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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.

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Upcoming in the series:

September 21, 2023, 7:00 p.m. Mack Hall Auditorium
Legacy of Learning: Vietnam—Lessons that Inspired Life-Long Success

Between November 1, 1955 and May 15, 1975 the U.S.—and many Norwich Alumni—were engaged in the Vietnam war. As we approach the 50th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War, our nation, and our university community, want to thank and honor Vietnam veterans and their families on behalf of the Nation for their service and sacrifice, with distinct recognition of former prisoners of war and families of those still listed as missing in action. 

As part of Homecoming 2023, the NU Alumni Association hosted “Vietnam—Lessons that Inspired Life-Long Success” as a way to not only recognize the service of alumni who served during the war, but how their service inspired them throughout their careers. For the Norwich community, the legacy of the Vietnam war extends to the present day. The wartime contributions by those serving in the military as well as at home by American citizens; technology, science and medical advances made during the war all continue to impact our modern military as well as our daily lives.

This special Legacy of Learning event highlighted the stories of Norwich alumni who served during the war, and how their experiences led them to a lifetime of service to our country and their communities. 

NUAA Board member Joe Reagan ’04, Former CPT, USA, President NewSpace Global
Panel:     •    Kurt Schlotterbeck ’66     •    Jack Bergquist ’67     •    William Quinn ’65


Past Events

September 16, 2022
Legacy of Learning: Dr. Edward Kohn on Theodore Roosevelt

Drawing on material in his book Heir to the Empire City, historian and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts Ted Kohn walks through Theodore Roosevelt’s New York City to show the city’s impact on Roosevelt, and Roosevelt’s impact on the city.
See the Facebook Live recording of the event.



March 15, 2022
Part 3 in our Entrepreneurship series, discussing "Lessons Learned"
View the recording here, or see video below
Moderator: Joey Mac Dizon '11, NUAA board member, former Marine, Owner, Mobile Cigar Lounge
Panelists: Cesar Nadar '01 – President and CEO of XCorp Solutions, Joseph Roy '67 –  Owner, Coastal Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute, Tyler Burke '03, and M'09  – Owner, Burke Aerospace, Joshua Paille '11 - Owner, Theta Pi Woodshop. Click here for full panelist bios


February 23, 2022view webinar, or see video below
February 24, 2022
Resilient Bodies Workshop 

The Norwich University Center for Global Resilience & Security, with Drs. Amy Welch, Rachele Pojednic and Dan Bornstein, discussed how teams of tactical athletes—warfighters, police, fire and first responders—create programs designed to enhance resilience on Vermont's front lines.


September 23, 2021
Norwich Women Kicking Glass — Unexpected Pathways to Success
Host/ Panelists: Tina Stevens
'83 and Annette Redmond '83
Moderator:  Joe Reagan '04
View full webinar video here, or directly below:


June 22, 2021: Leading through the Pandemic: Perspectives from Norwich Alumni
Host/ Panelists: 
Leah Cifuentes '19 & M'20, Cpl Michael B. Philbrick, USMCR M'10, Lt Col David J. Ortiz, USAFR ’98 & M’0 and Michele Turner M’12

May 25, 2021: Foundations of Financial Success
Host/ Panelist:
Brian Gibbons '99

May 20, 2021: Norwich Women Kicking Glass - Stepping Up to Lead
Panelists:  Host Martha Rainville (NU Trustee), Marlene Houngbedji M'13, CAPT US Army Regan (Steen) Keenan '15 , LDCR US Navy (ret.) Jana Raymond '90

March 30, 2021: Relationship Grit
Panelists: Norwich Professor John Dulmage '12, Marcy Eisenberg and Robert Anderson '86

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

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

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

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.

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

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
Click here to learn more about the panel.

September 30, 2020:  Why is emotional intelligence important?
Panelists: Norwich Faculty Members
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August 18, 2020: Internet Addiction and its Effect on Leadership
Panelists: 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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