School of graduate studies Residency Week '06

graduation ceremonyGraduate students, family and friends are told, "You are Norwich."

After 18 months of coursework, hundreds of students from Norwich University's School of Graduate Studies traveled from across the country and around the world to the Northfield campus June 18-23 for the annual residency conference.

Residency Week '06 featured debates, roundtable discussions, field trips and paper presentations. Students from five online graduate programs participated in a variety of events, from tours of a granite memorial manufacturer and a windmill energy plant to Lt. Gov. Dubielectures by guest speakers Henry Arnold from Goodrich Aerospace Corp., and Vermont Lt. Governor Brian Dubie.

Vermont Governor Jim Douglas and University President Dr. Richard Schneider joined SGS Dean Bill Clements in welcoming the students to campus during an opening ceremony dinner on the 18th. Clements gave the students a presentation on the history of the university, which he began by telling the crowd of students, family and friends that packed Plumley Armory, "You are Norwich."

He spoke of the university's history as an innovative educational institution. "Our founder, Alden Partridge, believed wholeheartedly in the concept of experiential learning and the responsibilities of leadership."

graduate"We want you to become involved as an alumnus of Norwich," Clements continued. "You should be a part of our Alumni Club, consider mentoring undergraduate students or providing an internship and attending homecoming events," he said. "Your word of mouth support will be invaluable to us. We expect great things from you as you join a long line of distinguished Norwich alumni."

The event ended on June 23, as 374 students received their master's degrees in a ceremony at Shapiro Field House.

Norwich University School of Graduate Studies offers eleven different online graduate programs. They include:

New programs beginning in September include: