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MORE PAST Legacy of Learning EVENTS

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

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

September 30, 2020:  Why is emotional intelligence important?
Panelists: Norwich Faculty Members

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

uly 15, 2020: Resiliency: Three Perspectives - Personal, Organizational, and Systemic
Panelists: Jenny Goudreau' '90 (moderator), James Goudreau '90 (panelist), Professor John Dulmage, Psychology Lecturer, Professor Brian Glenney, Assistant Professor, Psychology

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
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
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

Presenter: 2d Lt. Gregory Sandefur '18

May 13, 2020: COVID-19 Information Wars

Presenter: Professor Travis Morris
See full webinar video here.

May 6, 2020: Best Practices for Securely Working in a WFH World

Presenter: Stephan Rockwell '96

Legacy of Learning - Pandemic and Learning
April 30, 2020: Pandemic and Learning

Presenter: Educator and Norwich Alumna Morgan Chapman '18
See full webinar video here.

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
See full webinar video here.

April 22, 2020: A Beer in the Kitchen - memories, insights and cooking ideas
Presenter: Author and Journalist Peter LaFrance '70
View Here: 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, 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
Full webinar video below:

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: Bill Lyon '90, Landers Symes ’87, Edward Pesce, PE, ’79, Scott Fenton, 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