NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University students will host a film festival to screen student-made short films from 7 to 9 p.m.on Friday, Feb. 21 in Mack Hall Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.

NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University Board of Trustees Chairman Alan DeForest ’75 announced today that Col. Mark Anarumo, USAF, will become Norwich University’s 24th president effective June 1, 2020.

DeForest, along with Anarumo and university officials made the announcement at an 11 a.m. press conference held on the Northfield campus in Mack Hall Auditorium, which was followed by an open reception in the lobby.

Col. Mark Anarumo, U.S. Air Force

“Norwich University offers traditional students and adult learners a wealth of opportunities in a prestigious, supportive, and yet demanding academic environment. I am honored that I have been selected as its 24th president,” Anarumo said. “With Norwich’s distinguished history, strength, and bright future, my family and I look forward to being part of the campus community. The depth of devotion of the faculty, staff, alumni, supporters, students, and Board of Trustees inspires us. I look forward to our collaborative leadership for the future of this inspiring, globally positioned university for the 21st century.”

Anarumo comes to Norwich from the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where he served as director and permanent professor for the Center for Character and Leadership Development. Anarumo's previous assignment was vice commander of the 39th Air Base Wing at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, where he was responsible for approximately 5,000 U.S. military, civilian and contractor personnel and the combat readiness of U.S. Air Force units at Incirlik and four geographically separated units in Turkey.

He entered the Air Force in 1994 as the Distinguished Graduate of Air Force Reserve Officers' Training Corps at Rutgers University. 

“The Board of Trustees is very excited to name Col. Anarumo as our next president,” DeForest said. “He has demonstrated throughout his distinguished academic career and military service the type of strong, effective and enlightened leadership which will ensure that Norwich University has a worthy successor to President Schneider. We are confident that we have selected an exceptional individual whose intellect, vision and values will inspire our University to reach even greater levels of excellence in its third century of service to America.”

Please see a letter from the chairman and more information about President-elect Anarumo here: Norwich.edu/24.

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NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University Board of Trustees Chairman Alan DeForest ’75 will announce Norwich University’s 24th president at a press conference at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28 in Mack Hall Auditorium.

The press conference will be livestreamed at norwich.edu/livestream.

Livestream of press conference

An open reception will follow in the Mack Hall lobby. Please join us for this historic event.

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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

 

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NORTHFIELD, Vt. — Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies renewed an agreement to let U.S. Navy Senior Enlisted Academy graduates enter a Norwich online bachelor’s or master’s degree program, graduate level certificate program or Norwich Pro continuing professional education certificate program with either maximum credit transfer or tuition discount eligibility

Under the deal, signed Jan. 3, Navy Senior Enlisted Academy graduates can up to 24 credits of their academy education into one of Norwich’s seven online bachelor’s degree completion programs. Academy graduates may also transfer up to 90 credits of previous military training and college coursework.

Faculty advisers can be awarded up to six transfer credits into Norwich’s online 12-credit graduate-level Teaching and Learning Certificate program.

Also, Navy Senior Enlisted Academy graduates are eligible for a 15 percent tuition discount into one of Norwich’s 12 online master’s degree programs or into an online graduate-level certificate program. They may also earn a 35 percent discount into a Norwich Pro continuing professional education certificate course (for active-duty military).

“Norwich’s goal is to provide relevant and rigorous programs so that students can succeed in their academics and careers, and with this agreement,” College of Graduate and Continuing Studies Vice President and Dean Bill Clements said. “I look forward to working with the Navy SEA to continue providing education that will prepare those students as leaders in their fields.”

Visit online.norwich.edu/NavySEA for more details on College of Graduate and Continuing Studies offerings for Navy Senior Enlisted Academy graduates.

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About the Navy Senior Enlisted Academy

Navy SEA provides an opportunity for students to engage in studies that broaden their educational experience and assist them in fulfilling today’s increasing senior enlisted responsibilities. Navy SEA develops stronger leaders by preparing them to fulfill their expanded and ever-widening roles as global leaders.

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About Norwich's College of Graduate and Continuing Studies

Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies builds upon the institution’s 200-year academic heritage with innovative online programs. CGCS offers master’s degrees in a variety of areas; bachelor’s degree completion programs; graduate certificates; and continuing education opportunities. The programs are recognized throughout the industry for their rigor, small class size, high student satisfaction and retention. norwich.edu/online

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About Norwich University

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

 

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Office of Communications
Norwich University
Northfield, Vt.
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Men surround artworks in an image from “Destruction of Memory,” a 2017 film based on the same-named book by Robert Bevan.

NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University’s School of Architecture + Art will screen “Destruction of Memory,” a film about cultural destruction during times of war, and host the director, Tim Slade, at 4 p.m. on Jan. 17 in the Mack Hall Auditorium.

This event, part of the School of Architecture + Art Lecture Series, is free and open to the public.

BARRE, Vermont — 

WHO: TD Bank leadership, Norwich University’s School of Architecture + Art’s Design+Build Collaborative leadership, professors and students along with Downstreet Housing & Community Development (Downstreet) leadership, Washington County Mental Health Services (WCMHS) leadership, and Vermont Housing and Conservation Board (VHCB) leadership.

WHAT: Partners will celebrate the design, construction and siting of LIFT House in Barre, through brief presentations and a chance to see the house’s exterior at its site.

WHERE: Downstreet Housing & Community Development offices, 22 Keith Ave., Barre.

WHEN: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020

WHY: Funded through TD Charitable Foundation, Norwich’s Design+Build Collaborative partnered with Downstreet and WCMHS to devise a way to reduce the financial cost of new housing while creating safe, healthy, and sustainable homes for vulnerable Vermonters. Students in Norwich’s Design+Build Collaborative, in collaboration with Downstreet, planned and built two new, custom-designed energy-efficient small homes (approximately 300 square feet) that promote both contemporary and authentic architectural values. The houses will soon be on a vacant lot once inhabited by blighted, deteriorating housing in downtown Barre City. This is the first of the two houses to get completed and moved to the site. Housing vouchers will be paired with the dwellings in order to serve individuals who have mental illness and/or are at high risk of homelessness or are currently homeless. With a Washington County Mental Health Services clinic less than a mile away, this initiative is well-positioned to address a real and growing need in our community while reducing preventative instances of homelessness, all with a financial approach that makes sense.tiny

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About Norwich University’s Design+Build Collaborative

As the only university in northern New England to offer integrated professionally accredited programs in Architecture, Business, Engineering, Construction, and Nursing, Norwich’s Design+Build Collaborative calls on students to “act as well as conceive” and create solutions for local, regional, and global challenges. For over 20 years, our students have been addressing Vermont community needs through the construction of full-scale projects. Building on the seven different affordable housing prototypes Norwich has developed since 2011, the Collaborative not only continues to design and prototype regionally informed, resilient housing, but also organizes and coordinates related research and programs between the schools that make up the College of Professional Schools and partners with community organizations. Norwich University announced in February 2019 a $200,000 grant from TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, to fund the development of a collaborative in the College of Professional Schools dedicated to producing affordable homes.

About Downstreet Housing & Community Development

Downstreet Housing & Community Development exists to eradicate the systemic housing challenges that affect Central Vermont citizens and communities. As Central Vermont’s leading affordable housing provider, Downstreet’s mission is to strengthen the communities of Central Vermont by engaging with people, providing affordable homes, and connecting people to the resources and services they need to thrive. Since 1987, Downstreet has served Lamoille, Washington, and Orange counties through programs and services that include: developing and providing affordable apartment rentals; home-repair loans; down-payment assistance for homebuyers; financial wellness education; at-home support services for elderly and disabled adults; and real estate development consulting services. Downstreet constantly seeks to create new solutions and opportunities that will uplift our most vulnerable Vermonters and desperately close the housing gaps that exist today. Downstreet is part of the NeighborWorks network seeking to create opportunities for people to live in affordable homes, improve their lives and strengthen their communities.www.downstreet.org

About Washington County Mental Health Services
WCMHS is a comprehensive community mental health center providing mental health and developmental services throughout the Washington County community. Over 8,000 individuals are served annually by this private, non-profit organization with main offices in South Barre, Vermont. In 2018, WCMHS was recognized as a Center of Excellence by Vermont Care Partners, a statewide advocacy and practice improvement organization. WCMHS is a major employer in central Vermont, with over 800 full and part time staff.

About the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board
VHCB funds the development of affordable housing and the conservation of agricultural and recreational land, forestland, natural areas, and historic properties. Since 1987, VHCB has awarded more than $275 million to fund more than 13,000 homes for Vermonters and to support the conservation of 430,000 acres of land.

About the TD Charitable Foundation
The TD Charitable Foundation is the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, one of the 10 largest commercial banking organizations in the United States. Since its inception in 2002, the Foundation has distributed over $222 million through nearly 21,000 grants through donations to local nonprofits from Maine to Florida. More information on the TD Charitable Foundation, including the online grant application, is available at https://www.tdbank.com/corporate-responsibility/the-ready-commitment/funding-opportunities/

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About Norwich University

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

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Norwich University
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NORTHFIELD, Vt. — Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies’ Norwich Pro(SM) has partnered with the New England Chapter of the American Public Works Association to provide a fully online Public Works Certificate program for public works professionals looking to advance in their careers.

The program begins later this month. Courses cover topics including basic management and communication, ethics, finance planning, fundamentals of government, regulatory processes, and more. Certificate students develop the skills they need to progress into management-level positions and culminate their experience by developing a long-term strategy project

Learn more about the program by visiting the Norwich Pro certificate page or the course pages below:

Norwich Pro offers alumni and military discounts for all programs available. Additional certificate programs in the Norwich Pro portfolio include Project ManagementCorporate ComplianceMilitary History, and more.  

Anyone interested in partnering with Norwich Pro to explore custom professional development programs may contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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ABOUT NORWICH PRO

Part of the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies, Norwich Pro offers online professional development courses that are convenient and affordable to meet an individual’s educational needs. They are designed for working professionals, current and former military personnel, or anyone looking for a career change.https://pro.norwich.edu/

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ABOUT NORWICH UNIVERSITY

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’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) builds upon the institution’s 200-year academic heritage with innovative online programs. CGCS offers master’s degrees in a variety of areas; bachelor’s degree completion programs; graduate certificates; and continuing education opportunities. The programs are recognized throughout the industry for their rigor, small class size, high student satisfaction and retention. online.norwich.edu 

Media contact
Daphne Larkin
Office of Communications
Norwich University
Northfield, Vt.
802-485-2886
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NORTHFIELD, Vt. — Norwich University will undergo a comprehensive evaluation visit March 15 through March 18 by a team representing the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, NEASC).

The commission values information provided by individuals to help in determining whether an institution’s performance is consistent with the Standards for Accreditation and commission policies and procedures. For that reason, and in compliance with federal regulations, the commission accepts public comments from students, faculty, staff and members of the public about affiliated institutions.

The New England Commission of Higher Education is one of seven accrediting commissions in the United States that provide institutional accreditation regionally. Accreditation is voluntary and applies to the institution as a whole. The commission, which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, accredits approximately 220 institutions in the six-state New England region and several American-style institutions overseas.

Norwich University has been accredited by the commission since 1933 and was last reviewed in 2010. Its accreditation by the commission encompasses the entire institution.

For the past year and a half, Norwich University has been engaged in self-study, addressing the commission’s Standards for Accreditation. An evaluation team will visit the institution to gather evidence that the self-study is thorough and accurate. The team will recommend to the commission a continuing status for the institution. Following a review process, the commission will take the final action.

The public is invited to submit comments regarding the institution to:

Public Comment on Norwich University
New England Commission of Higher Education
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100
Burlington, MA 01803-4514
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Public comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution. The commission cannot settle disputes between individuals and institutions, whether those involve faculty, students, administrators, or members of other groups. Comments will not be treated as confidential and must include the name, address, and telephone number of the person providing the comments.

Public comments must be received by March 18. The commission cannot guarantee that comments received after that date will be considered.

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About Norwich University

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 Capt. 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

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Norwich University
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NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University announced the promotion of Mark Sullivan to associate vice president overseeing marketing and enrollment management at the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies on Monday, Nov. 11.

Sullivan will oversee the performance of the enrollment management process from marketing to admissions, enrollment, advising and retention within CGCS, and he will identify and implement best practices to constantly improve the CGCS enrollment management process to better serve Norwich’s online students. He will also work to develop strategic partnerships to provide students entering into one of Norwich’s online undergraduate, graduate, continuing education or professional development programs a pathway for scholarship or transfer credit opportunities.

Mark Sullivan

Sullivan will also support Norwich through reporting to the Norwich University after Next (NUaN) planning committee and implementing tactics developed within this group. To back up the NUaN plan, Sullivan will provide initiatives to grow CGCS and its programs, including the continued efforts with Norwich Pro, Norwich’s online continuing education offerings that launched in 2018 at pro.norwich.edu.

“I am pleased to bring Mark Sullivan and his expertise into the position of associate vice president,” Norwich University Vice President and CGCS Dean Bill Clements said. “He has a reputation for hard work, collaboration and producing positive results, and I look forward to the continued growth that he will provide to CGCS and Norwich University as a whole.”

Before rising to associate vice president, Sullivan served as CGCS’ chief marketing officer, developing, implementing and managing a comprehensive marketing plan that aligns with Norwich’s mission and the vision of Norwich’s board of trustees. Sullivan also has marketing and enrollment knowledge through his experience working at higher education institutions such as Wittenberg University and the College of St. Elizabeth. He holds a Master of Arts in Advertising Communications from Syracuse University and a Bachelor of Arts in Arts/Communications from State University of New York, Oswego.

“I feel very lucky to be a part of the ongoing development of an institution with such deep tradition and rich history,” Sullivan said.

To stay updated on CGCS news and its upcoming online offerings, please visit online.norwich.edu.

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