#84 George Musalas Colvocoresses, Alden Partridge’s Ward and Protégé

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George Musalas Colvocoresses lived on the island of Chios during the Greek struggle for independence from the Ottoman Empire. In March of 1822, Ottoman soldiers slaughtered an estimated 25,000 of the island’s inhabitants, and enslaved as many as twice that number. Colvocoresses, about six years old, was taken captive along with his mother and two sisters. His father reached safety …

#83 Deborah Ann Light Transformed Her Community

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Light was born in London in 1935 and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 1961. She married three times and eventually settled on a 30-acre farm known as Quail Hill in Amagansett, New York. Her 1985 master’s degree from Vermont College was in religious studies, and she practiced as a …

Bicentennial Event- Seattle, WA 🗓

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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, March 11 …

#82 Paine Mountain Hosted Norwich Skiers for Nearly 70 Years

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The first Norwich skiing club was formed in 1899. The construction of infrastructure on Paine Mountain began in 1923 with the installation of a ski jump. Throughout the 1920s, the jump was raised to new heights each year as it was reconstructed every winter. In 1925, the “Outing Club” became a member of the Eastern Ski association. Cadets eagerly participated …

#81 Edward Shuttleworth Created a Military Prize While Still a Lieutenant

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Edward Shuttleworth graduated from Norwich in the Class of 1891. Just five years later, in 1896, members of the Corps of Cadets were surprised and delighted to learn that Shuttleworth had promised to give a sword every year to the member of the junior class “who should attain the highest average in his military work.” Shuttleworth was born in Boston …

#80 The Partridge System of Education Across America

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Shortly after the Academy opened its doors in 1820, Partridge was already making plans to spread his ideas up and down the East Coast. He and other adherents to his educational philosophy eventually established over 20 schools across the landscape of the United States. The earliest Partridge-backed academies after the one in Norwich were founded in Harlem, New York and …