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February 2011 - Vol. 8 - Issue 9

the Norwich familY e-Newsletter 

Alumni, Students, Faculty, Staff & Friends 

Norwich University Women's Ice Hockey Cadets Skate for the Cure January 22, 2011.

February 2011 Vol. 8 • Issue 9
The Norwich University EXCHANGE:

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Reardon, Kenneth
Walker, Bruce
Bayer, Brandy
Molinari, Patrick
Hodges, Jeff
Flores, Dawn
Kilar, Walter
Drogan, James
Presti, Alexis
Smith, Tracee
Daniels, Greta
Di Leva, Anthony
Beck, John
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Okafor, Kingsley

NUX: TIPS & tricks
We are excited to launch the new & improved redesign of, now known as NUX: The EXCHANGE.  Norwich's online community just got better!

Whether you are a student, a parent, faculty or a staff member, a friend or a graduate of Norwich University, The EXCHANGE is your home for Norwich news, photos, events and information!

Easier to use, and easier on the eyes, the new look and feel was engineered with you in mind.

We hope you will like what we've done, but we definitely want to hear your feedback!

Contact the NU Alumni Office at 877.485.2019 or with your comments and suggestions!  
NUX: class notes
Weddings, reunions, deployments, births and promotions: share your milestones with Norwich and your friends! Post and view Class Notes online anytime, log on to NUX at:
Jayson Altieri
Reunions and Random Sightings
Norwich alumni Jake Laramie '91 and Jays...
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Jayson Altieri
Reunions and Random Sightings
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William Curran
Weddings, Engagements & Anniversaries
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Would you eat healthier if someone gave ...
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Jayson Altieri
Awards and Special Recognition
Lieutenant Colonel Jayson A. Altieri, a ...
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Michael Stearns
Births and Adoptions
Mike (NUCC04 and MJA 10) and Jamie Keyse...
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NUX: Jobs & internships
Post and view job openings and internships online anytime! Visit
2011 *TUTORS* Needed - $20+/hour
Contact: Justin C. Ketcham, Director of Tutoring Services
Part-time *2011 TUTORS* needed for all s...
Account Executive
Contact: Christopher Annese
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American Cancer Society Fuller Junior Research Fellow
Contact: Kathy O'Connor
The Fuller Fellowship offers current jun...
Community Service Officer
Contact: Charles Gibson
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Design & Applications Engineer
Contact: Brett Gurney
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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 available to you on NUX: The EXCHANGE, our newly redesigned 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

Norwich University gets in 'Charlie's Corner'
Norwich University Sports Information Director Charlie Crosby '63Besides being Norwich's sports information director, Charlie Crosby '63 is one of 10,000-plus people across the U.S. in need of a bone marrow transplant. He recently found out that there is no match on the donor registry.  “It’s a life-threatening situation that I’m in. I need a transplant to extend my life,” said Crosby.  He knows it may be too late for him, but by raising public awareness about getting tested, Crosby hopes to save a life of another person.
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Todd Lecture Series spring 2011 schedule
 US Army Retired Major General and President Emeritus W. Russell Todd '50Named in honor of US Army retired Major General and President Emeritus W. Russell Todd '50, and his wife, Carol, in gratitude for their dedicated service to Norwich University and the Northfield community, the Todd Lecture Series brings important, significant lecturers to Norwich.
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Language was just the start of cadets’ introduction to Chinese culture
Cadet Bryan Sheppard holds the baby of a Chinese family who asked to take his picture at the Marco Polo Bridge in Beijing. He was accompanied by Cadet David Covington. Photo courtesy of Bryce Barros.As the Norwich students crossed the 10th-century Marco Polo Bridge, they were approached by Chinese tourists who wanted to take photos of the Americans with their blond and red hair and blue eyes. “One of the tourists even asked us if they could take a picture with us holding their baby,” Cadet Bryce Barros laughed.
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Alumni News

Norwich grad shows videogame designers what combat aviation is all about
Norwich University alumnus Capt. Jon Ryder '06EA sent Capt. Jon Ryder, a 2006 grad currently serving in Afghanistan, copies of Medal of Honor to distribute to his fellow troops at Christmas.

He enjoyed playing the game himself, and was surprised when another soldier pointed out his name listed among technical consultants in the game's credits.
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NU Admissions - Let's continue the momentum!  Become an Admissions Ambassador
The NU Alumni Association Enrollment Committee has some exciting news to share!
Thanks in part to the help from our alumni:
• Norwich is now at full enrollment
• The Class of 2014 was the largest ever freshmen class
• Alumni covered 76% more college fairs than in 2009

At our winter meeting last week President Schneider asked us to keep this momentum going by:
• Identifying more college fairs at nearby high schools or regional fairs
• Representing NU at an upcoming college fair
• Getting the Norwich name in front of your local high school guidance department
• Contacting accepted high school students and helping them finalize their decision to commit to NU

Your help in any of the above areas will have a positive impact on enrollment. Contact Eddie Habeck in Admissions at 802.485.2069 or at You can also sign up to help online at

Of Special Interest

Spring Career Fair March 24
Norwich UniversityThursday, March 24, will be a busy day on the Hill! That’s when the Career Development Center will be sponsoring the annual Spring Career Fair. If you are interested in representing employment opportunities at your firm, or sharing industry and company information with Norwich students and alumni, email or call (802) 485-2125.

Online seminar series on global issues begins in March

Are you interested in what’s going on in the world? Do you have a group of friends interested in global issues? The Vermont Council on World Affairs and Norwich University are collaborating to bring the Foreign Policy Association’s “Great Decisions” program online.

Eight great topics include: Rebuilding Haiti, U.S. National Security, Horn of Africa, Responding to the Financial Crisis, Germany Ascendant, Sanctions and Nonproliferation, The Caucasus, and Global Governance.

The spring 2011 session begins March 13, 2011. Norwich alumni are encouraged to enroll as a participant or consider volunteering as a facilitator to hone your skills as an instructor.
For more information and to enroll, visit VCWA at

NU Athletics

NU Football: Murnyack tabbed as next head coach
NU Head Football Coach Mark MurnyakNorwich University athletic director Tony Mariano announced that the university has appointed Mark Murnyack as its new head football coach. Murnyack previously served as the team's defensive coordinator and as its Director of Football Operations.

Murnyack had been named interim head coach after the departure of prior coach Shawn McIntyre.
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Call for 2011 Hall of Fame nominations

The Norwich Athletics Department is requesting the names of candidates for induction into the Athletic Hall of Fame. For criteria, selection process and a downloadable nomination form, visit the Norwich Athletic website at Please send names and supporting information no later than April 30 to Tony Mariano, Director of Athletics, 158 Harmon Drive, Northfield, VT 05663, or email

Maroon & Gold Athletic Association

Cadets Raise Money for Cancer Research
Norwich University Skate for the CureThe Norwich women's ice hockey team recently raised $2,267 in donations for the SD Ireland Cancer Research Fund on Cadets Skate For The Cure Night on January 22 at Kreitzberg Arena.
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Blue Line Club Reverse Raffle
Get your Reverse Raffle tickets today. Please contact Mike Stackus at 802-485-2903 or to claim your ticket today. More than half of the numbers are already gone, so act quickly to get your chance at $5,000. 

Support Norwich - Bearing the Torch

IRA charitable rollover extended!
Good News! On December 17, the IRA Charitable Rollover gifting provision was restored for 2010 and 2011. If you own an IRA and are over age 70½, you can again transfer up to $100,000 directly from your IRA to Norwich University. Even if you have already taken this year’s minimum distribution, an IRA Charitable Rollover is still a tax-wise way to make a 2010 gift.  To learn more about this opportunity, contact David Ely, assistant vice president for development at 802-485-2301 or

NU Club News

Getting Ready for a Great 2011
NU Club of Arizona Club Officers Doug Houle ’87, Ernie Wong ’71 and Don Gray ’63.All across the country, NU Club Officers are getting together to plan out a phenomenal year of club events. Already on the schedule for 2011 are ski outings, golf tournaments, barbecues, community service events, networking socials, dinners and sporting events. Pictured here are NU Club of Arizona Club Officers Doug Houle ’87, Ernie Wong ’71 and Don Gray ’63 at their planning meeting in Phoenix. On behalf of the NU Alumni Office, we thank all the Club Officers who work hard to bring fun and engaging events to their local areas! And, we encourage all alumni to take advantage of these activities and to reconnect with Norwich – right in their own hometowns!
For a listing of all upcoming Norwich Events, visit our NU Events Calendar at

For more information about Norwich Clubs around the world:  

Upcoming Norwich Events

2011 Spring Career Fair
NU Club of the First Coast and Golden Isles Networking Social
3/20/2011 1:00 PM
5th Annual NU Club of Brevard County Golf Outing
3/19/2011 9:30 AM
Norwich Ski - Sunapee, NH
3/18/2011 9:00 AM
NU Club of Boston Networking Social
3/16/2011 5:30 PM
Heart of Carolina Spring Social feat. Cadet Captain Eric Williams
3/15/2011 6:30 PM
NU Club of the Hudson Valley Spring Night Out
3/15/2011 6:00 PM
NU Club of Washington, DC Networking Social
3/15/2011 6:00 PM
NU Club of Arizona Spring Luncheon
3/13/2011 2:00 PM
NU Club of Punta Gorda, FL Spring Luncheon
3/12/2011 12:00 PM
Norwich at Mardi Gras Drill Meet - Alumni Events & Cheering Section
Norwich Ski - Vail, CO

For all NU Events, including monthly gatherings, visit:  

In Memoriam

Norwich University has been notified that the following individuals have passed away. 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 1940 - Russell R. Bessom, 92, of New Mexico (no town listed), on January 2, 2011
Class of 1944 - James A. Selleck (alun), 89, of Rutland, VT, on December 13, 2010
Class of 1948 - James Finnie, 85, of Berlin, VT, on December 2, 2010
Class of 1950 - BG Richard P. Jordan, ARNG (Ret.), 85, of Woburn, MA, on December 20, 2010
Class of 1950 - Laurence G. Eaton, 83, of Needham, MA, on January 9, 2011
Class of 1954 - Robert W. Cox, 79, of Ocean Isle Beach, NC, on January 15, 2011
Class of 1958 - Maj. Gen. Robert J. Dacey USA (Ret.), 75, of Bethesda, MD, on January 5, 2011
Class of 1977 - William B. McNamara, 57, of Concord, MA, on December 21, 2010
Class of 1988 - Darwin A. Lewis, 45, of Houston, TX, on December 26, 2010
Class of 1989 - Oleh M. Dutkewych, 44, of Harvard, MA, on January 10, 2011

Faculty/Staff - Paul D. LaFond, 89, of Maine, former Commandant of Cadets and Dean of students, on December 31, 2010

The Norwich University Cemetery
The Ernest Harmon Memorial Wall
expect challenge. achieve distinction.
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