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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Norwich graduate school to host residencies on campus

For Immediate Release
June 1, 2011

Contact: Daphne Larkin
802-485-2886 or 595-3613(m)

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Norwich University’s School of Graduate and Continuing Studies (SGCS) will host a residency conference during the week of June 12 in which 728 students in nine graduate programs will present final projects and engage in academic debate.

Students will travel from 10 countries and all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Washington, DC, to the Northfield campus to fulfill final requirements for their online graduate programs and participate in commencement exercises.

A highlight of the week will be a presenter for the Todd Lecture Series, Tom Peters, author of the bestselling book, In Search of Excellence. Peters is credited with widely influencing business culture.

On Wednesday, June 15, from 2-4 p.m. in Plumley Armory Peters will give a presentation entitled “Surviving and Thriving in the Perfect Storm,” in which he will discuss issues in business: “Tough times, indeed, require tough decisions—but thriving, not just surviving, is an option for those who mix the wisdom and boldness of leadership and transparency.”

All Todd Lecture Series events are free and open to the public but require a ticket. To obtain a ticket, please contact Cara Butterly at 802-485-2080 or cbutterl@norwich.edu.

Commencement exercises will be held on Friday, June 17, at 10 a.m. in Shapiro Field House. Former Vermont Governor Jim Douglas will deliver the keynote address to students graduating from master’s programs in: diplomacy; military history; nursing; organizational leadership; business administration; civil engineering; public administration; information assurance and business continuity management.


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 and Continuing Studies (SGCS) builds upon the institution’s 191 year academic heritage with innovative online master’s degrees in a variety of areas. SGCS 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/