Celebrating 200 years: Norwich University’s Bicentennial Events

by NU Online on 8/14/19 10:29 AM

Bicentennial Gala celebrate 200

Norwich University is celebrating its bicentennial anniversary with a multitude of events across the United States, which will all lead up to Norwich’s Homecoming weekend on September 18-22, 2019. This year’s Homecoming will honor class years ending in 4 and 9 and focuses on the guiding principles that our founder, Alden Partridge, led the university with 200 years ago.

Students and alumni of the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies who live in areas spanning the United States can participate in any number of Bicentennial events. Nationwide, Norwich University Bicentennial Events include Celebrate 200 Bicentennial Galas in Washington, DC, Boston, and San Francisco, and the Bicentennial Birthday Tour hosted by Norwich University Clubs across the United States. Alumni, students, parents, and friends are invited to participate in these festivities which feature engaging speakers, giveaways, and most importantly, cake!

Upcoming Birthday Parties and Bicentennial Galas include:

  • Saturday, July 27: NU Club of Alaska - Anchorage, AK
  • Wednesday, August 14: NU Club of the Low Country - Bluffton, SC
  • Saturday, September 21: NU Club of Brevard County - Melbourne, FL
  • Saturday, October 19: NU Club of Colorado - Location TBD
  • Wednesday, October 23: NU Club of Central Massachusetts - Worcester, MA
  • Saturday, October 26: Celebrate 200: Washington, DC Gala
  • November 14-15: Sullivan Museum & History Center Traveling Exhibit, Boston
  • Saturday, November 16: Celebrate 200: Boston Celebration
  • Saturday, January 25: Celebrate 200: San Francisco Gala

For more information on our Bicentennial events, please visit alumni.norwich.edu/Celebrate200.

The 200th anniversary of Norwich University and the completion of the Forging the Future campaign will be celebrated with a host of activities and events at Homecoming 2019. This Homecoming is likely to be the largest event in Norwich history as upwards of 7,000 Norwich alumni and friends return to The Hill.

A number of awards will be presented to Norwich University alumni, including an award that will be given to a College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) alumna/alumnus. CGCS honors an alumnus or alumna for outstanding accomplishment in a civilian or military career, notable public service, and significant contributions of time, talent, and resources in support of CGCS. This year’s CGCS award winner is Johannes Allert, a 2011 graduate of the Master of Arts in Military History program.

Since graduating, Allert has published and presented a dozen scholarly papers on military and Minnesota history. Allert also continues to stay active within the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies classrooms as a volunteer to peer-review capstone papers for military history students. At prior Residency Conferences, Allert advised graduating students, which assists them to become published authors.

For a complete schedule of events and to register for this year’s Norwich University Homecoming, please visit alumni.norwich.edu/Homecoming.

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