Norwich in the News: “Vermont Trooper’s Long Road to a College Degree”

Norwich University Office of Communications

July 7, 2015

Burlington-based CBS affiliate WCAX-TV recently profiled Vermont State Trooper Julie Scribner, a one-time Norwich University cadet and single mother who returned to Norwich after a 26-year hiatus to complete her undergraduate degree. Scribner dropped out after her first year at Norwich and later married and started a family. Following her divorce, she enrolled at the Vermont Police Academy and joined the Vermont State Police. The detective sergeant returned to Norwich two years ago to enroll in a bachelors program in criminal justice through the university’s online College of Graduate and Continuing Studies and graduated with the inaugural class last month.

Watch the full video news story here.

Norwich University presents chief information officer for the Joint Chiefs of Staff in June Todd Lecture

Norwich University continues its 2015 Todd Lecture Series with “Leadership in the Digital Age” a presentation by Lieutenant General Mark S. Bowman, Director Command, Control, Communications and Computers (C4) / Cyber and the Chief Information Officer for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on Thursday June 18, 2015 at 10 a.m. in Plumley Armory.

At the Pentagon, Bowman develops C4 capabilities; conducts analysis and assessments; and evaluates C4 requirements, plans, programs and strategies.

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Lieutenant General Mark S. Bowman

Previously, he served as the Director of Architecture, Operations, Networks and Space, for the Office of the Army Chief Information Officer. Bowman played a central role in establishing strategy, policy, and guidance to integrate, build and facilitate the U.S. Army’s LandWarNet network.

Bowman was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army on May 28, 1978. He has served in several joint and operational assignments and has commanded at every level from company to Signal Brigade. He has a bachelor’s degree in history from Norwich University, Vt. and a master’s degree in public administration from Shippensburg University, Pa.

Bowman’s lecture serves as the keynote presentation for this year’s annual residency conference of nearly 600 students representing nine online graduate programs and two bachelor’s degree completion programs at Norwich’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies. Gathering from across the country and the globe under the theme of “Learning to Lead, Leading to Serve,” these Norwich students will gather for a week of capstone/culminating academic work and conferences

Norwich University’s Todd Lecture Series is named in honor of Army Maj. Gen. Russell Todd (USA Ret.) and his wife, Carol, in gratitude for their dedicated service to the university. Todd ’50, serves as Norwich President Emeritus. With this series, Norwich brings the nation’s foremost thought leaders drawn from business, politics, the arts, science, the military and other arenas to its Northfield campus. All events are free and open to the public.

For more information please check the Todd Lecture Series website or call (802) 485-2633.

Norwich University’s Master of Science in Information Security & Assurance Ranked Among Best

Norwich University Office of Communications

March 5, 2015 

NORTHFIELD, Vt. – The online Master of Science in Information Security & Assurance program at Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies ranks seventh in a recent report compiled by on “The 25 Best Online Master of Information Assurance and Security Degree Programs.” The selection was based on several factors, including academic excellence, course offerings, faculty strengths and reputation.

Norwich University’s Master of Science in Information Security & Assurance program helps working adults interested in the many aspects of information security to develop the business acumen and management skills needed to pursue leadership positions in information security and assurance. Emphasis is placed on best practices in information security technology, organizational structure and policy development, the regulatory environment and compliance, and management strategies.

Notable about the schools highlighted in report is their academic excellence designations. Norwich University, also recognized as a best school for cybersecurity by the Ponemon Institute in 2014, is certified by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security as Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE). The national CAE designation program promotes higher education in information assurance, cyber defense and digital forensics.

“This accolade from is a true testament to Norwich University’s legacy as a leader in information assurance education,” said William Clements, dean of the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies. “Our alumni go on to achieve prominent careers in a range of technology-focused areas in the military, private, and public sectors around the world.”

About, an independent organization, is a resource for prospective students seeking a college or university degree on campus or online. Its editors have extensive experience in teaching, research, and publishing at the university level.

About Norwich

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).

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. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Service” here:    

Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) builds upon the institution’s 196 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.