|Sport(s):||Dist. Letterman Award - Football|
Howard Alpert played four years of football and ran track for the Norwich University Cadets for two seasons. Playing under legendary coach Joe Sabol, Alpert earned All-Vermont honors as a center on the gridiron and was offered a tryout with the Montreal Allouttes of the Canadian Football League. After graduating from Norwich with a bachelor of arts degree in education, he went on to serve in the US Army, serving two years of active duty as a company commander in Germany, and four years with the US Army Reserve, advancing to the rank of captain. He earned a commendation medal and was Airborne qualified during his tenure in the military. He has worked with Gilbert and Becker Co., Inc., for more than 30 years, and currently serves as company president. He has been a tireless supporter of Norwich University and Norwich athletics. He currently sits on the University’s Board of Fellows, and was one of the initial members of Norwich’s Touchdown Club, which supports the football team. He has been president of Norwich’s Boston Alumni Club. Alpert also serves on the Boston Marathon Committee, and is active with his local AmVets group. A native of North Adams, Mass., Howard met his wife, Priscilla, when she was a student at Vermont College and he was at Norwich. They have one son, Alexander.