News from the NUAA – Fall 2017


Each year at Homecoming, the Norwich University Alumni Association (NUAA) presents several special awards to alumni and friends of the university for their contributions to Norwich, their communities, and their professions. These include the Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna Award, the Alumni Directors’ Award, the Sustained Service Award, and the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) Alumni Award.
Each award is carefully designed to honor accomplished Norwich graduates, focusing on sustained service to Norwich or an individual’s community. These awards also recognize outstanding leadership and accomplishments in the private, public, and/or military sectors.

The NUAA wants to celebrate those Norwich alumni who continue to serve and make a difference in the world. Each year we invite alumni, faculty, and staff to nominate worthy candidates. Applications are due in April. Nominations are accepted for all class years, but emphasis is placed on those celebrating a reunion; for example, in 2017 awards are being presented to class years ending in 2 and 7. Members of the NUAA Board of Directors review the nominations at our spring meeting and select the honorees. In addition to the awards presented at Homecoming, the CGCS Alumni Award is presented each summer during Residency Week.

We are pleased to announce the following recipients of 2017 Alumni Awards:

Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna Award
William Priesmeyer ’67
Stephen Knych ’82
Hugh McLaughlin ’87

New Leader Achievement Award
Andy Biechlin ’97

Sustained Service Award
Bob Metcalf ’57
Fred VanAlstyne ’67
John Campbell ’72
Kim Baumann ’87

Alumni Directors’ Award
Walter Brown ’72
Tony Maida ’77
Bruce Hoogstraten ’82

Admissions Sustained Service Award
James Terlizzi ’62

CGCS Alumni Award
Susan Fertig-Dykes M’09

Honorary Alumnus/Alumna Award
Professor Donald Wallace

Do you know someone who should be considered for one of the annual Alumni Awards? Nominate them! Visit to learn more about the award categories, their specific nomination criteria, and the nomination process itself.

Dr. Hilary Coons ’01
NUAA First Vice President


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