One of the key things to me for having a Norwich education is the name that comes with it; there’s pride and tradition that comes with having a Norwich University diploma.
Q: “Tell us about yourself, Julie.”
A: "I'm from Vermont and currently a Detective Sergeant for the Vermont State Police. I've been a Vermont State Trooper for 14 years.
Q: “What was your motivation for pursuing your degree?”
A: "I was contemplating completing my degree and knew that in order to be eligible for promotion in my department that I needed to have a bachelor’s degree."
Q: “Why did you choose Norwich, how did you learn about it?”
A: "In high school, I decided that what I wanted to do with my life was go into criminal justice. I came to Norwich as a rook in 1989, but never completed my bachelor’s degree. A few years ago I had decided that I needed to get my bachelor’s degree and the only way I could accomplish that was online. I had a few schools in mind, but at a recruiting event at Norwich I found out about the online criminal justice program and knew I could finish what I started here."
Q: “What makes Norwich unique?”
A: "One of the key things to me for having a Norwich education is the name that comes with it and there’s pride and tradition that comes with having a Norwich University diploma. It's finishing what I started here many years ago and I wanted something I can be proud to hang in my office."
Q: “Please tell us about any examples where you were able to put your knowledge to work immediately at your job.”
A: "One of the biggest challenges I had with online learning was being able to prepare and know in advance what I had to do. The professors were excellent at letting us know the entire eight-week timeline and what we had to do. I had to know in advance and be prepared because I had to go away for work training a week at a time a few times and I didn’t want to be bogged down at training and trying to write a paper."
Q: “What aspects of your Norwich experience will you carry most strongly with you?”
A: "My academic journey has been long. My first day here as a rook in 1989 I was told to look to the left and to the right and told that one of you will not graduate from Norwich University. For 25 years, nine months and 27 days, I was that one student that didn’t graduate. This year is my time to graduate."