Faculty retirees honored at NUCC parade

Corps march-down to NUCC parade in Shapiro Field HouseFour Norwich University faculty members who will be retiring at the end of this year were honored during last Friday's NUCC parade in Shapiro Field House: Floyd Stuart, Charles A. Dana Professor of English; Roy Bair, Professor of Biology; Colonel Mark A. Costa, USMC; and Master Sergeant Max McIntyre, Army ROTC. President Richard W. Schneider read citations praising the contributions of all four faculty members, after which Colonel Costa and MSG McIntyre were presented with tarbuckets by Cadet Colonel Jacob Sotiriadis, NUCC Regimental Commander. Professors Bair and Stuart were unable to attend Friday's ceremonies. A transcript of the citations follows.

Professor Floyd StuartFloyd Stuart, Charles A. Dana Professor of English

For 38 years, Professor Floyd Stuart has been a valued member of our faculty. He began as an Instructor in English and is today the Charles A. Dana Professor of English. During his time here, he has served on almost every departmental standing committee, numerous ad hoc committees and has offered his services as an Acting Department Head on two separate occasions. He has developed several popular courses while on our faculty, including Advanced Composition and Literature of the Sea.

Professor Roy BairA prolific poet, Professor Stuart has published over 100 works of poetry and has also had several pieces of short fiction appear in national publications like Harpers and The Atlantic.

Roy Bair, Professor of Biology

For just under 30 years, Professor Roy Bair was an integral part of our Math and Sciences division. During his time at Norwich, he taught biology and gave our bio and nursing majors sound background in anatomy and physiology. For many years, Professor Bair ran our pre-med program and many NU alumni with an M.D. after their names count Professor Bair among those responsible for helping them accomplish their professional(l-r) C/COL Sotiriadis and Col. Costa, USN aspirations. We wish him a rewarding retirement at his home in East Montpelier.

Colonel Mark Costa, USMC

Colonel Costa assumed command of Naval ROTC at Norwich in August 2001, from the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Barstow, CA, where he was Commanding Officer. Over his 30-year career in the United States Marine Corps, Colonel Costa has held several senior staff assignments and MSG McIntyre is presented with tarbucketwears several personal decorations, including the Legion of Merit with gold star.

During his time at Norwich, Colonel Costa has established himself as an admired leader, earning the respect of faculty, staff and students alike.

MSG Max McIntyre, Army ROTC

MSG McIntyre is a senior military instructor for our Army ROTC. During his impressive career with the US Army, MSG McIntyre has earned a long list of notable awards and decorations, including several foreign awards from Thailand, Honduras, Egypt, Canada, Australia and other nations. His breadth of expertise has been an invaluable asset to our Army ROTC students. Best wishes to MSG McIntyre, his wife and children as he begins the next step in his career.

dweggler@norwich.edu, April 2003

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