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Virtual Events at the 2019 Residency Conference

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On June 17-21, 2019, Norwich College of Graduate and Continuing Studies’ students will gather from across the country and around the globe at the Norwich University campus in Northfield, Vermont, for a week of capstone and culminating academic work and conferences. While all online master’s program students are required to participate in Residency, virtual events during the week of Residency allow alumni, bachelor’s degree completion students, and friends and family of graduates the ability to view these momentous events.

2019 Commencement Ceremony – Friday, June 21, 10:00 a.m.-noon

The College of Graduate and Continuing Studies commencement ceremony on June 21st concludes the weeklong annual Residency Conference. Approximately 500 students representing 12 online graduate programs and six bachelor’s degree completion programs will participate.

The College of Graduate and Continuing Studies is pleased to announce Brigadier General Peter A. (Duke) DeLuca, USA (Ret.), a lifelong service member and engineer and Eurasian Foreign Area Officer as this year's commencement speaker. BG DeLuca was commissioned from the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program at the University of Pennsylvania in 1983 after earning a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School of Business and in Mechanical Engineering from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. He also earned a Master of Arts in International Affairs from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, Harriman Institute in 1993.

BG DeLuca has served from platoon level through combatant command in Army, Joint, Multi-national and Interagency environments during his 33-year career. He is currently the president of ACULED Global Consulting and an adjunct research staff member for the Institute for Defense Analysis.

View commencement during the time of the event, or visit the Residency event page to learn more.

Todd Lecture Series – Wednesday, June 19, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

The 2019 Residency Conference Keynote Speaker, Carey Lohrenz, is a featured speaker of Norwich University's Todd Lecture Series. As the first female F-14 Tomcat pilot, Lohrenz was a pioneer in military aviation. In her motivating and engaging keynote presentation, she will reveal how her experiences and challenges having flown missions worldwide as a combat, mission-ready U.S. Navy pilot, taught her to work in a fast moving, dynamic environment where inconsistent execution can generate catastrophic results. Her experience in the all-male environment of fighter aviation and her ability to pass on the lessons learned in her career allow her to deliver insight and guidance from a credible platform on women’s leadership issues.

Lohrenz has delivered her leadership and strategy experience to such companies as Cisco, Dell, TEVA, Deloitte, Underwriters Laboratories, Verizon, AT&T, Kimberly Clark, State Farm Insurance, Sea Ray Boats, and many more.

The Todd Lecture Series is named in honor of W. Russell Todd and his late wife, Carol Todd, in gratitude for their dedicated service to Norwich University and the Northfield community. Established in 2008, the Todd Lecture Series has brought revered, provocative, and surprising speakers to campus covering a variety of themes while remaining free and open to the public. For more information or to view the lecture the day of the event, visit the Todd Lecture Series website.

Third Annual Cyber Security Summit – Tuesday, June 18-Wednesday, June 19

The Cyber Security Summit, sponsored by The Institute for Public Procurement (NIGP), welcomes Norwich alumni and others interested in exploring and discussing the latest in cyber security policy with leading experts in the fields of cyber security, procurement, business, governance, and nonprofit management in a series of workshops and discussions.

Presented in a continuing education format, this year's summit will be focused on critical infrastructure protection and Election 2020. The summit will have three tracks: cyber security, cyber procurement, and nonprofit and municipal governance management. The aim is to take a real world, cross disciplinary look at these three sectors which interact on a daily basis.

For more information on the 2019 Residency Conference, visit