Students from Norwich University’s Center for Civic Engagement participate in a service project in November 2021. The center’s Civic Scholars organized and ran blood drives in the fall and spring, partnering with the northern New England chapter of the America  Red Cross. (Photo by Mark Collier/Norwich University.)

Civic Scholars-directed blood drives and Norwich Hockey Sock Toss mark year of universitywide altruism

“Service to others before self,” played out all over campus, as students showed compassion and altruism.

From left, Dr. Natalie Cartwright, Dr. Helene Sisti and Dr. Connie Hassett-Walker, winners of Pilot Awards from the Vermont Biomedical Research Network. (Photo illustration by Norwich University Photography.)

Norwich professors earn ATHENA® and Pilot awards, leadership academy entry

Norwich University’s faculty not only teaches its passions, it lives them. During 2021, several faculty members received recognition for excellent work.

Norwich University engineering students work on a project. The university, founded by civil engineer Capt. Alden Partridge in 1819, was the first private school in the United States to teach engineering as a separate discipline. (Photo by Mark Collier/Norwich University.)

Norwich University moves up in U.S. News & World Report rankings, earns engineering program accreditations

In the true spirit of Norwich University innovation, academic programs flourished and grew during 2021.

Students convene at the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies’ 2019 Residency Conference on Norwich University’s campus. The 2021 rendition, like the 2020 rendition, was virtual because of the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Mark Collier/Norwich University.)

Partnerships forged with Raymond James, National Cryptological School and Upright Education

Key partnerships and the annual residency conference highlighted the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies’ 2021. 

Dr. Karen Gaines’ doctorate is in environmental toxicology from the University of South Carolina’s Arnold School of Public Health. Her work in radiation epidemiology, exposure, risk assessment, and radionuclide fate and transport earned her the doctoral achievement award for her contributions.

NORTHFIELD, Vt. — Norwich University has named Dr. Karen Gaines, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University who also holds an academic appointment as professor of physiology, as provost and dean of the faculty, beginning at the end of the spring 2022 semester.

Ed Hockenbury, the son of former Norwich University head men’s basketball coach Ed Hockenbury Sr., has more than 30 years of experience in high school- and college-level athletic administration and sport supervision.

Son of longtime Norwich men’s basketball coach will join cadets staff Jan. 3


Norwich University named Ed Hockenbury as its new athletics director. He’ll succeed Tony Mariano, who will retire in May after 44 years at Norwich and three decades leading the Athletics Department.

Norwich faculty and staff serve the annual Holiday Dinner to students Dec. 8 at the Wise Campus Center dining hall. The dinner was one of a plethora of 2021 highlights. (Photo by Mark Collier/Norwich University.)

Don’t know about you, but we’re feeling ’22. (Happy, free, bemused and focused in the best way.)

As a former U.S. Navy Reserve captain, Danielle Pelczarski’s experience encompasses supply chain management, base operating support, expeditionary logistics, fuels management, disbursement, and inventory control. (Courtesy photo.)

NORTHFIELD, Vt. — Norwich University President Mark Anarumo announced that Danielle Pelczarski, deputy commandant of the California State University Maritime Academy in Vallejo, California, has been named senior vice president and chief of staff, effective March 2022.

From left, Norwich University Color Guard members Nicholas DiBiasio, Alphonsus McConnell, José Cortorreal, Jesse Germano and Clayton Mersing present colors before the New England Patriots-Tennessee Titans game on Nov. 28 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo courtesy New England Patriots.)

Visit to Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts, marks group’s first-ever appearance at a National Football League game

When Col. Todd Edwards called for Regimental Color Guard volunteers early last month for a post-Thanksgiving task, he didn’t say why or what for. He said the task would be in Boston and require ceding some holiday recess to return to campus early, but little else.

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