Alumni Testimonials

Connor LaClair

, Class of 2018
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Diplomacy fascinates me. In today’s uncertain world, proven and competent diplomats have never been needed more.
Connor LaClair, Class of 2018
International Conflict Management

Q: “Tell us about yourself.”
A: "Fifth-generation Vermonter, citizen-soldier, avid outdoorsmen, published author, fitness junkie."

Q: “Describe your professional experience?”
A: "Currently serving on ADOS orders for the Vermont Army National Guard (VT ARNG). A five-year veteran of sustainable community and professional development program development and management in central and northern Vermont and with USAID in W. Africa."

Q: “What was your motivation for pursuing your degree?”
A: "Diplomacy fascinates me. In today’s uncertain world, proven and competent diplomats have never been needed more."

Q: “Prior to beginning your courses at Norwich, what were some of your expectations for an online degree program?”
A: "I really didn’t know what to expect, but I found the quality of education I received excellent and I feel very well prepared for the next steps in my professional career as a result.

Q: “What aspects of your Norwich experience will you carry most strongly with you?”
A: "The knowledge gained and the friendships made! I find myself using my diplomatic proficiency daily as I work for the VT ARNG."