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Career News, Promotions, Retirement
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Charles Armenti
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January 2010 Vol. 7 · Issue 8
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

Norwich closes most successful campaign ever
Up Next: Passing the Torch
Alumni and friends have made a record investment in the future of Norwich students through the Norwich Forever! campaign, which closed at the end of December. Looking to the new year, Norwich will launch Passing the Torch – a three-year fundraising effort that will continue to focus on students, including the academic programs, technology, and co-curricular activities available to them.
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A powerful presence at the Union Oyster House
Mary Milano, a memorable presence for the famous and the tourists who passed through the Union Oyster House's doors for about 30 years, died Monday. She was 93, and the mother of Joe Milano '66.
Carillon tradition continues at Norwich
For more than 20 years, George Matthew, Jr. has traveled from the Middlebury area to play the carillon, and teach all students and staff members who had a genuine interest in learning. “[Mr.] Matthew is just great,” said Shaquile Adams, a freshman from Bear, Del. “He is motivating. ... When a song goes badly, he is just very, very good at encouraging you.”
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NU Alumni News

NU family celebrates 100 years of hockey with tears, camaraderie
More than eighty alumni representing seven decades of Norwich hockey teams convened on the Hill the first weekend in December, as Norwich celebrated the 100th anniversary of its hockey program. The three-day celebration triggered powerful memories for many people, but probably no one was more moved than Jim Serba, a 63-year-old Canadian who never even attended the University.
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“Juggling marriage and mission in Afghanistan”
Plenty of married couples have the same employer. But only recently have husbands and wives been allowed to serve side by side in the armed forces. A recent article in The Wall Street Journal examines this new phenomenon by profiling three married couples currently serving in Afghanistan. One of the couples, Bergan '08 and Thomas '07 Flannigan, met at Norwich and married in 2007.
Read the full article at the Wall Street Journal online...
'73 grad named CFO of the Year
Steve Lewkowicz, the executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) for Wireless Zone®—a nationwide network of locally owned and operated Verizon Wireless stores—was named CFO of the Year for 2009 by the Hartford Business Journal. CFO of the company since the beginning of 2001, Steve oversees the financial and treasury operations of Wireless Zone's® parent company, Automotive Technologies, Inc. (ATI).
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NU School of Graduate Studies News
Military surgeon finds comfort in MBA course work
Dr. Chris Coppola M'08 (MBA), a pediatric surgeon who served two tours in Iraq with the U.S. Air Force (the second while completing his MBA degree through Norwich’s School of Graduate Studies) joined the MBA program to prepare for his post-military career, but found his course work also helped while serving in the high-stress environs of a military hospital. Coppola just released a memoir of his experiences in Iraq.
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Love of history pushes attorney toward new career
A prestigious research fellowship in naval history has pushed Alan Anderson further along in his journey from attorney to military history scholar.
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NU Athletics News
Norwich University F Kyle ThomasHat Trick Leads Norwich Past Plattsburgh, 4-1
Norwich University Men's Hockey F Kyle Thomas registered his first career hat trick, and the Norwich defense held the high-powered Plattsburgh State offense to just 16 shots on goal as the No. 3-ranked Cadets defeated the No. 2-ranked Cardinals, 4-1, Tuesday evening at Kreitzberg Arena.
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Norwich University Women's RugbyNorwich Women's Rugby eyes championship
The Norwich Women’s Rugby team won the Northeast Regional Championship in November, defeating the likes of Harvard, Rutgers, Dartmouth, and Stone Hill. “This is our third trip to Nationals in four years, so they are ripe for victory," says Women’s Rugby Coach Austin Hall.
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Of Special Interest

Norwich to host third CSI Symposium Jan 28-29
In late January, Norwich will host the third annual CSI symposium, featuring seven speakers with expertise in topics ranging from forensic pathology to computer forensics to clinical psychology. The keynote address will be given by Dr. Henry C. Lee—one of the world’s foremost forensic scientists—who has played a prominent role in several high profile cases in recent decades, including the O.J. Simpson trial, the “Woodchipper” trial, the JonBenet Ramsey murder investigation, and the kidnapping of Elizabeth Smart.
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Sullivan Museum News
Calling all NU alums who are WWII Veterans
The Sullivan Museum and History Center is planning to install an exhibition on “Memories of WWII,” which will include artifacts and stories from NU alumni who served in many theaters during the War. If you would like to participate in some way, kindly contact Marilyn Solvay, director, at 802-485-2448 or email The exhibit will run Aug. 21, 2010 – Dec. 23, 2010.
Click here for more information...
Hockey exhibit extended
There is still time to see “Hooked on Hockey: Milestones of Norwich Hockey 1909-2009” at the Sullivan Museum and History Center. The exhibit has been extended until Jan. 23, 2010 and the museum will be open both Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010 and also Saturday, Jan. 23, 1010 for hockey fans to stop in on their way to the game. Don’t miss this opportunity to see the “Coaches Corner,” “Fans in the Stands,” and the three homes of hockey—Sabine Field, Taylor Arena and Kreitzberg Arena. For more information, call the museum at 802-485-2379 or 2448.

Maroon & Gold Athletic Association News

Cadets Skate for the Cure
Friday January 29th, the Norwich Women’s Hockey Team will “Fill the Rink with Pink” in the fight against Breast Cancer. The evening begins at 7pm at Kreitzberg Arena, and admission is free! All donations will support the Susan G Komen Foundation for the Cure. Come out and fill the rink for a great cause.
Norwich Football End-Of-Year Banquet
The Norwich University football team will hold its annual awards banquet on Saturday, Jan. 30, at Plumley Armory. The banquet will begin at 11:30 a.m., with a half-hour social. The formal portion of the banquet will begin at 12 p.m. General Brooks will be the featured guest speaker.
Cost for the banquet, which is open to the public, is $25 per person. If you are planning on attending, please RSVP by Monday, Jan. 25, to Cathy Diego via phone (802-485-2230) or email
Upcoming Post Game Parties:
Men's Hockey – January 16 @ Northfield American Legion, January 23 @ Milano Ballroom
Women's Hockey – January 9 @ Andrews Hall of Fame Room
For more information on MGAA events and activities, visit

NU Career Center News

Alumni, are you ready for the upcoming economic recovery?
The recovery forecast for next year will bring new challenges for employers that have downsized their workforce in the past 12-18 months. Chances are your employer will need more skilled workers, workers who have academic training and internship experience, as well as leadership training and potential. In the next few months, as you and your professional colleagues engage in Strategic Workforce Planning, please save the dates and plan to attend one or both of the job fairs at Norwich. Contact
Thursday, March 25 - Criminal Justice job fair
This job fair also attracts other social science majors, such as psychology, political science, international studies, etc., as well as students from other disciplines.
Thursday, April 8 - All Majors Job Fair
As the name denotes, this job fair attracts candidates from all disciplines.
For more information, visit
Jumpstart your career!
The Career Center pages on Norwich University's Online Community and the NUAA’s LinkedIn professional networking group provide powerful job search resources as well as opportunities to help other NU family members with their careers. To learn more, go to

NU Club News
NU Ski in ColoradoSki Events
Is it snowing outside? It sure is in Northfield, and we are gearing up for the rest of the winter with two great ski events! So, if you love skiing and snowboarding, or just enjoy a great après-ski social, pack up your gear and celebrate winter with your Norwich friends. We are planning ski events in Colorado and New Hampshire for this season, and more events next year! For more information about Norwich alumni ski events and to let us know that you want to be updated with ski event announcements, visit:
NU Club of Ft. RileyNorwich Monthly Socials
It is a new year and NU Clubs around the globe are gearing up for another year of great monthly socials. These events are informal opportunities for alumni and friends of the University to connect, network and have fun. RSVPs are never required…mark your calendar now for the year! Full information about each event may be found at:
For more information about Norwich Clubs around the world:

Upcoming Norwich Events

NU Club of Maine Welcomes NU Hockey
1/8/2010 4:30 PM
NU Club of Connecticut Day Trip to the Hill
NU Club of Boston Day Trip to the Hill
NU Club of Seattle Mid-Winter Celebration
2/8/2010 6:00 PM
NU Club of Oregon Kickoff Social
2/9/2010 6:00 PM
Mardi Gras Drill Competition - Norwich Drill Team & Alumni in New Orleans!
The NU Clubs of Texas Winter Receptions with President Richard W. Schneider
2010 Colorado Ski Weekend in Vail

For all NU Events, including monthly gatherings, visit
Norwich Forever! Campaign

Gift Annuities: The option to give and receive!
By establishing a charitable gift annuity you make an irrevocable gift to Norwich in exchange for a current tax deduction and a guaranteed fixed income stream for life. For details and current rates, visit 
The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act allows those 70 1/2 and over to make direct transfers of up to $100,000 from traditional and Roth IRA’s to qualified charitable organizations such as Norwich with no tax penalties. This provision will expire on December 31, 2009. Take advantage of this opportunity, by contacting Jessica Dunkel ‘02, Planned Giving Officer (802) 485-2328 or or visit
Find out if your employer participates in a matching gift program. You may be able to double your gift to the University! Continued at
Holiday Idea: Give a Gift in a Family Member’s or Friend’s Name
The holiday season is fast approaching. Gifts to charitable organizations are a heartfelt way to underscore the true spirit of the season. Consider making a gift to Norwich in the name of a family member, classmate, or friend. For more information contact Jessica Dunkel 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 1996 - Lance R. Allen, 60, Randolph, MA, 12/11/09
Class of 1956 - Roland E. Dutil, Jr., 75, Methuen, MA, 12/10/09

R. Keith Schwer - 66, Las Vegas, NV, 12/3/09

Friends of the University
Mary DiCorrado Milano, 93, Boston, MA, 12/14/09

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

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