Alumni Testimonials

Bill Ridgely

Master of Arts in Military History
, Class of 2012
My motivation for the selecting the military history degree is purely personal. I am retired military and have a deep interest in history for what it tells us about ourselves and what it can possibly say for the future.
Bill Ridgely, Class of 2012
Master of Arts in Military History

Q:  “Bill, tell us about you as a person.”
A:  “I am a husband, father, and grandfather; a retired army officer and retired also from the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. I am a Vietnam Veteran.”

Q:  “Tell us about where you live.”
A:  “I live in Wisconsin, just north of Madison, the State capital and home to the University of Wisconsin Badger.”

Q:  “What was your motivation for selecting the online Military History program?”
A:  “It is purely personal. I am retired military and have a deep interest in history for what it tells us about ourselves and what it can possibly say for the future.”

Q:   “Why did you choose Norwich?”
A:    “I looked into the university and was very impressed with the faculty, the institution, and the program.”

Q:  “What makes Norwich unique?”
A:  “There are not a lot of universities with the military history degrees. The online delivery make it possible for those in remote geographic areas to continue their education.”

Q:  “Please tell us about any memorable experiences with faculty members.”
A:  “I had some interaction with Dr. Ehrman that demonstrated his deep concern for me as a student in the military history program that I interpreted as a personal expression of the Norwich family.”

Q:  “Anything else you would like to tell us about your experiences at Norwich or the impact of Norwich on your life?”
A:  “Attendance at NU has been personally gratifying not only for the intellectual stimulation but also for the many fine people I’ve met at NU and the classmates with whom I forged strong bonds.”