NORTHFIELD, Vt. — Norwich University will honor approximately 60 students graduating in December, the first graduates of the Class of 2022, with a formal dinner from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Capitol Plaza Hotel.
Graduates will pursue careers in criminal justice; nursing; physical education; studies in war and peace; psychology; computer science; management, political science; civil engineering; mechanical engineering; construction management; computer security and information assurance; biology; and exercise science.
“I am confident their Norwich experience – which recognizes the transformational power of service to others – will accompany these nurses as they begin rewarding careers advocating for and empathizing with people in medical need.”Stephen Fitzhugh, interim provost and faculty dean
Of the 60 graduates, more than one-third (21) are graduating from Norwich’s nursing program; 17 of those graduates completed the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, which lets students who already have a bachelor’s degree complete the BSN in 18 months.
“While I applaud all December graduates, I especially commend these 21 new health care professionals who step into a nationwide shortage of nurses at a critical time,” Interim Provost and Faculty Dean Stephen Fitzhugh said. “I am confident their Norwich experience – which recognizes the transformational power of service to others — will accompany these nurses as they begin rewarding careers advocating for and empathizing with people in medical need.”
The Norwich University Office of Alumni Relations and the NU Alumni Association will host the dinner for graduates and their guests. Graduates will be joined by Senior Director of Alumni and Family Relations Eddie Habeck ’99 M’10 and President Mark Anarumo.
The guest speaker is George Hasselback ’97, a director of the Norwich University Alumni Association. Fitzhugh will formally recognize the graduates; the Rev. William Wick, the university’s chaplain, will provide the blessing.
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