Norwich welcomes students in online programs for a capstone week of academic face time

Daphne LarkinCollege of Graduate and Continuing Studies, Front Page, Press Releases, Top Story, Z2

Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) welcomes to campus today nearly 600 students representing nine online graduate programs and two bachelor’s degree completion programs for its annual residency conference June 15—19.

The students traveling to Norwich’s Northfield, Vt., campus represent all 50 states, including the nation’s capital and Puerto Rico, and six international countries. Here, they will present papers and projects, engage in academic debate, participate in hands-on leadership activities, observe faculty presentations, and graduate.

The conference includes a public keynote presentation.

The CGCS residency conference theme this year is “Learning to Lead, Leading to Serve,” and includes a keynote presentation by U.S. Army Lieutenant General Mark S. Bowman, Director Command, Control, Communications and Computers (C4) / Cyber, Chief Information Officer, Joint Staff, J6/CIO, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

LTG Bowman presents his address Thursday, June 18, at 10:00 a.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 academic community in diverse dialogue. The lecture is free and open to the public and will be streamed live online.

LTG Bowman earned a Bachelor’s Degree in History from Norwich and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army in 1978. He has served in several joint and operational assignments and has commanded at every level from company to Signal Brigade. He holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Shippensburg University, Pa.

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.

This year, Norwich’s online Master of Science in Information Security & Assurance program was ranked among the top 10 online programs in the field in a recent report compiled by TheBestSchools.org.

Also this year, Norwich’s online MBA, Project Management concentration was accredited by the Project Management Institute Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC), the leading professional association worldwide for the project management field.

2015 Residency by the numbers:

  • 575 students will represent all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico, and six international countries.
  • An additional 156 guests will gather on campus during residency week.
  • 65 faculty members will participate.
  • Nine master’s programs will be represented: diplomacy, history, military history, business administration, civil engineering, public administration, information security and assurance, leadership, and nursing.
  • Two bachelor’s degree programs will be represented: strategic studies and defense analysis, and criminal justice.
  • 100 students will join four professional honor societies.
  • 160 different academic sessions, panels and discussions will convene.
  • 15 Norwich employees will graduate.

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