A New Generation of Leaders

Leadership. Integrity. Service. You don’t learn these values sitting in a lecture hall. They are not the answers on a multiple-choice test. And yet, these guiding values are as much a part of a Norwich education as the discipline-specific knowledge each student receives during his or her particular course of study.

As our founder Captain Alden Partridge envisioned, Norwich provides a unique educational experience that produces not just enlightened, well-rounded citizens, but leaders who make the world a better place.

Norwich University stands strong with 2100 undergraduate students, 1300 graduate students, 112 full-time faculty, and 24,000 active alumni. Our graduates have pursued excellence while serving their communities and nation in some of the nation’s foremost public, private and nonprofit organizations.

A New Generation of Leaders

Leadership. Integrity. Service. You don’t learn these values sitting in a lecture hall. They are not the answers on a multiple-choice test. And yet, these guiding values are as much a part of a Norwich education as the discipline-specific knowledge each student receives during his or her particular course of study.

As our founder Captain Alden Partridge envisioned, Norwich provides a unique educational experience that produces not just enlightened, well-rounded citizens, but leaders who make the world a better place.

Norwich University stands strong with 2100 undergraduate students, 1300 graduate students, 112 full-time faculty, and 24,000 active alumni. Our graduates have pursued excellence while serving their communities and nation in some of the nation’s foremost public, private and nonprofit organizations.

Making a Norwich Difference

Far more than a collection of buildings or endowments, great universities like Norwich are about the people who gather there. To teach. To work. To learn. To lead. And to apply their unique Norwich knowledge and experience to making a difference in solving real-world problems.

Steve Gagner of 14th Star Brewery

Steve Gagner | Class of 2003

U.S. Army Captain & Owner, 14th Star Brewery

Deployed in the mountains of Afghanistan four years ago, U.S. Army Capt. Steve Gagner and some friends hatched a plan to start a brewery back home in Vermont to indulge their passion for beer and community.

Two years later while still on active duty, the Iraq and Afghan War veteran began brewing one barrel of beer at a time in a cramped space next to a transmission shop in his hometown. Since then, 14th Star Brewery has grown 4000%. It will soon move into a newly renovated 16,000-square-foot brewpub in downtown St. Albans.

Beyond his business acumen, Gagner is striking for his compassion and service to veterans and his community. He supports philanthropic causes, such as the Purple Hearts Reunited Foundation and Veterans in Craft, and talks to schoolchildren about state history.

Gagner will brew five beers for Norwich University’s Bicentennial celebration. He says brewing is hard work but also therapeutic, referencing playwright Jonathan Larson: “The opposite of war isn’t peace. It’s creation.”


Regan Steen '15

Regan Steen | Class of 2015

2014-15 Regimental Commander
Biochemistry

To Regan Steen, to lead is to serve, and she has done both with distinction.

As the 2014-15 regimental commander for the Corps of Cadets, Steen has taken step with only a handful of women in the history of Norwich University chosen for the role.

Steen has excelled both academically and in the Corps. Steen says the most valuable thing Norwich teaches future officers about leadership is to lead from the front. “Norwich gives us the tools to be a leader,” she says. “Those who use these tools will do great things.”


Joshua Hartley

Joshua Hartley | Class of 2017

Computer Security and Information Assurance

Before he tore his meniscus for the second time, sophomore Joshua Hartley defended attacks on the gridiron as a high school offensive lineman. Now the computer programming phenom studies network defense for malware, cyber attacks, and other malfeasance as a CSIA major at Norwich.

Among other projects, Hartley serves as a lab assistant for a malware forensics class and as the lead administrator for the Norwich Threat Analysis Center, a unique effort to deploy thousands of sensors to monitor and analyze attacks across the global Internet.

“Even in one year, Norwich has changed my work ethic,” the high-achieving Hartley says. “In high school, I didn’t perform nearly to my full capacity. When I got to Norwich, I put my full effort into every class and worked for perfection.”

“He’s remarkable,” says faculty advisor Peter Stephenson, describing Hartley as a programming genius. The sophomore says he recently picked up the guitar. “I spend a lot of time programming,” he notes. “It’s nice to have a hobby that isn’t all ones and zeroes.”


Andrea Talentino | Professor & Dean

Andrea Talentino | Professor & Dean

Norwich University College of Liberal Arts

“One of the great strengths of Norwich is its strong sense of its own identity,” says Andrea Talentino, a political science professor and dean of the College of Liberal Arts. In her mind, Norwich is unique for using its 1819 mission statement as a touchstone. “It’s kept Norwich moored to something it believes and something that’s been a winning formula.”

Part of that formula is a faculty committed to serving students and a student body that is disciplined, energetic and serious, she says. Educated at Yale, UCLA and Princeton, Talentino recently taught an undergraduate senior seminar on peacemaking and peace-building, describing it as the best experience she’s had in 14 years of teaching. “[Norwich students] apply themselves in a way that I’ve never seen students do.”

As Dean, she has nurtured a creative writers series and international visitors series and is re-launching a newly invigorated, multidisciplinary Center for War and Peace Studies this fall. Talentino says in the future she’d like to see Norwich named to the list of “40 Colleges That Change Lives.”


Aron Temkin | Architect & Dean

Aron Temkin | Architect & Dean

Norwich University College of Professional Schools

The office of architect and College of Professional Schools Dean Aron Temkin is less a workspace than an epicenter of innovation. The ripples can be seen in the college’s recent award-winning national Solar Decathlon house design, the university’s micro-campus in Berlin and a 1969 Airstream Trailer rehabbed by architecture faculty and students into a roving design classroom.

Norwich professors are quick to work across disciplines to tackle big problems and share a deep-seated service ethic with their students, Temkin observes. “That openness and interest puts us so far ahead of a lot of our peers.”

Temkin, who also teaches a seminar on digital modeling and animation, says he’d like to create a maker space on campus, interweave the MBA program with other disciplines and establish an entrepreneurship minor. “Our history shows that we’re very good at producing people who are not afraid to take an idea and act on it.”

Making a Norwich Difference

Far more than a collection of buildings or endowments, great universities like Norwich are about the people who gather there. To teach. To work. To learn. To lead. And to apply their unique Norwich knowledge and experience to making a difference in solving real-world problems.

Steve Gagner of 14th Star Brewery

Steve Gagner | Class of 2003

U.S. Army Captain & Owner, 14th Star Brewery

Deployed in the mountains of Afghanistan four years ago, U.S. Army Capt. Steve Ganger and some friends hatched a plan to start a brewery back home in Vermont to indulge their passion for beer and community.

Two years later while still on active duty, the Iraq and Afghan War veteran began brewing one barrel of beer at a time in a cramped space next to a transmission shop in his hometown. Since then, 14th Star Brewery has grown 4000%. It will soon move into a newly renovated 16,000-square-foot brewpub in downtown St. Albans.

Beyond his business acumen, Gagner is striking for his compassion and service to veterans and his community. He supports philanthropic causes, such as the Purple Hearts Reunited Foundation and Veterans in Craft, and talks to schoolchildren about state history.

Gagner will brew five beers for Norwich University’s Bicentennial celebration. He says brewing is hard work but also therapeutic, referencing playwright Jonathan Larson: “The opposite of war isn’t peace. It’s creation.”


Joshua Hartley

Joshua Hartley | Class of 2017

Computer Security and Information Assurance

Before he tore his meniscus for the second time, sophomore Joshua Hartley defended attacks on the gridiron as a high school offensive lineman. Now the computer programming phenom studies network defense for malware, cyber attacks, and other malfeasance as a CSIA major at Norwich.

Among other projects, Hartley serves as a lab assistant for a malware forensics class and as the lead administrator for the Norwich Threat Analysis Center, a unique effort to deploy thousands of sensors to monitor and analyze attacks across the global Internet.

“Even in one year, Norwich has changed my work ethic,” the high-achieving Hartley says. “In high school, I didn’t perform nearly to my full capacity. When I got to Norwich, I put my full effort into every class and worked for perfection.”

“He’s remarkable,” says faculty advisor Peter Stephenson, describing Hartley as a programming genius. The sophomore says he recently picked up the guitar. “I spend a lot of time programming,” he notes. “It’s nice to have a hobby that isn’t all ones and zeroes.”


Andrea Talentino | Professor & Dean

Andrea Talentino | Professor & Dean

Norwich University College of Liberal Arts

“One of the great strengths of Norwich is its strong sense of its own identity,” says Andrea Talentino, a political science professor and dean of the College of Liberal Arts. In her mind, Norwich is unique for using its 1819 mission statement as a touchstone. “It’s kept Norwich moored to something it believes and something that’s been a winning formula.”

Part of that formula is a faculty committed to serving students and a student body that is disciplined, energetic and serious, she says. Educated at Yale, UCLA and Princeton, Talentino recently taught an undergraduate senior seminar on peacemaking and peace-building, describing it as the best experience she’s had in 14 years of teaching. “[Norwich students] apply themselves in a way that I’ve never seen students do.”

As Dean, she has nurtured a creative writers series and international visitors series and is re-launching a newly invigorated, multidisciplinary Center for War and Peace Studies this fall. Talentino says in the future she’d like to see Norwich named to the list of “40 Colleges That Change Lives.”


Aron Temkin | Architect & Dean

Aron Temkin | Architect & Dean

Norwich University College of Professional Schools

The office of architect and College of Professional Schools Dean Aron Temkin is less a workspace than an epicenter of innovation. The ripples can be seen in the college’s recent award-winning national Solar Decathlon house design, the university’s micro-campus in Berlin and a 1969 Airstream Trailer rehabbed by architecture faculty and students into a roving design classroom.

Norwich professors are quick to work across disciplines to tackle big problems and share a deep-seated service ethic with their students, Temkin observes. “That openness and interest puts us so far ahead of a lot of our peers.”

Temkin, who also teaches a seminar on digital modeling and animation, says he’d like to create a maker space on campus, interweave the MBA program with other disciplines and establish an entrepreneurship minor. “Our history shows that we’re very good at producing people who are not afraid to take an idea and act on it.”