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Norwich announces speakers for graduate school commencement ceremonies

For Immediate Release
May 4, 2010
Contact: Daphne Larkin

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Norwich announces speakers for graduate school commencement ceremonies

– Norwich University School of Graduate Studies officials announced the speakers for this year’s graduate school commencement ceremonies, to be held on Friday, June 11 and Friday, June 25.

Major General Martha Rainville will speak at commencement ceremonies on June 11. Rainville was the first woman to serve as Vermont’s adjutant general, overseeing the Vermont National Guard, and is a Norwich University trustee.

On June 25 Rick Atkinson will be the commencement speaker. Atkinson is the author of An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa 1942-1943.

Commencement ceremonies conclude a weeklong residency on the Norwich campus. Students will be graduating from 10 graduate programs, which are delivered online.


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). www.norwich.edu

Norwich University’s School of Graduate Studies (SGS) builds upon the institution’s 191 year academic heritage with innovative online master’s degrees in a variety of areas. SGS also offers a certificate in teaching and learning and a bachelor’s completion program. The programs are recognized throughout the industry for their rigor, small class size, high student satisfaction and retention. http://graduate.norwich.edu/