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Celebrating 200 Years—Learn More About Norwich


NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University will host the 2019 Association of Military Colleges & Schools of the United States Senior Military Colleges (AMSCUS SMC) Conference Sept. 8-10 in Burlington, Vermont, and on its Northfield, Vermont, campus.

Norwich will welcome about 50 guests for three days of activities designed to share information, lessons learned and to build comradery among the administration, staff and cadets of the Senior Military Colleges during Norwich’s bicentennial year.

AMCSUS is an association of military schools from across the country. The SMC Conference brings together the six senior military college members that enjoy special recognition from the U.S. Government under Title 10, U.S. Code. The six officially recognized SMCs are Norwich University, Texas A&M, The Citadel, Virginia Military Institute, Virginia Tech and University of North Georgia. Norwich is the oldest of the six SMCs, the only fully private member and the birthplace of ROTC. 

Typically, cadets and senior leaders from each school participate in the conference, which includes meetings, tours, briefings and presentations along with a formal dinner and president’s reception. Highlights of this year’s conference include a presentation on Cross Cultural Intelligence by Professor Travis Morris, director of Norwich University’s Peace and War Center and a presentation on Preparing Leaders for the Challenges of the Digital World by Professor Huw Read, director of Norwich University’s Center for Academic Computing and Digital Forensics.

“It is an honor to host our Senior Military College peers in Vermont and on campus, especially during our historic bicentennial celebration year,” Norwich President Richard W. Schneider said. “SMCs play a special role in educating citizen-soldiers to serve both in our communities and in the military as needed.”

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 Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation's six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). www.norwich.edu

Norwich University celebrates its bicentennial throughout 2019, culminating with major events at Homecoming in September. In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders, Norwich launched the Forging the Future campaign in 2014. The five-year campaign, which is timed to culminate in 2019, is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities and is designed to enhance the university’s strong position as it steps into its third century of service to the nation. For information please go to:http://bicentennial.norwich.edu/

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Daphne Larkin
Office of Communications
Norwich University
Northfield, Vt.
802-485-2886
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