News From the Hill – Winter 2017

HOMECOMING ALBUM * HARMON WALL CEREMONY

Above: Evelyn Yasso at the Harmon Wall. Evelyn is the granddaughter of Alfred C. Nelson ’56, whose name was inscribed on the wall at Homecoming 2016. Photo by Mark Collier.

Evelyn Yasso at the Harmon Wall. Evelyn is the granddaughter of Alfred C. Nelson ’56, whose name was inscribed on the wall at Homecoming 2016. Photo by Mark Collier.

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.

A member of the Old Guard takes a photo of the names inscribed this past fall. Photo by Mark Collier.

A member of the Old Guard takes a photo of the names inscribed this past fall. Photo by Mark Collier.

Cadet Dylan Bruns ’19, a mechanical engineer and member of the Norwich University Band, performs bugle calls during Friday’s Retreat Parade.

Cadet Dylan Bruns ’19, a mechanical engineer and member of the Norwich University Band, performs bugle calls during Friday’s Retreat Parade.

Peter Tosi ’66 applauds as his Class’s 50th reunion gift is announced at the Alumni Parade on Sabine Field.

Peter Tosi ’66 applauds as his Class’s 50th reunion gift is announced at the Alumni Parade on Sabine Field.

A future NU alumna carries the Class of 2004 guidon during the Alumni Parade.

A future NU alumna carries the Class of 2004 guidon during the Alumni Parade.

President Schneider greets Sr. Trooper Michelle LeBlanc ’92 of the Vermont State Police during the Law Enforcement Officer recognition ceremony at halftime of the football game.

President Schneider greets Sr. Trooper Michelle LeBlanc ’92 of the Vermont State Police during the Law Enforcement Officer recognition ceremony at halftime of the football game.

A cadet places an Old Guard medallion on the neck of Ed Stephens, Class of 1966 treasurer and member of the 50th reunion committee. Behind Ed is Ken Rose ’66.

A cadet places an Old Guard medallion on the neck of Ed Stephens, Class of 1966 treasurer and member of the 50th reunion committee. Behind Ed is Ken Rose ’66.

The POW/MIA Chair, dedicated during Saturday’s Alumni Parade.

The POW/MIA Chair, dedicated during Saturday’s Alumni Parade.

Hall of Fame Selection Committee Chair Barry Mynter presents George Cuomo with his Hall of Fame award at Sunday’s induction ceremony. At right is longtime NU athletics director Tony Mariano M’75.

Hall of Fame Selection Committee Chair Barry Mynter presents George Cuomo with his Hall of Fame award at Sunday’s induction ceremony. At right is longtime NU athletics director Tony Mariano M’75.

Justin ’91 and Corine Connors receive their Partridge Society Lifetime Member pins from President Schneider and Board of Trustees Chair Alan DeForest ’75.

Justin ’91 and Corine Connors receive their Partridge Society Lifetime Member pins from President Schneider and Board of Trustees Chair Alan DeForest ’75.

HOMECOMING BY THE NUMBERS – 2016

17 Golf carts employed to transport Old Guard members around campus.

17 Golf carts employed to transport Old Guard members around campus.

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.

10,500 Miles traveled by Marty Wilkes ’66 from Australia.

10,500 Miles traveled by Marty Wilkes ’66 from Australia.

$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.

Countless smiles, hugs, and memories shared.

Countless smiles, hugs, and memories shared.

 

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