In Their Own Words – Winter 2017

Ali Shahidy ’17 addressed women’s rights and human rights at the Year of Leadership Launch, Homecoming 2016. In 2012, a year before he came to Norwich, Ali was asked to give a seminar to raise awareness about violence against women in Afghanistan. He had prepared for 50, but 80 attended. Here, a mix of men and women hold signs pledging to end the violence. Photo by Mark Collier.

Stand for Humanity. Muhammad Ali Shahidy ’17. This past summer in Kabul, Afghanistan, Muhammad Ali Shahidy ’17 was nearby a peaceful demonstration when a twin ISIS attack turned it into a bloodbath.... Read More

IN THEIR OWN WORDS – Fall 2016

After her 1963 graduation, Georgia Dahlberg worked as a junior engineer in California before deploying with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to Verdun, France, to head up Post Engineer Engineering Control Point 883. A structural engineer and master model railroader, Georgia is commander of the Greater Cincinnati All Women American Legion Post 644, one of only a dozen all-women posts in the U.S. The above photo was taken during the first all-women veterans Honor Flight, September 22, 2015. (American Legion photo)

After her 1963 graduation, Georgia Dahlberg worked as a junior engineer in California before deploying with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to Verdun, France, to head up Post Engineer Engineering Control... Read More

IN THEIR OWN WORDS – Summer 2016

At 18, Rudolph Beinstein ’62 (Rudy Treml today) performed Felix Mendelssohn’s Concerto for Piano in G Minor as a soloist accompanied by the Norwich Regimental Band. He would go on to become one of the first scientists on Earth to handle Moon rocks brought back from space. See “Spinning the Record,” page 2 in the print edition. (War Whoop photo.)

“I haven’t played it since 1959. That’s a lot of years. But I can remember it. I can hear it. I can feel the emotion in it. I can close my eyes and see it all over again.” – Rudy Treml ’62... Read More

IN THEIR OWN WORDS – SPRING 2016

Norwich senior Phung Pham receives an American flag after taking the U.S. Oath of Allegiance. Phung’s mentor Dick Hayden ’68, and Dick’s wife, MJ, attended the ceremony, along with SFC Beau F. Mader, a Norwich-based recruiter who befriended Phung and helped him join the Army National Guard. (Photo courtesy of Richard Hayden '68.)

Richard Hayden ’68, Full Circle: Coaching for Leadership. Richard Hayden ’68, a third-generation Norwich alumnus, has served as a Norwich trustee and NUAA president. This account is a close adaptation... Read More

Fred Farrell ’71

Fref Farrell and crew at the White House

“Tennis Court Guy” to the Rich and Famous When we caught up with Fred Farrell ’71, he had recently returned from the Kennebunkport home of George H. W. Bush, and was preparing for a trip to the White... Read More

Francis T. Moran Jr. ’60

Francis “Bud” Moran, War Whoop 1960. (NU Archives / photo by Homer E. Smith.)

Now retired, Francis “Bud” Moran ’60 swims and attends mass every day, and writes poetry. He and his wife, Gert, have seven children and nine grandchildren between them. (Photo courtesy of Bud Moran.) Francis... Read More

David Zsido ’70

Memories of Irene. Active with the Antique Truck Club of America (ATCA) for more than 30 years, and a longtime contributor to its publication, Double Clutch, Dave is also president of the Green Mountain... Read More

Michelle Kanavos ’81

(Photo Courtesy of Michele Kavanos ’81.) Norwich MCV graduate Michelle (Wood) Kanavos ’81 is an adult primary care nurse practitioner who also teaches at Framingham State College. A member of the... Read More

Duane “Dewey” Martin ’67

A Crash In-Country. Duane “Dewey” Martin is retired from the Army, but he has never retired from service. He presently sits on Norwich University’s Board of Fellows and has launched a mentorship... Read More

Matthew Romei ’98

Photo Courtesy of Matthew Romei ’98. A sergeant with the Fairfield, Ala., Police Dept., Matthew Romei ’98 serves as a volunteer firefighter/paramedic. A member of the Alabama National Guard, he is... Read More