October 17, 2018
5 PM to 8 PM EDT

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Norwich University, Milano Ballroom 
612 S Main St.
Northfield, VT 05663

Driving Directions 

Please note that parking will be available in Lot F and the Plumley Armory Lot - both lots are accessible from Route 12 (S.Main Street) - see a campus map at https://myatlascms.com/map/?id=254#!ct/5056,5052?ce/24132,5052


Natalia Blank
Vermont Women in Higher Education 

2018 VWHE Fall Dinner 

Celebrate the achievements of women working in higher education at the 2018 Fall Dinner hosted by the Vermont Women in Higher Education!  Congratulate the three 2018 award winners, Debra Leonard, Patricia Prelock, and Emily Meyer and catch up with colleagues from across the state.  Our keynote speaker is Sandra Affenito, Provost and Dean of Faculty at Norwich University.  

Date: October 17, 2018

Location: Norwich University, Northfield, VT

Time: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Cost: $40.00                                                                                                 

2018 Award Winners:

  • Sister Elizabeth Candon Distinguished Service Award - Debra Leonard, University of Vermont
  • Peggy R. Williams Emerging Professional Award - Emily Meyer, Norwich University
  • Jackie M. Gribbons Leadership Award - Patricia Prelock, University of Vermont

About the Keynote Speaker:

Sandra Affenito

Dr. Sandra G. Affenito has over twenty-five years of leadership and administrative experience in higher education, health care, and the corporate sector. Dr. Affenito currently serves as Provost and Dean of Faculty at Norwich University.  Throughout her career, Dr. Affenito has had an active academic agenda as a teacher, scholar, and bio-behavioral research scientist.  She has written and co-authored 60 peer-reviewed journal publications and has been an invited speaker at international and national conferences. As a 2012 alumna of the HERS (Higher Education Resource Services) Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration, Wellesley College and a 2015 graduate of the Institute for Management and Leadership in Education at Harvard University, Dr. Affenito has a distinguished record of professional and community service, most recently focusing on the American Council of Education (ACE) Women’s Network as well as ACE Inclusive Excellence.  

Location Details: Norwich University, Milano Ballroom, 612 S Main St., Northfield, VT 05663.  Please note that parking will be available in Lot F and the Plumley Armory Lot - both lots are accessible from Route 12 (S.Main Street) - see a campus map at https://myatlascms.com/map/?id=254#!ct/5056,5052?ce/24132,5052


  • 5 - 6 p.m. - Networking
  • 6 p.m. - Dinner and Keynote Address
  • 7:15 p.m. - Awards Presentation

Dinner Details:
The evening will include a cash bar, appetizers, and a buffet with both meat and vegetarian options. Gluten-free, dairy-free and nut-free food options will be available. Coffee, tea and dessert will also be provided.