#23 Robert F. McDermott: A maverick in education, insurance and basketball

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When Robert F. McDermott, NU Class of 1941, became the first dean of the U.S. Air Force Academy, he took some lessons from Alden Partridge’s playbook. General McDermott created the first service academy program that blended military training with the “whole person” concept. Like Norwich founder Captain Partridge, General McDermott emerged as a pioneer in higher and military education. After …





#22 Russell W. Porter: Telescope Maker

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Russell Williams Porter was enthralled by the questions that swirl in a thoughtful man’s mind when he contemplates the stars. Porter, who attended Norwich from 1889-1890, is regarded as “the father of the amateur telescope movement.” Among his life achievements was designing the 200-inch Hale telescope at Mount Palomar, California. A native of Springfield, Vt., Russell Porter was an architect …





#21 Lieutenant Colonel Harold Watson, NU ’40, Pilots B25 on Doolittle’s Raid

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In the months following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt was looking for something to give the American people a boost in morale for what was expected to be a long war both in Europe and the Pacific. The Navy and Army Air Corps presented a plan that became famously known as “Doolittle’s Raid.” It was a yet …





Bicentennial Event- Sarasota, FL 🗓

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You and a guest are cordially invited to a special dinner celebrating Norwich University’s Year of Transformation and countdown to 2019. Please join President Richard Schneider and members of the Board of Trustees for an inspirational program to mark the progress of the Forging the Future Campaign and to salute the second year in our bicentennial commemoration. Friday, February 5th …





Bicentennial Event- Naples, FL 🗓

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You and a guest are cordially invited to a special dinner celebrating Norwich University’s Year of Transformation and countdown to 2019. Please join President Richard Schneider and members of the Board of Trustees for an inspirational program to mark the progress of the Forging the Future Campaign and to salute the second year in our bicentennial commemoration. Thursday, February 4th …





Bicentennial Event- Arlington, VA 🗓

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You and a guest are cordially invited to a special dinner celebrating Norwich University’s Year of Transformation and countdown to 2019. Please join President Richard Schneider and members of the Board of Trustees for an inspirational program to mark the progress of the Forging the Future Campaign and to salute the second year in our bicentennial commemoration. Saturday, January 23rd …





Bicentennial Event- San Antonio, TX 🗓

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You and a guest are cordially invited to a special dinner celebrating Norwich University’s Year of Transformation and countdown to 2019. Please join President Richard Schneider and members of the Board of Trustees for an inspirational program to mark the progress of the Forging the Future Campaign and to salute the second year in our bicentennial commemoration. Saturday, January 9th …





Bicentennial Event- Phoenix, AZ 🗓

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You and a guest are cordially invited to a special dinner celebrating Norwich University’s Year of Transformation and countdown to 2019. Please join President Richard Schneider and members of the Board of Trustees for an inspirational program to mark the progress of the Forging the Future Campaign and to salute the second year in our bicentennial commemoration. Friday, January 8th …





Bicentennial Event- Clifton Park, NY 🗓

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You and a guest are cordially invited to a special dinner celebrating Norwich University’s Year of Transformation and countdown to 2019. Please join President Richard Schneider and members of the Board of Trustees for an inspirational program to mark the progress of the Forging the Future Campaign and to salute the second year in our bicentennial commemoration. Thursday, December 10th …





Bicentennial Event- Tewksbury, MA 🗓

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You and a guest are cordially invited to a special dinner celebrating Norwich University’s Year of Transformation and countdown to 2019. Please join President Richard Schneider and members of the Board of Trustees for an inspirational program to mark the progress of the Forging the Future Campaign and to salute the second year in our bicentennial commemoration. Thursday, December 3rd …