The Romano/Leavenworth Legacy

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Gary Leavenworth, NU 2010, is a four-generation Norwich family legacy. His mother, Patricia Leavenworth, graduated with a bachelor of science in civil engineering (BSCE) in 1987. She was following in the footsteps of her father, Ralph R. Romano Jr., who earned his BSCE from NU in 1956, and her uncle Peter Romano, BSCE 1960. Ralph and Peter had followed in …

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 …