Norwich University students called to serve

Activation of undergraduate and graduate students puts a hold on spring semester coursework

Twenty undergraduate students at Norwich University, the nation's oldest private military college, located in Northfield, VT, have been called to active duty and will be heading to the Persian Gulf and other destinations overseas. The students are members of the National Guard or Marine Corps Reserves, both of which are calling troops to active duty throughout the United States. Additionally, twelve of the university's graduate students have been mobilized.

Norwich University undergraduate students being called to active duty include:

  • Robert Golden, Class of 2003, Scranton, PA
  • Kory Beals, Class of 2004, Lusby, MD
  • Todd Collins, Class of 2004, Chicopee, MA
  • Thomas Countermine, Class of 2004, Clifton Park, NY
  • Gerard Ditolla, Class of 2004, Nashua, NH
  • Joseph Feirimonte, Class of 2004, Westwood, MA
  • John Hudock, Class of 2004, Ashland, MA
  • Daniel A. Hodges, Class of 2005, Wolfeboro, NH
  • Jonathan Marshall, Class of 2005, North Easton, MA
  • Terance Hegarty, Class of 2006, Foster City, CA
  • Andrew Kettner, Class of 2006, Parish, NY
  • Jeremiah Leibrandt, Class of 2006, Goffstown, NH
  • Cory Tribble, Class of 2006, Brooklyn, NY
  • Roland Berry, Class of 2003, Saxtons River, VT
  • Cody Billeaudeau, Class of 2005, Winnie, TX
  • Francis Collyer, Class of 2003, Stony Point, NY
  • Stephen Kulawiak, Class of 2005, North Easton, MA
  • John Cloutman, Class of 2006, Danvers, MA
  • Edward Nichols, Class of 2006, Middlesex, NJ

Norwich University graduate students who have postponed their studies in one of the University's four online Master's programs, most of whom are already stationed at military installations domestically and abroad, include:

  • James Mercer
  • Dennis Molina
  • Michael Piazzoni
  • Philippe Rogers
  • Benjamin Williams
  • Glen Faillance
  • Greg Davis
  • Dean Keunster
  • Adrian Edwards
  • Mark Gonyea

"I am proud and honored to count these young people who are postponing their academic lives to serve our country as members of Norwich University," said President Richard W. Schneider. "They are part of Norwich University's long tradition of service to the nation. I wish them Godspeed on their missions and look forward to their safe return."

Norwich staff members Security Patrolman Michael Boyce and Assistant Commandant Joyce Rivers have also been called to serve., March 2003

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