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BBNC - Personal Note Michael J. Giglio 6/12/2024  
Will do, thank you, Diane!

Claire, if you could please mark Michael:
· Solicit Code: Do not solicit
· Attributes: Solicit Approach Code
o Do Not Solicit
o No Mail Solicitation
o No Phone Solicitation

I would also suggest you put a note in his record with the email thread below so that we have on file his communications with us. Please and thank you!!

Sari
- - -
Sari R. Tiersch
Sr. Director of Advancement Services

From: Diane Scolaro <dscolaro@norwich.edu <mailto:dscolaro@norwich.edu>>
Sent: Wednesday, June 12, 2024 10:49 AM
To: Update My Information <reupdate@norwich.edu <mailto:reupdate@norwich.edu>>; Sari R. Tiersch <stiersch1@norwich.edu <mailto:stiersch1@norwich.edu>>
Subject: FW: Disheartened and Deeply Disappointed

Please update Michael's record with Dave's recommendation.
Thanks so much!

Diane Scolaro
802.371-9242
dscolaro@norwich.edu <mailto:dscolaro@norwich.edu>

From: David C. Casey <dcasey@norwich.edu <mailto:dcasey@norwich.edu>>
Sent: Wednesday, June 12, 2024 9:30 AM
To: Diane Scolaro <dscolaro@norwich.edu <mailto:dscolaro@norwich.edu>>; Paul R. Morgan <pmorgan1@norwich.edu <mailto:pmorgan1@norwich.edu>>; Reed A. Curry <rcurry1@norwich.edu <mailto:rcurry1@norwich.edu>>; Sari R. Tiersch <stiersch1@norwich.edu <mailto:stiersch1@norwich.edu>>
Subject: RE: Disheartened and Deeply Disappointed

I'd keep him on the Record mailing list and the e-news. Just put him on the don not solicit list.

David Casey
Norwich University
802-485-2997

From: Diane Scolaro <dscolaro@norwich.edu <mailto:dscolaro@norwich.edu>>
Sent: Tuesday, June 11, 2024 5:00 PM
To: Paul R. Morgan <pmorgan1@norwich.edu <mailto:pmorgan1@norwich.edu>>; Reed A. Curry <rcurry1@norwich.edu <mailto:rcurry1@norwich.edu>>; David C. Casey <dcasey@norwich.edu <mailto:dcasey@norwich.edu>>; Sari R. Tiersch <stiersch1@norwich.edu <mailto:stiersch1@norwich.edu>>
Subject: FW: Disheartened and Deeply Disappointed

Copying you on this exchange. The upshot is Michael no longer wants to hear from or support Norwich…and it looks like he is in a pledge for Rugby.

Diane Scolaro
802.371-9242
dscolaro@norwich.edu <mailto:dscolaro@norwich.edu>

From: rugger1493 <rugger1493@cox.net <mailto:rugger1493@cox.net>>
Sent: Tuesday, June 11, 2024 1:38 PM
To: Diane Scolaro <dscolaro@norwich.edu <mailto:dscolaro@norwich.edu>>
Subject: Re: Disheartened and Deeply Disappointed

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Hello Diane,

Thank you for responding. You glossed over what the issue is. Your quote below is troubling:

"Colonel Pritzker's financial contributions have been nothing shy of transformative in providing resources to improve and enhance our academic facilities and experiential learning opportunities for all students. She is also an advocate for equality, inclusion and tolerance, values reflected in Norwich's mission for more than 200 years. The Bicentennial Committee and Board of Trustees chose her to be one of the 87 people memorialized on the bicentennial stairs. And as you noted, President Emeritus Schneider said Colonel Pritzker "embodies the best of what a civic leader can do to have a positive impact on students." "

You and everyone else at the university are referring to a man as a woman. This is not truth! This is a problem. I am a Christian and patriot. My principles and values are what Norwich stood for. Obviously from your response, this is certainly not the case anymore.

Please let the development staff and Scrum Alums know of my decision of withdrawing my support.

Thank you
On Monday, June 10, 2024, 05:02:43 PM PDT, Diane Scolaro <dscolaro@norwich.edu <mailto:dscolaro@norwich.edu>> wrote:


Hi Michael-
I'm not sure I can offer an explanation that will abate your disappointment but I can offer some context to the Women Kicking Glass post highlighting Colonel Pritzker.

Throughout the year we recognize our alumni-both male and female-in several ongoing efforts including our alumni awards, articles in The Record, and social media posts. In recent years we have run series highlighting our 200-year legacy leading up to the bicentennial, and last year's 100th anniversary of Norwich's ring tradition.

The Women Kicking Glass series brings attention to another significant milestone in Norwich's history-the first women to live on the Northfield campus and the first in the NU Corps of Cadets. Norwich admitted women two years before the federal service academies and 25 years before VMI but was not the first senior military college to admit women…the University of North Georgia and Texas A&M preceded Norwich by a year.

In the seven months since we launched the Women Kicking Glass posts <https://alumni.norwich.edu/womenkickingglass_archive> we have spotlighted a variety of contributors to Norwich's history in the 35 stories we've shared so far. We've profiled President Loring Hart for inviting women to Norwich in 1974. We highlighted Nadine Nunez-de-Cela who was a professor at Vermont College and became the first Dean of Women at Norwich. We've told the story of the Iranian women who attended Norwich but were deported before they graduated. Two of our most popular posts were on non-graduates, Coach Joan Mussmacher and Carol Todd, wife of former president GEN Russell Todd. Each person selected for the series has contributed to the development and advancement of the university and blazed a trail for future generations of NU women. In the weeks ahead we will indeed be profiling Shanti Sethi and a dozen other distinguished contributors to the history of women at Norwich.

Colonel Pritzker's financial contributions have been nothing shy of transformative in providing resources to improve and enhance our academic facilities and experiential learning opportunities for all students. She is also an advocate for equality, inclusion and tolerance, values reflected in Norwich's mission for more than 200 years. The Bicentennial Committee and Board of Trustees chose her to be one of the 87 people memorialized on the bicentennial stairs. And as you noted, President Emeritus Schneider said Colonel Pritzker "embodies the best of what a civic leader can do to have a positive impact on students."

We are very grateful for your generous contributions to Norwich over the years, Michael, especially to our rugby program, and hope you will continue that commitment. If you would like to be removed from future communications with Norwich, we will be disappointed but will certainly honor that request. I will wait for your reply to let the development staff and Scrum Alums know your decision.

Best regards,
Diane

Diane Scolaro
Assoc. Vice President for Alumni Relations
Norwich University
158 Harmon Drive
Northfield, VT 05663


From: MICHAEL GIGLIO <rugger1493@cox.net <mailto:rugger1493@cox.net>>
Sent: Monday, June 10, 2024 12:46 PM
To: Alumni <alumni@norwich.edu <mailto:alumni@norwich.edu>>
Subject: Disheartened and Deeply Disappointed

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To whom it may concern,
The purpose of this letter is to address an issue that has transpired with the latest email I received highlighting "NU Women Kicking Glass". I am perplexed that my beloved alma mater would produce articles actively promoting, what I firmly believe to be, mental illness afflicting some males in the United States of America. The issue that has me highly offended and concerned is Norwich honoring a biological man, James Nicholas Pritzker, posing as a woman,named Jennifer Natalya Pritzker.
The idea that Norwich, the very first military school in our country to allow women into its corps of cadets, is now pushing women aside to allow men (pretending to be women) into their respected, and well earned, positions and therefore diminishing their notable achievements. Engraved inside my Norwich ring are the words loyalty, honor, and discipline. These very tenants were taught and instilled and remain tattooed on my soul because of the honor and privilege afforded attending a once, great university. Norwich was a beacon of Christian and patriotic values in the heart of what I would argue has become a very liberal state. Not only is the honoring of what I believe to be a mentally ill man as a favored donor dishonorable, but it undermines the very values and tenants that our founder, Captain Alden Partridge sought to instill in every citizen soldier he trained and taught. I was appalled to read President Emeritus Richard Schneider, a man I highly respected, use the words "heart and great integrity" to describe Mr. Pritzker, and it brings into question if this was done to encourage his further donations to the university, despite going against the very tenants and values that are the bedrock of The Military College of Vermont. I also call into question the motives of the board of trustees to support the promotion of gender dysphoria for the sake of financial gain for the university.

During the graduation events of 1993, I was honored as a Marine Corps noncommissioned officer to render the first customary salute to a newly commissioned Navy Officer, Shanti Sethi. She went on to honorably serve thirty years in defense of our Republic, has worked at the highest levels of the government in the Joint Staff and National Security Council, and has had the high honor of advising the presidential cabinet. Captain Sethi, and many women trailblazers like her, are the ones who should be honored and celebrated, instead of a misguided billionaire.

You may ask, who am I to be so bold as to write this letter concerning the dishonoring of my beloved university? I am a Norwich graduate who entered its sacred halls in 1987. I was assigned to the Ceremonial Company Drill Team and was a member of the Norwich University Rugby Football Club. I was mobilized in November 1990, and left school in the middle of my academic endeavors to serve my country in combat operations during the Persian Gulf War. I survived, along with many members of the rugby team and fellow rook buddies, to continue my academic pursuits and was elected the president of the Norwich Rugby Club as well as being promoted to be the rank of Company Commander of the prestigious Ceremonial Company. I graduated with the class of 1993, and later returned to Norwich to earn my master's degree in 2008, not just for my own betterment, but to honor the memory of U.S. Army Major Charles "Rob" Soltes Jr., my best friend and a citizen solider who exemplified the ideals that Norwich instilled in us all. Norwich and its long and storied history and tenants run through my blood, and your promotion of a gender dysphoric individual irreparably effects my entire being and sense of right and wrong, as though I were injected with a poison. To say I am disheartened and deeply disappointed by these actions would be a monumental understatement. It is with heavy heart and grave concern as to the future of my alma mater that I am now left to withdraw my support and respectfully request that the university remove me from any future correspondence.


With great disappointment,

Michael J. Giglio, '93 & '08

BBNC - Personal Note Allison Hedge Coke 6/12/2024  
<https://profiles.ucr.edu/app/home/profile/allisonh>

BBNC - Personal Note Samuel D. Keenan 12/13/2023  
Sam Keenan (NU '13) was admitted as an attorney in Commonwealth of Massachusetts during a ceremony at Faneuil Hall in Boston on Nov. 14, 2023. Sam's practice will primarily focus on the regulation of investment advisers, broker-dealers, and capital markets.

Photo: Sam with Mary Kate Fallon, his fiancée, after being called to the bar.

(Also submitted a photo)
BBNC - Personal Note Alan D. Johnston 1/18/2024  


On August 5th, in Washington D.C. , Alan Johston was awarded the prestigious Legion of Calor Silver Cross for Valor. Alan is also a member of the Legion for Valor.

The Legion of Valor of the USA is the oldest Veteran Service Organization in the nation dating continuously from 1890. Its members are recipients of the nation's two highest honors for valor in combat - the Congressional Medal of Honor and the individual armed services awards for extraordinary heroism in combat - the Navy Cross, the Army Distinguished Service Cross and the Air Force Cross. The stories of 2946 medal recipients dating back to the birth of our nation are contained in these pages. Approximately 345 of these recipients are alive today, dating from World War II to the present, and who continue to serve as role models for our nation. These members of the Legion of Valor continue to serve our nation in a myriad of ways.
BBNC - Personal Note Carlos A. Carbonell 11/2/2023  
Carlos Carbonell's latest publication, “A Foreign Student at Norwich University,” is a reflection of the four-year experience of a foreign student from 1967 to 1971. Through this book, the aim is to showcase how time at Norwich greatly contributes to success in a demanding world. It is available on Amazon under the author's name or the title, and Carlos recommends it as a valuable read for prospective students or anyone interested in learning about the micro-history of the Norwich University Corps of Cadets. Carlos stands as living evidence that Norwich University provides a solid foundation for a prosperous future. With its comprehensive education and career opportunities that go beyond academia, Norwich University is the perfect choice for those looking to reach greater heights. See Photo.

Published in the Winter 2024 issue.
BBNC - Personal Note Billy M. English 11/9/2023  
Mr. English and his fiancée, Cyiera, welcomed their baby girl into the world on November 9, 2023.

Published in the Winter 2024 issue.
BBNC - Personal Note Kenneth P. Kisatsky 11/4/2023  
Ken gathered with several local alums in Northern NJ to enjoy the fall (L to R) Joey Mac Dixon ‘10, Kris Kisatsky’91-93, Matt LeFavre ‘11, Rob Colatarci ‘95, Michael Babyak ‘92, Dan Levitt ‘92, Ken Kisatsky’92. See Photo.

Published in the Winter 2024 issue.
BBNC - Personal Note Vernon D. Gomes 8/3/2023  
On July 1, 2023, Vernon Gomes '13 was promoted to Corporal in the Hampton (VA) Police Division. Vernon has served in the police division for 8 years and has worked in the uniformed patrol and school resource units. Additionally, Vernon serves as a field training officer, use of force instructor, and sits on policy development team. He returned to patrol operations as a night shift supervisor. Pictured Vernon and his fiance, Elena, at the promotion ceremony on July 21, 2023. See Photo.

Published in the Winter 2024 Issue.
BBNC - Personal Note Kellie A. Barhight 9/9/2023  
Kellie Barhight was the first ever female Lieutenant appointed for the Stow, MA Police Department on September 8, 2023. There are currently only 13 percent of women in law enforcement nationwide and of that 13 percent about 9 percent make up the rank of Lieutenant and above. Kellie is glad to have added to that number and will continue to push forward in mentoring future leaders in this profession. See Photo.

Published in the Winter 2024 issue.
BBNC - Personal Note Benjamin A. Dawson 6/1/2023  
Colonel Ben Dawson '96, is retiring this summer from the US Army after 27 years, most of which was spent deploying around the globe as part of various special operations task forces. Ben's last assignment was as the deputy commander for a US Army special operations group at Fort Belvoir, VA. Ben and his family will remain in the Northern Virginia area post-retirement.
BBNC - Personal Note Eric Doucette 8/3/2023  
CAPT Eric Doucette '92 and Rob Kumpf '13 met up in Grand Haven, MI in August during the city's Coast Guard Festival. CAPT Doucette is currently the senior-most Coast Guard alumni and is serving as chief of staff of the Ninth Coast Guard District in Cleveland, OH. Mr. Kumpf is currently the senior-most Coast Guard Auxiliary alumni and is currently serving as district captain-east in the Ninth Coast Guard District- Western Region.

Published in the Winter 2024 issue.
BBNC - Personal Note Harold L. Gilmore 6/9/2023  
On April 21, 2023, Harold L Gilmore '53 PhD was granted membership in The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution #226148 by decent from Jesse Barker, Sr. He with his son Tod were inducted into the Cape Cod Chapter MA Society by J. David Bowie, President.
BBNC - Personal Note Samuel D. Keenan 5/24/2023  
Sam Keenan '13 graduated from Suffolk University Law School on May 21, 2023. After attending graduation in Boston, he returned to Washington, D.C. where he is currently working for JPMorgan Chase as Vice President, Regulatory Affairs: Asset and Wealth Management. He plans to apply for admission to the bar in Massachusetts, Washington, D.C., and New York.
BBNC - Personal Note Robert E. Kumpf 6/1/2023  
President Emeritus Rich Schneider met up with Rob Kumpf '13 when they attended the Superintendent's change of command ceremony at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy on May 26, 2023. Schneider, a retired rear admiral in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve, serves on the Coast Guard Academy's board of trustees and Kumpf, the director of training for the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, was at the academy attending a leadership development course.
BBNC - Personal Note Susan Mitchell 8/3/2023  
Retired from Vermont State Govt 1996 after 30 years. Working as a Paraeducator (finally used my BS in Elementary Ed) since. Married and divorced. Living in Middlesex, Vt with my dog, 2 cats and my horse that lives nearby. In contact with Robin Bona, Nancy Valkevich, Reenie Babine... can't believe 50 years is coming up... yikes!

Published in the Winter 2024 Issue.
BBNC - Personal Note Jason M. Oliveira 8/3/2023  
Jason Oliveira '03 has been promoted to 737 Captain at American Airlines based in Boston's Logan International Airport.

Published in the Winter 2024 Issue.

BBNC - Personal Note Maria T. Perry 7/12/2023  
Maria (CGCS '20) will marry Rev. Reginold Ponder, Jr. of Elizabeth City, North Carolina, on February 24, 2024 in Raleigh, North Carolina. The happy couple met as high schoolers over 40 years ago. Rev. Ponder is a reporter and columnist for the Daily Advance Newspaper in Elizabeth City as well as the Perquimins Weekly of Hertford, North Carolina, and the Chowan Herald of Edenton, North Carolina, and serves as the pastor of Oak Grove United Methodist Church of Hertford, North Carolina. He graduated from Louisburg College, North Carolina Wesleyan College, and Duke Divinity School. The couple will live in Elizabeth City, NC.

Published in the Winter 2024 Issue.
BBNC - Personal Note Katelyn E. Tanner 10/4/2023  
Katelyn Baumann '19 was married to Garret Tanner on September 17, 2023 in Griswold, CT. Captain Katelyn Tanner is stationed at Yokota Air Base in Japan.

Published in the Winter 2024 issue.
BBNC - Personal Note James M. Deitch 5/15/2023  
James M. Deitch completed his Professional Certificate in American History at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia on May 12, 2023. He started the doctoral program in History at Liberty on March 15, 2023.

Published in the Summer 2023 Issue.
BBNC - Personal Note Corinne L. LeFrancois 5/3/2023  
Corinne LeFrancois, '04, married Jeffrey Fildey in January 2023. They are expecting their first child in October.

Published in the Summer 2023 Issue.
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