Norwich University Welcomes ~800 Students in the Class of 2022

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

August 20, 2018

Norwich University begins the 2018-2019 academic year on Monday, Aug. 27, with approximately 800 new students comprising the Class of 2022.

These new students bring the total number of students enrolled in campus-based programs to about 2,400 students, which is the full capacity of the residential campus.

The Class of 2022 hails from 41 states across the United States and 14 countries abroad. The top 10 sending states are: Massachusetts, Vermont, New York, New Hampshire, Connecticut, New Jersey, Texas, Maine, Pennsylvania and California. The top five majors are: Criminal Justice, ‘Undeclared,’ Nursing, Computer Security and Information Assurance, and Management.

The Class of 2022 begins its Norwich career during the final year of the university’s largest comprehensive fundraising campaign in its history. “Forging the Future” aims to raise $100 million by the university’s bicentennial in 2019. Students arrived on campus to a brand new academic building, Mack Hall, as well as to renovations to existing buildings. Mack Hall features interactive classrooms; case-study spaces; pocket lounges; a high-tech, cyber-security War Room; and a 400-seat auditorium and performing arts center to host plays and musical events, symposiums and lectures, panel discussions and collaborative interaction. These construction projects have been completed as a result of and under the Forging the Future campaign.

“Norwich’s continuing ability to attract high-performing and motivated students to Vermont and our values-based education is evidence that our academic programs and experiential approach to education remain relevant to our mission of building and defending the republic,” President Richard W. Schneider said. With the arrival of the Class of 2022, Schneider begins his 27th year as Norwich’s president, one of the longest-serving presidents in the United States.

The Class of 2022 by the numbers:

  • Approximately 500 rooks – first year students in the Norwich University Corps of Cadets
  • Approximately 300 civilian students
  • 72 transfer students
  • 48 commuter students
  • 27 international students
  • 64 ROTC scholarships
  • 15 Civic Scholars
  • 14 Honors Program

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, M’17
Director of Media Relations & Community Affairs
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
dlarkin@norwich.edu

Norwich University’s Sullivan Museum & History Center Presents New Exhibit, “Innovators of Norwich: Building a Nation”

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

August 16, 2018

The Norwich University Sullivan Museum and History Center presents “Innovators of Norwich: Building a Nation,” the second exhibition in a two-part series, with an opening reception Friday, Aug. 31, from 4 – 6 p.m. Light refreshments will be served during the opening reception.

With so many innovative contributions made to the world by Norwich alumni, the Sullivan Museum and History Center needed two exhibits to feature the most compelling stories. This exhibition focuses on advances in railroad engineering, science, architecture, and infrastructure. Highlighted will be the contributions made by Russell Porter (NU 1891), Edward Dean Adams (NU 1864), William Rutherford Meade (NU 1864), and Grenville Dodge (NU 1851).

In addition, past and present innovative projects produced in Norwich University’s Design Build program–which combines students and faculty in architecture, construction management, civil engineering, and business management–will be featured. Come learn about the award-winning Delta T-90 solar house, the WheelPad, and CASA802 tiny houses, among other fascinating innovations.

This exhibition will remain on display until December 21, 2018.

The state’s only Smithsonian Affiliate, the Sullivan Museum and History Center features permanent exhibitions and changing exhibitions. The museum is free and open to the public Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. and Saturdays between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. (during the academic year), excluding holidays. For more information, please visit http://www.norwich.edu/museum.

Image caption: The 200-inch prime-focus observing capsule was designed by Russell Porter (NU 1891). The astronomer rides in the capsule at the top of the telescope when taking photographs or using other equipment at the prime focus of the telescope. Courtesy of Archives, California Institute of Technology.

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, M’17
Director of Media Relations & Community Affairs
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
dlarkin@norwich.edu

New Affordability Initiative Expands Access, Opportunity at Norwich University

Nation’s oldest private military college launches income share agreement program to tackle affordability, retention, and completion

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

July 17, 2018

Norwich University, the oldest private military college in the United States, today announced a new income share agreement initiative aimed at improving affordability, student retention, and degree completion. Beginning in fall 2018, Norwich undergraduate students will have the opportunity to opt-in to an innovative financing model in which they will pay reduced tuition in exchange for a set percentage of income after graduation over a set period of time.

As financial barriers and loan aversion continue to pose challenges for students’ college-going aspirations, persistence, and degree attainment, higher education institutions are turning to new strategies in an effort to expand access, increase affordability, and reduce the risk associated with paying for college. A growing number of colleges and universities have recently implemented ISAs as a new, student-centric model that aligns costs with outcomes.

“Norwich University is committed to offering this new way to help pay for college in a way that aligns incentives and helps reduce financial barriers to degree completion,” Norwich University Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer Lauren Wobby said. “The new Norwich ISA program has the potential to increase educational access and attainment for our students.”

To develop its ISA program, Norwich tapped Vemo Education, a Virginia-based education technology company that works with higher education institutions to design, implement, and maintain income share agreement initiatives. Last year, Vemo powered $23 million of ISAs at a cross-section of colleges and universities across the country, including Purdue University, Lackawanna College in Pennsylvania, and Clarkson University in New York.

“In many cases, the college degree remains a prerequisite for social and economic mobility — but rising costs and questions about affordability often lead students to underinvest in their higher education or not finish their degree program,” Co-founder and CEO of Vemo Education Tonio DeSorrento said. “Income share agreements can address this challenge, supporting college-going aspiration among the students who can benefit the most from higher education.”

Known as the “birthplace of ROTC” (Reserve Officers’ Training Corps), Norwich University was founded in 1819 and now serves more than 2,400 undergraduates. The university’s new program, the first ISA initiative offered at one of the nation’s six designated senior military colleges, includes opportunities for sophomores, juniors, and seniors to opt into income share agreements. Seniors will also have access to a specialized ISA program designed to close funding gaps in their final semesters and help them complete their degree.

About Vemo Education

Vemo Education is an educational technology company that partners with colleges and universities to design, implement, and maintain income-based financing programs to address institutional goals ranging from educational access and opportunity to degree completion. Vemo Education’s team is committed to working with schools to use income-based financing to increase educational access, attainment, and reduce the risk of financing higher education. Learn more at www.vemo.com. 

Media contact:

Jenna Talbot, 202.479.7173, jenna@whiteboardadvisors.com 

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, M’17
Director of Media Relations & Community Affairs
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
dlarkin@norwich.edu

Professor Dennis Showalter Wins 2018 Pritzker Military Museum and Library Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

July 11, 2018

Dennis Showalter, author, military historian, and senior instructor of military history for Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies, has been named the recipient of the 2018 Pritzker Military Museum & Library Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing, called the Pritzker Literature Award for short. The award includes a gold medallion, a citation, and a $100,000 honorarium.

Now in its twelfth year, the Pritzker Literature Award is given in recognition of the contributions of a living author whose body of work advances the public profile of military history and contributes to a greater understanding of affairs therein. Colonel (IL) Jennifer N. Pritzker, IL ARNG (Retired), a distinguished entrepreneur and philanthropist, President and CEO of TAWANI Enterprises, Inc. and founder and chair of Pritzker Military Museum & Library, will present Showalter with the award at the organization’s Liberty Gala on November 3 in Chicago.

Showalter began teaching for Norwich’s online Master of Arts in Military History program in 2010, where he has taught seminars in “Total War” and “Introduction to History and Methods” and served as an adviser for directed readings and capstone projects. Additionally, he is Professor Emeritus at Colorado College and a former president, vice president, and trustee of the Society for Military History.

Showalter is internationally recognized for his research, which focuses on the delicate interrelationship between the military and civil society. He is the author of more than 16 major publications, including “Patton and Rommel: Men of War in the 20th Century;” “The Wars of German Unification;” “Armor and Blood: Kursk, 1943;” and “Frederick the Great: A Military History.” His forthcoming book, “The German Failure in Belgium, August 1914,” is co-authored by Joseph P. and Janet A. Robinson and will be released in September 2018.

Through his prolificacy as an author and global renown as a scholar, Showalter has been integral in exalting military history as an academic discipline. For his efforts, he has been awarded the Samuel Eliot Morrison Prize from the Society for Military History, as well as the American Historical Association’s Paul Birdsall Prize in European Military and Strategic History. Moreover, Showalter’s stints teaching at the United States Air Force Academy, the United States Military Academy, and the Marine Corps University have allowed him to promote military history’s many critical applications as they pertain to scholars, soldiers and citizens alike.

The Pritzker Military Museum and Library is a nonprofit center where citizens and soldiers come together to learn about military history and affairs. The Pritzker Literature Award is sponsored by the Pritzker Military Foundation, which supports organizations that preserve military history and provides essential resource to active military, veterans and families of service members in all branches of the United States Armed Forces. To learn more, or to watch 2008 Literature Award recipient, Allan Millett, announce Showalter as winner of the 2018 prize, visit pritzkermilitary.org.

Norwich University has other ties to the Pritzker Literature Award, as 1958 Norwich graduate Carlo D’Este earned the distinction in 2011. Furthermore, as Norwich University prepares to celebrate 200 years in 2019, Colonel (IL) Jennifer N. Pritzker, IL ARNG (Retired) and Norwich University trustee emerita, helped launch the university’s largest campaign with an unprecedented $25 million challenge gift in 2014. Norwich recently announced that Pritzker’s name will be one of 78 names engraved on a granite staircase in commemoration of Norwich University’s bicentennial.

About TAWANI Enterprises

TAWANI Enterprises, Inc., headquartered in Chicago, specializes in the development, investment, management and preservation of real estate properties in the Chicago area. The company represents a diversified portfolio of iconic brands, such as the Stone Heritage Collection, TAWANI’s hospitality arm of thoughtfully designed lodging and event spaces, the Pritzker Military Museum & Library, the TAWANI Foundation and the Pritzker Military Foundation. Properties under the Stone Heritage Collection include Stone Terrace, Stone Porch by the Lake, Lang House, The Emil Bach House, Mayne Stage and The Lincoln Way Inn. For more information, visit http://www.tawanienterprises.com.

About the Pritzker Military Museum and Library
Founded in 2003, the Pritzker Military Museum and Library, located in downtown Chicago, is a nonprofit center where citizens and soldiers come together to learn about military history and affairs. The Museum and Library feature an extensive collection of books, programs, artifacts, and rotating exhibits covering many eras and branches of the military. Programs include a lending library, the archives, recorded TV shows, podcasts and oral histories, and museum exhibits. To learn more about the Pritzker Military Museum and Library, visit www.pritzkermilitary.org or @PritzkerMilitaryLibrary on Facebook.

About Pritzker Military Foundation
The Pritzker Military Foundation is a 501(c)(3) grant making organization furthering the mission and vision of the Pritzker Military Museum and Library. The foundation supports organizations that preserve military history and provide essential resource to active military, veterans and families of service members in all branches of the United States Armed Forces. The Pritzker Military Foundation has given more than $4.2 million since its inception in 2017 and has pledged another $7 million in commitments through 2021. To learn more, visit http://www.tawanifoundation.org/about-us/pritzker-military-foundation.

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 nearly 200-year academic heritage with innovative online programs. CGCS offers master’s degrees in a variety of areas; bachelor’s degree completion programs; graduate certificates; 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, M’17
Director of Media Relations & Community Affairs
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
dlarkin@norwich.edu

Norwich University Receives $20k Grant from TD Bank Charitable Foundation for Design Build Tiny House Project

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

July 9, 2018

Norwich University has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the TD Bank Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank® to fund the design and building of additional tiny houses by students and faculty in the School of Architecture + Art and the David Crawford School of Engineering.

The grant will support the Creating Affordable Sustainable Architecture (CASA) Initiative, a program within the College of Professional Schools that focuses on research and development of affordable housing for low-income families in Vermont. The first micro-house module produced through the CASA Initiative, the 324-square-foot CASA 802 (pictured), earned the 2016 People’s Choice Award from the Vermont Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIAVT) and is now occupied by a low-income owner at the Shelburnewood Mobile Home Coop in Shelburne, Vermont.

A second iteration of a Norwich tiny house, the 288-square-foot SuCASA (Single-Unit CASA), made with nearly all locally sourced, sawn and produced materials will also be located in Shelburnewood. Additional versions of the house are now available from Fontaine Millwork & Forestry, a family-run sawmill in East Montpelier, Vt.

With this most recent grant, Norwich University is partnering with Down Street Design and the Mad River Valley Planning District to provide affordable housing at the Verdmont Mobile Home Park in Waitsfield, VT. With the building’s particularly tight envelope and an approximate annual electricity cost of $564, the tiny house directly aligns with Vermont’s 2015 Comprehensive Energy Plan goals to reduce total energy consumption per capita by 15% by 2025 and by more than one third by 2050.

“In the true Norwich traditions of experiential learning and service to others, we are offering students credit to research, develop and produce a house that offers a solution to the housing crisis in Vermont, and this generous gift from TD Bank Charitable Foundation is helping to make that possible,” said Aron Temkin, an architect, professor and dean of the College of Professional Schools at Norwich University.

“For over 20 years, design/build has been part of the College of Professional Schools’ curriculum,” School of Architecture + Art Director Cara Armstrong said.

Norwich students have been addressing Vermont community needs through the construction of full-scale projects such as a day-camp classroom and community building in Randolph; outdoor classrooms in Northfield and Twinfield; a passive solar addition to a local library in Roxbury; a mobile, solar-powered laboratory that travels throughout Vermont and New England; and the Delta T-90, its award winning entry into the 2013 U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon.

The CASA project’s primary objective is to develop a regionally derived, affordable housing model that will serve Vermont end-users.

“We ultimately aim to develop a modular system of tiny houses, units that can stand alone or be combined to create larger, cohesive structures depending on the needs of the occupant,” said Armstrong. “We have committed to continuing our work with students and faculty across disciplines to design and build adaptable and sustainable housing to be affordable by a family living at 80% of Vermont’s median income level and below.”

“TD is committed to driving positive change through working collaborations that enrich the lives of our diverse communities across Vermont,” said Phil Daniels, Market President, TD Bank. “We are honored to be a part of this effort, created by Norwich University, to help provide affordable housing for low-to-moderate income families and individuals in Vermont.”

About the TD Charitable Foundation

The TD Charitable Foundation is the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, one of the 10 largest commercial banking organizations in the United States. Since its inception in 2002, the Foundation has distributed more than $193.8 million and 19,000 grants in charitable donations from Maine to Florida. The Foundation’s mission aligns with The Ready Commitment, a new multi-year program that TD launched in March 2018 to help individuals and communities prosper. As part of The Ready Commitment, TD targets CDN $1 billion (US $775 million) in total by 2030 towards community giving in four areas critical to opening doors for an inclusive tomorrow – Financial Security, a more Vibrant Planet, Connected Communities and Better Health. Through The Ready Commitment, TD’s aspiration is to link business, products, services, and community giving to help people feel more confident – not just about their finances, but about their future and their ability to achieve their personal goals in a changing world. For further information, visit TD.com/thereadycommitment.  More information on the TD Charitable Foundation, including the online grant application, is available at TDBank.com.

About TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®

TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, is one of the 10 largest banks in the U.S., providing more than 9 million customers with a full range of retail, small business and commercial banking products and services at more than 1,200 convenient locations throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Metro D.C., the Carolinas and Florida. In addition, TD Bank and its subsidiaries offer customized private banking and wealth management services through TD Wealth®, and vehicle financing and dealer commercial services through TD Auto Finance. TD Bank is headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J. To learn more, visit TDBank.com. Find TD Bank on Facebook at facebook.com/TDBank and on Twitter at twitter.com/TDBank_US.

TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, is a member of TD Bank Group and a subsidiary of The Toronto-Dominion Bank of Toronto, Canada, a top 10 financial services company in North America. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges under the ticker symbol “TD”. To learn more, visit TD.com.

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, 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.

Media Contact:
Daphne Larkin, M’17
Director of Media Relations & Community Affairs
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
dlarkin@norwich.edu

Norwich University Center for Civic Engagement to Establish Three New Collegiate Chapters

~Girls Who Code, Habitat for Humanity, and Amnesty International to Join Campus~

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

June 28, 2018

Norwich University’s Center for Civic Engagement will establish collegiate chapters of non-profit organizations Girls Who Code, Habitat for Humanity, and Amnesty International beginning this fall.

Recently celebrating its 16th year, the Center for Civic Engagement is Norwich University’s hub of community service, service-learning and service abroad opportunities. Signature activities of the Center include the biannual American Red Cross Blood Drive and Bone Marrow Drive. Norwich University was recently recognized by the American Red Cross as an “Everyday Hero” for hosting the state’s largest collegiate blood drive and for installing a record-breaking number of smoke detectors in homes of the town of Williamstown in response to a fatal fire there.

“Each of these new student-led and driven organizations brings with them new and exciting opportunities for students to engage in meaningful service, on a local, national and international scale,” Center Director Nicole DiDomenico said. “What’s really inspiring about these particular organizations, and the students who are responsible for bringing them to our campus, is that they represent what’s really important to our student volunteers: a focus on human rights, ending homelessness in the U.S. and abroad, and providing programming for young girls wishing to enter computer programming. I cannot think of a better way to enter into our 200th year than to be launching such a wonderful triad of student volunteer programming than this!”

Service to others before self is a cornerstone of a Norwich education, and as such the Center for Civic Engagement plays a critical role in galvanizing the energy and efforts of students and of the entire Norwich community in thousands of hours of community service annually. Leadership and service projects are local, national, and international in scope and consist of work with the elderly, youth, homeless, hungry, differently-abled, economically disadvantaged, and partnering nonprofit organizations.

Student-led Service Groups are Open to All Students and Include:

  • Norwich University Emergency Medical Services (NU EMS)
  • Rotaract (a collegiate program in partnership with Rotary International)
  • Buddy Up Youth Mentoring Program
  • NU Scouting Association (for all Boy Scout and Girl Scout program participants)
  • Violence Intervention Peer Advocates (VIPA)
  • Unify (NU’s Special Olympics Club)

Additional Programs and Events Offered Annually Through the CCE Include:

  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) (training and certification through the Internal Revenue Service in partnership with Capstone Community Action of Barre, Vt.)
  • The Legacy March
  • Civic Scholars Program
  • Community-based Work-study
  • Bi-annual Blood and Bone Marrow Drives
  • The Annual Clothing Drop ‘N Swap (Fall)
  • Trash to Treasure (Spring)
  • Mayo Ball (for local seniors on Valentine’s Day)
  • Alternative Breaks (Thanksgiving and Spring)
  • NU VISIONS Abroad (an international, interdisciplinary service-learning program)

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, 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.

Media Contact:
Daphne Larkin, M’17
Director of Media Relations & Community Affairs
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
dlarkin@norwich.edu

Norwich University Appoints John Hart as New Museum Director

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

June 27, 2018

Norwich University has appointed John Hart as director of the Sullivan Museum and History Center.

Hart has worked in the museum field for the past 15 years. He most recently served as museum registrar for the Sullivan Museum and History Center, where he organized the collection of over 15,000 objects and undertook one of the first major inventories of the collection in the history of the university. In the last four and a half years, he cataloged nearly 4,000 new acquisitions for the collection ranging from major pieces of art to uniforms to one-of-a-kind objects related to alumni spanning the university’s 200-year history.

Hart holds a Master of Arts in History Museum Studies from The Cooperstown Graduate Program and a Bachelor of Arts in History from St. Michael’s College.

As museum director he is responsible for providing leadership, coordination, oversight and vision for the operations and future initiatives of the museum.

“As director, I want to see the museum become a place where people can come and learn not just about Norwich, but about the contributions Norwich alumni, faculty, staff, and current students have made to society, both at home and abroad,” Hart said. “I want visitors to understand that Norwich’s influence goes far beyond Northfield and has significant impact the world over.”

Norwich University’s Sullivan Museum and History Center is the only museum in Vermont to be named a Smithsonian Affiliate. The museum has permanent exhibitions and changing exhibitions. The museum is open to the public from 8 until 4 Monday through Friday, but is closed on holidays. Admission is free.  For more information, please visit http://www.norwich.edu/museum.

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, 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.

Media Contact:
Daphne Larkin, M’17
Director of Media Relations & Community Affairs
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
dlarkin@norwich.edu

Norwich University to Host Over 500 Online Students for Residency Conference, Celebrates 20 Years

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

June 11, 2018

Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) will host its annual Residency Conference June 18-22. The week represents the culmination of CGCS students’ experiences in online learning, with over 505 individuals gathering on the Northfield, Vt., campus to partake in presentations, academic conferences, networking events and commencement exercises.

The theme of this year’s residency conference, “Build on the Past; Lead into the Future,” serves as a complement to the university’s Year of Legacy—a celebration highlighting Norwich’s history of innovation and achievement as its 2019 bicentennial approaches. In keeping with these themes, the residency conference will feature a number of programmatic and interdisciplinary sessions, as well as experiential learning activities, the likes of which typify Norwich’s commitment to exploring new frontiers.

Students in the business administration program will have the opportunity to apply concepts derived from coursework to hands-on experience working with Vermont Village, a quickly-expanding local cannery that specializes in Vermont grown, organic products such as vinegars, sauces and butters. Students will concentrate on areas such as project and resource management, marketing, leadership, operations and finance as they help Vermont Village identify obstacles to operational growth and prosperity. Additional exercises in forensics and cyber security will allow students in public administration, criminal justice, and information security and assurance to test their knowledge in real-world scenarios.

The 2018 Residency Conference will also feature the 6th Annual Leadership Summit, offered by the Norwich University Leadership and Change Institute (LCI). The Leadership Summit empowers multi-disciplinary groups of students to help organizations address internal leadership challenges. Similar events include the Cyber Security Summit—which brings together luminaries in the fields of business, information security and assurance, and public administration to discuss the challenges relative to the rapid evolution of cyber security—and the ALARA World Congress. ALARA—the Action Learning, Action Research Association—is a global organization committed to the principles of collaborative learning and transformational leadership in service to a more equitable international society.

In disciplines such as international relations, history, civil engineering, diplomacy and nursing, students will present research and capstone projects that demonstrate the apogee of their academic experiences at Norwich; students in diplomacy and international relations also participate in comprehensive case studies relevant to their fields.

Entrepreneur, magician and motivational speaker Vinh Giang will deliver the keynote presentation. Giang’s presentations combine cutting-edge business insight with dazzling displays of magic to create his signature brand of performance-enhanced communication—a valuable tool that has helped thousands transform their personal and professional lives.

Giang will deliver his address Tuesday, June 19, at 7 p.m. in Plumley Armory on the Norwich campus as part of Norwich’s Todd Lecture Series, a program that brings distinguished speakers to campus to participate in rigorous philosophic and academic dialogue with the community. This event is free and open to the public, and will be livestreamed on the Todd Lecture Series website.

While Norwich’s Year of Legacy serves as a celebration of the university’s traditions and successes, the theme carries special significance for the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies—now in its 20th year of operation. Having endured significant technological changes and shifts in academic thought and practice, CGCS is proud to bring Captain Alden Partridge’s pioneering spirit and vision for service-driven leadership to cyberspace in order to reach a broader audience of adult learners. The 2018 Residency Conference boasts some impressive figures:

  • 505 students will represent all 50 states, Washington, D.C., Guam, and nine countries across five continents.
  • 51% of the graduating class has served or is currently serving in the military.
  • An additional 112 guests will gather on campus during Residency.
  • 51 faculty members will participate.
  • 60 students will receive their second degree from Norwich University.
  • 142 unique academic sessions, panels and discussions will convene during the week.

Comprised of working professionals from all walks of life and myriad industries, the 2018 graduating class will become part of a legacy of leadership, service and experiential learning that has lasted nearly 200 years. The Class of 2018 graduates include active duty and veteran military personnel, CEOs, healthcare professionals, law enforcement officers and special agents, entrepreneurs, and educators.

Norwich University is a nationally recognized leader in online graduate and undergraduate education. Often touted by CGCS graduates as a highlight of their Norwich experience, the Residency Conference is unique among online programs for creating esprit de corps amongst students while allowing them to fully synthesize the knowledge gained during their 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 nearly 200-year academic heritage with innovative online programs. CGCS offers master’s degrees in a variety of areas; bachelor’s degree completion programs; graduate certificates; 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, M’17
Director of Media Relations & Community Affairs
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
dlarkin@norwich.edu

General Richard I. Neal to Give Commencement Address for Norwich’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

June 8, 2018

Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) is proud to announce that author, highly decorated U.S. Marine and Norwich Trustee General Richard I. Neal will deliver the university’s 2018 Commencement address to over 500 graduating students on Friday, June 22, 2018.

Born in Hull, Massachusetts, Neal studied history and education at Northeastern University in Boston before commissioning as a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps in 1965. In the ensuing 33 years, Neal commanded at every level within the Marine Corps—battery, battalion, brigade—and was the Commanding General of the Second Marine Division. He served two tours in Vietnam and was twice honored with the United States’ third-highest award for gallantry, the Silver Star Medal. Among his many decorations, Neal has received the Defense Distinguished Service Medal; the Bronze Star (with valor device); the Defense Superior Service Medal (with one oak leaf cluster); and the Purple Heart.

During Operation Desert Storm, Neal served as the deputy director of operations for General Norman Schwarzkopf; in this capacity, Neal was responsible for briefing the international press on the war. He was promoted to four-star rank in 1996 and assumed the duties of assistant commandant of the Marine Corps until his retirement in 1998.

Since retiring from the Marine Corps, Neal has served as the president of three private sector companies that deal in the licensing of intellectual property, as well as chairman of the board for the Military Officers Association of America. Currently, he serves on the board of directors for several organizations to include Humanetics Corporation and Steel Partners Holding, LP; and he serves on the Norwich University board of trustees. Neal was the senior mentor for the United States Marine Corps for five years and is currently a senior fellow for the National Defense University. He recently published a memoir entitled, “What Now, Lieutenant?” lessons from which he will share with graduates at the 2018 commencement ceremony.

The June 22 commencement ceremony is the culmination of the weeklong annual Residency Conference, where over 500 students representing 12 online graduate programs and four bachelor’s degree completion programs at Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies will come together for a week of academic capstone work and conferences. Gathering from across the country and around the globe under the theme of “Build on the Past. Lead into the Future,” these Norwich students will have the opportunity to meet and network with peers, faculty and staff on the Norwich University campus in Northfield, Vt.

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 nearly 200-year academic heritage with innovative online programs. CGCS offers master’s degrees in a variety of areas; bachelor’s degree completion programs; graduate certificates; 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, M’17
Director of Media Relations & Community Affairs
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
dlarkin@norwich.edu

Norwich University to Host Forensic Exercise with Law Enforcement and Hacking Workshop with State of Vermont

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

June 4, 2018

Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) will host its second annual Forensics Exercise and the third annual Hack-a-Thon as part of the 2018 Residency Conference. These events will take place June 18-20 on the Norwich campus.

Furthering Norwich’s commitment to innovative educational experiences, these exercises are fully immersive and provide master’s degree candidates in Information Security & Assurance, Public Administration and Criminal Justice with the opportunity to apply the knowledge they’ve gained in the classroom to a series of real-world scenarios.

The Hack-a-Thon provides individuals in the Master of Science in Information Security & Assurance (MSISA) program’s Vulnerability Management concentration with the opportunity to conduct vulnerability assessments and penetration tests on the information technology of a Vermont state agency. This relationship is mutually beneficial; MSISA students gain practical experience in assessing threats to cyber security while the participating state agency will learn more about vulnerabilities in its information technology systems, and how to rectify said insufficiencies. This hands-on experience allows participants to explore the boundaries of ethics in cyber security, as well as develop a sense of business acumen and communication techniques that can complement their technological prowess. Consequently, students are better able to gather and analyze cyber intelligence and extrapolate outcomes based on data trends and observable evidence.

The Forensics Exercise represents the continuing evolution of Norwich’s foundational experiential learning, combining principles of incident response, computer forensics, criminal justice and public safety. The exercise begins with the discovery of a (staged) crime scene at which student investigators from the Criminal Justice, Public Administration and Information Security and Assurance master’s programs gather physical and digital evidence before embarking on an in-depth investigation that will span the Norwich campus. The scenario for this year’s exercise is written by Vermont mystery author, Archer Mayor and will test participants’ ability to protect evidence assets and incorporate emerging trends in forensic investigation. Supporting the participants in their endeavor will be local and state police—such as the Northfield Police Department and the Vermont State Police—as well as personnel from the State Attorney General’s office. Through this cooperation, student forensic investigators will gain access to sophisticated technology and valuable professional mentoring as they explore investigative practices and procedures.

As part of the forensics exercise, miscellaneous evidence will be scattered throughout the Norwich campus. Should you see something you believe constitutes an emergency, please dial 911. If you see something unusual but do not believe it to be an emergency situation, please contact Dr. Rosemarie Pelletier at 703-728-9304 or Professor George Silowash at 802-485-2638.

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 nearly 200-year academic heritage with innovative online programs. CGCS offers master’s degrees in a variety of areas; bachelor’s degree completion programs; graduate certificates; 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, M’17
Director of Media Relations & Community Affairs
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
dlarkin@norwich.edu