Alumni Association, Board of Fellows, Board of Trustees

Alumni Association

The Norwich University Alumni Association (NUAA) promotes the Norwich experience and the bond that exists between the university and its alumni.  The NUAA champions the vision, guiding values, principles and traditions of Norwich to build camaraderie, commitment, and lifelong relationships.

The NUAA is committed to creating a unified, informed, and proud body of alumni that is involved and committed to the interests and activities that perpetuate Norwich University and the Norwich family.

The NUAA was founded in 1852, and is one of the oldest collegiate Alumni Associations in the nation.  It represents the largest of the university's constituencies: Norwich alumni past and present from both the graduate and undergraduate programs.  NUAA programs foster the connection between alumni and their alma mater, and with each other.  These programs include the annual Homecoming Weekend, the NU Club network, the Legacy of Learning continuing education series, networking and social events, and professional development opportunities.  Norwich graduates automatically become lifetime members of the Association and are encouraged to participate in all alumni activities.   For additional information about the NUAA, visit

Alumni Association Board Officers

President, Colm Walker '05
First Vice President
, Brian Gibbons ‘99
Second Vice President, Brian Dunne ‘13
Secretary, Maryanne Burke ’86 & P’19
President Emeritus, Bill Lyons ‘90

Alumni Association Board Members

Cherylene G. Caddy '90
Terrance Cole '12 & M'13
James DiGiacomo '89
Joey Mac Dizon '11
Patrick Enriquez '07
Robert Forrester '84, M'06 & M'08
Jennifer L. Goudreau '90
Walter P. Gunning '70
Alex G. Kwmuntis ‘16
Shawn S. LoPorto '88 & P'18
John J. Manning '81, M '14 & P'20
Kelsey A. McComish '13
Meaghan M. McGrath ‘18
Richard T. Mullen, Jr. '79 & P'13
Robert E. Parisi '67
Jonathan S. Philbrook '13
Brendan M. Recchia '08
Joseph F. Reagan '04
Timothy J. Strong M’19
Barry E. Wright '70

Board of Fellows

As a volunteer arm of Academic Affairs, The Board of Fellows works closely with the Office of the Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs & Dean of the Faculty, College Deans, faculty, and students to improve the overall student academic experience and brand recognition of Norwich in the national marketplace.  This includes advising/participating in attracting higher quality students, developing extra-curricular programs to insure better student outcomes, and providing strategies to enhance the reputation and recognition of Norwich as a quality provider of academic programs of study. 

Executive Committee

Kenneth Johnston '82, Chair
Anthony Agnitti '84, Vice Chair
Kimberly Baumann '87
Kimberly Conant ’96
Heather Dohr, '92
Anthony Johnson '94
Patty Leavenworth, '87
Vincent McDermott ’90
Richard Prevost, '76
Mark Pruel, P'18
Scott Shelton '67
David Toomey ’85
Dr. Sandra Affenito, Provost and Dean of the Faculty


Winfield Adkins, '96
Samantha Allen, '05
Jayson Altieri, '89
Peter Amalfi ’80
Katie Anderson, '15, M'15
Shawn Anderson
Michael Babyak '92
Bryan Ballif
Lauren Barclay ’11
Mary Bati '09
Damon Becknel ’95
Keith Burke '70
Patrick Carr '70
Bobby Carroll '97
Sarah Chilson '11
Gil Clapper
Robert Clinebell '76
Robert Colatarci '95
Sarah Colby
John Collins '90
Randy Collins
Omar Connor, '97
Rebecca Cooper, '91, M'99
Jennifer Coutu, '99
George Cox, '95
Lisa Crockett M'06
Kathleen Curran ’91
David DeNofrio, '84
Edward DeWolfe ’94
John DiFederico '92
Joel Eckert '72
Danny Evans '87
David Forbes '93
Matt Fordham '95
Keith Gelinas '84
James Patrick Gibbons ’90
Michael Goard '97
Dennis Godek '74
Jim Goetschius ’95
Trip Guinan, '95
Jason Hartling ’97
John Hayden ’85
Meghan Kennedy '12, '14
Nancy Kinder '03
Thomas Labatt '90, '12
Daniel Lay ’83
Frank Leija '06
William Lewis
Stephen Lewkowicz '73
Bill Magdycz
Paul Magness '95
Daniele Mannucci '00
Matthew McCann '94
Vincent McDermott, '90
Carrie McInerney ’92
Hugh McLaughlin '87
Kenneth Meehan
Peter Morante '69
Leigh Mosher, '86
Anthony Nickas '82
Sean O'Brien '90
Heidi Passalacqua ’90
Frances Perez-Wilhite, '88
David Pierce '85
Lowell Price '93
Barbara Ramsey
Ralph Sabatino '76
Gunjan Shah '96
Cyrus Sinor '90
Matthew Smith
Todd Smith '91
Steven Sobelman, '67
Stephanie Taylor
Michael Teauge '85
Samuel Thomas '67
Sarah Tran '01
Carol Trihy '84
Michael Tuck '96
Michael Wilhelm '98

Honorary Members

James C. Abare '57
Peter V. Aliferis '68
Frank W. Allen '58
Frederick G. Bashara, Jr '63
Andrew Boggs
Robert Briggs
David C. Briggs '68
Vivian Bryan
Edward Bryan
Neal Burgess ’52
Anthony R. Caprio '60
Robert W. Christie '44
Ferdinand Collins ’58
Gary J. Confessore '63
Tobias F. Danforth '69
Carlo W. D'Este '58
Donald E. Edwards '59 (Deceased)
Jack Finian ’56
George Garrison
R. Rand Garbacz '61
John R. Greenway ’56
Robert R. Harriman '58
Walter A. Henry, III '45
Calvin Hosmer, III '55
Robert M. Johnson '60
Virginia R. Houston
William B. Lewis '04
Reinhard M. Lotz '60
Angus Macaulay '66
William E. McIntosh, III '67
R. John Mitchell
Earle Newton
Margaret Novack
Dalton Oliver
Adelle C. Park
Joanne Holbrook Patton W'00
Charles H. Perenick '56
Gordon R. Pyper
Tim Quinn '58
Richard F. Reidy, Jr ‘58
Barbara Roll
George Styer
Elizabeth C. Veach '92
Conrad D. Whitney '51
George P. Wisell, Jr '67 
Edward Shyloski, Jr. ’66
Shawn Brennan ’76
Alan Anderson ’09
Roger Samia ’61 (Deceased)

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees at Norwich is an active group that serves not only as an overseer of the University, but also sets the policies that will steer and guide Norwich into the future. Trustees are both alumni and non-alumni; military, business and educational leaders. Their unique life experiences enable them to set the vision by which to form the military and civilian leaders of tomorrow.

Board of Trustees Officers

Chairman of the Board, Alan F. DeForest, B.S., Kingston, NY 2020; President - DeForest Group, Inc.
Vice Chairman of the Board, Philip L. Soucy, B.S., M.S., Alexandria, VA 2019; CEO - Modern Technology Solutions, Inc. (retired)
Vice Chairman of the Board, Wm. Blaine Hawkins, B.S., M.B.A., Charlotte, NC 2021; CPA - BGW CPA, PLLC
Secretary, David J. Whaley, B.S., M.S., Northfield, VT; VP Development & Alumni Relations - Norwich University
Assistant SecretaryJamie Comolli, B.S., Barre, VT; Asst Director of Development Special Projects - Norwich University

Board of Trustees Members

Mark C. Anarumo, B.S., M.A., Ph.D., Northfield, VT 2025; President - Norwich University
Larry P. Costa, A.S., B.A., Nottingham, NH 2023; President – WorldWide Language Resources, Inc.
Peter Dalrymple, B.S., Houston, TX 2023; Vice President - Royal Purple (Retired)
Philip B. Down, B.S., M.H.A., Ellicott City, MD 2022; President – Doctor’s Community Hospital (Retired)
Harry E. Dumay, Ph.D., MBA, East Longmeadow, MA 2024; President – Elms College
Tricia R. Elmer, B.A., M.S., Seattle, WA 2021; Founder/Owner – Pacific Horizon Investment Management
John J. Gatti, B.S., M.S., Woodridge, IL 2023; President & CEO – ICCN + Palladium Energy (Retired)
Maxine Grad, B.A., JD/MEL, Moretown, VT 2024; Vermont State Representative and Lawyer
Roberta F. Haney, B.S., M.S., Nashua, NH 2024; COO - Payette (Retired)
John C. Koziol, A.A., B.A., M.S., Rockwall, TX 2024; Unites States Air Force (Retired)
Joan LaFrance, B.S., Greenwich, CT 2023 – Vice President - General Reinsurance Corporation (Retired)
Larry A. Lang, B.S., Warren, PA 2024; President - West Penn Oil Company, Inc.
William M. Lasky, B.A., Stuart, FL 2025; President/CEO/Chairman - Accuride Corporation (Retired)
J.A. “Yogi” Mangual, B.A., M.S., D.B.A (Hon.), Advance, NC 2024; Owner - SuperGroup Consulting, LLC
Douglas M. McCracken, B.A., M.A., M.S., Mooresville, NC 2021; DeLoitte & Touche (Retired)
Richard I. “Butch” Neal, B.S., M.A., D.Mil.S. (Hon.),Washington, D.C. 2021; Gen, USMC (Retired)
Michael Palmer, B.S., M.A., M.D., Princeton Junction, NJ 2023; Princeton Orthopaedics Assocs.
David A. Pierce, B.S., Northborogh, MA 2025; Executive Vice President - Boston Scientific Corporation
E. Miles Prentice, B.A., J.D., New York, NY 2021; Partner - Mandelbaum Salsburg 
William N. Priesmeyer, B.S., M.B.A., Wayzata, MN 2023; Chairman of the Board - Digi International (Retired)
Martha Rainville, B.A., Holly Ridge, NC 2022; United States Air Force (Retired)
Steve Rippe, B.S., Washington, D.C. 2021; CEO - Armed Forces Retirement Home 
Mim L. Runey, B.A., M.A., LPD, Providence, RI, 2025; Chancellor - Johnson & Wales University
Landers Symes, B.S., Rockport, MA 2023; President - Symes Associates
Mark D. Thompson, B.S., M.B.A., So. Hamilton, MA 2023; President - Cambridge Trust Company 
Patricia A. Tracey, B.A., M.S., Alexandria, VA, 2022; United States Navy (Retired)
Robert H. Young, B.A., M.B.A, Proctor, VT 2024; President & CEO - Central Vermont Public Service (Retired)

Chairmen Emeriti of the Board

Fred C. Kreitzberg, B.S., D.B.A. (Hon.), San Rafael, CA
Philip R. Marsilius, B.S., M.S., D.Eng. (Hon.), Bridgeport, CT
Rollin S. Reiter, B.A., M.B.A., D.B.A. (Hon.), Key Largo, FL
Gordon R. Sullivan, B.A., M.A., D.Mil.S.(Hon.), E. Falmouth, MA

Trustees Emeriti of the Board

Diran Apelian B.S., Ph.D., W Boylston, MA
Keith Barrett, B.S., Northfield, VT
Francis K. Brooks, B.S., Montpelier, VT
Louis W. Cabot, A.B., M.B.A., LL.D. (Hon.), Boston, MA
Paul J. Carrara, B.S., D.C.E (Hon.), Middlebury, VT
Harvey C. DeMovick, Jr., B.A., D.B.A. (Hon.), Westerly, RI
Lorna D. Edmundson, B.A., Ed.D., Sharon, CT
Alfred M. Gray, B.S., D.Mil.S. (Hon.), Arlington, VA
Carl Guerreri, B.S., Herndon, VA
Carol A. Hawkes, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Danbury, CT
Frederick M. Haynes, B.S., D.E.M. (Hon.), Greenwood Village, CO
Charles A. Holden, Jr., B.A., Middleton, MA
Mark M. Kisiel, B.A., D.B.A. (Hon.),W. Falmouth, MA
Robert B. Mack, B.A., M.B.A., D.B.A. (Hon.), Bainbridge Island, WA
Abigail B. Mason, A.B., M.B.A., D.B.A. (Hon.), Boston, MA
Joseph A. Milano, Jr. B.S., D.P.S. (Hon.), Boston, MA
E. Tarry Polidor, B.S., M.S., D.Eng.S. (Hon.), Rochester, NY
Jennifer N. Pritzker, B.A., D.Mil.S. (Hon.), Chicago, IL
Gary Terry, B.S., Hingham, MA
Elizabeth C. Veach, B.A., Greenville, SC
Virginia G. Watkin, A.B., LL.B., LL.D. (Hon.), Washington, DC
J. Fred Weintz, Jr., B.A, M.B.A., D.F.M. (Hon.), Riverside, CT
Lawrence Wesneski, B.A., M.B.A., Dallas, TX
Gail Andrews Whelan, B.A., Atherton, CA

President Emeritus

Richard W. Schneider, B.S., M.A.L.S., Ph.D., EdD.,(Hon.), Leicester,, VT
W. Russell Todd, B.S., M.B.A., D.Mil.S. (Hon.), Duxbury, MA

Secretary Emeritus of the Board

Gerald L. Painter, B.S., D.F.A. (Hon.), C.P.A., McMinnville, OR