In Their Own Words:
Spring 2018

Here’s To Making It Count, Bill Passalacqua ’88, today an assistant commandant for Norwich, proposed to Heidi (pictured) in 1998 at the top of the Centennial Stairs. They live happily with their four... Read More

In Their Own Words – Winter 2018

A Life’s Legacy of Teaching: Professor Mich Kabay. Professor Mich Kabay. When Professor Michel “Mich” Kabay joined the faculty of Norwich University’s Computer Security and Information Assurance... Read More

In Their Own Words – Fall 2017

“For the Students,” Professor Frank Vanecek. Frank Vanecek arrived in 1976 as a twenty-three-year-old instructor of computer science. Since then, he has worn many hats at Norwich University. A few... Read More

In Their Own Words – Summer 2017

Roy D. Bair ’65

Reflections on the Hill, by the late Roy D. Bair ’65. On January 6 of this year, Roy Bair ’65, Norwich professor emeritus of biology, sent a letter to President Schneider. Five days later, Professor... Read More

In Their Own Words – Spring 2017

A colorful Kaylee Krizan ’18 at the 2015 NU Inter-Cultural Student Organization Holi Festival, an Indian festivity during which participants throw brightly colored powder. (Photo by Mark Collier.)

“Why I Chose Norwich as a Civilian,” by Kaylee Krizan ’18. IN MY FRESHMAN YEAR, I got asked a lot why I chose to attend Norwich as a civilian. Why not go to a “normal” college? Explaining it... Read More

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


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


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