Norwich University

November 2011 - Vol. 9 - Issue 6

the Norwich familY e-Newsletter 

Alumni, Students, Faculty, Staff & Friends 

Participants in the 2011 Norwich University Legacy March after nearly completing their first 13 miles, before reaching the Sharon Academy School in Sharon, Vermont where they stayed the night. Photo by Jennifer Langille.
November 2011 Vol. 9 • Issue 6


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NUX: Updated Members
Johnson, William
Becerra, Lazaro
Whaley, David
Shapiro, Emily
Dennig, Gerald
Taubman, Matthew
Shyloski, Edward
Buchanan, Ronald
Day, Briana
Lyngar, Lance
Horwitz, Aaron
Cheema, Shaun
O'Toole, Sharyn
Williams, Allan
Beal, Kevin
Burnham, Daniel
Chang, Nathan

NUX: class notes
William Curran
Births and Adoptions
Bill Curran, Aco - MCV '93, and his wife...
10/31/2011 3:19 PM
Kenneth Murphy
Births and Adoptions
Ken ‘99 and Carla Murphy announce the bi...
10/27/2011 2:48 PM
Amanda Coppellotti
Weddings, Engagements & Anniversaries
Anthony Coppellotti ’08 and Amanda Sweet...
10/25/2011 10:03 AM
John Albree
Athletic Achievements
Retired Army officer and Norwich grad Jo...
10/19/2011 9:44 AM
Jayson Altieri
Maroon and Gold Spirit Around the World
Brussels, Belgium - Two supporters of No...
10/18/2011 9:03 PM
Edward Osowski
Reunions and Random Sightings
Ed Osowski '88 and Mike Lefebvre '88 tak...
9/28/2011 11:46 AM
Ronald Appell
Career News, Promotions, Retirement
Recently, Ron Appell has moved to Palmer...
10/17/2011 11:09 AM
Julia Sledz
Weddings, Engagements & Anniversaries
Julia Sledz (Class of 2005) was married ...
10/16/2011 6:19 PM
Jeff Leggit
Career News, Promotions, Retirement
Jeff Leggit '90 was promoted to the rank...
10/12/2011 10:58 AM
Robert Forrester
Career News, Promotions, Retirement
Bob Forrester has been promoted to the p...
10/12/2011 10:36 AM
Patrick Tria
Reunions and Random Sightings
I'm Pat Tria, Class of '77. I'm working ...
10/11/2011 2:45 PM
Damon O'Connell
Awards and Special Recognition
For the 2nd time in 3 years Flashback Da...
10/11/2011 2:41 PM
Thomas Wright
Awards and Special Recognition
LTC Thomas H. Wright, Jr., USA (Ret.) sa...
10/11/2011 2:38 PM
RNs, Graduate Nurses, and LPNs
Contact: Kym Bond
Openings available for RNs,
Museum Interns
Contact: Amy Vanderkooi
The 15 week, full-time internship progra...
Home Energy Score Qualified Assessor
Contact: Jim Mikel
The US Department of Energy and Spirit T...
State Trooper I
Contact: NHSP Recruitment and Training Unit
The New Hampshire Division of State Poli...
State Trooper I
Contact: Recruitment and Training Unit
Recruitment for the position of State Po...
Naval Officer Engineering Programs
Contact: Kevin Garber
I'd like to take a minute to tell you ab...
Service Agent
Contact: Randi Blender
Prepare and service vehicles prior to re...
*Back-to-School* TUTORS Needed Right Away
Contact: Justin C. Ketcham
Part-time *Back-to-School TUTORS* needed...
NUX: Message Boards
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SGCS Residency 2011 (3)
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NUX: Classifieds
Junior Week Mugs
Contact: Jim
Looking to enhance my collection of Juni...
Photo Note Cards
Contact: Sherri Campbell
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Beautiful sailboat for sale.


Greetings from the Hill

One of the newest members of the Alumni Office staff may be the youngest, but her Norwich roots have been growing for a century. Emily Shapiro ’11 is a fifth generation Legacy and the first female in her family to attend NU. Her lineage includes great-grandfather Max Ayers, Class of 1913, grandfather Gleason Ayers ’40 (pictured with Emily), and uncles Robert ’64, Richard ’67, and David Ayers ’74. Her father, Andy Shapiro, received his M.A. from Vermont College in 1987. Call or stop by the Alumni Office and Emily is likely to greet you.


Diane Scolaro
Asst. Vice President of Alumni & Volunteer Relations

In the News

Legacy March strengthens bodies and minds
Norwich University professor Gary Lord leads a group of cadets in a tour of
                    Norwich from the town bandstand yesterday. Twenty-five students left for the Legacy March, 50 miles from Norwich to Northfield. (Valley News — Geoff Hansen)More than two-dozen Norwich students took part in a three-day, 50-mile hike to recreate the ties between Norwich and Northfield, Vt. The Legacy March is a re-enactment of the 1866 trek students made from their burned-out quarters in Norwich to their new home in Northfield. Along the way, they took part in experiential learning opportunities with several professors. 

NU scientist is developing satellites
“Emerging Science,” a new series on Vermont Public Television, profiles scientists at four Vermont institutions who are exploring the feasibility of constructing miniature satellites to orbit the moon.
Norwich's Professor Danner Friend, PhD, is on the team leading the Vermont Lunar CubeSat Project.

Norwich University to reduce energy consumption by 7.5%
Norwich has partnered with SourceOne, an energy management and consulting service, to complete a thorough audit of energy consumption on campus to identify areas of improvement. The goal is to reduce energy consumption by 7.5% over the next two years.

For the latest Norwich news, visit The EXCHANGE (NUX):

Alumni News

John Albree ’51 sinks hole-in-one for charity
Retired Army officer and Norwich University graduate John Allen Albree ’51 was featured on television for sinking a hold-in-one during a charity golf event benefitting a Samaritan fund for seniors.

His local Greenville, SC news station interviewed him on his accomplishment.

Homecoming feedback wanted!
Did you attend homecoming this year? While your memories of the weekend are still fresh, we urge you to fill out a short survey about your experience. Let us know what you enjoy most about Homecoming, and what we can do to improve. Your input is valuable and will help us plan for future events.
Myths and rumors, share your favorites
Rumors and myths have been a part of the Norwich landscape since its earliest days and they continue to thrive today. But have you ever stopped to wonder if there's any truth to them? Send your favorite rumor, legend or myth, along with the years you attended NU to A group of alumni sleuths will do the research and separate fact from fiction. You can see the results on the NU Connections page of LinkedIn.

Of Special Interest

Consider NU in your End-of-Year Giving
As we approach the year’s end, remember that charitable giving to the University must be completed by December 31 to receive a 2011 tax deduction. The IRA Charitable Rollover provision also ends on December 31. This tax-wise charitable giving opportunity allows anyone 70½ and older to give Norwich up to $100,000 directly from an IRA. The distribution is not taxed and can count toward your annual Required Minimum Distribution. Contact Ann Aikens at (802) 485-2328 or for more information. 

NEW: custom Norwich Seiko watches!
Are you searching for that unique gift for a Norwich student, graduate, or alum? Check out the special-edition two-tone men’s and ladies’ watches from Seiko that showcase the Norwich University seal on a white dial. A portion of the proceeds fund Alumni & Family Relations events and activities. Shop more custom Norwich merchandise at

Norwich now offers Email Forwarding for Life!
More than likely your email address will change whenever you move, travel, change jobs, or switch internet service providers. With Email Forwarding for Life you can create a free NU email address (such as and correspondence from friends, family and colleagues will automatically be forwarded to any address you specify. 

Norwich Athletics

 Men’s Hockey Alumni Weekend: November 4-5
Alumni All-Stars will share the ice with Norwich’s 2011-12 men’s hockey team for the inaugural Norwich All-Star Classic as part of the annual Alumni Hockey Weekend. In other events, the Cadets will skate in the annual Maroon and Gold scrimmage, after which fans can meet the players during “Skate with the Cadets.” Note that the William Cahill '73 Classic has been rescheduled for Saturday, November 19th. 

Women’s Rugby takes #1 seed to National Qualifiers
Beating the Coast Guard 41-0 on a snow-covered field, the Lady Cadets secured the #1 spot in the USA Rugby Qualifiers.

Norwich will host SUNY-Binghamton in the quarter-finals of the national qualifiers next week.

Hall of Fame nominations wanted
Every year Norwich alumni athletes are inducted into the Hall of Fame during the Homecoming Weekend celebration. The NU Athletics Department is now accepting nominations for next year’s awards when classes with reunion years ending in “2” and “7” are honored. Please send your nominations to Cathy Diego at

For more Norwich Athletics news visit

NU Club News

Norwich Day of Service – THIS Saturday!
Alumni, students and friends are invited to put their Norwich values into action on Saturday, November 5 at the Third Annual NU Day of Service. NU Clubs around the country will be participating by helping out at food shelves, cleaning Veteran’s Memorials, collecting toys for military families, and packing care packages for soldiers. Roll up your sleeves, join forces with your Norwich friends, and make a difference in your community! For a complete list of events, visit  

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

Upcoming Norwich Events

2011 Men's Hockey Alumni Weekend
11/4/2011 7:00 PM
NU Club of Southern New Hampshire Gives Back - to Families in Need
NU Clubs of Boston & the North Shore Toy Drive for Military Families
11/5/2011 1:00 PM
NU Club of Central Mass Gives Back - to the Worcester Korean War Memorial
11/5/2011 11:00 AM
NU Club of Maryland Gives Back - to Military Families in Need
11/5/2011 10:30 AM
NU Club of Colorado Gives Back - to the Kids of Military Families in Need
11/5/2011 10:30 AM
NU Club of Connecticut Gives Back - to Give2theTroops
11/5/2011 10:00 AM
Central Vermont Day of Service Events
11/5/2011 8:00 AM
NU Club of the Pittsburgh Area - Veteran's Cemetery Clean-Up Project
11/5/2011 8:00 AM
NU Club of San Antonio Gives Back - to Habitat for Humanity
11/5/2011 7:45 AM
NU Club of the Hudson Valley Gives Back - to NU Soldiers
NU Club of Naples, FL Gives Back - To our Local Veterans
11/5/2011 3:00 PM
NU Club of Northern California Happy Hour Social with VP David Whaley '76
11/9/2011 5:30 PM
NU Clubs of Central Florida Give Back - with a Toys for Tots Toy Drive
11/9/2011 6:00 PM
Rob Soltes Golf Tournament - Supporting the Blinded Veterans Association
11/11/2011 9:00 AM
NU Club of Northern New Jersey Gives Back - Care Package Collection
NU Club of Chicagoland Gives Back - to Wounded Warriors and their Families
11/12/2011 12:00 PM

For the full calendar of Norwich events 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 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 1961—William G. Altorfter, 72, of Colonial Heights, VA on October 29, 2011
Class of 1981—Debra L. Drachenberg, 57, of Middlesex, VT on October 9, 2011

Friends of NU
Kathryn E. Cram, 93, of Burlington, VT on October 12, 2011
James Camburn, 66, father of Daniel Camburn ’11, of Stratford, NJ on September 21, 2011

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