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Legacy of Learning Series

Sponsored by the NUAA


The NU Alumni Association created the Legacy of Learning Series to provide webinars and presentations that foster lifelong learning, professional development, and networking opportunities. Alumni and faculty are among the subject experts sharing new developments in a specific field, offering insight on topical issues, and diverse perspectives on issues of interest to Norwich alumni and friends.

If you have a suggestion for a future Legacy of Learning topic or speaker contact the Alumni Office at 802.485.2100 or by email:


Topic: Internet Addiction and its Effect on Leadership
Date/ Time:
Tuesday, August 18, 2020, at 4:00 PM EDT
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Join us for a Legacy of Learning webinar event: Internet Addiction and it's Effect on Leadership. Did you know that an individual's level of internet use (even addiction) directly correlates to their leadership style? How much do you use the internet in your daily life? What are the positive benefits of an active online presence? What are the negative results of too much online exposure? Join moderator Alicia Fuller '95 and her panel of experts as they discuss how internet addiction directly affects your personal and professional life.

Alicia Fuller '95Moderator - Alicia Fuller graduated from Norwich in 1995. She joined the Army National Guard in 1992. Since then she has worked in areas including; HR Personnel Systems, Personnel Mobilization Management, and as an IPPS-A Training Team Lead. She became a Warrant Officer in 2008 and was chosen for Title 10 AGR in 2009. She also holds Masters and Ph.D. degrees. Along with serving in the military, she is also an adjunct professor for the University of Louisville in the Department of Educational Leadership, Evaluation, and Organizational Development.

COL Edward ReillyPanelist - COL Edward "Ned" Reilly is a 1992 Norwich Graduate and is currently commissioned in the US Army as the Director of Army Marketing, with a background in HR and over 28 years of military experience.

Professor Rex MarksPanelist - Professor Rex Marks is the Program Director and a faculty member in Norwich’s Master of Science in Leadership program and Director of Norwich's Leadership & Change Institute. He has over 28 years’ experience in law enforcement  He also earned his master’s degree in organizational leadership and a certificate in teaching and learning and also holds an MPA with a concentration in disaster management.

Panelist - Professor Matthew Thomas teaches Psychology at Norwich University and the Department Chair for the Psychology and Education Departments and has a B.A. and Ph.D. in cognitive/experimental psychology.

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July 15, 2020: Jenny Goudreau' '90 (moderator), James Goudreau '90 (panelist), Professor John Dulmage (panelist), Professor Brian Glenney (panelist)
Topic: "Resiliency: Three Perspectives" (Personal, Organizational and Systemic)
Webinar ID: 930-408-787

June 23, 2020:
Joey Mac Dizon '11 (moderator), Randall Miller '93 (panelist), Professor Matthew Lutz (panelist), Steve Gagner '17 (panelist), Stevie Keith '11  (panelist)
Topic: "Rise in Entrepreneurship"
Webinar ID: 394-754-979

June 17, 2020:Joey Mac Dizon '11, Joe Reagan’04
Dr. Mark Anarumo, Colonel USAF (Ret.), Jenny Goudreau ‘90, Patrick Morales, Command Sgt. Maj. Geraldo Mercado, Brianne Sampson
"Suicide Awareness and Prevention (Part 1)"
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June 6, 2020:
2d Lt. Gregory Sandefur '18
"Iran and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC): A Focus on the Quds Force and the Ballistic Missile Force"

May 13, 2020:
Professor Travis Morris
Topic: "COVID-19 Information Wars"
Webinar ID: 485-403-355

May 6, 2020:
Stephan Rockwell '96
Topic: "Best Practices for Securely Working in a WFH World"
Webinar ID: 363-787-531

April 30, 2020:
Educator and Norwich Alumna Morgan Chapman '18

Topic: "Pandemic and Learning."  

Webinar ID: 299-204-035

April 29, 2020: Guest Lecturer COL Jody Prescott (Ret.) and COL Brian Ketz '98
Topic: "Ordinary Soldiers", a discussion of a German "ROTC" unit in WWII
Webinar ID: 576-589-243

April 22, 2020:
 Author and Journalist Peter LaFrance '70
Topic: A Beer in the Kitchen - beer-related memories, insights and cooking ideas YouTube link

November 2019:
 Jacqueline Shiner M'17, OSA Proposals LLC and Joe Cheever P.E. '01, MBTA
 Emerging Developments in Architecture and Engineering Service Delivery

April 2019: MajGen Cedric George USAF '87
Topic: Big Data: Winning the War with Cognition

May 2018: SAC Hank Shaw '88, FBI - Boston Division
Panelists: Dana Dexter '03, Pat Keefe '90, Matthew Romei '98, Mark Tully '92, Aaron Ward '07
Topic: The Opioid Epidemic - Serving & Protecting Our Community: Issues from a Law Enforcement Perspective
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November 2017: Bill Lyon '90
President & CEO of Fort Hill Companies LLC
Topic: The Boston Construction Boom: Mitigating Infrastructure Impacts and Managing Change in a Growing City 

March 2016: Travis Morris, PhD.
Assistant Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice and Director of the Norwich University Peace and War Center
Topic: Norwich University's New Peace and War Center

November 2015
Panelists: Landers Symes ’87, Edward Pesce, PE, ’79, Scott Fenton, Esq. ‘90
Moderator: Williams F. Lyons, PE., Esq, '90
Topic: Permitting Projects in a Complex Regulatory Environment: Federal, State, and Local Land Use and Environmental Permitting

November 2015: Phil Susmann '81
President of Norwich University Applied Research Institute (NUARI) and Vice President of Strategic Partnerships
Topic: Defending Critical Infrastructure: Preparing via Real-World Cyber Exercises

March 2015: Lieutenant General Mark Bowman '78
Director, Command, Control, Communications and Computers/Cyber, J6
Topic: US Security Policy and the Role of the Private Sector and the Government

January 2014: BG Steve Spano, USAF (Ret) ’83
GM Defense and National Security, Amazon Web Services
Topic: Managing Chaos in the Information Age

October 2014: Chuck Pappalardo ’87
Senior Director for Global Facilities, EHS, Real Estate & Security, Illumina
Topic: Increasing Cooperation Between Architects, Engineers & Construction Managers

August 2014: Cheri Cady ’90
Director for Cyber Policy Integration & Outreach, National Security Council
Topic: Cyber Security Policy Priorities at the White House

Do you have a suggestion for a future Legacy of Learning topic or speaker? Contact us at 802.485.2100 or by email: