News From the Hill – Winter 2017
HOMECOMING ALBUM * HARMON WALL CEREMONY
IN RECENT YEARS, THE HARMON MEMORIAL WALL Ceremony has become a weekend highlight for many who attend Homecoming. This year, a record 36 names were added to the wall, including that of Alfred C. Nelson, Class of 1956. On hand to honor Alfred was 5-year-old Evelyn Yasso, pictured here with a white rose. Descended from a longtime Norwich legacy family, Evelyn is the granddaughter of Alfred C. Nelson ’56 and the great-granddaughter of Gustav A. Nelson, Class of 1924 and H’70. Alfred’s daughter Martha (Nelson) Yasso was also present for the ceremony, and told us that no fewer than 10 relatives on her father’s side attended Norwich. Many of her family’s Norwich-related artifacts now reside in the Sullivan Museum and History Center.
HOMECOMING BY THE NUMBERS – 2016
44 Cases of 14th Star Brewery’s “Follow Me” (24-ct.) Golden Ale sold in Plumley.
51 Law enforcement officers recognized at halftime of the football game.
13,500 Salutes performed during Corps ceremonies.
$10,630,249 dollars raised by all reunion classes.
96 Old guard medallions presented to the Class of 1966.
275 Students participated in varsity athletic contests.
560 Compasses given out at the Partridge Society Lunch and Year of Leadership Launch.
87 Vermont college alumnae attended homecoming.
2,250 Cadet man-hours spent on Sabine for the Alumni Parade.
21,258 Meals served by Sodexo food services.
9,000 Cups of coffee consumed.
149 Names read during the Roll of Honor.