Alumni Testimonials

Fabiola Lauther

Master of Science in Organizational Leadership
, Class of 2013
Norwich helped me believe I have the skills, abilities and opportunities to perform acts of leadership.
Fabiola Lauther, Class of 2013
Master of Science in Organizational Leadership

Q: “Tell us about your life, interests, and hobbies.”
A: “I live in Colorado Springs, Colorado. I am married with no children, but have two spunky golden retrievers, Hank and Steve. I love running, hiking and reading.”

Q: “What is your current employer and briefly describe your professional life.”
A: “I work for the Town of Castle Rock, Colorado as a police officer.”

Q: “What was your motivation for pursuing your degree?”
A: “As a police officer, I am given a great deal of power and authority. It is overwhelming to have that much responsibility. I want to ensure I am equipped with all the resources available when making decisions that change lives. I don’t need a degree, but I want to be the best police officer for my community.”

Q: “Why did you choose Norwich and how did you learn about it?”
A: “I had a discussion with my police commander about pursuing a master’s degree. After a lengthy discussion, I realized I desired a program that would enhance my understanding of leadership and my role as a community leader, not to mention my police commander is a Norwich graduate.”

Q: “What makes Norwich unique?”
A: “Norwich University brings together faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds and varying experiences. By promoting collaboration through virtual classrooms, and on-campus residency, Norwich University gave me an educational experience which improved my confidence as a police officer and community leader.” 

Q: “What aspects of your Norwich experience will you carry most strongly with you?”
A: “Norwich helped me believe I have the skills, abilities and opportunities to perform acts of leadership. I do not have to have a title, position or status to implement change; all I need to do is implement my idea. Leadership is not about recognition; it is about loving to see the growth of a person, the betterment of a community or about being part of something bigger than yourself.”

Q: “Is there anything else you wish to share about the impact of Norwich on your life?”
A: “I am a better person today because I understand myself a little bit more; I understand leadership is an on-going learning process and if I ask for help, I can accomplish anything I want.”