For Immediate Release
Oct. 1, 2009
Contact: Daphne Larkin
Norwich University celebrates Homecoming 2009 this weekend
NORTHFIELD, Vt. (Oct. 1, 2009) – Norwich University’s class of 1959 (which includes GEN Gordon R. Sullivan, former Army Chief of Staff under President Clinton, and Pierson Mapes, former president of NBC television) enters the ranks of Norwich’s “Old Guard” as they celebrate their 50th reunion on the Norwich campus this weekend.
• Friday, Oct. 2, at 4:15 p.m. family members of three NU’59 classmates who died fighting in Vietnam will receive the “Old Guard” medallions on behalf of their spouses/fathers during a Corps of Cadets parade on the U.P. The class of ’59, which includes numerous Vietnam veterans, raised $10,000 to bring these family members to Norwich this weekend.
• Saturday, Oct. 3 at 3:15 p.m. during halftime of the Homecoming football game President Richard Schneider will announce the early end of the Norwich Forever capital campaign. The goal of the campaign, launched in 2005, was $55 million, and is ending a year early due to unprecedented success in part due to Pierson Mapes’ Mapes Match, which has yielded over $18 million in support to Norwich.
Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army. Norwich University is the oldest private military college in the United States of America and the birthplace of our nation's Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).