Crossing Disciplines: Winding Paths to Success

In November 2014, Kevin Hancock ’01 appeared on the Operation Build segment, “I’m Coming Home,” which tells the story of Afghanistan vet and double-amputee Brandon. Hancock joined the show’s host, Alexi Panos, to help create a customized surprise Man Cave with technology, nostalgia, and Brandon’s favorite dream celebrity of all time. It aired on the History Channel and History Channel 2 and can be viewed at

The ability to cross disciplines has long been a sign of intelligence and creativity. Captain Alden Partridge, Norwich University’s original cross-disciplinarian, saw the value in the intersection of... Read More

Inventing the Wheel

With assistance from Norwich students and faculty, Wheel Pad promises to revolutionize the way wounded service-members come home. By Jane Dunbar, Photos by Carolyn Bates. Professor Edwin “Ed” Schmeckpeper... Read More

Reinventing the Wheel

Glenney’s original symbol now complies with International Organization of Standardization ISO requirements and is available for legal use around the world. Among others, the states of Connecticut, New York, and Washington have officially adopted its use—as have the Jacksonville Jaguars, Cigna Health Care, and the country of Malta. It also resides in the Museum of Modern Art’s Permanent Collection. (Photo by David Denison.)

Norwich Philosophy Professor Reimagines Accessibility. What does it mean to be disabled in the public space? This is the question Norwich philosophy professor Brian Glenney, in collaboration with Boston-based... Read More


A Silicon Valley Startup Aims High. Story and Photography by Sean Markey. Saul Costa ’14 and Lauren Wyatt ’14 believed their fledgling company, Codevolve, could transform online tech education.... Read More

A MODEL CITIZEN: Shaili Patel ’16

By Jacque E. Day. “Rough hands, covered in ridges and valleys with small mountains, show pride in making. They are the hands of makers.” – Shaili Patel ’16. When Shaili Patel ’16 completes a... Read More


In the fall 2016 issue, we shared stories of leaders in the Norwich family who are working, each in his or her own way, to make the world a better place. In that spirit we are delighted to bring you this... Read More

In Their Shoes

“No leader is perfect, and don’t try to be.” – Sarah Patchem Cipov ’98. “Risk is necessary for growth …” – Hillary P. Britch-Hedberg ’07. “It can be lonely at the top, but the friends... Read More

LEADERSHIP PROFILES: Stories from Our Own Ranks

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The fall 2016 issue of the Record introduces the Year of Leadership, the third theme in our five-year commemoration of our bicentennial in 2019. In that spirit, we are delighted to share these stories... Read More

2015 – 2016 Annual Report

The 2015 – 2016 Annual Report has been published as part of the fall 2016 Norwich Record. Now, it reaches thousands more alumni, family and friends of Norwich University. The fall issue has been... Read More

Classroom Fusion

In his junior-level electronics lab, Prairie helps Artmiz Golkaramnay and Tim Clemens prepare their correctly configured amplifier for unveiling.

Professor Mike Prairie ’83, Engineering with a Musical Ear, by Jacque E. Day with photos by Mark Collier. The energy is buoyant in Mike Prairie’s Monday afternoon junior-level electronics lab. Grouped... Read More