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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:


Legacy of Learning: "Service-Living: How to Integrate Service into your Everyday Life for a Positive Impact"
Join this discussion about Service-Living which will explore how to incorporate a sustained commitment to service in our daily lives. Learn how to embrace a service mindset to have an impact as a volunteer locally, nationally, and even virtually. We will also discuss the benefits of volunteerism not just for the organizations you serve, but how your personal mental and physical health can also be improved as a result.

Date: Friday, January 29, 2020
Time: 12:30 pm EST
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"
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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October 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
Criminal Justice Professor Larry Potts (moderator), Norwich Pro Director Daniel Daoust, Professors Jevon Thompson and Frank Tona

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October 1, 2020: Women in Leadership
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?
Norwich Faculty Members
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August 18, 2020: Internet Addiction and its Effect on Leadership
Alicia Fuller '95 (moderator), Edward "Ned" Reilly '92 (panelist), Professor Rex Marks, Director of Leadership and Change Institute, Professor Matthew Thomas, Assistant Professor, Chair of Department of Psychology and Education
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July 15, 2020: Resiliency: Three Perspectives - Personal, Organizational, and Systemic
Jenny Goudreau' '90 (moderator), James Goudreau '90 (panelist), Professor John Dulmage, Psychology Lecturer, Professor Brian Glenney, Assistant Professor, Psychology
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June 23, 2020: Rise in Entrepreneurship

Panelists: Joey Mac Dizon '11 (moderator), Randall Miller '93, Steve Gagner '17, Stevie Keith '11, Professor Matthew Lutz, Associate Professor, Architecture
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Other resources: Norwich Entrepreneurs Facebook group -

June 17, 2020: Suicide Awareness and Prevention (Part 1)
Panelists: Joe Reagan’04 (moderator), Dr. Mark Anarumo, Colonel USAF (Ret.), Jenny Goudreau ‘90, Patrick Morales, Command Sgt. Maj. Geraldo Mercado, Brianne Sampson, Joey Mac Dizon '11
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Other resources:, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1 (800) 273-TALK (8255)

June 6, 2020: Iran and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC): A Focus on the Quds Force and the Ballistic Missile Force
2d Lt. Gregory Sandefur '18
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May 13, 2020: COVID-19 Information Wars
Professor Travis Morris
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May 6, 2020: Best Practices for Securely Working in a WFH World
Stephan Rockwell '96
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April 30, 2020: Pandemic and Learning

Presenter: Educator and Norwich Alumna Morgan Chapman '18
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April 29, 2020:  Ordinary Soldiers, discussion of a German "ROTC" unit in WWII
Presenter: Guest Lecturer COL Jody Prescott (Ret.) and COL Brian Ketz '98
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April 22, 2020: A Beer in the Kitchen - memories, insights and cooking ideas

Presenter: Author and Journalist Peter LaFrance '70
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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

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