Academics – The Citadel Today https://today.citadel.edu Thu, 26 Jan 2023 20:02:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8.6 https://today.citadel.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Citadel-Favion-new-150x150.png Academics – The Citadel Today https://today.citadel.edu 32 32 144096890 Cadets and students named to The Citadel’s fall 2022 dean’s list https://today.citadel.edu/cadets-and-students-named-to-the-citadels-fall-2022-deans-list/ Thu, 26 Jan 2023 20:02:46 +0000 https://today.citadel.edu/?p=34026 Citadel cadets at paradeCitadel cadets at paradeThe dean’s list is a recognition given to cadets and students who are registered for 12 or more semester hours with a GPA of 3.20 or higher.]]> Citadel cadets at paradeCitadel cadets at parade

The dean’s list is a recognition given to cadets and students who are registered for 12 or more semester hours and whose grade point average is 3.20 or higher, with no grade of I (Incomplete) and no grade below C for work in a semester.

Cadets who are named to the dean’s list receive a medal, which is worn on their uniform during the semester following their academic achievement. Non-cadet students on the dean’s list are presented a certificate.

The following are cadets and students named to the dean’s list for their work accomplished in the fall semester of 2022:

South Carolina Corps of Cadets

First nameLast name
RobertAdam
CamdenAdams
GregoryAddison
ThomasAdkins
TylerAdler
ElizabethAgostino
RyanAiton
NoahAlberry
RobertAlexander
AdrianAlizadeh
JacksonAll
AnthonyAllen
WilliamAllen
WilliamAllen
JohnAllocco
KhalilAl-Nakhala
TraionaAlston
JackAlvarez
JosephAmerson
PaulAnderson
AngelaAngela
BriannaArguello
ShannonArias
JehanneArnal
TrevorAtkins
DonaldAustin
MaleenaAustin
MaiaAviles
ThomasAycock
JillianAylsworth
EverettBabcock
HaydenBack
BryantBacu
BryceBaglia
EdwardBagwell
JamesBagwell
ConnorBailey
JessicaBailey
MasonBailey
RobertBain
CadenBaker
ChristopherBaker
JakeBaker
WalterBaker
MaryBallentine
ClaytonBallog
JamesBanko
EvansBanks
JohnBanner
MadelaineBarbee
EverettBarkley
BrysonBarrett
MichaelBartilucci
BakaryBarton
JakeBasile
CameronBates
CarolineBates
JoshuaBaxa
PorterBeal
CollinBeck
EricBecker
KadenBeeks
MatthewBeitel
MorganBellamy
JeffreyBellino
ZvonkoBencedic
AlexanderBendyk
ColbyBennett
JamesBerg
JeremiahBerry
MichaelBerry
LoganBillings
WilliamBilsback
WilhelmBirkholz
TristanBisbano
HarrisonBishop
TylerBlackwell
ColemanBland
KingslandBland
WilliamBland
JacobBlankenship
LukeBlankenship
JacobBlaser
RobertBlok
GrahamBlondes
KyleBomenblit
GavinBond
LouiseBonnimond
MeghanBostic
KenyazBoston
NicholasBoulware
JackBowen
JosephBowers
JackBowles
JohnBoyd
WilliamBoyd
IanBradbury
WilliamBradham
JamesBrady
DanielBrannon
JustinBrannon
ChristianBrenner
ByrnesBritton
JohnathonBrockelbank
JacobBroderick
JoshuaBroome
PatrickBrophy
CamdenBrown
JosephBrown
MarshallBrown
SamuelBrown
ThorntonBrown
RyanBrozek
NathanBrunet
BlakeBuchholz
KathleenBula
EzekielBunag
JacksonBurgess
TylerBurgess
AdamBurke
PaytonBurns
IsaiahBurrier
MarkBurton
FinianButcher
EliasButtrey
JarretButzer
ArchBynum
CylaByrd
EverettCagle
GavinCagle
MirabellaCalabrase
ClayCaldwell
CarlosCamargo-Wasserman
ElijahCampbell
AveryCanady
PrestonCanady
JacksonCanon
ToyaCanteen
MichaelCantrell
JohnCappello
JordanCarey
CharlesCarlberg
TristanCarney
AnthonyCarpio
CraigCarr
BrianCarroll
AlexandriaCarter
CameronCarter
ZacharyCarter
PaulCaruso
ClintonCassas
AlbertCastro
CurtCaudle
RonanCerta
KirinChaplin
RobertChapman
ThomasChapman
WesleyChapman
JohnCharles
JonahCharles
JosueChegue
ChristianChekroun
HsiaoChen
PatrickCherry
SaraiChestnut
DylanChristmas
TylerChudzik
IlsaCisneros
JohnClark
WilliamClark
EoinClarke
SamuelClarke
JosephClement
NathanClerc
AndrewCline
EthanClinton
JoshuaCockrell
MitchellCoe
WilliamCoffey
CameronCole
JosephCole
JoshCole
HannahCollee
CarolineCollins
GradyCollins
KeithCollins
EastonColvin
ColsonCombs
JosephCombs
JacobCompton
TrevorCompton
DanielConnelly
TristanConner
JamesConnor
WilliamConnor
ZoeyConrad
ElliottCont
CollinCook
WilliamCooke
GraceCooper
JackCooper
MasonCooper
GabrielCooper-Feldt
JohnCopeland
AshleyCoplo
KelseyCordero
CreadCorley
JoshuaCornett
CharlesCorte
LucasCorvin
GavinCoulter
AristaCouture
AndrewCoyle
RyanCraig
JohnCramer
JessicaCrawford
ZoeCrecos
AbigailCrevoiserat
NicholasCrews
EdmundCrites
ChandlerCrouse
AislinnCrowe
JamesCrowther
BenjaminCuff
ConnerCummiskey
CaitlinCurmode
ShannonCurtis
HowardCushman
CarlCuster
ScottDale
FaithDalton
PhillipsDaniels
Patrickd'Anjou
AndrewDarby
WilliamDargan
AndrewDavis
AndrewDavis
JebDawson
JamesDay
GabrielDeavenport
JakeDebenport
NicholasDeConto
KalebDeHart
CampbelldeHoll
BryanDela Cruz
LoganDelahanty
SvendDelasko
MarkDelatte
PeterDelgaizo
NathanielDenne
MicahDersch
CarsonDesRosier
JosephDesser
JoshuaDevine
GraysonDewald
AndrewDezelle
AnthonyDiaz
MicahDiCarlo
MichaelDiSilvestro
CecilyDiVirgilio
JoshuaDodge
CarmenDominguez
MaximilianDonegan
JacksonDorris
WilliamDow
WilliamDrake
TereisDrayton
JonathanDreier
DiegoDuarte
TylerDuben
DanielDuBose
DavidDuBose
DyceDuckworth
StevenDuff
RyanDuffelmeyer
WilliamDuggan
HarrisonDuncan
JacksonDuncan
MarcusDuncan
JamesDunn
StevenDurden
JeanDure
BrockDurham
BrockDurham
SeanDurham
MadisonDurr
BradenDurst
HoustonDykes
JohnEamiguel
TristanEberbach
JustinEdelman
TreyEdelstein
BlakeEdmunds
SethEdwards
AidenElder
JaelynnElgert
BlakeEllen
TravisElliott
ChaseElsesser
AdayaEl-Sherif
CarltonEnes
ColeEngland
DylanEngler
HaydenEoff
AndrewErdmann
ConnorErwin
WilliamEzquerro
WilliamFackler
AnthonyFairchild
JackFawcett
OlenaFedinova
BennetFenton
SarahFink
AndrewFinkle
SavannahFisher
ThomasFitzpatrick
JacobFlesher
GeorgeFloyd
JohnFly
AnnikaFord
AndrewForester
BrentForrest
HeidiFortin
TildenFowler
CarterFox
SamuelFrampton
GavinFranklin
JasmineFranklin
KennedyFravel
AndrewFrazier
BraydenFrazier
SlateonFrederick
GraysonFree
TristonFreeberg
LydiaFreeman
CharlesFreidhof
ThomasFrosch
Zih-SyunFu
JacksonFuller
TylerFurches
BryanFurtick
DylanGaffney
JosephGaglione
NorthGaines
JamesGainey
ConnorGale
AlisonGallegos
MichaelGalloway
KennethGalsgaard
JackGamble
JamesGantt
ManGao
AndrewGarrett
ChayseGarrett
RobertGarrett
CalderGarris
BlakeGarwood
DavidGavin
CharlesGeiger
BayleighGentieu
RileyGeoghegan
PanagiotisGeorgakilas
MiaGervais
TylerGethers
FranklinGettys
WilliamGibbs
JuliusGibson
GuyGierhart
ThomasGiles
JusticeGilliard
PaigeGilstrap
WilliamGinn
JosephGirsh
AsherGoar
WilliamGoerlich
SamuelGoldenstein
HeydenGoldiner
SadieGomez
SiennaGonzalez
KyleGoodwin
JarrodGorczynski
EthanGoswick
Wesley-WilliamGotsch
KaterinaGovorova
ChadGraham
DanielGraham
DiannaGraham
JavonteGraves-Billips
ThomasGrealy
JoshuaGreen
JoshuaGreenwood
BrysonGregg
LandonGregory
ZacharyGremling
JacksonGrider
StephenGriffin
VincentGrna
SadieGrove
DanielGrubb
CatherineGuenther
MatthewGuerriero
ChristianGunter
ClaytonGurley
CarlosGutierrez
WilliamGuttry
ChristopherHaddad
LiamHaggerty
JacksonHaguewood
AlexisHaire
BenjaminHalford
WilliamHall
WyattHallman
CollinHamilton
FredHamilton
HenryHamilton
VincentHamilton
JamesHammond
JacksonHandlin
StaffordHanna
AndrewHanson
LeonardHardin
WilliamHarkey
AnthonyHarper
TylerHarper
NicolasHarpey
JohnHarris
JamesHarrison
GregoryHart
MichaelHart
HunterHartman
HunterHayes
JacobHayes
NoahHaynes
DaltonHazelwood
CharlesHeaton
JustinHedges
TavinHeisig
CadenHenderson
WilsonHendricks
TuckerHendrix
JakeHennelly
MadisonHenning
JacksonHenrikson
GavinHentschel
SebastianHerbert
NicholasHerzler
JohnHibbitts
EmilyHickey
KaressaHill
MirandaHinderliter
ChristianHines
CollinHinkle
BrianHipp
BradleyHirst
KhangHoang
JamesHodges
LeviHoegemeyer
IsabelleHogan
ElijahHolder
WilliamHolmes
WilliamHolmes
CamdenHom
BrandonHooks
AnthonyHopkins
ColtonHorton
ColtonHorvath
DavidHoskins
AaronHouston
WilliamHowl
CageHuber
JeremiahHudson
AndrewHuffman
AnnaHughes
TylerHughes
SaraHume
ChristopherHummel
RoyHumphreys
Po-ShuoHung
AndrewHunter
RichardHunter
MitchelHuott
BenjaminHutchinson
JasonHutto
JohnHutto
GrantHyman
AekchaninIamborisut
CoreyIbrahim
MeganIkeda
WilliamIller
JacobIngoe
IsaiahIverson
JamesIves
John-WinstonIvester
AllanJacobs
ErnestJames
NicholasJames
ChristianJenkins
ColemanJenkins
IanJenkins
JulianJenkins
RyleighJenkins
HowardJennings
EricJoerger
JerryJohns
BrandonJohnson
CharlesJohnson
DrewJohnson
HaydenJohnson
JacobJohnson
JoshuaJohnson
MasonJohnson
NicholasJohnson
ThomasJohnson
VivienneJohnson
ColinJones
DesminJones
PaytonJones
ToddJones
Ty'ShonnaJones
JonathanJordan
MaximilianJordan
ElijahJoseph
BenjaminJourney
JacksonJoye
SteeleJudy
JosephJustis
HunterKackley
BenjaminKahler
BenjaminKahn
AbigailKanewske
MeganKarcher
SafiaKarimi
CambiozzoKasten
AsaKearney
BlakeKeffer
DaultonKeith
JosephKellahan
CharlesKeller
CharlesKellett
BrianKelley
JackKelley
JamesKelley
TylerKelly
SydneyKemp
PatrickKenny
JoshuaKent
MaxwellKeziah
GrantKidner
BraytonKilliri
YounghoKim
FaithKimpell
KanjanikaKincaid
DylanKing
KubwimanaKing
StevenKirby
RudyKirven
JordanKish
GarrettKlein
NoahKlepper
NicholasKnabenshue
BraxtonKnight
WilliamKnox
TimothyKolb
JackKornfeind
SamuelKreis
JohnKroske
ChloeKuehner
JackLaBolle
JacobLaffey
SamuelLaFrage
EvanLambrecht
RichardLander
LydiaLarson
RyanLaske
RobertLauer
GraceLaws
JackLawton
MarieLe Gallo
AlvinLe
CadenLeckelt
FernandoLedbetter
AnthonyLee
BrandonLee
PiercesonLee
ZacharyLehmer
AidanLenz
BenjaminLesesne
WilsonLesslie
WestonLever
JosephLewis
ChihLi
RyanLiester
BenjaminLigons
Jia-HeLin
Tzu-YangLin
BrysonLindeman
EmilyLindler
NathanaelLing
OliviaLiquori
EthanLisenby
JustinLively
MatthewLively
SidneyLocke
ChaseLoggins
WoodrowLong
AmyLorentzos-Lobo
AlexanderLoser
TravisLott
WillLott
AaronLove
CalebLoVerde
MaximilianLowrey
JettLucas-Murphy
BrendanLuginbuhl
EmilyLund
TysonLurie
StevenLynch
BlakeLyon
EthanMack
TimothyMahoney
KaylanMakan
NathanMalloy
GeorgeMandon
HenryManley
DawsonMarlowe
RyanMarquez
PaulMarshall
PrestonMarshall
BrockMartin
JacobMartin
MichaelaMartin
RyanMartin
TylerMartin
BraedenMarzitelli
PaulMaskery
BradleyMason
ColtonMason
VincentMassaro
CalebMatthews
MadisonMatthews
SamuelMay
TrevorMayes
MichaelMayo
LucyMcArthur
AidenMcCabe
RobertMcCaffrey
IrelandMcConnell
EmmaMcCorkle
EdwardMcCormick
AndrewMcCullough
WilliamMcDannald
HunterMcDonald
LaurenMcDonald
WilliamMcDonnell
DylanMcDowell
JohnMcElveen
CameronMcGinnis
RyanMcInerney
ColinMcKee
EthanMcKenzie
JoshuaMcKenzie
JoshuaMcKinley
JosephMcLamb
AvaMcLaughlin
StephenMcLaughlin
BrodyMcLaury
WilliamMcLean
RossMcMillan
JakeMcPherson
GradyMeeks
SophieMeilman
DanielMelnikov
MargaretMelogy
SaraMelton
CyrusMendez
ChaseyMercado
TaylorMerrell
AugustMertens
ChandlerMesser
ChotipatMetreethummaporn
LoganMichael
MakayaMiddleton
AustinMiles-Curtsinger
CamrenMilicia
JacobMiller
NoahMiller
WyattMiller
RichardMilling
KadenMingo
EthanMitchell
JohnMitchell
GeorgeMock
CameronMoewe
AnthonyMolinaro
LukeMontenery
CelesteMontero
OliviaMontgomery
HaydenMoore
JamesMoore
NobleMoore
WilliamMoran
ThomasMordarski
GabrielMorgan
AlatheaMorse
CooperMorse
JamesMorton
JohnMorton
HenryMoses
OwenMotsay
JackMozley
SrijitMukherjee
KristinaMullen
NatalieMullen
JackMulvey
JesseMurdaugh
CiaranMurphy
LiamMurphy
LukeMurphy
BrianMutua
PierceMyrick
ChristianNaddy
CelesteNader
EthanNader
EvanNader
DanielNasson
RobertNastase
RileyNeiders
NoahNeitlich
ZahriaNesmith-Miller
DariusNettles
PeterNettleton
SarahNevin
GrahamNewboult
MarcusNewman
PhilipNewman
SullivanNewsome
JacobNewton
JessicaNewton
WilliamNoonan
JacobNovack
ChaseNugnes
SamuelNutting
VernonNye
MichaelO'Brien
SeanO'Brien
JohnathanO'Cain
MitchellO'Connor
BlakeleyOdom
AndrewOliver
ThadeusO'Neill
DoreenOntiveros
BlakeO'Quinn
AlmaOrozco-Rico
TizianaOrtega
HenryOsborne
GriffinO'Shields
WalterOsorio-Davila
GavinOtillio
TimothyOverend
BrysonOverton
JacobOwens
LandonOwens
OsbourneOwens
AleksanderPach
HunterPage
JoshuaPage
AndrewPalmer
AndrewPalmer
HoustonPalmiter
RichardParker
MargaretParmer
StephanieParris
Aryan-BrijeshPatel
MasonPatnoude
IsaacPatterson
LukePatton
FisherPaulsen
CameronPayne
NoahPearson
BenjaminPeck
RhettPeeples
AnthonyPellegrini
ZacharyPereira
DamirelysPerez
BrennanPerkins
JacobPerkins
RobertPerrecone
JonathanPetrovich
CooperPhillips
SpencerPhillips
JosephPietrobono
HaydanPinckney
LucyPincus
ThomasPipkins
KeshawnPitts-Bermudez
TimothyPiwowar
GustavoPizza
ChandlerPlayer
DylanPlows
NoahPlunkett
LarsenPlunnecke
MatthewPolk
CarmenPonce
JosephPoole
IsaiahPoppe
RobertPortegello
SolianaPorter
RobertPowell
JennaPower
ConnorPowers
RobertPrice
RoyPrice
BenjaminPrins
JacobProctor
JeremiePrograis
KatelynPruitt
JamesPruskowski
KanyiaPurefoy
JohnQuarterman
JohnQuattlebaum
JesseQuimby
EimileQuinn
MarcosQuinn
CalebRaab
GiannaRabassi
BenjaminRace
HayleeRafferty-Comeau
PerryRaines
SiddharrthRajagopalan
ZacharyRamage-Cooper
DavidRamey
DanielRamirez-Vital
WilliamRamos
MethRanaweera
WilliamRandall
AdamRandolph
MackenzieRaniowski
DanielRathbun
JasonRaub
JosephRavago
HamptonRea
JosephReaney
ElissaReckdenwald
LoganRedding
JuliusReed
MeredithReed
WilliamReese
DanielReeves
SawyerReeves
BriggsRehome
ReedReichel
KevinRevuelta
RonaldReyes
RionReynolds
ChaseRhodes
WalkerRhue
IainRhye
PeterRiazzi
AidanRichter
SamuelRieger
MakaylaRiley
NathanRiley
ManuelRios
CodyRobbins
LucasRobins
ElijahRobinson
Ja'MarcusRobinson
CharlesRockefeller
FranciscoRodriguez Vara
ElijahRodriguez
JamisonRogers
JoeRogers
WilliamRogers
ChristopherRohrer
ConorRom
DillonRoman
DavidRopp
JohnRopp
BenjaminRosado
MaxRosenberg
JohnRoss
MatthewRothkopf
JohnRourke
JamesRoush
DanteRovere
GriffinRuff
ElliottRuoff
JohnRush
RichardRush
Jing-KaiRutland
MylesRutland
CharlesSackett
TreySakow
ClaudiaSales
GeorgeSamellas
KyleSamida
AlecSamsel
ColinSanders
WilliamSargent
JosiahSawyer
WilliamScesney
ZacharySchellinger
GeorgeSchlageter
MadelineSchmuck
MatthewSchwab
JadenScott
PrestonScott
WilliamScott
LukeSegee
DavidSeymour
RohanShah
DanielShapiro
JacobShapiro
SamuelSharnas
GabriellaShea
ZacharyShell
FischerShellnutt
JohnSheppard
GrantSheridan
GabrielSherman
AdamShingler
BraydenShirley
JohnShirley
BrookeShively
EvanSida
RaymondSifly
BriannaSikes
JacobSilka
CamilleSimmons
JacobSimmons
SamuelSimmons
DaytonSimpson
BrianSims
JoshuaSims
LarrySingletary
AbigailSitarik
JonathanSiuta
GerikSiwko
XavierSkillings
AidanSmith
AidanSmith
AlphonsoSmith
AndrewSmith
AniyahSmith
CanyonSmith
DominickSmith
JohnSmith
KailynSmith
KingSmith
MatthewSmith
WestonSmith
BennettSmoak
CorbinSnavely
ThomasSnipes
VictoriaSnook
GraySobel
LaurenSommerfeld
ChadSouders
ElisabethSouthern
MitchellSpeedy
NoahSpencer
JacobSperry
BaylissSpivey
RobertSprague
BrooksStamp
JacksonStancell
WilliamStanley
JeremiahStanmore
RinzeeStansberry
CarolynStaples
JimmyStarling
JoshuaStaunton
DavidStem
BenjaminStemmet
KallanStephens
RyanStephens
NatalieStewart
RyanStewart
PaxtonStillinger
JosephStilwell
BradyStone
PatrickStone
LawrenceStory
PhilipStracke
SamuelStravolo
LukeStringfield
RichardStuckey
ImmanuelSuhardi
ChristopherSulier
BrendanSullivan
CarlSullivan
ChristopherSullivan
SimonSulonen
LucienSummers-Powell
ChengSun
DylanSunderlin
TylerSunderlin
SutthikiatSungkeetanon
GarrisonSwan
TaylorSwiger
HayesSwillen
DavidSykes
EthanTaddy
WilliamTague
YiTang
BryanTankersley
KameronTaylor
WilliamTempleton
ThomasTermini
JonahTervo
ElisaTexaj Fuentes
TuckerThayne
ClaireThomas
SydneyThomas
JacobThompson
AlexanderTiberghien
GageTimberlake
NathanTirpak
ConstanceToldo
AndrewTollefson
JacksonTompkins
TimothyToomer
KeaganTrahan
NoahTrahar
LoganTreiber
AquillaTurk
TravisTurley
JacksonTurner
NicholasTuzzolino
CaitlynTyson
MatthewUnden
GraesonUnderwood
ConnerUth
TomasValdivia
StevenValentine
AlexisVan Brocklin
NoahVan Dyke
ChadVan Slooten
ZaneVan Vleet
AdgerVanadore
ClaytonVande Burgt
WilliamVarn
HaydenVasquez
SpencerVerhalen
JasonVipperman
FrederickVogel
MichaelVoorhees
CharlesWalker
JackWalker
CooperWallace
DonaldWallace
JoshuaWallen
JosiahWalsh
PatrickWalsh
GregoryWalters
AlexanderWang
AustinWang
Yu-ChingWang
CliftonWarren
CalebWaters
MaryWatkins
HaydenWatson
PaigeWatt
LaurenWatts
BraxtonWeaver
KaitlynWeaver
BrodyWeber
CarolineWeeren
ThomasWeese
JacobWehr
BrandonWelch
CharlotteWelsh
RobertWhalley
JasonWheeler
DavidWhite
HadleyWhite
JordanWhite
JustinWhite
StevenWhite
SebastianWhitesock
GriffithWhitley
SawyerWhitman
JohnWhyte
LukeWiggins
MasonWilkinson
GeorgeWilliams
NoahWilliams
RobertWilliams
AbigailWilliamson
EthanWillis
JacobWillis
AndrewWilson
ClaytonWilson
DillonWilson
EricWilson
SamWilson
AlisaWilson-Ruffin
AustinWinburn
CarsonWinchester
MadisonWinebrenner
JackWinter
LilyWinters
RobertWinterstein
AidanWiseman
ParkerWloch
MadelynWojciechowski
GraceWolfe
CarsonWood
DylanWood
JacobWood
John-PrestonWood
WilliamWorkman
StephenWoytek
BanksWright
BingWu
ZacharyWukits
AlexanderWulfhorst
ChristopherWulfhorst
JustinWyatt
JonathanWyble
OakleyWykstra
WilliamWyman
JohnWysong
LiminXu
CalebYon
SuzukaYosue
TimothyYoumans
CharlesYoung
JesseYoung
TuckerYoung
EdwardZack
MichaelZavala
JohnZitcovich

Non-cadet undergraduate and graduate students

First nameLast name
StevenAhlers
FabiolaAlexander
JamesAnderson
AaronAven
TylerBaize
CameronBarrett
TravisBarrow
ElijahBass
JohnBauman
JamesBeasley
JonBeck
MichaelBehrends
RikiBenton
RobertBernzott
JamesBevis
JosephBoxx
LangleyBrimm
CharlesBunton
ShiloahBurbage
ElishaByron
DavidCalhoun
ZacheryCampbell
JarrettCarreiro
ErinCarrino
RyanCetin
MadelineChamness
JohnClayton
JaceyCobb
GabrielColon
BaileyConrad
ThomasConrad
MichaelCox
KennethCuming
EzekielCurry
BrennaCurtin
ForrestDangerfield
EricDavis
Jahdielde la Torre Palermo
ChristopherDelpit
JordanDennis
MitchellDowns
AurelEdyvean
SamuelErickson
EthanFewell
MaxFogel
JeremiahFouch
AshlynnGallagher
NinaGampe
BrandonGielow
JacobGolanec
JacksonGolz
ShamarGoodridge
DavidGray
KevinGreene
DanielGroce
KevinHaddad
RobertHarris
MatthewHart
DrakeHead
NathanHenigan
JoshuaHenline
SybilHensley
ErikaHernandez
AshlynHoward
ThomasHuber
RileyHuckaby
RosarioHuerta-Cardenas
AnthonyHunt
SamuelIverson
SethJames
ChristopherJones
DevinKimmey
BenjaminKnight
LeslieKravat
LeslieKravat
MarkLambert
GarrettLarson
AustinLash
EricLipscomb
ChristopherManley
RoelMariano
CodyMartin
SaraMcAlister
EmilyMcCoy
MatthewMcDaniel
ChristopherMcGinnis
ChloeMcKellar
BlakeMcNally
AaronMelton
ElizabethMiller
LoganMiller
AustinMims
RichardMitchum
DavidMoraes-Montana
ThomasMorrison
MichaelMullane
WilliamNguyen
DelayneNickles
ConorNuelle
MatthewParris
JennaPatterson
BernardPatton
RichardPerez
NicholasPohlabeln
RicardoQuintero
IonRadu
RebeccaReeves
RichardReuter
MariaRivera
CatherineRodriguez
JesseRog
MichaelRollauer
NickoSalem
MatthewSchlipper
KoleSchultz
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McDougal-Rigney gift establishes scholarship and endowed professorship in honor of Citadel graduate and internationally best-selling “Wheel of Time” author https://today.citadel.edu/mcdougal-rigney-gift-establishes-scholarship-and-endowed-professorship-in-honor-of-citadel-graduate-and-internationally-best-selling-wheel-of-time-author/ Tue, 24 Jan 2023 15:15:38 +0000 https://today.citadel.edu/?p=34019 WheelofTimeWheelofTimeJames Rigney, perhaps better known by his pen name Robert Jordan, will be memorialized at The Citadel with an endowed professorship and scholarship in his name.]]> WheelofTimeWheelofTime

James Rigney, perhaps better known by his pen name Robert Jordan, will be memorialized at The Citadel with an endowed professorship and scholarship in his name. His widow and former editor, Harriet McDougal-Rigney, has generously provided the gift in his honor — creating the endowed James O. Rigney Jr., ’74, Professorship in Electrical Engineering and the James O. Rigney Jr., ’74, Electrical Engineering Scholarship.

In 2022, McDougal-Rigney began working with The Citadel Foundation to establish two significant endowed gifts, worth a combined one million dollars, to The Citadel School of Engineering to create the endowed chair and scholarship, which will provide a substantial benefit to the college’s electrical engineering department. This gift will also help meet two objectives that are part of the college’s strategic plan, Our Mighty Citadel 2026.

“This gift is transformational to the department. The work of electrical and computer engineers impacts every aspect of modern society, and the need for principled, highly qualified graduates has never been higher,” said Mark McKinney, Ph.D., professor and head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. “Mrs. Rigney’s generous gift will help The Citadel attract and retain top faculty and students to help us meet this demand.”

The James O. Rigney Jr., ’74, Electrical Engineering Scholarship will help the college recruit and retain high-caliber engineering cadets and students by providing merit-based financial resources, with preference given to electrical engineering majors from the Lowcountry.

The recipient of the endowed James O. Rigney Jr., ’74, Professorship in Electrical Engineering will be a pivotal faculty appointment providing an additional source of funding to support the professor’s work and research in the field.

Rigney graduated from The Citadel as a veteran student in 1974 with a degree in physics after serving in Vietnam. His writing career began in 1977, with his first book in the renowned “Wheel of Time” series being published in 1990. Rigney’s ties with The Citadel continued, and the college awarded him an honorary doctorate of literature in 1999. His presence is still seen on campus — books from “The Wheel of Time” series are housed among the collections of the Daniel Library’s Rare Books Room, and books and memorabilia celebrating Rigney’s literary career are on public display in the library. Michael Livingston, Ph.D., an English professor at The Citadel and author of the recently published “Origins of The Wheel of Time,” a companion volume to Rigney’s bestselling series, was given Rigney’s old writing desk and chair, as well as some other personal items that can be seen in his office.

“My husband was immensely proud of the engineering education he received at The Citadel,” said McDougal-Rigney. These generous gifts offered in her husband’s memory will improve access and affordability for cadets and students interested in attending The Citadel, as well as help the college continue to retain and compensate talented faculty and staff.

The Citadel School of Engineering is ranked as one of the Top 25 Undergraduate Engineering programs and is one of the first five engineering programs established in the country.

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Zucker Family School of Education launches program to increase number of school counselors in the Lowcountry https://today.citadel.edu/zucker-family-school-of-education-launches-program-to-increase-number-of-school-counselors-in-the-lowcountry/ Thu, 19 Jan 2023 14:36:36 +0000 https://today.citadel.edu/?p=34004 Maestros ProgramMaestros ProgramThe Zucker Family School of Education will be identifying up to 15 cadets and students for a new initiative called the Counselor Education Maestros Program (CEMP). ]]> Maestros ProgramMaestros Program

The Zucker Family School of Education will be identifying up to 15 cadets and students for a new initiative called the Counselor Education Maestros Program (CEMP). This program — created through the Counselor Education Division — will be open to cadets and veteran students during their junior and senior year at The Citadel.  

The goal of CEMP is to help increase the number and diversity of counselors in P-12 schools by setting up cadets and students to further develop their peer counseling skills, mentoring abilities and communication skills. Through engaging in activities like lunch and learns, field trips, simulations and apprenticeships, cadets and students will learn what it is like to be a school counselor.

These cadets and students will be prepared to enter into the necessary master’s degree after completing their undergraduate program. Students considered for CEMP will be those who have demonstrated leadership, peer counseling and peer mentorship at The Citadel.

To learn more about the requirements of the program and how to apply, click here.

Scholarships will be awarded to those selected for CEMP. By reducing the financial burden, the scholarships will support the program’s goals of providing mentorship and peer-leadership skills, while also encouraging the students to participate in youth mentoring activities themselves.

Prior to being paired with a school in the area, they will be connected with a professional mentor. Through the ZFSOE’s mentorship program, and with help from The Citadel African American Alumni Association, each cadet and student selected for the program will have a mentor to guide and assist them as they pursue a school counseling career. 

“This new program is a new and exciting way for us to continue our work of developing principled leaders to serve in schools across the region, state and country,” said Evan Ortlieb, Ph.D., dean for the Zucker Family School of Education. “The mentorship aspect is especially important, as it will give Citadel students someone to connect with and learn from as they go through this program.”

CEMP was created to address the need for mentorship and support for P-12 students and to expand the gender and ethnicity representation of school counselors throughout the Lowcountry. 

Applications are open now, and selections will be made in March. Cadets and students interested in applying to the program can learn more here.

“My hope for our program is that we continue to not only produce high quality school counselors, but that we can ensure they are trained to meet the changing academic, career and social needs of a diverse student population,” said Aaron Oberman, Ph.D., program coordinator for the Division of Counselor Education.

The Zucker Family School of Education was recently awarded the 2022 Frank Murray Leadership Recognition for Continuous Improvement.  ZFSOE is ranked as one of the best master’s and bachelor’s programs for education in South Carolina.

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Two cadets to represent The Citadel on the national advisory board for Women Impacting Supply Chain Excellence https://today.citadel.edu/two-cadets-to-represent-the-citadel-on-the-national-advisory-board-for-women-impacting-supply-chain-excellence/ Fri, 16 Dec 2022 14:46:19 +0000 https://today.citadel.edu/?p=33916 Ortega and CurmodeOrtega and CurmodeTwo Citadel cadets will represent the college on the Women Impacting Supply Chain Excellence (WISE) National Advisory Board. ]]> Ortega and CurmodeOrtega and Curmode

As seen in Baker Business Blast, the BSB’S newsletter

Cadets serve on national board

Next year, two Citadel cadets will represent the college on the Women Impacting Supply Chain Excellence (WISE) National Advisory Board. Cadet Tiziana Ortega will serve as co-chair and Cadet Caitlin Curmode will serve as a board member. The Citadel and the University of Arkansas are the hosting colleges and the only ones with student representatives on the board.

Ortega also leads the Supply Chain and Port Club as its president, and recently received an internship through The Citadel Career Center. She wants to use her position on the advisory board to further networking opportunities and help each other become leaders in the industry.

“As a co-chair this year, I really want to focus on the mentor and mentee relationship with all the women in supply chain,” said Ortega. “It’s important to have someone to look up to that can help you with career development. I also want to help them build their personal brand, polish up resumes and work on basic networking skills. I’m excited to see this group be the next wave of female leaders in supply chain management.”

These cadets, along with Sergey Ponomarov, Ph.D., professor of Supply Chain Management, attended the fourth annual WISE symposium, where they visited headquarters of several large companies such as Sam’s Club and J.B. Hunt Transport Services, attend panel discussions and interacted with industry professionals and other students from top supply chain programs.

“Participation in the WISE Symposium and other related activities — as well as serving on the advisory board — will allow them to grow personally and professionally while learning from the best practices,” said Ponomarov. “It’s important to promote and support female leadership in a traditionally underrepresented field, as well as attract new students to our fast-growing supply chain major.”

For Curmode, the opportunity to connect with other women leaders in this industry was an invaluable experience.

“The WISE conference was beneficial because we were able to meet girls from all around America and see what their schools and lives are like in their supply chain programs. We were able to meet with very successful women in the field as well which was inspiring to see that could be one of us someday,” said Curmode.

The supply chain management major is offered through the Tommy and Victoria Baker School of Business and addresses the fundamental business need of supplying product to meet demand in a complex world. The program introduces cadets to career opportunities through academic studies, extracurricular activities — such as the WISE conference — and internships.

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Cyber success: Citadel cadets beat out thousands of students in the National Cyber League https://today.citadel.edu/cyber-success-citadel-cadets-beat-out-thousands-of-students-in-the-national-cyber-league/ Tue, 06 Dec 2022 19:19:46 +0000 https://today.citadel.edu/?p=33906 Cadets in a Computer Networks class led by Professor Shankar M. Banik in Thompson Hall at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina on Tuesday, February 11, 2020. (Photo by Cameron Pollack / The Citadel)Cadets in a Computer Networks class led by Professor Shankar M. Banik in Thompson Hall at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina on Tuesday, February 11, 2020. (Photo by Cameron Pollack / The Citadel)Two cadets recently competed in the virtual National Cyber League, a competition giving students a chance to practice their cybersecurity skills. They competed against students from all over the country, and both placed in the top 100 out of more than 7,500 participants.]]> Cadets in a Computer Networks class led by Professor Shankar M. Banik in Thompson Hall at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina on Tuesday, February 11, 2020. (Photo by Cameron Pollack / The Citadel)Cadets in a Computer Networks class led by Professor Shankar M. Banik in Thompson Hall at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina on Tuesday, February 11, 2020. (Photo by Cameron Pollack / The Citadel)

Photo: Cadets in a Computer Networks class led by Professor Shankar M. Banik, Ph.D.

Two cadets recently competed in the virtual National Cyber League, a competition giving students a chance to practice their cybersecurity skills. They competed against students from all over the country, and both placed in the top 100 out of more than 7,500 participants. Overall, The Citadel had 52 cadets and students participate in the NCL. The competition’s activities included answering questions on niche cyber topics and completing various tasks such as cryptography, open-source intelligence and web application exploitation.

Senior cadet Ben Race placed 75th in the NCL and credited his previous experience with the NCL and other cyber competitions for his preparedness as well as his involvement on the Cyber Team at The Citadel.

“Being part of the Cyber Team has been a great opportunity. I’ve competed in unique competitions, such as the NCL, and gotten to travel to new places for them. For the NCL, I spend most of my time learning about the topics they’ll quiz me on. There’s always something new to learn,” said Race. “I’d tell any cadet considering getting a degree in cyber to get involved with the Cyber Team and other extracurriculars related to it. These clubs give you another unique and fun aspect of learning.”

Cadet Jacob T. Wood, a sophomore at The Citadel, placed 41st and is also active in cyber-related extracurricular.

“My favorite part of being on the Cyber Team is working with other people on problem solving, so I enjoy competitions like this. My professors really helped me prepare for the NCL, and although you have to be willing to put in a lot of effort in a major like this, it’s worth it,” said Wood.

The Citadel is ranked 19 out of 470 colleges nationwide in the NCL’s Cyber Power Ranking for fall 2022. These rankings represent the ability of students to preform real-world cybersecurity tasks along with each school’s top performance and individual student performances. The Citadel’s highest scoring team took 39th place nationwide in the NCL; Cadets Race and Wood were on the team along with four other cadets – Chotipat Metreethummaporn, Nathanael Ling, Jackson All and Kirin Chaplin – as well as graduate student and former cadet Trey Stevens, ‘22.

“Experiential learning is a big component in our Cyber Operations program at The Citadel,” said Shankar Banik, Ph.D., professor and department head for the Department of Cyber and Computer Sciences. “Participating in Cyber Competitions like National Cyber League gives our students an opportunity to apply the cyber skillset for solving a real-world cyber challenge. This kind of experience help them prepare for joining the cyber workforce after graduation.”

The NCL’s mission is to prepare the next generation of cybersecurity professionals through online, safe platforms of real-world cybersecurity challenges. The Department of Cyber and Computer Sciences, housed in The Citadel’s Swain Family School of Science and Mathematics, is no stranger to this mission. Its Citadel Department of Defense Cyber Institute (CDCI) is addressing the need for a skilled cybersecurity workforce. 

Professor William Johnson, Ph.D., is a new addition to The Citadel’s Cyber and Computer Sciences Department and serves as the faculty advisor for the Cyber Team.

“In my time here so far, I have been amazed by our cadets. They’re regularly in my office asking great questions and really wanting to dig into cyber security,” said Johnson. “These cadets work incredibly hard and are eager to learn more and succeed.”

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Innovation: A top priority in The Zucker Family School of Education https://today.citadel.edu/innovation-a-top-priority-in-the-zucker-family-school-of-education/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 18:26:05 +0000 https://today.citadel.edu/?p=33803 Educational Leadership and innovation forumEducational Leadership and innovation forumThe Zucker Family School of Education honored four community leaders for their excellence in educational innovation at its annual Educational Leadership and Innovation forum.]]> Educational Leadership and innovation forumEducational Leadership and innovation forum

The Zucker Family School of Education honored four community leaders for their excellence in educational innovation at its annual Educational Leadership and Innovation forum.

Outstanding Contribution to Education in the Lowcountry was awarded to N’Kia J. Campbell, Ph.D., for her positive contributions to public education. Henry Darby was recognized as the Zucker Family School of Education’s Outstanding Alumnus. Darby earned two degrees from The Citadel Graduate College, a Master’s of Education degree in 2007 and an education specialist degree in 2010. The Outstanding STEM Educator award was presented to Stacie Elwood, a Career and Technical Education teacher utilizing innovation teaching methods with her students. The last award was for Outstanding Contribution to Educational Policy, given to Rep. Sylleste H. Davis, who serves the citizens of South Carolina House District 100 in Berkeley County. Davis has taken major actions to advance policy, legislation and governmental rules that positively impact the quality of education for students and educators in the state.

Evan Ortlieb, Ph.D., dean for the Zucker Family School of Education said, “We strive to recognize and celebrate educational excellence throughout the Lowcountry. These educators are servant leaders who stop at nothing to support their communities.”

The forum included keynote speaker Deion Jamison who received the South Carolina Teacher of the Year award. His speech focused on his personal journey and prompted audience members to reflect on why they chose this profession.

Deion Jamison, who received the South Carolina Teacher of the Year award, speaking at the Educational Leadership and Innovation Forum on Oct. 28.

“I didn’t realize how much I needed to be reminded of why I got into teaching until I heard Mr. Jamison’s talk,” said Alethea Setser, Charleston County teacher and current Citadel student pursuing a Master’s of Education in Educational Leadership. “I left there feeling energized, with a renewed hope that we can truly make a difference for our students.”

Superintendent panelists included Vallerie Cave, Frank Rodriguez, Don Kennedy, Keith Price and Shane Robbins who each spoke about relational leadership in their respective school districts. Rodriguez spoke about his efforts to increase teacher pay in Beaufort County, which has been a success.

This event was made possible through a generous donation from Anita Zucker to highlight educational leadership and innovation.

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Amazon Web Services Education Champions program welcomes The Citadel’s Dean of Engineering https://today.citadel.edu/amazon-web-services-education-champions-program-welcomes-the-citadels-dean-of-engineering/ Thu, 17 Nov 2022 19:40:38 +0000 https://today.citadel.edu/?p=33786 Amazon Web Services IMAGINE 2022 conferenceAmazon Web Services IMAGINE 2022 conferenceAWS Education Champions program is community-led, made possible through the work of others who look at the bigger picture when it comes to improving education and accelerating research. Among those recognized at the conference were Andrew Williams, Ph.D., dean for the School of Engineering.]]> Amazon Web Services IMAGINE 2022 conferenceAmazon Web Services IMAGINE 2022 conference

Photo: Third from left, Andrew Williams, Ph.D., dean for the School of Engineering at the IMAGINE 2022 conference.

The Amazon Web Services Education Champions program recognizes and supports education leaders who are driving digital transformation with cloud computing. It is community-led and made possible through the work of others who look at the bigger picture when it comes to improving education and accelerating research. The first inductees into the AWS Education Champions program were recently honored at the IMAGINE 2022 conference for their innovative work and for improving education through cloud computing technology.

Among those recognized at the conference were Andrew Williams, Ph.D., dean for The Citadel’s School of Engineering, who was recently named an AWS Education Champion, due to his implementation of the AWS cloud at The Citadel. Williams also served as a keynote speaker during the event.

Along with being recognized, AWS Education Champions will also receive professional development opportunities, have increased visibility in a network of other education leaders and get access to travel grants.

“Introducing the AWS cloud to our students and faculty has been an engaging way to have them learn about artificial intelligence and cloud computing,” said Williams. “The cloud makes computing for an institution so accessible, many people including faculty don’t realize that. We’re using it to further our entrepreneurial mindset.”

AWS is a cloud service from Amazon that provides services in the form of building blocks. These building blocks can be used to create and deploy any type of application in the cloud. A few services that AWS provides are storage, databases and management tools.

Since his time at The Citadel, Williams and the faculty at the School of Engineering have used the cloud to teach students how to program cars to drive by themselves using deep reinforcement learning with AWS DeepRacer, an integrated learning system for users to better understand reinforcement learning, and to experiment with and build autonomous driving applications. They also lead AI workshops that use AWS cloud-based machine learning services, ensuring that learning opportunities for students are endless as they become more familiar with this technology. Williams has been successful in incorporating AWS AI, AWS Cloud, Alexa and DeepRacer into curricular and co-curricular activities.

“The cloud is used in all of our daily lives, so it’s important to encourage student’s curiosity with it. There are many free resources that help you learn how to access network tools and software services in a simple way, by just using a web browser — it’s invaluable knowledge to have access to,” said Williams. “Pursue your curiosity and drive to increase your knowledge using the cloud. Institutions like The Citadel and AWS’s trainings and certifications will help do that. AI impacts people, but you can’t understand that until you tie it in with learning and the cloud.”

The Citadel is ranked as one of the Top 25 Undergraduate Engineering programs and is one of the first five engineering programs in the country, providing a greater education experience to each cadet and student involved.

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An interview with Cadet Col. Brandon Johnson, this year’s Regimental Commander https://today.citadel.edu/an-interview-with-cadet-col-brandon-johnson-this-years-regimental-commander/ Tue, 15 Nov 2022 19:21:39 +0000 https://today.citadel.edu/?p=33739 Brandon Johnson and Joshua TolbertBrandon Johnson and Joshua Tolbert"Discipline is earned through the challenges we face here."]]> Brandon Johnson and Joshua TolbertBrandon Johnson and Joshua Tolbert

Each year, the Regimental Public Affairs NCO sits down with the Regimental Commander so that the community gets to know more about the current commander and how he is leading the South Carolina Corps of Cadets.

Cadet. Col. Brandon Johnson was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina. He is a Supply Chain Management major and a member of the Junior Sword Arch and the Hollingsworth Society.

Earlier this year, Johnson answered a series of questions from Josh Tolbert, this year’s Regimental Public Affairs NCO.

Q&A with Brandon Johnson

What is one word that you would use to describe yourself?

Fearless.

How do you spend your free time?

I always get a workout and a run in. My schedule is busy, but exercise is a daily priority. On the weekends, I enjoy spending time with friends and family. You can always catch me on the boat or the beach. I live right next to Sullivan’s Island, so I frequently spend time there.

What is a quote you live by?

There are two. The first is just two words — “Never settle.” I first started using this short phrase my sophomore year and it has stuck with me ever since. I also live by the Bible verse Isaiah 6:8: “And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?’ Then I said, ‘Here am I! Send me.’” Stepping up to a challenge is something I take pride in, and I am always looking for one.

Why did you choose The Citadel?

In high school, I planned on attending the University of South Carolina. I vividly remember sitting down at the dinner table and deciding that I was going to attend The Citadel. I changed my mind because I was seeking a lifestyle that was uncommon for most people my age. I knew the structure and discipline would benefit me. Thankfully I made the right decision, and I have not looked back since.

Who inspires you the most and why?

My father is a huge inspiration for me, his character and selflessness are something I truly admire. No matter what decision I make, he always supports me. I frequently call him to ask for advice and he always seems to have the right answer. Without my parents, I would be no where near where I am today. He has made countless sacrifices for me and my siblings. He always pushes me to be my best in any endeavor.

What made you want to become the Regimental Commander and what are your goals for the school year?

I love The Citadel and wanted to make a difference for my fellow cadets. I am fortunate to have great mentors who always push me to be my best here, and they are a big reason why I made it this far. At the beginning of the year, my main goals were to develop as many leaders as possible, give cadets the ability to lead and to create an environment that is both productive and enjoyable. I want everyone to take pride in their Citadel experience.

Citadel Cadets take part in the school years first Parade at which winning companies were awarded the President’s, Summerall, Pearlstine, Commandant’s, and Bonnoitt Cups Friday Sept. 2, 2022 in Charleston, South Carolina.(Ed Wray/The Citadel)

As a knob, did you ever see yourself becoming the Regimental Commander?

I was not dead set on becoming the Regimental Commander, however, I knew I could do it if I set my mind to it — I knew I had the potential. I learned early on that my effort was the only limiting factor to my success in life. I always wanted to be a commander at some level. At the end of the day, I wanted to be a leader.

You are the Regimental Commander the same year the Citadel celebrates 100 Years on the Ashley. How important and special is that to you?

It is very important to me. I have always had an astounding amount of respect for all of the classes that came before mine. The legacies they left behind are still carried throughout the Corp of Cadets. The Citadel truly is a special place and it is an honor to be carrying on the legacy of the campus. The cadets are what make the past 100 years so meaningful. Without the past, present and future cadets, The Citadel’s life-changing experience would disappear. I hope to see another 100 years of the road less traveled. 

What is your plan after you graduate and what will you miss the most after you graduate?

I am going to begin my career right here in Charleston. Thankfully, I am fortunate to have professional experience in the maritime logistics industry through past internships. I have no doubt I will miss all the brothers and sisters I have gained along the way. I am beyond fortunate to be surrounded by peers who constantly push themselves. Being surrounded by the best 18-to-22-year-olds in the country is a humbling and rewarding experience.

What life lesson have you learned here that you will take with you after you graduate?

I have learned so much that it’s honestly hard to put it into words. I developed what I believe to be the most important and beneficial trait for any human — discipline. I’ve learned that means doing the things you need to do when you don’t want to do them and having a constant force pushing me to be my best every day. Discipline is earned through the challenges we face here.

About Regimental Public Affairs NCO Josh Tolbert

Joshua Tolbert is a junior from North Charleston, South Carolina and a computer engineering major. On campus, he is the Regimental Public Affairs NCO and participates in the Gospel Choir, African American Association and The National Society of Black Engineers. After graduation, Tolbert plans to become a database administrator.

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“I instantly knew that this was the place for me”: Meet Coast Guard veteran student Ricardo Quintero https://today.citadel.edu/i-instantly-knew-that-this-was-the-place-for-me-meet-coast-guard-veteran-student-ricardo-quintero/ Sat, 12 Nov 2022 14:00:00 +0000 https://today.citadel.edu/?p=33686 Ricardo QuinteroRicardo QuinteroRicardo Quintero is a veteran and an undergraduate student at The Citadel majoring in Computer Science with minors in Cyber Security and Spanish. In addition to being a full-time student, he is a volunteer diver at the South Carolina Aquarium and does Spanish tutoring. Quintero served for seven years in the Coast Guard and, after graduating, expects to accept a commission into the Air Force to pursue a career as a fighter pilot.]]> Ricardo QuinteroRicardo Quintero

In honor of Veterans Day on Nov. 11, The Citadel is featuring some of the college’s outstanding veteran students representing different branches of the U.S. Armed Forces.

There are more than 250 veterans currently studying at The Citadel as either undergraduate or graduate students. They can take classes as day students alongside the Corps of Cadets, evening students with other non-cadet students or online. The Citadel’s Veteran Student Success Center also offers resources to these students to ensure they have an easy transition and excel here.

Named #1 Best College for Veterans in the South for five consecutive years, the Military College of South Carolina is honored to help our nation’s heroes advance their education.

Q&A with Ricardo Quintero, Class of 2024

Ricardo Quintero is a veteran and an undergraduate student at The Citadel majoring in Computer Science with minors in Cyber Security and Spanish. In addition to being a full-time student, he is a volunteer diver at the South Carolina Aquarium and does Spanish tutoring. Quintero served for seven years in the Coast Guard and, after graduating, expects to accept a commission into the Air Force to pursue a career as a fighter pilot.

What was your time in the military like?

My time in the Coast Guard was full of challenging, but rewarding, experiences. I got to take part in drug busts off the coast of Florida and South American waters and had the amazing opportunity to attend dive school in Panama City, Florida. I met some truly incredible people along the way and learned valuable life lessons.

Did you come to The Citadel immediately after retiring? What drew you to The Citadel?

I separated from the Coast Guard in the fall of 2020 with the intent of pursuing a career in aviation. As a kid I had always dreamt of flying planes with the Air Force. So, I contacted the Air Force ROTC recruiting office at The Citadel and found out that it was still possible for me to pursue that path. I instantly knew that this was the place for me.

How did you hear about The Citadel?

I initially heard about The Citadel in a magazine many years ago which touted it as a veteran-friendly school. Since I separated from active duty here in Charleston, it was a natural choice.

What experiences from your military service have prepared you to be a better student?

The military instilled a lot of discipline and structure in my life. It has served me well at The Citadel where you are constantly challenged academically. My military experience also created a sense of community and camaraderie and highlighted the importance of volunteer service.

Are there any advantages to being a veteran at The Citadel?

I think it gives you a different perspective on college and life as a student. Personally, my view on education has changed significantly after military service. I now understand the value and importance of attending college and how that can positively impact your future.

Do you ever get to interact with cadets on campus? What are those interactions like?

Yes, last semester I was fortunate enough to do an internship with Kasee Hucks, the program manager for the Commandant’s Physical Readiness Program at The Citadel. Through that internship, I created and executed training programs for remedial cadets and assisted with many of their special athletic events. I loved the experience and have gotten to know many of them on a more personal level.

What’s your favorite thing about The Citadel as a whole?

There is a faculty and support system for veterans in place to help you succeed. People like Sally Levitt and the entire Veteran Student Success Center are all just amazing. I’m proud to be part of this program and to have the incredible opportunity to commission and to continue serving my country in the Air Force.

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“The greatest benefit to being a veteran here is the community”: Meet Army veteran student Samuel Erickson https://today.citadel.edu/the-greatest-benefit-to-being-a-veteran-here-is-the-community-meet-army-veteran-student-samuel-erickson/ Fri, 11 Nov 2022 16:29:16 +0000 https://today.citadel.edu/?p=33643 Samuel EricksonSamuel EricksonSamuel Erickson is a veteran and an undergraduate student at The Citadel majoring in Intelligence and Security Studies and focusing on Chinese language studies. He served for six years in the military before attending a college in Chicago, eventually enrolling into The Citadel. After graduating, Erickson plans continue serving his country and work at the Defense Intelligence Agency. ]]> Samuel EricksonSamuel Erickson

In honor of Veterans Day on Nov. 11, The Citadel is featuring some of the college’s outstanding veteran students representing different branches of the U.S. Armed Forces.

There are more than 250 veterans currently studying at The Citadel as either undergraduate or graduate students. They can take classes as day students alongside the Corps of Cadets, evening students with other non-cadet students or online. The Citadel’s Veteran Student Success Center also offers resources to these students to ensure they have an easy transition and excel here.

Named #1 Best College for Veterans in the South for five consecutive years, the Military College of South Carolina is honored to help our nation’s heroes advance their education.

Q&A with Samuel Erickson, Class of 2024

Samuel Erickson is a veteran and an undergraduate student at The Citadel majoring in Intelligence and Security Studies and focusing on Chinese language studies. He served for six years in the military before attending a college in Chicago, eventually enrolling into The Citadel. After graduating, Erickson plans to continue serving his country and work at the Defense Intelligence Agency.

What was your time in the military like?

I left the Army shortly after I got my E5 sergeant rank, so I served for about six years. My time in the Army was one of the most formative experiences of my life. Before entering I would describe myself as full of potential, but aimless. The military showed me how I could turn that potential into results, and in what ways I would be able to help whenever it was needed. In short, my time in the military had its ups and downs, but I would never trade those years for anything.

How did you hear about The Citadel?

I heard about The Citadel from a classmate and fellow veteran at College of DuPage. He told me it was open to students like me, and now we are both attending the college.

What experiences from your military service have prepared you to be a better citizen?

My experiences — such as serving as a team leader in an infantry platoon, being stationed in Korea at the DMZ and being deployed to places like Afghanistan — showed me what life was like in different societies and overall broadened my world view. These experiences helped me to not only understand how lucky we are to live where we do and want to protect that, but it also instilled in me the desire to communicate with other cultures and communities in the U.S. and abroad. I also credit my military service with instilling the discipline needed to be an effective student at The Citadel.

Are there any advantages to being a veteran at The Citadel?

I think the greatest benefit of being a veteran here is the community of veterans The Citadel has. It makes showing up worth every minute of the school day. Professors expect more from you and use you as an asset in class, pulling from our experiences to drive the subject matter at times. 

Erickson, second from right, with members of the veteran’s intermural basketball team.

Do you ever get to interact with cadets on campus? If so, what are those interactions like?

I interact with the cadets every day, and it is honestly both fun and rewarding. I get to answer questions on what options they have to serve or what my time was like, or even proof read the emails they send to professors and recruiters. I also just get to talk to them about what is going on in their lives and offer any advice I can. 

What’s your favorite thing about The Citadel as a whole?

My favorite thing about The Citadel are the people that make it happen each day. The professors are on a different level in terms of their knowledge base and what their classes have to offer. I also get to have classes taught by professors whose books I’ve used in papers for my other degrees, which is a cool experience. The student body, both veteran and cadet, make each day rewarding and have kept me laughing while I learn. That’s pretty special.  Then there’s the staff here, like Sally Levitt and Jessie Brooks at the Veteran Student Success Center — having people like them in your corner is one of the best things about being here. My hope is that each cadet knows they can stop any of us vets at any time and we will be more than happy to give them our time to help or talk.

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