Alumni Testimonials

Connie Davis

Master of Science in Organizational Leadership
, Class of 2014
Self-awareness promotes growth in both areas, and I have a better understanding of my relationships, both personally and professionally as a result of my Norwich education. Harnessing emotional intelligence to improve communication is probably one of the biggest takeaways of the entire program.
Connie Davis, Class of 2014
Master of Science in Organizational Leadership

Q: “Tell us a bit about you, Connie.”
A: “My husband, Gary, and I live in Savannah, Georgia. We both grew up in the area, so our families and many of our friends are still nearby. It’s really a beautiful part of the country, near the coast of the Low Country, not to mention the picturesque historic district in Savannah. I am an avid reader, and Gary and I both enjoy being outdoors.”

Q: “What is your current employer?”
A: “I have been employed by the federal government for 15 years. Currently, I am a government information specialist, specializing in preparing legal files responsive to Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act requests.”

Q: “What was your motivation for pursuing your degree?”
A: “I felt as if I reached a point where if I didn’t make a commitment, I never would. I was at the point in my career where a graduate degree could make the difference for advancement opportunities, and my husband, friends, and family encouraged me to go for it.”

Q: “What do you feel makes Norwich unique?”
A: “Norwich is the perfect combination of tradition and modernity. The seminar-based curriculum appealed to me. The one-class-at-a-time approach allowed for deeper comprehension. I liked the idea that I wouldn’t be trying to juggle multiple classes so that I could focus on exploring the topic at hand.”

Q: “How have you developed personally or professionally as a result of your education?”
A: “Self-awareness promotes growth in both areas, and I have a better understanding of my relationships, both personally and professionally. Harnessing emotional intelligence to improve communication is probably one of the biggest takeaways of the entire program.”

Q: “What aspects of your Norwich experience will you carry most strongly with you?”
A: “The Norwich motto, ‘I Will Try.’ That motto captures the essence of this program and the tradition of this institution, to continue to strive for improvement. I may not always succeed, but I will always try.”

Q: “Anything else you would like to tell us about your Norwich experience?”
A: “For someone like me, who has always lived in the same area, the program really allowed me to broaden my horizons and my perspectives. The diversity of our cohort brought in a vast array of view and the discussion forums were the perfect avenue to dissect and consider those.”