#41 Memories of Dodge and Jackman

Jeff Dobbin 200 Things about Norwich, Fun Facts & Stats

By Martin Suydam, Class of 1965 In the late 1800s, Norwich University consisted of two imposing structures on “The Hill”—Jackman and Dodge Halls. Today, with 53 buildings and counting, the campus evokes pride in all graduates. The buildings of Norwich, both past and present, have generated a lot of memories over the years. Much has changed about both the buildings …





#40 Harold Denny “Soup” Campbell, Class of 1917, World’s Safest Flyer

Jeff Dobbin 200 Things about Norwich, Leaders & Legacy

In 1926, President Coolidge presented Harold Denny “Soup” Campbell, class of 1917, with the Schiff Trophy for nearly 900 hours of flight time without an accident. Newspaper headlines across the country touted him as the “world’s safest flyer.” Charles Lindbergh’s historic flight took place just one year after Campbell’s award, in 1927. “Soup” Campbell was born and raised in Waterbury, …





#39 Frank Simonetti, Class of 1984, Boston Bruin and Award-Winning Student-Athlete

Jeff Dobbin 200 Things about Norwich, Leaders & Legacy

Frank Simonetti was a 1984 graduate, an All-American hockey player while at Norwich, and a player for the Boston Bruins from 1984 to 1988. In 1985 he received the prestigious Olympia Award in recognition of his outstanding achievements as an amateur athlete during his time at Norwich. While at Norwich, Simonetti shone on both the soccer and hockey teams. As …





#38 The Move to Northfield

Jeff Dobbin 200 Things about Norwich, Fun Facts & Stats

The South Barracks, Norwich University’s principal building at the original Norwich, Vermont campus, burned nearly to the ground on March 13th, 1866. No historical records mention deaths or injuries associated with the fire. In an April board meeting that year, the trustees resolved that they would endeavor to keep the university in Norwich if possible, but if not, they would …