#139 WWII Campus Training Program Produced Junior Officers with a Practical Norwich Education

Jeff Dobbin 200 Things about Norwich, Military Milestones Leave a Comment

In a previous post, we shared how the Norwich campus hosted over 1,700 trainees in the Civilian Pilot Training Program (CPTP) during World War II. Always one to rise to the occasion, the university was also one of over 200 schools that participated in the Army Specialized Training Program (ASTP) from 1943-1944. The ASTP curriculum was developed in 1942 in …

#138 The Only Accredited Architecture Program in Northern New England Follows in Alden Partridge’s Footsteps

Jeff Dobbin 200 Things about Norwich, This Week in History

In the mid-1880s, Lewis College had just transitioned back to being called Norwich University. The school had been teetering on the brink of financial collapse just a few years prior, and had been rescued by alumnus Charles Lewis. It was during this period of recovery that Norwich offered, for the first time, a Bachelor of Architecture degree. Architectural drawing had …

A Tree Grows at Norwich: The Passalacqua Family Legacy

Bicentennial Admin Year of Legacy Profiles

By Carla Beecher Like father, like son. And daughter, cousin, sister, uncle, niece, nephew, and grandfather. The Passalacqua clan loves Norwich University so much that 12 direct descendants over three generations call themselves alumni. Add in-laws who also attended, and that number grows to 14. Add Heidi Passalacqua P’15, who occupies the inimitable position of wife, widow, daughter, and mother …

Four of a Kind: The DeSilvio Family Legacy

Bicentennial Admin Year of Legacy Profiles

By Diana L. Weggler Neither Nick nor Christine DeSilvio attended Norwich, but together they have created an astonishing Norwich legacy. This year, four of their five children are enrolled at Norwich. (The fifth one, a high school junior, is thinking about applying.) The DeSilvios may not be the first couple to send four children to Norwich, but it is quite …

#138 The Only Accredited Architecture Program in Northern New England Follows in Alden Partridge’s Footsteps

Jeff Dobbin 200 Things drafts Leave a Comment

In the mid-1880s, Lewis College had just transitioned back to being called Norwich University. The school had been teetering on the brink of financial collapse just a few years prior, and had been rescued by alumnus Charles Lewis. It was during this period of recovery that Norwich offered, for the first time, a Bachelor of Architecture degree. Architectural drawing had …

#137 Professor Arthur “Pop” Peach: Beloved Teacher, Proud Vermonter, Iconic Lyricist

Jeff Dobbin 200 Things about Norwich, Leaders & Legacy

Arthur Wallace “Pop” Peach was a native Vermonter to the bone, once describing himself as “hopelessly provincial.” He was born and raised in southern Vermont, graduating from Brattleboro High School and then from Middlebury College in 1904. He earned his PhD from Columbia University and later received two honorary degrees from Norwich, a master’s in 1933 and a doctorate in …