Norwich University Office of Communications
May 11, 2015
NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich officials announced that they will name the university’s newly constructed, $23.2 million civilian student residence hall Dalrymple Hall in honor of current university trustee Peter Dalrymple ’65 and his wife Marlene ‘66, of Houston, Texas, in recognition of their lifetime of philanthropy to the university.
The modern, energy efficient residence located next to South Hall, opened in Fall 2014 as the second of a three-building plan to house civilian students on campus. With 182 bedrooms, Dalrymple Hall has capacity for 285 occupants.
Certified by the U.S. Green Building Council as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), among other aspects, Dalrymple Hall uses strategies that reduce water usage by over 25 percent, and is heated by steam produced from Norwich’s biomass plant.
The Dalrymples gave the lead gift for a fund-raising challenge established by Norwich Trustee Emerita COL (IL) Jennifer N. Pritzker, IL ARNG (Retired), and the Tawani Foundation, which committed $25 million in advance of the University’s $100 million Forging the Future 2019 Bicentennial campaign.
At the time, Peter Dalrymple said: “Marlene and I want to make sure that other young men and women have the same opportunity that we had to develop our strong values and moral compass. This country would be a much better place if all or our leaders in government and industry had Norwich training and values.”
The couple participated in the funding of the $5.7 million renovation of Sabine Field in 2013 from a grass playing field to a synthetic turf field and illuminated stadium and also provided a $1 million challenge for his class to celebrate their 50th reunion.
“The rewards of a Norwich education far exceed any gift we could give back to the university,” said Peter and Marlene Dalrymple. “We are humbled and honored to have this residence named Dalrymple Hall.”
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. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Service” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu.