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Thursday, January 7, 2010

Norwich University announces speakers for commissioning and commencement ceremonies

For Immediate Release
Jan. 7, 2010
Contact: Daphne Larkin


Norwich announces speakers for commissioning and commencement ceremonies

NORTHFIELD, Vt. (Jan. 7, 2010) – Norwich University officials announced the speakers for this year’s commissioning and commencement ceremonies, to be held on May 15 and 16 respectively.

General Ann E. Dunwoody is scheduled to address approximately 100 NU students commissioning into the military and their families during a ceremony in which the new officers receive their lieutenant bars and their first salutes.

Dunwoody is the first woman to serve as a four-star general in the U.S. Army. Read her full bio here: http://www.army.mil/-news/2008/06/30/10506-gen-ann-e-dunwoody-us-army-materiel-command-commanding-general/index.html.

On May 16, Edward Rensi will give the commencement address to the class of 2010.

Rensi is the retired president and chief executive officer of McDonald’s USA and founder of the Ronald McDonald House. He currently serves as an executive consultant to McDonald’s Restaurant Systems. Read his full bio here: https://www.excelsior.edu/Excelsior_College/Alumni_Connection/Alumni_Hall_of_Fame/Edward_Rensi.

Commencement exercises will be held in Shapiro Field House on Sunday, May 16, at 10:30 a.m.


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).