Norwich University

August 2011 - Vol. 9 - Issue 3

the Norwich familY e-Newsletter 

Alumni, Students, Faculty, Staff & Friends 

                                Barack Obama begins a salute as he participates in a ceremony at Dover Air Force Base in Dover, Del., Aug. 9, 2011, for the dignified transfer of U.S. and Afghan personnel who died in the Aug. 6 helicopter crash in Afghanistan's Wardak province. White House photo by Pete Souza
August 2011 Vol. 9 • Issue 3


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NUX: class notes
Jayson Altieri
Reunions and Random Sightings
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8/9/2011 5:42 AM
Kevin Hoerold
Maroon and Gold Spirit Around the World
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Greetings & Updates
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8/2/2011 2:56 PM
Bryce Barros
Maroon and Gold Spirit Around the World
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James Whitmore
Births and Adoptions
Jim(NU'92) and Carrie Whitmore are pleas...
7/25/2011 10:14 AM
Jayson Altieri
Awards and Special Recognition
Washington, D.C. – Lieutenant Colonel Ja...
7/24/2011 3:22 PM
Anastasia Fekete
Reunions and Random Sightings
COL Michael Heimall '87 and SGT Anastasi...
7/22/2011 2:18 PM
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Alumni News

Norwich remembers 2001 graduate killed in Afghan crash
Former Norwich University student-athlete Brian Bill '01 was a patriot, a hero and a well-liked, quiet person, university officials said Monday. Norwich President Richard Schneider said Bill paid the ultimate military sacrifice when the Navy SEAL was on board a CH-47 Chinook helicopter that was shot down by an insurgent in Afghanistan on Saturday. 

“He was kind of humble and quiet and just a wonderful student. He wanted to be a SEAL for a long time,” Schneider said.

Come back to “The Hill” Sept 30-Oct 2
Homecoming 2011 is Sept 30 – Oct 2. Whether it's been five years or fifty since you were last on campus, we invite you to return for this year’s celebration. From open house tours, to parades, sporting events and parties, there will be many occasions to gather and share memories of your time at Norwich. Visit Homecoming 2011 on NUX for a complete schedule and to register online.

Fred Kreitzberg ’57: “A man of his word”
Fred Kreitzberg is one of the nation’s leading construction managers. He has developed systems for NASA, the Moon Shot Program, San Francisco’s cable car system, and Arecibo Listening Device in Puerto Rico, where scientists are listening for messages from outer space. But people who know Fred well say his greatest strength is that he is a man of his word. If he tells you something, you can believe him. 

In the News

Students join talents for solar home construction
A student prepares straps that will be used by a
                    crane to haul one of the detachable sections of the RAE(V) solar house into place. photo by Jennifer LangilleWhile most students closed their books and left campus for the summer, members of the Design Build Studio stayed to work on the RAE(V)[Renewable, Adaptable, Eco-Housing (Vermont)] project. About 20 students from academic disciplines as diverse as architecture, business and construction management are designing and building a wood-framed, mobile solar house.
Video: Paddling into adventure
Each spring, two dozen Norwich University students have the unique opportunity to learn about the natural environment of the Connecticut River Valley in a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Accompanied by professors David Westerman and Richard Dunn, the group is challenged to learn about a variety of subjects while paddling canoes, sleeping in tents and dealing with the elements for nine days. 

Kyle Thomas hoping for NHL
For three days this summer, Norwich’s Kyle Thomas got his first sense of what it would be like to be a professional hockey player. After taking part in the Minnesota Wild’s NHL Developmental camp, the rising junior is more convinced than ever it won’t be his last.

Of Special Interest

Memorial Trees at the NU Cemetery
The Norwich University Cemetery Association offers alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of the University the opportunity to purchase memorial trees for planting in honor of loved ones. Those being honored need not be interred at the cemetery. Trees are $1,000 each, including a personalized plaque and perpetual care. Contact Ann Aikens, Director of Planned Giving at 802-485-2328 or  


Joe Sabol Golf Tournament
Celebrate the legacy of Coach Sabol while supporting the NU football program and the Sabol Scholarship. The Joe Sabol Memorial Golf Tournament is the official kick-off of the 2011 Homecoming Weekend and takes place on Friday, Sept 30 at the beautiful Sugarbush Resort in Warren, VT. Register for the entire Homecoming Weekend here.

Cadets Go to Spain for Preseason Soccer Training
The Norwich men's soccer team  crossed the Atlantic Ocean to spend nine days in the "mecca" of the soccer world at Barcelona, Spain. The Cadets will play three games against Spanish clubs and hold five practice sessions over their trip, as well as visit and tour FC Barcelona's Camp Nou Stadium. 

NU Club News

NU Club of Chicago Student Sendoff 2011Throughout the summer NU Clubs have been providing a hometown welcome to the students and families of the Class of 2015. These young men and women hail from 37 states, 13 countries and the District of Columbia. To welcome them, 41 separate Student Sendoff events were hosted during the summer – from Alaska to Orlando and everywhere in between! We send our best wishes to the Class of 2015 as they begin their Norwich experience.

There are over 200 NU Club events throughout the year and all alumni, students, parents and friends are invited to them. Click here for a full listing of what we have planned next!

Learn more about Norwich Clubs and how you can be involved: 

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 link below. For more information, or to notify the University of a recent passing, please contact Kristen Wright at (802) 485-2300 or

Memorial Announcements and Obituaries
Class of 1939 – N. Dale Brown, 92, of Groton, VT on July 20, 2011
Class of 1940 (Montpelier Seminary) – Annette L. Pestle, 88, of Brattleboro, VT on July 7, 2011
Class of 1942 – Guy L. McGowan, 90, of Penfield, NY on July 4, 2011
Class of 1944 – Thomas P. Howley, 88, of Naples, FL on July 6, 2011
Class of 1944 – Carleton H. Swanson, 87, of Raleigh, NC on March 22, 2010
Class of 1947 – Jay Cohen, 84, of Alexandria, VA on July 19, 2011
Class of 1962 – William Minnick, 70, of Cupertino, CA on June 24, 2011
Class of 1962 – LTC George A. Sirois, 73, of Peachtree City, GA on July 16, 2011
Class of 1968 – William Sadesky, 65, of Allentown, PA on April 26, 2011
Class of 1977 – Byron L. Verdone, 55, of Thornton, CO on April 29, 2011
Class of 1992 – Susanna M. Keller, 58, of Montpelier, VT on June 29, 2011
Class of 2001 – Leif M. Rego, 33, of Chapel Hill, NC on July 18, 2011
Class of M'2007  – Ronald Robert Christopher, 46, of Castle Rock, CO on July 12, 2011

COL John J. Doody, USA (Ret.), 86, of Fort Belvoir, VA on July 23, 2011 
Carol Stephens, 42, of Northfield, VT on July 30, 2011

Friends of NU
Dorothea Bretholtz, 89, of Northfield, VT on February 24, 2009
Josephine F. Grogan, 64, of Utica, NY on May 30, 2011

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