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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:

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Leading through the Pandemic: Perspectives from Norwich Alumni
Date: Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. ET
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A special event to coincide with Norwich’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies Residency Week! Join us to hear from Norwich alumni that have persevered, grown, and shown leadership throughout the pandemic, both professionally and personally. Learn how Norwich alumni epitomize the "I will try" motto to succeed no matter the circumstance. Open to the entire Norwich community!

Panelists include:

Bakari P. Dale, SES ’99 
Director of OBT Office of Business Enterprise Data Analytics
Bakari Dale serves as a Civilian Senior Executive at the rank of Senior Level (SL)Tier-1/1-star equivalent for the Secretary of the Army - Army Office of Business Transformation.

Lt Col David J. Ortiz, USAFR ’98 & M’06
Vice President - Federal Services at X8
David Ortiz serves as the Vice President of Federal Services, leading X8 LLC’s growing corps of cyber professionals to expand the firm’s customer base. X8 is a cyber industry leader providing full-spectrum engagement solutions.

Michele Turner M’12
Head of Global Business Resiliency - Amazon
Michele L. Turner, MBCP, FBCI, CISA, CRISC, GRCP, has 25+ years of experience in the areas of Governance, Risk, and Compliance. She is also the author of Lessons Learned: Short Stories of Continuity and Resilience.


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May 25, 2021: "Foundations of Financial Success"
Host/ Panelist:
Brian Gibbons '99
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May 20, 2021: "Norwich Women Kicking Glass - Stepping Up to Lear"
Panelists:  Host Martha Rainville (NU Trustee), Marlene Houngbedji M'13, CAPT US Army Regan (Steen) Keenan '15 , LDCR US Navy (ret.) Jana Raymond '90
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March 30, 2021: "Relationship Grit"
Panelists: Norwich Professor John Dulmage '12, Marcy Eisenberg and Robert Anderson '86
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Legacy of Learning - The Power of the Norwich NetworkMarch 9, 2021: "The Power of the Norwich Network"

Panelists: Moderator Brian Dunne '13, Chris Cadigan '94, Juliet Lisky '15, Pete Hynd '94, Preston Huntington '14 & M'17, Professor Karen Hinkle
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March 4, 2021: "Pandemic Nursing - A Nurse's Perspective"

Panelists: Moderator Michael Wilhelm '98 DNP, CRNA, APRN, Jamie Maxham-Robillard '15 M'19 MSN, RN; Jennifer Coutu '99 M'15 MSN, RN, OCN, EMT-B; and Katie Sterling '18 RN, BSN
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Legacy of Learning - VolunteerismJanuary 29, 2021: "Service-Living: How to Integrate Service Into your Everyday Life For a Positive Impact"
Panelists: Moderator Jenny Goudreau '90/ alumna, professional educator and leadership coach, Nicole DiDomenico '15/ Director of the Norwich Center for Civic Engagement and Abigail Joyal '18/ Assistant Director of the Norwich Center for Civic Engagement
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November 5, 2020: "Suicide Awareness, Part 2 - How Can We Listen Better"
Panelists: Joey Mac Dizon '11 & Joe Reagan ’04 (moderators), with Brendan Recchia ’08, SgtMaj Lee Bonar, Jr. USMC (Ret.), Rev. William Wick, Karen Boyce, Rich Turner, and Jenna Mehnert.
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Legacy of Learning - EntrepreneurshipOctober 28, 2020: "Entrepreneurship: Where to Begin"
Panelists: Moderator Joey Mac Dizon '11, and panelists Richard Porqueddu '91, Norwich Professor James Rogler, and  Michael Reyes '19
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October 14, 2020: Leadership in Policing - Addressing Stress & Burnout to Affect Positive Outcomes
Panelists: Criminal Justice Professor Larry Potts (moderator), Norwich Pro Director Daniel Daoust, Professors Jevon Thompson and Frank Tona
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Legacy of Learning - Women in LeadershipOctober 1, 2020: Women in Leadership
Panelists: Brigadier General Kimberly Baumann '87 & P’19, MaryAnne Burke ’86 & P’18, P’24, CPT Alison Lanz ’10, and Dr. Lisa Crockett M’06
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September 30, 2020:  Why is emotional intelligence important?
Panelists: Norwich Faculty Members
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