News from the NUAA – Summer 2016
Each year, the Norwich University Alumni Association (NUAA) Board of Directors solicits applications for new members. This allows us to maintain our membership at 24 and bring in new perspectives, ensuring we remain a diverse group. Our three newest members span three decades of Norwich education and support varied alumni engagement across the country. We are pleased to introduce them here.
Jeffrey Ogden ’84 graduated with a BS in Engineering Tech-Environmental. He commissioned upon graduation, branching to the Corps of Engineers and serving for 30 years before retiring in 2014. Jeff, who holds a Master of Engineering from Penn State University, currently works as a senior program manager for Johnson Controls, Inc., in Huntsville, Ala. He co-founded the NU Club of Northern Alabama and has served the university in various capacities, including as a Norwich ambassador. Jeff lives in northern Alabama with his wife, Leanne. Two of their three sons are commissioned Army officers and the third, a rising senior in college, plans to commission into the Army upon graduation.
Mark Lester ’92 graduated with a BS in Electrical Engineering and received a commission from the U.S. Air Force, serving with the 50th Space Wing, 14th Air Force and the National Air Intelligence Center. Currently, Mark serves as the vice president of business development for Doss Aviation. Previously, he worked for Booz Allen Hamilton and Modern Technology Solutions, Inc. (co-founded by Phil Soucy ’73). Mark regularly attends NU Club of Colorado events and has represented Norwich at regional college fairs. He holds a Master of Engineering from the University of Colorado and lives in Monument, Colo., with his wife, Amy, and children, Drew and Joshua.
Colm Walker ’05 graduated with a BS in Economics and holds an MBA from Loyola University. After commissioning into the Army in 2005, he was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division and spent 18 months in Afghanistan supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. After exiting the military, Colm joined the mega-yachts industry, racing with different sailing programs throughout the Caribbean, Europe, and New England. Over the last decade, he has worked in various roles from process improvement as a certified Six Sigma Black Belt, to marketing and brand management in the Canadian market, to his current position managing a sales team spread throughout the southeastern United States. Colm is a co-officer of the NU Club of Maryland, where he currently resides.
The NUAA accepts board applications throughout the year, with terms beginning in the fall. If you are interested in representing our alumni, please contact NUAA board member Edward Habeck ’99 and M’10 at email@example.com for more information.
On behalf of the NUAA
Mark Lester ’92