In Facebook comments on April 20, the Norwich University community foreshadowed Commencement speaker Deshauna Barber’s massage, encouraging the Class of 2022 to try new things and stay positive. (Photo by Mark Collier/Norwich University.)

Norwich community’s Facebook posts to graduates encourage risk taking, money saving

A week before Norwich University’s 531-member Class of 2022 headed to Shapiro Field House and Saturday’s graduation, alumni followed recent tradition and offered congratulations and encouragement online.

Anthony Mariano, who spent 30 years as Norwich University’s athletic director, holds up his Honorary Doctor of Leadership on Saturday at Commencement. He’s congratulated by Board of Trustees Chairman Alan DeForest ’75, right. (Photo by Mark Collier/Norwich University.)

Retiring Athletic Director Anthony Mariano, late chemistry professor Mary Hoppe and former Miss USA and U.S. Army Capt. Deshauna Barber honored

Retiring Athletic Director Anthony Mariano, the late longtime chemistry professor Mary Hoppe, and U.S. Army Capt. and 2016 Miss USA Deshauna Barber received honorary degrees Saturday during Norwich University’s Commencement at Shapiro Field House.

Norwich University President Mark Anarumo speaks to Saturday’s Commencement audience in Plumley Armory. Five hundred eighteen students in Norwich University’s Class of 2022 received bachelor’s degrees, 13 received master’s degrees. (Photo by Mark Collier/Norwich University.)

NORTHFIELD, Vt. — Norwich University celebrated commencement and commissioning with April 30 ceremonies in Shapiro Field House in which 531 students graduated from 32 undergraduate programs and one master’s program and 134 graduates commissioned into the U.S. armed services.

Ryan Cranston, the 2022-23 regimental commander, speaks to Norwich University’s Corps of Cadets on April 22 on the Upper Parade Ground. (Video screenshot by Ronny Dimasi/Norwich University.)

Corps of Cadets names leaders for 2022-23; regimental commanders old and new reflect

Milestones pack any spring semester’s final weeks, forming a celebratory trail to Commencement and Commissioning’s grand finale. The hurdle of exams and capstone presentations gives way to social gatherings, awards ceremonies and the Corps of Cadets’ annual changing of command.

Norwich University will celebrate commencement and commissioning with ceremonies Saturday, April 30, in Shapiro Field House.

NORTHFIELD, Vt. — Norwich University will celebrate commencement and commissioning with ceremonies Saturday, April 30, in Shapiro Field House, in which 531 students will graduate from 32 undergraduate programs and one master’s program and 134 graduates will commission into the U.S. armed services.

Since 2005, about 78 students have benefited from George and Carol Olmsted Foundation grants and have traveled to Tanzania, North Macedonia, Kazakhstan, Vietnam, Croatia, Senegal, El Salvador, Chile, Turkey, Slovenia, Georgia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Bosnia Herzegovina, Israel and the Balkans, above. (Photo courtesy John and Mary Frances Patton Peace and War Center/Norwich University.)

NORTHFIELD, Vt. — Norwich University announced a $20,000 grant from the George and Carol Olmsted Foundation to support the John and Mary Frances Patton Peace and War Center’s 2022 Overseas Cultural Immersion Trip.

Norwich University President Mark Anarumo bestows the Brig. Gen. Elizabeth P. Hoisington Award to U.S. Army cadet Elizabeth Coverdale on April 19 during the Tri-Service Awards in Plumley Armory. (Photo by Mark Collier/Norwich University.)

Tri-Service Awards bestows 94 honors in annual recognition of academic, athletic and ROTC excellence

I f service before self is one bedrock tenet of Norwich University’s philosophy, driving toward excellence is another. At last week’s Tri-Service Awards, President Mark Anarumo hailed students’ hard work, service and academic achievement and encouraged students to keep striving and leading.

Kevin Cole has served as a Norwich assistant men’s hockey coach since August 2021 and has worked in Norwich’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies as a student support adviser. (Photo by Norwich University Athletics.)

Coach will lead team into first varsity season in 23 years

Norwich University named Kevin Cole head men's golf coach. He’ll lead the Cadets into their first varsity season since 1999 this fall.

Norwich University students investigate a sport utility vehicle for clues outside White Memorial Chapel on April 7 during the CSI Experience. The car was one of eight puzzle stations students visited as they tried to solve at virtual crime. (Photo by Mark Collier/Norwich University.)

CSI Experience lets Norwich University students from many majors collect clues and solve a whodunit

The sport utility vehicle parked by White Memorial Chapel packed more surprises than a jumbo box of Cracker Jack, and Norwich University detectives-for-a-day were itching to catalog them.


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