By: Allyson Murphy ’15
When I originally joined the Student Alumni Association (SAA) I had no idea what I was signing up to do, or even what the club was really about. The table at the student fair had free candy and two smiling faces, which as a rook you don;t see very often, so I decided to sign up and give it a shot. It was a good choice.
Since joining SAA I’ve met some extremely entertaining and engaging people. I’ve worked side by side with alumni while doing community service, spoken personally with alumni from various decades, learned more about the history of Norwich and can truly see the validity in the statement that Norwich is a family. Seeing the genuine excitement in the reuniting of rook buddies who haven’t seen each other in 10 or 15 years just shows how deep a connection you make with your classmates. As a rook myself, seeing these men so happy to be back at their alma mater is reassuring, especially as I go through rookdom.
I had the honor of joining the members of the Old Guard from the class of 1963 for dinner during Homecoming Weekend. Those men and their spouses were some of the best people I’ve ever met. The advice and support I received from them has helped me immensely as I continue through my first semester at Norwich. I look forward to even more experiences such as these in the years to come!