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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Norwich NROTC top fundraiser nationally for Veterans

For Immediate Release
Oct. 21, 2010

Contact: Daphne Larkin
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Norwich University students in Navy Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (NROTC) have been named the top NROTC fundraiser for the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund in the 35th Annual Marine Corps Marathon to be held in Wash., D.C. on Oct. 31.

Six students and two Norwich NROTC instructors have raised over $7,000, far exceeding the $300 individual marathon registration fee by the Sept. 30 goal.

The Semper Fi Fund boasts 800 runners in the marathon, which is known as the fourth largest marathon in the US and eighth largest in the world.

This is the first year NU NROTC is participating in the marathon.

“We wanted to run the Marine Corps Marathon but we wanted to do it with a good cause,” said Geoff Shimp, a junior at Norwich. “The Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund is a great organization, and we know that those who will be getting help are Marines our age and are fighting for our right to be at this institution.”

Donations to the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund can be made here.


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