Spinning the Record – Fall 2014
Summer is marked by graduations, weddings, and family reunions. This past June I was able to participate in two such happy occasions: the wedding of my brother and the high-school graduation of my niece.
My relatively large family is spread out all over the globe, so it is rare to find us all in the same place at the same time. The good fortune of having two celebratory events within two weeks of each other that brought most of my loved ones together was remarkable, and underscored for me the importance of family in my life.
In 2019 the Norwich family will be marking a significant milestone in the life of the University—the 200th anniversary of its founding. Norwich has more than 25,000 living alumni of its undergraduate and graduate programs, and our goal is to give each and every one of you an opportunity to participate in the celebration.
But staying in touch with 25,000 people is no small feat. Norwich works diligently to maintain an accurate database of alumni and friends; however, in our increasingly mobile society, contact information becomes quickly outdated. In addition, there are folks who, at some point in time, requested that they not be contacted by the University. Depending on how long ago the request was made, it is quite likely they have never received a copy of the Record in its new, magazine format, and are unaware of the many exciting improvements to campus over the past several years.
In my 13 years on the Hill, the most important thing I have learned about Norwich alumni is that their passion for their alma mater is unparalleled. On a scale of 1 to 10, it is a 15. It doesn’t matter if they haven’t set foot on the UP in 40 years: Their blood runs maroon and gold. So do me a favor; if you know of an alum who is out of touch with the University—either by chance or by choice—please help Norwich reconnect with them and rekindle that passion.
The five-year countdown to this once-in-a-lifetime Norwich family reunion and celebration has already begun. They won’t want to miss it—and neither will you. There are countless ways to get involved with Norwich, and it all starts with a phone call or an email. Urge your “lost” classmates to reestablish their connection to their alma mater by contacting the alumni office at alumni.norwich.edu, or by phoning 802-485-2100. Thank you.
For the Record,
Diana L. Weggler