About the Honorees

  • Charles Dole, NU 1869
    • Acting President 1895-1896.
    • Trustee 1889-1914.
    • NUAA President.
    • Philanthropy: personally assumed college finances from 1873-1875.
    • Dole Auditorium named in his honor.
  • Charles H. Spooner, NU 1878
    • President of Norwich 1904-1915.
    • Significantly expanded campus facilities including the addition of Alumni Hall, the former Carnegie Hall, and the U.S. Weather Bureau (now Ainsworth Hall), and the heating plant.
    • Defended Norwich’s role in VT higher education after Carnegie Report which recommended merger with other colleges.
  • Ernest W. Gibson, Sr., NU 1894
    • Trustee 1899-1909; 1919-1935, Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees.
    • Military Service: Veteran of the 1915 Mexican Border Crisis and World War I. Continued to serve in the Vermont Guard, rising to rank of colonel.
    • Politician: Vermont Representative 1923-1933; US Senator 1933-1940.
  • Charles A. Plumley, NU 1896
    • President of Norwich 1920-1934.
    • Honorary Degree; 1921 and 1947.
    • Politician: US Congressman 1934-1951.
    • Plumley Armory named in his honor.
  • Brig Gen Hiram I. Bearss, USMC, NU 1898
    • Honorary Degree 1919.
    • Military Service: Marine Corps 1898-1919, served in Spanish-American War, the Boxer Rebellion, and the Philippine-American War and World War I. Brigadier General in USMC.
    • Honors: Medal of Honor; Distinguished Service Cross and the French Croix de Guerre.
    • USS Bearss was named in his honor.
  • Harry W. Patterson, NU 1909
    • Honorary degree 1958; Trustee 1950-1965.
    • Philanthropy: gave to expand faculty housing.
    • Profession: career engineer and industrialist across the United States.
    • NUAA Distinguished Alumnus Award.
    • Patterson Hall named in his honor.
  • William B. Mayo
    • Honorary degree 1910; Trustee 1887-1930.
    • Profession: Northfield physician from 1877 to 1930.
    • Responsible for creating VT county appointments to Norwich under a scholarship. This bolstered a foundering cadet population that declined after the Civil War.
  • MG Leonard F. Wing Sr, USA, NU 1914
    • Honorary degree 1938 and 1946; Trustee 1939-1946.
    • Profession: Vermont lawyer, civil servant in Rutland. President of Vermont Bar Association.
    • Military: A WWII veteran, he was the only National Guard general to command an Army Division, for the entire duration of WWII; Silver Star.
  • LTG Edward H. Brooks, USA, NU 1916
    • Honorary degree 1949 and 1955.
    • Military: Career Army officer, served in World War I and II in cavalry, field artillery and armor. During WWII he was commanding officer of the 11th Armored, 2nd Armored Division across Normandy, and the V Corps and VI Corps.
    • Honors: Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star.
  • MG Ernest N. Harmon, USA 1916
    • President of Norwich from 1950-1965.
    • 1916 non-grad.
    • Honorary degree 1931 and 1965.
    • Military: Veteran of WWI and WWII; Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star.
  • William G. Wilson 1918
    • 1918 non-grad; Honorary degree 1995.
    • Military: World War I veteran.
    • Distinction: Co-founded Alcoholics Anonymous in 1935.
  • Harold D. Martin, NU 1920
    • Military: Army Major and Director of Ground School at Tuskegee Air Field.
    • Profession: Engineer, college athletic coach.
    • Distinction: First African American cadet.
  • William H. Adams, NU 1921
    • Honorary degree 1953; Trustee 1941-1970, Board Chair 1960-1970.
    • President, NUAA.
    • NUAA Distinguished Alumnus Award.
    • Profession: Educator, lawyer, politician, banker, corporate executive.
  • David B. Hollis, NU 1922
    • Honorary degree 1980.
    • Philanthropy: Left his entire estate to Norwich, largest estate gift in University history.
    • Hollis House is named in his honor.
  • GEN Isaac D. White, NU 1922
    • Honorary degree 1951 and 1957; Trustee 1947-1952, 1972-1986.
    • NUAA Distinguished Alumnus Award.
    • Military: Silver Star, distinguished WWII commander.
    • ID White Avenue is named in his honor.
  • Ernest W. Gibson, Jr., NU 1923
    • Trustee 1935-1940, 1945-1950
    • Honorary Degree 1947
    • Military: Silver Star.
    • Profession: Lawyer.
    • Politician: U.S. Senator, Governor of Vermont, Federal District Judge for Vermont.
  • Stanley C. Wilson
    • Honorary degree 1928; Trustee 1915-1966, Board Chair 1953-1960.
    • Profession: Lawyer, judge.
    • Politician: Governor of Vermont.
    • Wilson Hall is named in his honor.
  • J. Walter Juckett, NU 1930
    • Honorary degree 1962; Trustee 1958-1988.
    • NUAA President, Board of Fellows Medallion.
    • NUAA Distinguished Alumnus Award.
    • Philanthropy: Partridge Society 2-Diamond.
    • Successful business owner/CEO.
    • Juckett Hall is named in his honor.
  • Paul R. Andrews, NU 1930
    • Honorary degree 1966; Trustee 1958-1963, 1965-1982.
    • NUAA Distinguished Alumnus Award.
    • Philanthropy: Partridge Society 1-Diamond.
    • Profession: President and chairman of Prentice-Hall.
    • Andrews Hall is named in his honor.
  • Godfrey L. Cabot
    • Honorary degree 1935; Trustee 1935-1963.
    • Philanthropy: Gifts over time serve as the foundation for the University endowment.
    • Profession: Founded the Cabot Corporation, Established NU Department of Aviation Administration.
    • Cabot Hall (later Dodge Hall) and Cabot Science named in his honor.
  • Jacob Shapiro, NU 1936
    • Honorary degree 1966; Trustee 1957-1993.
    • NUAA Distinguished Alumnus Award.
    • Board of Fellows Medallion.
    • Philanthropy: Partridge Society.
    • Military: Served with distinction in WWII. Silver Star.
    • Profession: Successful entrepreneur and manufacturer.
    • Shapiro Fieldhouse named in his honor.
  • James M. Burt, NU 1939
    • Honorary degree 1969.
    • NUAA Distinguished Alumnus Award.
    • Board of Fellows.
    • Military: WWII veteran.
    • Honors: Medal of Honor.
    • James M. Burt Drive named in his honor.
  • Charles S. Adams, NU 1940
    • Honorary degree 1989; Trustee 1976-1981, 1983-1996, Board Chairman 1993-1995.
    • NUAA Distinguished Alumnus Award.
    • Military: Veteran of WWII.
    • Profession: Corporate leader.
  • MG Jonas M. Platt, USMC, NU 1940
    • Honorary degree 1982; Trustee 1982-1992.
    • NUAA Distinguished Alumnus Award.
    • Military: Major General, USMC. Decorated Veteran of WWII, Korean War and Vietnam War.
    • Silver Star.
  • George A. Garrison, NU 1942
    • Trustee 1970-1975.
    • NUAA Director; Chair, Board of Fellows.
    • NUAA Distinguished Alumnus Award.
    • Philanthropy: Partridge Society 3-Star General.
    • Military: Decorated Veteran of WWII.
    • Garrison House is named in honor of George and his brother Ritchie ’37.
  • Philip R. Marsilius, NU 1943
    • Honorary degree 1968; Trustee 1962-1987, Board Chairman 1970-1987.
    • NUAA Distinguished Alumnus Award.
    • Philanthropy: Partridge Society 4-Star.
    • Military: Decorated Veteran of WWII.
    • Profession: Distinguished business leader and philanthropist.
    • Marsilius Hall is named in his honor.
  • Robert W. Christie, NU 1944
    • Honorary degree 1972; Trustee 1969-1974.
    • NUAA President, Board of Fellows Chair.
    • NUAA Distinguished Alumnus Award.
    • Philanthropy: Partridge Society 2-Star General.
    • Military: Veteran of WWII.
    • Profession: Physician, educator and author.
  • Richard L. Keenan, NU 1945
    • Honorary degree 1999; Trustee 1981-1986, 1987-2002.
    • NUAA Distinguished Alumnus Award.
    • Philanthropy: Partridge Society 3-Star General.
    • Military: WWII Veteran.
    • Profession: Distinguished business leader.
  • William W. White, NU 1946
    • Honorary degree 1961; Trustee 1956-1977.
    • NUAA Distinguished Alumnus Award.
    • Military: Veteran of WWII.
    • White Chapel named in his honor.
  • Thaddeus Buczko, NU 1947
    • Honorary degree 1996.
    • NUAA Distinguished Alumnus Award.
    • Board of Fellows.
    • Philanthropy: Partridge Society Chairman’s One Diamond Club.
    • Military: Decorated Veteran of WWII and Korean War.
    • Profession: MA Auditor of Accounts; Judge.
  • J. Frederick Weintz, Jr., NU 1947
    • 1947 non-grad, Honorary degree 2001; Trustee 1983-present.
    • NUAA Distinguished Alumnus Award.
    • Philanthropy: Partridge Society 2-Diamond.
    • Military: Veteran of WWII.
    • Profession: Business leader and philanthropist.
  • Rollin S. Reiter, NU 1950
    • Honorary degree 1990; Trustee 1982-1996, Board Chairman 1988-1993.
    • NUAA Distinguished Alumnus Award.
    • Philanthropy: Partridge Society 5-Star General.
    • Profession: Dairy business, Vice President of the Dean Food Company.
  • MG W. Russell Todd, USA, NU 1950
    • Honorary degree 1975, President from 1982-1992; Trustee 1982-1998.
    • NUAA Distinguished Alumnus Award.
    • Philanthropy: Partridge Society 2-Star General.
    • Military: Major General, US Army, Silver Star.
    • Todd Lecture Series is named in his honor.
  • Robert S. Lappin, NU 1951
    • Honorary degree 2000; Trustee 1979-1984, 1985-2005.
    • NUAA Distinguished Alumnus Award; NUAA President.
    • Director of NUARI.
    • Confidential legal advisor to Trustees and Presidents Hart, Todd and Schneider.
    • Philanthropy: Partridge Society.
    • Profession: Attorney and partner in the law firm of Lappin, Rosen & Goldberg.
    • Military: Korean War veteran.
  • A.J. Bartoletto, NU 1952
    • Honorary degree 2009.
    • NUAA Distinguished Alumnus Award.
    • Profession: Partridge Society 2-Diamond.
    • Military: WWII veteran.
    • Profession: Transformed the Temperform Corporation into a nationally successful business.
    • Bartoletto Hall is named in his honor.
  • David C. Crawford, NU 1952
    • Honorary degree 1993; Trustee 1979-1995.
    • NUAA Distinguished Alumnus Award.
    • Philanthropy: Partridge Society 2-Diamond.
    • Profession: Engineering and construction.
    • NU School of Engineering and Crawford Hall named in his honor.
  • James C. Abare, NU 1957
    • Trustee 1975-1980.
    • NUAA President; Chair, Board of Fellows; Board of Fellows Medallion.
    • NUAA Distinguished Alumnus Award.
    • Philanthropy: Partridge Society 4-Star General.
    • Profession: CEO, Plastic Distributor & Fabricator Inc.
    • Abare Rook Dining Hall named in his honor.
  • Fred C. Kreitzberg, NU 1957
    • Honorary degree 1994; Trustee 1988-2003, Chairman 1995-2003.
    • NUAA Distinguished Alumnus Award.
    • Chair, NU Applied Research Institutes (NUARI) Board of Directors.
    • Philanthropy: Partridge Society 4-Diamond.
    • Profession: Construction management.
    • Honors: Lifetime achievement award in May 2011 from the Project Management Institute.
    • Kreitzberg Library and Kreitzberg Arena are named in his honor.
  • Frederick M. Haynes, NU 1958
    • Honorary degree 2002; Trustee 1986-2011.
    • NUAA Distinguished Alumni Award.
    • NU Athletic Hall of Fame.
    • Philanthropy: Partridge Society 1-Diamond.
    • Haynes Family Stadium named in his honor.
  • Paul J. Carrara, NU 1959
    • Honorary degree 2018.
    • Trustee 2009-present.
    • NUAA Distinguished Alumnus Award.
    • Philanthropy: Partridge Society 2-Diamond.
    • Profession: President of J.P. Carrara & Sons, ready-mix and precast concrete company.
  • Mark M. Kisiel, NU 1959
    • Honorary degree 2017; Trustee 2003-2014.
    • NUAA Distinguished Alumnus Award.
    • Co-chair of Forging the Future Bicentennial Campaign.
    • Philanthropy: Partridge Society 4-Star General.
    • Profession: Commercial real estate developer.
  • Pierson G. Mapes, NU 1959
    • Honorary degree 1990; Trustee 1984-1994, 1996-2009.
    • Chair, ‘Norwich Forever!’ campaign.
    • NUAA Distinguished Alumnus Award.
    • Philanthropy: Partridge Society 1-Diamond.
    • Profession: President of NBC Television in New York.
  • GEN Gordon R. Sullivan, USA, NU 1959
    • Honorary degree 1991; Trustee 1995-2016, Board Chairman 2003-2016.
    • NUAA Distinguished Alumnus Award.
    • Philanthropy: Partridge Society 3-Star General.
    • Military: Chief of Staff, US Army.
    • Former President of AUSA.
    • Sullivan Museum and History Center is named in his honor.
  • Reinhard M. Lotz, NU 1960
    • Trustee 1983-1988.
    • NUAA President; Chair, Board of Fellows; Board of Fellows Medallion, Alumni Director’s Award.
    • Chair, Friends of Colby Symposium.
    • Military: Retired US Army COL.
  • Dominic W. Ruggerio, NU 1961
    • Trustee 1991-1996.
    • NUAA President; Chair, Board of Fellows; Board of Fellows Medallion.
    • NUAA Distinguished Alumnus Award.
    • Military: Retired US Army COL.
  • Carl N. Guerreri, NU 1962
    • Trustee 1996-2007.
    • NUAA Distinguished Alumnus Award.
    • Philanthropy: Partridge Society 3-Star General.
    • Profession: Chair and CEO of Electronic Warfare Associates-a defense contractor.
  • GEN Charn Boonpraserth, RTA, NU 1964
    • NUAA Distinguished Alumnus Award.
    • Military: Chief of Staff; Royal Thai Army.
    • Distinction: First Thai student at Norwich.
  • Francis X. Brennan, NU 1964
    • NUAA Distinguished Alumnus Award.
    • Military: Vietnam—two Silver Stars, 4 Bronze Stars (2 for valor) and 3 Purple Hearts,
      LTC, US Army (retired).
    • Profession: Distinguished Criminal Justice Professor in MA.
  • Robert B. Mack, NU 1964
    • Honorary degree 2006; Trustee 1995-2005.
    • NUAA Distinguished Alumnus Award.
    • Chairman of the NUARI Board of Directors.
    • Philanthropy: Partridge Society 4-Diamond.
    • Profession: Successful businessman.
    • Mack Hall is named in his honor; Wise Campus Center named for aunt/uncle.
  • E. Tarry Polidor, NU 1964
    • Honorary degree 2005; Trustee 1989-2004.
    • NUAA Distinguished Alumnus Award.
    • Philanthropy: Partridge Society 4-Star General.
    • Profession: Engineer; President of Quality Vision International.
  • Peter L. Dalrymple, NU 1965
    • Trustee 2013-present.
    • NUAA Distinguished Alumnus Award.
    • Philanthropy: Partridge Society 3-Diamond.
    • Profession: Co-founded the largest synthetic lubricants company in North America, Royal Purple.
    • Dalrymple Hall is named in his honor.
  • George F. Giering, III, NU 1965
    • Trustee 1983-1987.
    • NUAA President, Class Agent for 35 years.
    • NUAA Distinguished Alumnus Award.
    • Philanthropy: Partridge Society 2-Star General.
    • Profession: Business leader (Giering Metal Finishing, Inc.).
  • Joel A. Kobert, NU 1965
    • Trustee 2005-present.
    • NUAA Distinguished Alumnus Award.
    • Co-Chair of the ‘Forging the Future’ Bicentennial Campaign.
    • Philanthropy: Partridge Society Chairman’s 1-Diamond Club.
    • Profession: Lawyer, partner at Courter & Kobert.
    • NU Athletic Hall of Fame.
  • Joseph A. Milano, Jr., NU 1966
    • Honorary degree 2003: Trustee 1984-1989, 1999-2003.
    • President of Norwich Club of Boston, VP of NUAA, Board of Fellows.
    • NUAA Distinguished Alumnus Award.
    • Philanthropy: Partridge Society 5-Star General.
    • Profession: Prominent Boston restaurateur and owner of Union Oyster House.
    • Milano Ballroom is named in his honor.
  • William E. McIntosh, NU 1967
    • Trustee 1986-1991.
    • NUAA Vice President; Chair, Board of Fellows; President of the Norwich Club of Boston; Board of Fellows Medallion.
    • NUAA Distinguished Alumnus Award.
    • Military: Vietnam veteran.
    • Profession: Financial planner.
  • Charles A. Holden, Jr., NU 1967
    • Trustee 1988-1993, 1995-2005.
    • Founder, Blue Line Club, NUAA Director, and Admissions Representative, Partridge Society 3-Star General, Athletic Hall of Fame.
    • NUAA Distinguished Alumnus Award.
    • Military: Vietnam veteran.
    • Profession: President of Cap World, (Melrose, MA.). NCAA Hockey referee.
  • Harvey C. DeMovick, Jr., NU 1968
    • Trustee 2004-2014.
    • NUAA Distinguished Alumnus Award.
    • Philanthrophy: Partridge Society 2-Diamond.
    • Profession: Former EVP of Coventry Healthcare and CEO of
      Coventry Management Services.
  • William M. Lasky, NU 1969
    • Trustee 2010-present.
    • NUAA Distinguished Alumnus Award.
    • Army ROTC Hall of Fame.
    • Philanthropy: Partridge Society 3-Star General.
    • Profession: Former Chairman, President and CEO of Accuride Corporation and JLG Industries, Inc. Chairman and Director of Stoneridge, Inc.
  • George K. Wanat, Jr., NU 1969
    • Military: U.S. Army-Vietnam veteran. POW with 285 days in captivity.
    • Honors: Distinguished Service Cross, 2 Bronze Stars (1 for valor), POW Medal, 2 Purple Hearts.
  • Kevin D. Crowley, NU 1970
    • Board of Fellows, Athletic Hall of Fame.
    • NUAA Alumni Director’s Award, Advisor to NU pre-med students.
    • Philanthropy: Partridge Society 3-Star General.
    • Profession: Physician. Honored by the State of Vermont House of Representatives. Philanthropist.
    • Volunteer team doctor for Norwich athletes.
  • Douglas M. McCracken, NU 1970
    • Trustee 2001-present.
    • NUAA Distinguished Alumnus Award.
    • Chair of Bicentennial Commemoration.
    • Philanthropy: Partridge Society 3-Star General.
    • Profession: Former CEO of Deloitte Consulting. Leader in the consulting industry. Former Chairman of Deloitte & Touche USA.
  • GEN Boonsrang Niumpradit, RTA, NU 1970
    • 1970 Non-grad.
    • Distinguished Alumni Award 2004. West Point Distinguished Graduate Award 2013.
    • Military: 26th Supreme Commander of the Royal Thai Armed Forces.
    • At the Supreme Command Headquarters, he contributed to peace, democracy, and education in his native Thailand and in the Pacific Region. With the help of his leadership, a democratic system of government reestablished itself in Thailand after 2006.
  • Loring E. Hart
    • President of Norwich 1972-1982; Honorary degree 1982.
    • Norwich Dean of Faculty and Vice President.
    • Military: WWII veteran.
  • Philip L. Soucy, NU 1973
    • Trustee 2009-present.
    • Alumni Director’s Award.
    • Philanthropy: Partridge Society 1-Diamond.
    • Military: Lieutenant Colonel Air Force.
    • Profession: Distinguished industry leader.
  • Alan F. DeForest, NU 1975
    • Trustee 2000-present, Chairman 2016-present.
    • NUAA Board, Athletic Hall of Fame 1995.
    • Philanthropy: Partridge Society 2-Star General.
    • Profession: President and CEO, DeForest Group.
  • LTG J. Craig Koziol, USAF, NU 1976
    • Trustee 2014-present.
    • NUAA Distinguished Alumnus Award.
    • Military: Lieutenant General Air Force, highest ranking NU AFROTC graduate to date.
    • Honors: Hall of honor inductee Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance Agency.
  • Roberta J. Haney, NU 1979
    • Norwich Trustee 2009-Present.
    • NUAA Distinguished Alumna Award.
    • Philanthropy: Partridge Society.
    • Profession: Former Chief Operating Officer, Payette Associates, Inc. in Boston.
    • Distinction: One of the first Norwich female engineering graduates.
  • Mark D. Thompson, NU 1979
    • Norwich Trustee 2008-Present.
    • NU Club of Boston President. Chair, Partridge Society.
    • Philanthropy: Partridge Society Two Star General
    • Profession: President and director of Cambridge Trust Company. Previously CEO of Boston Private Bank and Trust Company.
  • Lawrence P. Costa, NU 1980
    • Trustee 2013-present.
    • NUAA Distinguished Alumnus Award.
    • Philanthropy: Partridge Society 2-Diamond.
    • Military: Spent more than 20 years in the military including eight years with the Army Special Forces as a language training manager.
    • Profession: President, Worldwide Language Resources, Inc.
  • LTG David E. Quantock, USA, NU 1980
    • Military: Inspector General, U.S. Army, first military police officer to become Inspector General.
  • LTG John J. Broadmeadow, USMC, NU 1983
    • Philanthropy: Partridge Society.
    • Military: Highest ranking Marine officer in Norwich history.
  • Brig Gen Kimberly A Baumann, USAF, NU 1987
    • Board of Fellows.
    • Philanthropy: Partridge Society 1-Star General.
    • Military: Brigadier General, Air Force Air National Guard.
    • Distinction: First female Corps graduate promoted to general officer.
  • MG Cedric D. George, USAF, NU 1987
    • Military: Major General, US Air Force.
    • Distinction: first African-American Cadet Colonel at Norwich University
  • Tracey L. Poirier, NU 1996
    • Philanthropy: Partridge Society.
    • Distinction: Norwich University’s first Rhodes Scholar.
  • Sarah S. Cipov, NU 1998
    • Distinction: First female Cadet Colonel.
  • Jennifer N. Pritzker
    • Honorary degree recipient 2007; Trustee 1997-2007.
    • Philanthropy: Partridge Society 6-Diamond.
  • CPO Edward C. Byers Jr., USN
    • Current student.
    • Honors: Medal of Honor.
  • Richard W. Schneider
    • President of Norwich, 1992 to present.
    • Trustee 1992 to present.
    • Philanthropy: Partridge Society 3-Star General.