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Monday, October 11, 2010

Norwich announces graduate program scholarship recipients

For Immediate Release
Oct. 11, 2010

Contact: Daphne Larkin
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Norwich University officials announced two winners of reduced tuition to the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program with a concentration in public works.

Herb Blomquist, of Edmond, Okla., received $5,000 in tuition reduction. He has worked in the public sector since 2001.

Thomas H. Fass, of Tampa, Fla., received $2,500 in tuition reduction.

Norwich offers the scholarships through American Public Works Association (APWA).

“We are very excited to learn that Herb Blomquist and Thomas Fass were selected for scholarships in the MPA program,” said MPA Program Director Donal Hartman. “Public works is one of the most important fields in public administration and it is always a pleasure to have two of their top young managers join our program.”

Blomquist currently serves as the Director of Public Works for the City of Edmond, Okla., where he oversees the Public Works Administration, Field Services, Solid Waste, Facilities Maintenance, Fleet Management and Vehicle Maintenance functions for Public Works in the City of Edmond.

“I really enjoy positively contributing to my community every day,” he said.

Fass holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech and a Master of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Georgia Tech. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Florida and Virginia.

“I believe the MPA degree can help those of us in Public Works to better understand the larger picture of the challenges local governments face,” he said.


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