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Friday, September 10, 2010

For Immediate Release
Sept. 10, 2010
Contact: Charlie Crosby

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Norwich announces staff changes in Sports Information

Norwich University officials announced today staff changes to Norwich’s Sports Information Department.

After three years at Norwich, Sports Information Director Christian Anderson has resigned to return to the United States Military Academy as assistant director of Sports Information.

During his tenure at Norwich Anderson made considerable contributions to the advancement and recognition of Norwich athletics and athletes.

Karen McGrath, vice president of Enrollment Management and Communications, has named Charlie Crosby NU’63 as director of Sports Information.

Crosby has served as assistant SID for the past four years. During that time he established the electronic communications program for Norwich athletics and provided the energy and leadership for CadetsVision - live video streaming of 50 key Norwich events.

“I am thrilled that Charlie has accepted this position, and I am confident that his love of Norwich and commitment to athletics will further the expansion of an integrated sports information program,” McGrath said.

Crosby will be joined by several new members to the Norwich team.

Kelley Ruch has been named assistant director of Sports Information.

Ruch is a 2009 graduate of St. Michaels College. She majored in journalism and mass communication and was a standout varsity athlete and team captain. After graduation Ruch remained at her alma mater as a Sports Information intern.

Derek Dunning, a journalism major from SUNY Oswego, will also be joining the department as an assistant director.

Dunning has extensive experience in sports reporting and media relations. He is currently a sports reporter for a local newspaper and a writer for U.S. College Hockey.

Rounding out the team is Matthew Albury, a 2010 Norwich communications graduate.

Albury worked in the Sports Information department for four years as an undergraduate and will be serving as a Sports Information intern.

McGrath also announced that Mike Yesalonia NU’82, director of Athletic Recruiting and New Market Development, will provide the senior management to the department.

“Athletics is a key component to our recruitment strategies and the advancement of our brand, so the integration of Sports Information into our broader enrollment plan will create a positive synergistic plan,” McGrath said.


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