#19 Glen Leet ‘30: Founder of Trickle Up

Bicentennial Admin 200 Things about Norwich, Leaders & Legacy

Shortly after his graduation from Norwich University in 1930, Glen Leet began an extraordinary 60-year career in public service. Originally from Brockton, Mass., Leet became a field representative for the American Public Welfare Administration, where he helped draft many of the social welfare laws during the Great Depression. In 1944 he was appointed by the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation …





#18 “Daredevil” Hersey: Rough Rider and Aeronaut

Bicentennial Admin 200 Things about Norwich, Norwich Was There

Henry Blanchard “Daredevil” Hersey, Norwich class of 1885, led a colorful and adventure-filled life in which he played many roles, including as a meteorologist, balloonist and member of the Rough Riders. A native of Williamstown, Vt., Hersey entered Norwich in 1881. Like many students in the nineteenth century he left after two years to enter the United States Signal Service …





#17 The Rook and the Corps shoulder patch

Bicentennial Admin 200 Things about Norwich, Fun Facts & Stats

By Martin Suydam ’65 During the 1961-62 school year a contest was announced to replace the Norwich University Corps of Cadets shoulder patch. The prize was $50. At that time $50 was a respectable prize award. Entries were to be submitted to the Office of the Commandant in color and full-size. The competition was open to all members of the …





#16 Norwich University and the Naval Service

Bicentennial Admin 200 Things about Norwich, Military Milestones

By Gary Lord, Professor of History The following is an excerpt from an article originally published in the December 1982 issue of The Record. Although Norwich University has not been closely or prominently identified with naval affairs, a long and important tradition of naval education does exist, and many Norwich alumni have distinguished themselves in naval service. For example, Admiral …