U.S. Air Force Maj. Jacob Hummel elbow bumps newly commissioned U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Gabrielle Caouette, Norwich Class of 2021, on March 1 at Mack Hall. (Screenshot from video/Norwich University.)

U.S. Air Force commissions 40 Norwich University ROTC cadets at 2021 ceremony

Norwich’s U.S. Air Force ROTC detachment, No. 867, made history on May 1, when it commissioned its largest group since 1972 — 40 cadets. And Col. Matthew Smith, the detachment’s commander, was proud and pleased.

Under Tony Mariano’s leadership as athletics director, Norwich University has won 12 national athletics titles and 75 conference titles. (Photo by Norwich University Athletics.)

Thirty-year tenure as athletics leader brings 12 national championships, culture of excellence


Longtime Norwich University Athletics Director Tony Mariano announced Monday that he will retire in Spring 2022. He will leave after 44 years at Norwich and three decades as Athletics Department leader.

Norwich University nursing students study outdoors in September 2020. National Nurses Week started Thursday and runs through May 12. (Photo by Mark Collier/Norwich University.)

American Association of Colleges of Nursing includes Norwich University images in video marking National Nurses Week

As President Dr. Mark Anarumo has said, nurses played a big role in helping Norwich mitigate the coronavirus pandemic during academic year 2020-21. Nursing staff and students, directed by Nursing Director Paulette Thabault and Center for Civic Engagement Director Nicole DiDomenico kept the Plumley Armory COVID-19 testing center running, administering more than 28,000 tests in the spring semester alone.

From left, Courtney Amell, Samantha Benoit, Michael Korol, Gabriel Chicoine, Will Rambin and Riley Bennett show their awards after an April 29 ceremony recognizing 2021 senior athletes at Andrews Hall. (Photo by Norwich University Athletics.)

Hockey players sweep Coach Mariano Award as outstanding senior athletes of 2021

Men’s hockey forward Felix Brassard and women’s hockey defenseman Samantha Benoit were named outstanding senior athletes of 2021 last week at a picnic in Andrews Hall.

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Helman carries a U.S. flag into Sabine Field on Saturday during Commissioning exercises. Ninety-eight members of Norwich’s Class of 2021 commissioned into the U.S. Army. (Photo by Mark Collier/Norwich University.)

National accolade ranks Norwich as top ROTC program among Senior and Junior Military Colleges for 2019-20

Col. Joel Newsom told nearly 100 U.S. Army commissionees from Norwich University, some on Sabine Field at Haynes Family Stadium, some watching online, to celebrate their accomplishments, strive for more and lead empathetically.

Commissioning students from Norwich University’s Class of 2021 move toward their seats at Sabine Field at Haynes Family Stadium on Saturday before the Joint Commissioning ceremony. (Photo by Mark Collier/Norwich University.)

U.S. Air Force Reserve Maj. Gen. Gary W. Keefe lauds commissionees for defending Constitution and its ideals

They marched into Sabine Field, uniforms pressed, gazes purposeful, strides deliberate, ready for their long-awaited moment. Joint Commissioning was nigh, and before the Norwich University ROTC cadets swore into their armed forces branches, they’d sit their last collective stint together.

Faith Privett ’22 stands with Norwich University President Emeritus Richard W. Schneider at commencement in 2019. Privett presented research last week at Posters on the Hill, a virtual undergraduate research conference. (Photo courtesy Faith Privett.)

Faith Privett meets with staff from offices of Rep. Peter Welch, Sen. Bernie Sanders

As a byproduct of her experience at Posters on the Hill, last week’s national research conference for college undergraduates, Norwich University junior Faith Privett met virtually with two aides from the offices of U.S. legislators representing Vermont, Rep. Peter Welch, a Democrat, and Sen. Bernie Sanders, an independent.

Norwich University graduated about 447 students on Saturday, many at on-campus ceremonies at Shapiro Fieldhouse and Kreitzberg Arena. (Photo by Mark Collier/Norwich University.)

After managing coronavirus pandemic and hybrid learning, Norwich University graduates about 447 students, many at on-campus ceremonies

Even if the chairs were spaced extra wide at Kreitzberg Arena and Shapiro Fieldhouse on Saturday, the U.S. flag was spread across the stage, the mortarboards and dress uniforms were on and there was enough joy and optimism to fill every sliver of space.

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