How Will You Choose To Serve?

Former Senator Elizabeth Dole Challenges the Class of 2015.

From left: Gordon R. Sullivan ’59, Elizabeth Dole, Joel Kobert ’65, Richard W. Schneider, Guiyou Huang. (Photo: Mark Collier.)

From left: Gordon R. Sullivan ’59, Elizabeth Dole, Joel Kobert ’65, Richard W. Schneider, Guiyou Huang. (Photo: Mark Collier.)

[Norwich University] was founded on the American principle that no matter what path we choose in life, we each have the opportunity to serve our neighbor, our country, and our world,” said 2015 Commencement speaker Elizabeth Dole. “The world is indeed watching and eager to see how you will choose to serve.” Her message of living a life dedicated to service was repeated again and again on May 9 during graduation ceremonies for more than 400 Norwich seniors.

The first female secretary of transportation and the first woman to be elected to the U.S. Senate from North Carolina, Dole joined the likes of Thomas Edison, President Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Justice Earl Warren when she received an honorary doctorate from Norwich. (See photo.)

In other weekend ceremonies, Brigadier General Raymond R. Descheneaux ’87, USMCR, Assistant Deputy Commandant for Aviation (Mobilization), addressed the more than 100 ROTC cadets being commissioned into the armed forces. To purchase DVDs of either ceremony, contact Derek Dunning at ddunning@norwich.edu, or call 802-485-2902.

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