24 years. According to the American Council on Education, only five percent of college or university presidents serve more than 20 years. During his tenure, Schneider has impacted greatly both the Norwich campus and the academic program.

As part of the evolution of the program, Norwich is launching new academic majors. The new Bachelor of Science in Engineering is interdisciplinary and designed to prepare students to excel in engineering and related fields. A new Bachelor of Science in International Business prepares students to engage globally. Norwich’s Nursing program is focusing on fast-tracking by offering an accelerated track for students already with a bachelor’s degree to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and a program for registered nurses to earn a BSN online. In addition, the Norwich nursing program now offers a new concentration in informatics in the online Master of Science in Nursing to educate nurses to lead their organizations to conceptualize, design and research computer-based information systems.

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:
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Norwich Announces New Commandant of Cadets

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

August 17, 2017

Norwich University officials have named Lieutenant Colonel Michael S. Titus, U.S. Army (Retired), as new commandant of cadets, a uniformed position at the rank of colonel, Vermont State Militia. Titus assumed responsibility for the Office of the Commandant and the Corps of Cadets on Aug. 8, 2017.

Titus brings significant military and higher education experience to the post. He has commanded at the battalion level and led soldiers through three combat deployments. He served as an assistant professor and course director at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and earned graduate degrees at the School of Advanced Military Studies in Fort Leavenworth, Kan., and the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Ky. He most recently served as a strategic logistics adviser on the Joint Staff.

“I am deeply flattered and honored to be selected to serve as Norwich’s Commandant of Cadets,” Titus said. “The Corps of Cadets has been developing disciplined men and women of character for centuries, and I am excited to contribute to that legacy in some small way.”

The Commandant of Cadets is responsible for the leadership training, character development, administration, housing, morale, welfare, good order and discipline of the Corps of Cadets. The Commandant establishes policies, rules and regulations, and operating procedures for efficient and effective operations. The Commandant develops and manages budgets for all areas of responsibilities.

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.    

Media Contact:
Daphne Larkin
Director of Media Relations & Community Affairs
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
dlarkin@norwich.edu

Norwich University Celebrates 2017 Commencement

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

May 13, 2017

Norwich University celebrated graduation of approximately 380 students from 32 undergraduate programs and 1 master’s program at a ceremony held today, Saturday, May 13, in Shapiro Field House.

There were approximately 238 students in the Corps of Cadets and 142 civilian students that graduated. The top five graduating majors are: Criminal Justice; Management; Nursing; Mechanical Engineering; and Computer Security & Information Assurance.

At a 2 p.m. ceremony, General David G. Perkins, Commanding General of the U.S. Training and Doctrine Command, delivered the university’s 2017 Commencement address. During his remarks, Perkins advised the graduates to consider the person they are as they pursue their accomplishments, and emphasized the importance of the impact they have on those around them.

Perkins received an honorary Doctor of Military Science, which was bestowed upon him by former Army Chief of Staff General Gordon R. Sullivan ’59, who served as Norwich University’s chairman of the board of trustees from 2003-2016 and currently serves as Norwich’s Distinguished Leader in Residence to its centers of academic excellence.

Perkins commands the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command and is responsible for selecting and recruiting every U.S. Army Soldier, training and educating Army professionals, and designing the future U.S. Army.

Perkins participated in a panel discussion at Norwich University last year during the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) at Norwich University, held in April 2016 during the ROTC Centennial Symposium.

Tomorrow, at 9 a.m. Sunday, May 14, during a joint services commissioning ceremony, graduating future officers will hear remarks from one of their own.

Air Force Major General Thomas A. Bussiere ’85 returns to the Norwich campus to speak to ROTC commissioning officers during a formal ceremony to mark the occasion. Bussiere is one of 23 Norwich alumni currently serving the nation as a general officer, admiral, or in the federal government Senior Executive Service.

As this year’s speaker, Bussiere will address more than 100 students anticipated to commission into four branches of the military – Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines.

See the full schedule of weekend activities here.

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.    

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

 

Air Force General to Speak at Norwich ROTC Commissioning Ceremony

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

April 26, 2017

Norwich University’s graduating future officers will hear remarks from a fellow alum at this spring’s joint services commissioning ceremony. Air Force Major General Thomas A. Bussiere ’85 returns to the Norwich campus to speak to ROTC commissioning officers during a formal ceremony to mark the occasion on Sunday, May 14, at 9 a.m.

In his address, the Air Force officer will touch on themes of ­­­­­the global impact of great leaders and their roots in everyday actions.

Bussiere currently serves as the Commander, Eighth Air Force (Air Forces Strategic), Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, and Joint Functional Component Commander for Global Strike, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, Nebraska. “The Mighty Eighth” serves as the air component headquarters to USSTRATCOM for strategic deterrence, global strike, and operates USSTRATCOM’s Joint Air Operations Center. The Joint Functional Component Command for Global Strike plans and executes strategic deterrence and global strike operations for USSTRATCOM. General Bussiere also commands Task Force 204, which oversees the Air Force nuclear bomber and reconnaissance activities in support of USSTRATCOM.

Bussiere received a bachelor’s degree in business management from Norwich University and master’s degrees from Air Command and Staff College, School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, and Army War College.     Prior to his current assignment, he served as the Deputy Director, for Nuclear, Homeland Defense,

and Current Operations, Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Bussiere is one of 23 Norwich alumni currently serving the nation as a general officer, admiral, or in the federal government Senior Executive Service.

At Norwich’s May 14 commissioning ceremony, Bussiere will address approximately 105 students anticipated to commission into four branches of the military. The event, which begins at 9 a.m. in Shapiro Field House, is part of Norwich University’s Commencement Weekend and is open to the public.

Here are anticipated commission numbers:

Army: 74

Air Force: 10

Navy: 13

Marine: 8

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.    

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

Norwich University names top Corps leader for upcoming academic year

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

March 24, 2017

Norwich University President Richard Schneider and Commandant of Cadets Col. Russell Holden are pleased to announce that Timothy Weinhold, of Concord, N.H., has been selected to serve as the 2017-18

Regimental Commander, the highest-ranking cadet of Norwich University’s Corps of Cadets (NUCC).

Cadet Command Sergeant Major (CSM) Weinhold is a Criminal Justice (CJ) major and recipient of a very competitive two-and-a-half-year U.S. Air Force scholarship. He is the CSM in 3rd Battalion, and was ranked #1 on the order of merit list. He has served as a Corporal Academic Mentor (CAM); serves on the CJ honor society; has participated as a member of the Junior Ring Committee; and is involved with club hockey. Weinhold consistently maintains a grade point average above 3.5.

“During the last three years at Norwich, Tim has consistently demonstrated extraordinary leadership and character attributes,” Commandant of Cadets Holden said. “He is highly respected throughout the university community for setting standards of excellence in academics, athletics, leadership and service to others. Tim and our new leadership team represent the best of the best!”

Regimental staff sections are assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company. Led by the regimental commander and the command staff, they perform administration, operational planning, logistics and other key functions.

Weinhold and next year’s cadet officers and NCOs will be formally promoted during a Corps of Cadets Review with Change of Command Ceremony on Friday, May 5, 2017. The ceremony will be held on the Upper Parade Ground at 3:15 p.m.

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.    

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

Norwich Receives $20K from Olmsted Foundation to Send Students to Israel and Region to Study Conflict

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

March 21, 2017

Norwich University has received $20,000 from the Olmsted Foundation to send 10 students along with Peace and War Center Director Professor Travis Morris to Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and Haifa, for two weeks in May for cultural immersion and to study the conflict there firsthand.

The trip is organized and planned by the students, who are all cadets on track to commission into the U.S. military. The Olmsted Foundation provides opportunities for U.S. military officers to travel for cultural immersion to enhance the American military. This program falls under the Olmsted Foundation’s undergraduate program, which is described as this: “These trips, typically 1-3 weeks in length, take place in a non-English speaking country with exposure to a national perspective and a focus on the role of US policy in that region.”

The Norwich students constructed this trip in order to seek to understand the perspectives of the Palestinian, Israeli, and international parties to the longstanding conflict in the region. Among the cultural immersion, students seek to learn firsthand how the conflict has evolved over time; what connects and divides those involved in the conflict; how those involved define and value the issues at stake. This is a student-organized study, and will result in a guide for military universities to prepare mixed groups (men and women, military and civilian, younger and older) to conduct similar professionally relevant field studies in the future.

The 10 students range in age from 19-21 and come from a wide range of academic majors including: business management; neuroscience; civil engineering, along with humanities such as criminal justice, international relations and studies in war and peace. The group represents all four service branches of the Department of Defense: Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines.

The Olmsted Foundation provides financial support to the three Service Academies and four of the Senior Military Colleges for these short-term immersion trips, which often provide the undergraduates with their first exposure to a foreign culture.

Since 1959, the Olmsted Foundation’s Scholar Program has challenged young military officers to learn a foreign language and pursue graduate studies in that language at a foreign university. The Olmsted Foundation was created through an endowment from Gen. George Olmsted, an Army major general who served with distinction in World War II and went on to become a philanthropist and a successful businessman in the insurance and banking industries.

This is the thirteenth year Norwich has received such a grant from the Olmsted Foundation. Since 2005, approximately 50 students have benefitted from this grant and have travelled to: Tanzania, Macedonia, Kazakhstan, Vietnam, Croatia, Senegal, El Salvador, Chile, Turkey and Georgia.

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.    

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

Norwich Welcomes Navy Admiral Phil Davidson, Commander U.S. Fleet Forces Command, for Spring Todd Lecture

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

March 7, 2017

Norwich University presents the first lecture of the spring 2017 Todd Lecture Series with “Junior Officers Leading in the Fleet,” a presentation by Admiral Phil Davidson, Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at 7 p.m. in Plumley Armory.

This event is free and open to the public and is the second Todd Lecture in Norwich University’s “Year of Leadership” of the bicentennial countdown.

Admiral Phil Davidson, a native of St. Louis, Mo., has served as Commander of United States Fleet Forces Command, based in Norfolk, Va., since December 2014. He mans, trains and equips over 125 ships, 1,000 aircraft, and 103,000 active duty service members and government employees. As Commander of U.S Fleet Forces, he is responsible for providing combat-ready forces around the globe in support of U.S. national interests. During past assignments, he commanded the U.S. Navy’s SIXTH Fleet, Carrier Strike Group EIGHT/EISENHOWER Strike Group, USS GETTYSBURG, and USS TAYLOR.

Davidson is a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Naval War College. He has a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies, and a Bachelor of Science in Physics. Davidson is a 1982 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy.

His decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Combat “V,” a Superior Honor Award from the U.S. Department of State, and other personal, service, unit and campaign awards.

Davidson will spend time on the Norwich campus Tuesday afternoon engaging with Norwich undergraduate students. This Todd Lecture is sponsored by the College of National Services, which oversees Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) programs at Norwich through the departments of Army Military Science, Aerospace Studies and Naval Science.

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.

For more information, please visit the Todd Lecture Series website at 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.    

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

Norwich University Regimental Band to perform in the 58th Presidential Inauguration

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

Jan. 13, 2017

The Norwich University Regimental Band and Drill Team, will represent the state of Vermont and perform in the 58th Presidential Inauguration, to be held on Friday, Jan. 20, in Washington, D.C., for Donald J. Trump.

“The Norwich University Regimental Band and Drill Team is proud to represent the university and the state of Vermont,” Assistant Commandant and Director of Bands Todd P. Edwards said.

As the oldest collegiate band in the country, the Regimental Band carries on a long tradition of excellence musically, academically and militarily. Founded in 1820, the Band’s motto is “Semper Zoo.”

The Regimental Drill Team “Shock Platoon” was formed in 1937. The talent of Drill Team is considered a showpiece of the university. The team is a perennial powerhouse in U.S. college and university drill competitions, with a motto of: “Fierce Pride.”

Music at Norwich has been a significant part of the curriculum since its founding in 1819. With the arrival of William W. Baylay, the first professor of instrumental music, in 1823, the Regimental Band became an all-brass band and an integral part of the daily life of cadets at Norwich.

Today, the band is a full instrumentation band—woodwinds, brass, and percussion—and it continues to perform in support of the Corps of Cadets at all formations, reviews and special parades. The Regimental Band has performed for the inauguration of several United States presidents, as well as for parades and concerts throughout Vermont and New England.

The Norwich University Regimental Band has been invited to these previous Inauguration ceremonies:

  • 21, 1961: Band and 90-man unit march for John F. Kennedy
  • 20, 1969: Band and unit march for Richard Nixon
  • 20, 1977: Band, color guard, regimental staff, drill team and banner carriers (100 total) march for Jimmy Carter
  • 21, 1985: Band and unit invited to march for Ronald Reagan (parade canceled by subzero cold)
  • 20, 1989: Band, regimental staff and color guard march for George H.W. Bush
  • 20, 2005: Band marches for George W. Bush
  • 21, 2013: Band marches for Barack H. Obama

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.    

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

Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Farnsworth, USA ’86 to speak at Norwich University Veterans Day ceremony

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

Oct. 19, 2016

Norwich University honors all veterans with a Corps of Cadets Review Parade with university leadership as well as special remarks from Brigadier General Jeffrey A. Farnsworth, Norwich Class of 1986. On Friday, November 11, the Norwich community gathers to honor brave men and women, both living and deceased, who have served our nation under arms, and to recognize their sacrifices in the defense of liberty and freedom around the world.

Veterans, the public, and those currently serving in the Armed Forces of the United States are cordially invited to attend the Veterans Day Observance on the Upper Parade Ground at Norwich University on Friday, November 11, 2016, at 3:15 p.m. in honor of the men and women who have served in our armed forces.

The Veterans Day tribute at Norwich will include a review, wreath laying, cannon fire in the Roll of Wars and a firing of three rifle volleys.

As this year marks the 15th anniversary of the attacks on 9/11 and the beginning of the Global War on Terrorism, the tribute will include the unveiling of a plaque in memory of the following seven Norwich men who made the supreme sacrifice during this conflict.

MAJ Charles Robert Soltes, Jr., USAR ’90
SOC Brian R. Bill, USN ’01
1LT Mark H. Dooley, VTARNG ’01
CPT Anthony Palermo, Jr., USA ’02
SGT Adam P. Kennedy, USA ’04
MSG P. Andrew McKenna, USA ’15
SGT Steven J. Deluzio, VTARNG ‘08

Our guest speaker for the tribute will be Brigadier General Jeffrey A. Farnsworth, Director of Army Safety and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center.

Brigadier General Jeffrey A. Farnsworth was raised in Vergennes, Vt. He was commissioned into the Army Corps of Engineers in 1986 after receiving a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Norwich University, and earned a master’s degree in Strategic Studies from the Army War College in 2007.

The uniform for this special event is the Service Class A uniform. Please plan on cold weather and dress accordingly.

Registrations are requested by Thursday, November 4. Please click here (http://bit.ly/2ecKf5X) to let us know you will be attending the dedication.

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.    

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

Video: Why First-Year Science Majors Read “The Martian”

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Norwich University Office of Communications

September 21, 2016

Incoming freshman in Norwich University’s College of Science and Mathematics discuss Andy Weir’s blockbuster about survival, science, engineering, and leadership on the Red Planet. Prof. David Westerman discusses why he recommended the book and NU Board of Fellows member and UVM polymer chemist Chris Allen leads the discussion.