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.

Kathryn Albretsen ’19

Kathryn Albretsen | Class of 2019

Biology major, Health & Human Performance minor

For Undergraduate Research Fellow Kathryn Albretsen, a biology major and health minor graduating in 2019, Kreitzberg Library provides the space for her honors program research project to come to life.

“Since so much of what we do is technology-based, it’s enormously helpful to have a library equipped with the tools necessary to accomplish any goal or creative project imaginable. It soon became the most valuable learning tool I had access to, and helped me become a better and more well-rounded researcher.”


Liam Carroll ’17

Liam Carroll | Class of 2017

Political Science

In his work-study job, Liam Carroll ’17 supervises other students at Kreitzberg Library. He appreciates the library’s transformation from the renovations completed last year, the key component in the first phase of the Forging the Future campaign. “It has changed the library into a completely different experience for students,” Carroll says. “It’s now a living space where students go to work together and to do other things.”

“I was looking for a school that would give me challenges and the opportunity to lead that I wouldn’t get at a civilian school. I have found Norwich to be exactly what I was looking for,” says Carroll, a political science major from Hudson, Massachusetts. “As a rook, you’re held to a very strict, high standard for your first semester,” he says. “That structure has been a huge asset to my success here. It drives you to succeed.”


Tara Kulkarni | Assistant Professor

Tara Kulkarni, PhD, PE | Assistant Professor

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Director, Center for Global Resilience and Security

“The Centers for Excellence encourage students and faculty to come out of their silos to work together to solve problems through collaborative research.”


Steve Gagner of 14th Star Brewery

Steve Gagner | Class of 2003, M’16

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.”


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.

Kathryn Albretsen ’19

Kathryn Albretsen | Class of 2019

Biology major, Health & Human Performance minor

For Undergraduate Research Fellow Kathryn Albretsen, a biology major and health minor graduating in 2019, Kreitzberg Library provides the space for her honors program research project to come to life.

“Since so much of what we do is technology-based, it’s enormously helpful to have a library equipped with the tools necessary to accomplish any goal or creative project imaginable. It soon became the most valuable learning tool I had access to, and helped me become a better and more well-rounded researcher.”


Liam Carroll ’17

Liam Carroll | Class of 2017

Political Science

In his work-study job, Liam Carroll ’17 supervises other students at Kreitzberg Library. He appreciates the library’s transformation from the renovations completed last year, the key component in the first phase of the Forging the Future campaign. “It has changed the library into a completely different experience for students,” Carroll says. “It’s now a living space where students go to work together and to do other things.”

“I was looking for a school that would give me challenges and the opportunity to lead that I wouldn’t get at a civilian school. I have found Norwich to be exactly what I was looking for,” says Carroll, a political science major from Hudson, Massachusetts. “As a rook, you’re held to a very strict, high standard for your first semester,” he says. “That structure has been a huge asset to my success here. It drives you to succeed.”


Tara Kulkarni | Assistant Professor

Tara Kulkarni, PhD, PE | Assistant Professor

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Director, Center for Global Resilience and Security

“The Centers for Excellence encourage students and faculty to come out of their silos to work together to solve problems through collaborative research.”


Steve Gagner of 14th Star Brewery

Steve Gagner | Class of 2003, M’16

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.”


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.”