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July 2010 - Vol. 8 - Issue 2

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NU EXCHANGE - this month!

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Whether you are a student, a parent, a faculty or staff member, a friend or a graduate of Norwich University, THE Norwich University EXCHANGE (NUX) is your home for Norwich news, photos, events and information!
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NU OLC Class Notes
NU OLC Class Notes
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Ferdinand Pacione
Added: 7/1/2010 7:58 AM
Reunions and Random Sightings
On Friday, 18 June, 2010 the Class of 19...
Allen Aldenberg
Added: 7/1/2010 7:43 AM
Al Aldenberg '93 & M'08 sent in a ph...
Raymond DeRosa
Added: 6/28/2010 5:10 PM
My wife has posted an audition video on ...
Vincent Sava
Added: 6/27/2010 7:14 PM
Awards and Special Recognition
Colonel Vincent Sava retired from the US...
Alan Johnston
Added: 6/21/2010 1:52 PM
Awards and Special Recognition
The Department of Defense recently honor...
Jerry Runyon
Added: 6/21/2010 9:22 AM
Athletic Achievements
My husband Jerry (NU 60) and I just retu...
Harvey Purtz
Added: 6/20/2010 11:09 PM
Career News, Promotions, Retirement
Lt. Col. Harvey Purtz retired from the r...
Muluneh Ayalew
Added: 6/18/2010 4:45 AM
I am attaching a final paper from Semina...
Benjamin Sipe
Added: 6/17/2010 8:52 AM
Maroon and Gold Spirit Around the World
NU School of Graduate and Continuing Stu...
Omar Connor
Added: 6/16/2010 3:22 PM
NORWICH GIVES BACK! Time, Talent & Treasure - Community Service Opportunities
Massachusetts Police Officer Omar Connor...
Jayson Altieri
Added: 6/15/2010 8:00 AM
Lieutenant Colonel Jayson A. Altieri '89...
Richard Lovisone
Added: 6/15/2010 7:56 AM
Greetings & Updates
Dottie and I have just celebrated our 1s...
Geoffrey Shimp
Added: 6/14/2010 10:32 AM
NORWICH GIVES BACK! Time, Talent & Treasure - Community Service Opportunities
Captain Todd Tedeschi USMC, Lieutenant M...
Donald Derry
Added: 6/12/2010 8:32 AM
In June I left command of the 820 Securi...
Robert Pelletier
Added: 6/9/2010 3:38 PM
Births and Adoptions
Rob Pelletier ('00') and family are prou...
Angela Adams
Added: 6/7/2010 8:41 AM
Athletic Achievements
Angela Adams (NUCC 97) of Oak Ridge, TN ...
Daniel O'Shea
Added: 6/2/2010 9:06 AM
Career News, Promotions, Retirement
Professor Dan O'Shea was recently honore...
Edward Sullivan
Added: 5/26/2010 9:45 AM
Athletic Achievements
Michelle Wood Kanavos, NUCC '81- Captain...
Kevin Morrissey
Added: 5/26/2010 9:27 AM
From the R.I. Portsmouth Abbey School we...
Steven Sevigny
Added: 5/26/2010 9:20 AM
Career News, Promotions, Retirement
COL Frank Muth '86 and CPT Steve Sevigny...

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College Access and Success AmeriCorps Member Positions
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Information Security Policy Management Consultant
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Provide IA guidance, assessments, engine...
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Nurse Educator
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July 2010 Vol. 8 · Issue 2
Hello, welcome to @NU, the Norwich e-Newsletter, your direct link to campus and the entire Norwich Family!  Delivered to your inbox monthly, each issue provides a sampling of news, information and features now available to you on our Online Community. We hope you will use this exciting tool to connect with the University, classmates, friends, and other Norwich parents and families.

In the News

Todd Lecture Series brings Pulitzer Prize-winning author to campus
Three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author Rick Atkinson was the honored guest speaker at Norwich University's School of Graduate and Continuing Studies (SGCS) Week 2 Commencement on Friday, June 25. On Thursday, the best-selling author of five books on military subjects was the featured spring speaker for the popular Todd Lecture Series.
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Journey to the bottom of the earth
Electrical and computer engineering major Stephen Emmons is postponing the first semester of his junior year to join a research team that will explore one of most desolate areas on Earth, the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica, for two months in the fall of 2010.
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NU Alumni News

Grad injured in bomb blast receives Defense Medal for Valor
A project manager overseeing construction of two medical clinics at the Iraqi army base, Alan Johnston '82 pushed everyone to the floor when the first bomb went off. After the second bomb exploded, he quickly began treating people for their injuries, despite suffering head injuries in the first blast.
Johnston, 50, who served in the Army 10 years before leaving the service in 1988, said he is honored to receive this latest medal, which is equal to the Army's Distinguished Service Cross.
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Injured Norwich University grad Ofc. Omar Connor '97July 17 benefit for injured NU grad
The Lunenburg (Mass.) Police Relief Association is holding a benefit for Ofc. Omar Connor '97, who suffered a broken neck in the line of duty on May 5, and faces a lengthy and challenging recovery. The event, featuring music, entertainment, raffles and food, will take place July 17, from 6-11 pm, at the Eastwood Club, 328 Townsend St., Fitchburg. Tickets are $10. All proceeds will benefit the Connor family: Omar, his wife Mandy and their six-month-old daughter Alexis. Donations can be mailed to the Lunenburg Police Relief Association, P.O. Box 316, Lunenburg, MA 01462.
More information about the event
Read a letter from one of Omar's fellow police officers

NU School of Graduate Studies News
Virtual classmates meet face to face at residency
After working exclusively online for a year and a half, the 25 graduate students in the Norwich nursing program are getting to know each other in person. "It was really exciting," said Nida Mouser of Washington. "It's almost like having a friendship and you haven't seen them for a long time."
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SGCS awards master's degrees at June residencies
Kevin Beal '05 & M'08 shoulders the primary responsibility for planning and executing the two residencies, when more than 650 students from 10 programs spend five days on campus. "Nearly all of the graduate students who arrive on campus.have never been to Norwich or Vermont before," says Beal. "Our biggest challenge while they are here is to make sure their expectations are filled and they leave with a positive experience."
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Norwich University ranked top online education provider in U.S.
After reviewing over 2,000 online colleges and universities, recently unveiled the top seven distance learning schools in the country for 2010. The highest ranking online education provider in the U.S. is Norwich University.
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More stories like this can be found at:  

Maroon & Gold Athletic Association News

Norwich Team Store is now open
The Norwich Maroon & Gold Athletic Association has partnered with Boathouse Sports to develop limited-edition Norwich Cadets clothing (Gore-Tex™ jackets, hoodies, caps and more) in a special limited-time online offering. The MGAA store is only available until July 19th, and you'll receive your order a few weeks after that. Whether you want to buy summer, fall, winter or spring gear, the MGAA online store has something for everyone in every season! Support the Norwich Cadets in style!
Norwich Rugby to Celebrate 40 Years
2010 marks the 40th Anniversary of the founding of the Norwich Rugby Club. All of us have memories of the friendships forged on the pitch, the songs we shared and the beverages that enhanced the stories of games won and lost. We take pride knowing we wore the maroon and gold, no matter what the level of competition. To register for the celebration visit
For more information on MGAA events and activities, visit

Become a Fan on Facebook, vist MGAA Facebook

Of Special Interest

Red Sox / Home Base Program reaching out to veteransRed Sox / Home Base Program reaching out to veterans
NU alum Roger Knight '01 is the veterans outreach coordinator for the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program, a partnership dedicated to improving the lives of veterans who live with combat-related stress and/or traumatic brain injuries. Should any Norwich Alumni know of a veteran who is experiencing combat or deployment-related stress or traumatic brain injury, or if you are a family member of a veteran in need of help, please contact the Home Base Program to learn more: You may contact Roger at: 617-743-3826 or
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NU Alumni Needed!
Help recruit the best and brightest by: 
    - Representing NU at college fairs close to you 
    - Contacting "accepted" students to help finalize their decision to attend 
    - Visiting your local high school guidance department with information about NU 
    - Finding college fairs in your area
Want to learn more? Click here for more information about this project.  Want to get involved right away? Click here to register or contact Eddie Habeck at 802.485.2069

NU Club News
Summertime Norwich Events in Your Local Area
Barbecues are warmed up, baseball tickets are being held and restaurants have been reserved - it's summertime and alumni are ready to get together. This summer dozens of events are planned to bring alumni, students, family members and friends together to celebrate the season and to welcome the newest members of the Norwich family - the Class of 2014! We hope you can join us for the event closest to you!
Check out the full event calendar here!
For more information about Norwich Clubs around the world:

Upcoming Norwich Events

NU Club of Arizona Student Sendoff and Alumni Dessert Social
7/15/2010 7:00 PM
NU Clubs of Boston and the North Shore Student Sendoff and Alumni Picnic
7/17/2010 11:00 AM
NU Club of Northern California Student Sendoff and Alumni BBQ
7/17/2010 11:00 AM
NU Club of Southern New Hampshire Student Sendoff & Alumni Brunch
7/18/2010 10:00 AM
NU Club of the First Coast & Golden Isles Student Sendoff and Alumni Lunch
7/18/2010 1:00 PM
NU Club of Seattle/Tacoma Night at the Ballpark
7/23/2010 5:30 PM
NU Club of Central Massachusetts Student Sendoff and Alumni BBQ
7/24/2010 3:00 PM
NU Club of Western New York Student Sendoff and Alumni BBQ
7/25/2010 1:00 PM
NU Club of Central Virginia Alumni BBQ and Student Sendoff
7/25/2010 4:00 PM
NU Club of Cape Cod, SE Massachusetts and the Islands Norwich Family Dinner
7/29/2010 5:30 PM
NU Club of Tampa Student Sendoff and Alumni Potluck
7/30/2010 5:00 PM
NU Club of the Hudson Valley Student Sendoff and Alumni BBQ
7/31/2010 11:00 AM
NU Club of the Delaware Valley Student Sendoff and Alumni Picnic
7/31/2010 12:00 PM
NU Club of New Jersey Student Sendoff and Alumni Picnic
7/31/2010 2:00 PM
NU Club of Alaska Student Sendoff at the Arctic Thunder Air Show
7/31/2010 3:30 PM
NU Club of Central Florida Student Sendoff and Alumni Cookout
7/31/2010 5:00 PM
NU Club of Washington, DC Student Sendoff and Alumni Cookout
8/1/2010 11:00 AM
NU Club of Southeastern Virginia Student Sendoff and Alumni Cookout
8/1/2010 3:00 PM
NU Club of the Gold Coast Student Sendoff and Alumni Social
8/1/2010 4:00 PM
NU Club of Burlington, VT Student Sendoff and Alumni Cruise
8/2/2010 6:00 PM

For all NU Events, including monthly gatherings, visit
Support Norwich - Bearing the Torch

Civic Engagement: a top fund-raising priority
Service to others is a tradition at Norwich as old as the University itself. Today's students are helping their neighbors in Northfield, as well as people on the other side of the planet.
In the tradition of Alden Partridge, Norwich has established the Center for Civic Engagement, a central office that coordinates and advances activities related to community service and campus climate.
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Times are changing...
...but Norwich University remains solidly loyal to its values and traditions. Establishing a charitable gift annuity through Norwich helps create financial strength through guaranteed fixed income for life, while at the same time ensuring that Norwich and its mission withstand the test of time.
Benefits Include:
• Investing in our students today
• Guaranteed income for life
• Risk-free, smart investment
• Tax benefits
For more information about this and other gift options, please contact Jessica Johnson '02, Planned Giving Officer, at 802.485.2328 or

In Memoriam

Norwich University has received word of the deaths of the following individuals.  Complete obituaries, if available, can be found by clicking on the links. For more information, or to notify the University of a recent passing, please contact

In Memoriam
Class of 1943 - Thomas P. Mayo, 89, Northfield, VT, 5/28/2010
Class of 1958 - Rock C. Wheeler, 73, Alexandria, VA, 5/24/2010
Class of 1960 - Richard P. Howe, 71, Maynard, MA, 6/1/2010
Class of 1960 - Richard C. Edwards, 72, of Rockport, TX, 6/22/2010

Edwin "Ted" Marsden, 71, Professor of Mathematics, of Northfield, VT, 6/7/2010

Friends of the University 
Mary C. Dillman, 89, widow of Oscar David Dillman '44, Fraser, MI, 4/29/2010

In Memoriam:
Memorial Announcements and Obituaries
The Norwich University Cemetery
The Ernest Harmon Memorial Wall

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