Norwich employees honored at 2003 Recognition Dinner
In his welcoming remarks at the 2003 Employee Recognition Dinner held in Plumley Armory last Tuesday night, President Schneider acknowledged the role that every employee played in the lives of Norwich's students and alumni now serving overseas. "Everyone in this room, no matter what job you have at Norwich, you have prepared them for their future," he said. "Thank you for your faithfulness to Norwich."
General Gordon R. Sullivan '59, chairman elect of the board of trustees, likewise praised the faculty and staff, remarking that he counts himself among the many youths who "grew up here." "You are the essence of Norwich people who touch the lives of seventeen-year-olds in very positive and powerful ways."
Following General Sullivan's remarks, employees marking their years of service to Norwich in five-year milestones were recognized, along with those retiring at the end of this year.
Of those retiring at the end of this year, Colonel Mark A. Costa was the only one in attendance. Scott Knoebel thanked him for his longtime service to his nation, and for his many contributions to Norwich, praising him for his ability to "look beyond the near and to the future."
The evening's ceremonies culminated with the presentation of the Kathleen Bowen Awards, which are voted on by committee and awarded annually to outstanding individuals in three employee categories.
Each recipient receives a $2,000 cash award and an award certificate. This year's Bowen recipients are: Service: Lorenzo Bushway; Manager/Senior Professional and Administrator/Professional: Mike Ricker; Administrative Support: Karlene Langley.
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