Good to Go – The Citadel Today https://today.citadel.edu Tue, 02 Jul 2019 14:18:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.2 https://today.citadel.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Citadel-Favion-new-150x150.png Good to Go – The Citadel Today https://today.citadel.edu 32 32 144096890 From the Ashley River to the Thames, Citadel grad accepted into Oxford master’s program https://today.citadel.edu/citadel-grad-accepted-into-competitive-oxford-masters-program/ Tue, 02 Jul 2019 14:18:17 +0000 https://today.citadel.edu/?p=9263 Gilbert Fenters has been accepted into Oxford's highly competitive Master of Science in Global Governance and Diplomacy, a nine-month program.]]>

Photo: Aerial view of Oxford University

Gilbert Fenters, Class of 2019, will be swapping his dress whites for sub fusc, Oxford’s academic dress

When it comes to learning more about global governments, a good place to start is overseas. That’s exactly what a recent graduate of The Citadel, Gilbert Fenters, ’19, decided to do.

Gilbert Fenters with Oxford acceptance letter
Gilbert Fenters with Oxford acceptance letter

Fenters has been accepted into Oxford’s Master of Science in Global Governance and Diplomacy, a nine-month program that investigates a range of policy issues surrounding international institutions and processes. It’s a highly competitive program, with an acceptance rate at around 20%.

“The University has established itself as the best in the world and enjoys a reputation of educating people who go on to do extraordinary things in a broad spectrum of fields,” said Fenters. “Some of my favorite writers, particularly C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, studied and worked at Oxford. I visited last summer and got to see the ‘dreaming spires’ firsthand. After that, I was hooked.”

Fenters graduated this May, with a degree in Business Administration through the Tommy and Victoria Baker School of Business. He says he choose business because of the opportunities it provides, as well as the practical, real-life information that is provided through the department.

“I think The Citadel has a really unique way of teaching you skills and preparing you for life outside of the gates without you even knowing it,” Fenters continued. “Cadets are forced to learn or improve essential life skills like time management and leadership while also learning the importance of integrity and hard work.”

Gilbert Fenters, Class of 2019
Gilbert Fenters, Class of 2019

The Citadel also helped Fenters in other ways — like preparing him to wear a uniform. Though students at Oxford don’t always have to be in a uniform like cadets at The Citadel, they are often required to dress in sub fusc, which is the university’s full academic dress.

Fenters will leave for Oxford at the end of September, and the master’s program will begin in early October. He says he’s interested in attending law school after, though he’s also planning on keeping his options open.

The Citadel also enjoys an excellent reputation of producing alumni who accomplish amazing things. I was very attracted to the uniqueness of The Citadel compared to other colleges and universities. The Citadel challenges students inside and outside of the classroom in ways that other colleges cannot, making the whole experience more rewarding. There are a lot of alumni in my hometown, and I saw how much the school means to them. I wanted to be a part of that network. I wanted to wear the ring.


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Top jobs for School of Engineering graduates; what they say about The Citadel https://today.citadel.edu/top-jobs-for-school-of-engineering-graduates-what-they-say-about-the-citadel/ Fri, 10 May 2019 10:00:27 +0000 https://today.citadel.edu/?p=8145 Candace works at the Google Data Center in Monks Corner, South Carolina. "I decided to attend The Citadel Graduate College, because they're seen as the best in the Lowcountry for Project Management."]]>

The Citadel School of Engineering is one of the oldest programs in America and is consistently ranked among the top 25 programs in the nation. The School of Engineering offers four bachelor of science, four master of science, and 13 graduate certificate programs.

The majority of the cadets and students studying the fields of civil, construction, electrical and mechanical engineering, as well as project management, are employed before they graduate, with nearly 100 percent are employed within two months of graduation. Approximately 80 percent of those graduates stay in South Carolina for their careers.

Meet some of The Citadel Class of 2019 School of Engineering graduates:

Robert Alexander Perry, Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering

Robert Alexander Perry, The Citadel Class of 2019, Evening Undergraduate Program

Robert, who is originally from North Augusta, South Carolina, attended The Citadel through the Evening Undergraduate Program. He works for Santee Cooper as an electrical engineer.

The Citadel makes you a disciplined learner and provides you with an opportunity to learn from accomplished professionals in the various engineering fields. Robert Alexander

Caleb Carter, Bachelor of Science, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Caleb Carter, The Citadel Class of 2019
Caleb Carter, The Citadel Class of 2019

Caleb has a new job with Infrastructure Consulting and Engineering, PLLC. He’ll be involved in the execution of construction engineering and inspection duties on projects for the South Carolina Department of Transportation and for Charleston County government. As a cadet at The Citadel, he served as president of the student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

The Citadel is the greatest institution in the country to me. Here, we train individuals to be leaders. The same thing cannot be said about other schools. This journey helped me become the man I want to be by challenging me mentally, academically, and physically. Cadets are leaps and bounds more prepared to enter the real world after graduation than those from other schools, because of the training at The Citadel. Persevering when faced with obstacles becomes second nature. Caleb Carter

2nd Lt. Abigail Murn, U.S. Army, Bachelor of Science, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Abigail Murn, The Citadel Class of 2019

Abigail is a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, accepting a commission just prior to graduating from The Citadel in May of 2019. While a cadet, Abigail served as captain of The Bulldogs’ volleyball team, and as president of The Citadel chapter of the Society of Women in Engineers, in addition to being active in the American Society of Civil Engineering. Just before graduation, Abigail was selected for The Citadel’s Community Ambassador Award for her service as “an outstanding mentor to female students at The Citadel majoring in engineering, helping host a Society of Women Engineers conference at The Citadel with 225 participants from across the state, and leading fellow engineering cadets and students in hosting two Introduce a Girl Scout to Engineering events.

Candace Pringle, Master of Science, Technical Project Management

Candace Pringle, The Citadel Graduate College Class of 2019, Project Management

Candace works at the Google Data Center in Monks Corner, South Carolina. “While in The Citadel’s project management program, I received a promotion from an entry level technician, to an entry level associate program manager (APM). Now, based on my performance as an APM, I’ve been encouraged by leadership to go apply for a promotion to the next level as well,” Pringle said. “I will not only apply my project management skill set to my full-time job, I will use what I’ve learned in all areas of my life and outside of employment expenditures.”

The Citadel Graduate College is a well respected school. I attended Clemson University as an undergraduate for Industrial Engineering, because they were the best in the state for that program. I decided to attend The Citadel Graduate College, because they’re seen as the best in the Lowcountry for Project Management. In addition, they have the graduate center in North Charleston which saved me from having to travel downtown; and they offer evening courses. I’ve learned so much from this program and I’m willing to share my experience with anyone who asks. Candace Pringle

Ensign Joseph Scerbo, U.S. Navy, Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering

Joseph Scerbo, The Citadel Class of 2019

Joseph’s hometown is Flemington, New Jersey. After graduating from The Citadel, his first assignment with the Navy is Nuclear Power School for submarine duty. Scerbo’s goal is to lead a division of sailors, and become qualified to operate and pilot submarines.

The best reason to attend The Citadel is to learn true life lessons at a place where you can mold yourself into a leader. Joseph Scerbo

Citadel ROTC Commissioning Ceremony, Joseph Scerbo third row from left on end

 

 

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Celebrating two graduates from the Zucker Family School of Education on National Teacher Appreciation Day https://today.citadel.edu/zucker-family-school-of-education-national-teacher-appreciation-day-2019/ Tue, 07 May 2019 20:00:22 +0000 https://today.citadel.edu/?p=8087 Jonathan French during his first day teaching in South KoreaJonathan French during his first day teaching in South KoreaMeet two graduates from the Class of 2019 who will use what they learned in the Zucker Family School of Education to teach others.]]> Jonathan French during his first day teaching in South KoreaJonathan French during his first day teaching in South Korea

Photo: Jonathan French, CGC Class of 2019, on his first day teaching in South Korea

Meet two graduates from the Class of 2019 who will go on to teach others

The Zucker Family School of Education cultivates undergraduate and graduate students into principled educational leaders capable of, and committed to, transforming our schools into learning communities where all children and youth succeed. With a focus toward learner-centered education, graduates from The Citadel’s education programs are effective in educating a diverse learner population to high academic standards.

The Citadel’s Master of Education is one of the most popular graduate programs offered. In fact, more graduates from The Citadel Graduate College Class of 2019 earned a M.Ed. than any other degree.

Learn what you can do with an education degree from The Citadel below:

Jonathan French
Master of Education in Interdisciplinary STEM Education

French earned his master’s degree online from his alma mater while living and teaching overseas.

“The best decision I made was going to The Citadel.”

Jonathan French with Korean plush toy
Jonathan French with Korean plush toy

Jonathan French, Class of 2010, graduated as a cadet nine years ago, but now he is completing the next state of his education. He just earned his Master of Education in Interdisciplinary STEM Education through The Citadel, but this time he did it from South Korea. French is originally from Charleston, South Carolina, and is currently a teacher at Chungbuk National University in Cheongju, South Korea.

He began pursuing his Master of Education in Interdisciplinary STEM Education in fall 2017, while teaching at an elementary school in South Korea. He says his reason for obtaining a master’s degree is to make himself more marketable, both in South Korea and The United States.

Eventually, French plans to return to the U.S. and wants to make sure he’s prepared to teach mathematics, which is what he studied during his time in the South Carolina Corps of Cadets.

Koy Mai
Bachelor of Science in Physical Education

Mai spent his time as a cadet learning how to give back to others.

“The best reason to attend The Citadel is to receive an education in an environment where I could push myself further than I ever had.”

Koy Mai, left, and his brother, Andrew Mai, '16
Koy Mai, left, and his brother, Andrew Mai, Class of 2016

Koy Mai, of Papa Company, is a graduate of the Class of 2019 with a degree in physical education. Mai is originally from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Koy is the recipient of the Charles H. Hirshey Award, which recognizes the most outstanding graduate in teacher education. He has also served as both president and secretary of the Student Learning Disabilities Association of The Citadel. Additionally, Koy has served as a mentor to students with learning differences at the Charleston Catholic School for three years, and has presented about mentoring at national and state peer-reviewed conferences, as well as at The Citadel’s Principled Leadership Symposium.

After graduation, he plans to become a physical education teacher and wrestling coach.

Koy Mai, Col Charles E. Hirshey Award
Koy Mai accepting Col Charles E. Hirshey Award from Larry Daniel, Ph. D., dean of the Zucker Family School of Education

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Class of 2019 graduation rewind https://today.citadel.edu/class-of-2019-graduation-rewind/ Mon, 06 May 2019 21:00:45 +0000 https://today.citadel.edu/?p=8018 Long Gray LineLong Gray LineAn atmosphere of jubilation percolated across campus in the final days of the 2018-19 academic year, with several event-filled days dedicated to celebrating the achievements of The Citadel Class of 2019.]]> Long Gray LineLong Gray Line

An atmosphere of jubilation percolated across campus in the final days of the 2018-19 academic year, with several event-filled days dedicated to celebrating the achievements of The Citadel Class of 2019.

Senior cadets enjoying their last parade
Senior cadets enjoying their last parade

One of the most anticipated events: the Long Gray Line military dress parade, marking the departure of senior members of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets (SCCC).

Richard Snyder accepts command of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets May 3, 2019

During the parade, the Class of 2020 Regimental Commander, Cadet Col. Richard Snyder, accepted the ceremonial sword from Cadet Col. Sarah Zorn. Zorn graduated after leading the SCCC’s 2,400 cadets as the first woman in the top ranking position. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, and was among the approximately 35% of the senior cadets who became U.S. military officers in all branches of service, just prior to accepting their diplomas.

2nd Lt. Sarah Zorn The Citadel May 3 2019
2nd Lt. Sarah Zorn The Citadel May 3 2019

Approximately 500 cadets and 450 Citadel Graduate College (CGC) students crossed the stage during two different ceremonies in McAllister Field House as their family and friends cheered.

Audience members celebrating as their cadet's name is announced
Audience members celebrating as their cadet’s name is announced

Graduates accepted their diploma from Citadel alumnus Gen. Glenn W. Walters, USMC (Ret.), who was officiating as president for the first time.

Gen. Glenn Walters, USMC (Ret.) Citadel president presents diploma to Cadet Matthew Wilder, second highest ranking Army ROTC cadet in the U.S.

Included in the processions were members of The Citadel’s inaugural class of nursing students. Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees were presented to one cadet and 20 evening undergraduate men and women.

Citadel evening program nursing graduates move their tassels indicating they officially graduated

And, because The Citadel is a family tradition for many, alumni from the Corps’ and CGC are invited to present diplomas to their graduating family members each May. In 2019, there were 58 SCCC legacy graduates and 21 from CGC programs.

CGC graduates listened to the U.S. Secretary of Veteran Affairs, Robert Wilkie, who spoke about the “obligation of service to our great nation.” Remember what you are passionate about, and remember that all people have a spirit capable of compassion, sacrifice and endurance,” Wilkie said.

Veterans Administration Secretary Robert Wilkie addressing Citadel Graduate College graduates

Words to remember were spoken to cadets by Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, Jr., USMC, the commander of U.S. Central Command. But it was Zorn, the cadet who’d spent the year representing a “first” for the SCCC, who ironically got in the final words, having earned the right to deliver the traditional “last cadet in line” speech after four years of being last alphabetically.

Zorn used social media metaphors in a speech that had the Corps laughing, but feeling nostalgic in the end.


Cadet Col. Sarah Zorn delivers the traditional “last cadet in line” speech because her name starts with a “Z”

Soon we will drive through Lesesne Gate our final time as cadets. Our relationship status will change from “it’s complicated” to “long distance.” We will hold tight the relationships that matter most, the ones with our classmates, our brothers and sisters. Today we walk out of this room, these gates, this place, as Citadel men and women, and I wouldn’t want to share that relationship status with anyone else. Cadet Col. Sarah Zorn, Regimental Commander, The Citadel Class of 2019

Watch a recap of the SCCC graduation ceremony below.

Congratulations to all 2019 graduates!

Cadets celebrating with family after Class of 2019 Long Gray Line Parade

 

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Citadel mom of six fulfills dream of becoming police officer https://today.citadel.edu/citadel-mom-of-six-fulfills-dream-of-becoming-police-officer/ https://today.citadel.edu/citadel-mom-of-six-fulfills-dream-of-becoming-police-officer/#comments Mon, 06 May 2019 15:01:17 +0000 https://today.citadel.edu/?p=7926 Jennifer Petrone told her family her lifelong goal was to become a police officer. Now, in her Beaufort Police Department uniform, she credits her family as key to her success while standing as an example to her six children that determination can transform a goal that seems out of reach into reality.]]>

Needless to say, our family truly believes in everything The Citadel stands for. Jennifer Petrone, Beaufort Police Officer Candidate

Jennifer Petrone told her family her lifelong goal was to become a police officer. Now, in her Beaufort Police Department uniform, she credits her family as key to her success. She also stands as an example to her six children, proving that determination can transform a seemingly-unobtainable goal into reality.

Petrone is a member of The Citadel Graduate College Class of 2019, graduating May 4 with a Master of Arts in Social Science. She worked on her master’s at the same time her son, Eian, joined the U.S. Marine Corps and her oldest daughter, Briona, became a member of The South Carolina Corps of Cadets.

Petrone earned a bachelor’s in Criminal Justice through The Citadel’s Evening Undergraduate Program in 2015. She earned a graduate certificate in Leadership Studies between her undergrad and graduate degrees.

Back row left to right: Eian, Jennifer, Matthew. Front row, left to right: Emarra, Anthony, Andrew, Briona and Benjamin

For me personally going to The Citadel taught me that I am capable of achieving greatness. The core values that I learned while working on my bachelor’s degree with the Evening Undergraduate Program helped to instill in me what was necessary to achieve my next goal: finishing my master’s degree.

I am forever grateful for the long nights, time away from my children, weekend sacrifices, and at times, many tears; I am grateful because all of this showed me that anything is possible when one sets their mind to something.

“Being a student at The Citadel was something I never thought would be possible, I am so honored to be a part of The Citadel family. I now have a daughter that is about to embark on her junior year in the Corps of Cadets and a son who is inspiring to be a legacy to his sister. Needless to say our family truly believes in everything The Citadel stands for, ” said Petrone.

Petrone’s next step is to complete her officer training with South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy while working for the Beaufort Police Department. “I would like to eventually be placed in one of the local schools as the school resource officer, but this will take a little time to achieve.”

Jennifer Petrone accepts masters degree diploma from Gen. Glenn Walters, USMC (Ret.), Citadel president

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21 down, 9,979 to go: The Citadel graduates its first class of nursing students https://today.citadel.edu/21-down-9979-to-go-the-citadel-graduates-its-first-class-of-nursing-students/ https://today.citadel.edu/21-down-9979-to-go-the-citadel-graduates-its-first-class-of-nursing-students/#comments Sun, 05 May 2019 10:00:12 +0000 https://today.citadel.edu/?p=7955 Nursing pins during The Citadel's first-ever pinning ceremonyNursing pins during The Citadel's first-ever pinning ceremonyAs seen in The Post & Courier, by Jerrell Floyd By 2030, a major nursing shortage has been predicted for South Carolina — the fourth worst in the country. So]]> Nursing pins during The Citadel's first-ever pinning ceremonyNursing pins during The Citadel's first-ever pinning ceremony

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By 2030, a major nursing shortage has been predicted for South Carolina — the fourth worst in the country.

So that’s why The Citadel’s first-ever graduating class of nursing students is seen both as a welcome addition to the state’s health sector and a sure path to future employment.

“I’m coming away prepared to work as a nurse,” said Emily Banks, who was among the first 21 graduates from the school’s new Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

Nursing graduates during The Citadels first-ever pinning ceremony
Nursing graduates during The Citadels first-ever pinning ceremony

At a pinning ceremony just before commencement, department head Dr. Amelia Joseph emphasized the projected shortage.

SC will have the 4th-worst nursing shortage in the country by 2030, new report says
“The baby boomer nurses are leaving the profession,” she said.

Last fall, the National Center for Health Workforce Analysis also detailed the projected shortage. Its data said that in the next 12 years South Carolina will need around 10,000 additional nurses.

These numbers don’t surprise Joseph. Not only are a large group of nurses and instructors getting ready to retire, but a growing number of older people are looking at South Carolina as a place to retire.

“It’s all creating this perfect storm,” she said. “Nurses are that final line of defense, and I hope that’s what we taught them (the students) to be.”

The program initially got approval from the South Carolina Board of Nursing in 2016, and it takes two years for non-cadet students and four years for cadets to complete. Non-cadet students have to complete general education requirements at another institution before joining the program.

It’s also one of the few evening nursing programs in the area.

Honored to finish her own career teaching the new generation, Joseph said she’s excited to see where The Citadel’s program goes from here. It was started with only nine students.

Those nine students, she said, really shaped the program and its resources.

“We didn’t even have sheets on our bed,” Joseph said, referring to the earliest days.

The school eventually added 11 evening students and one cadet. It also added an advanced simulation lab and more partnerships for training.

For the future, Joseph said the program has learned to be more sensitive to the student’s unique needs. More specifically, she said they’ve learned to acknowledge the evening student’s schedule restraints.

“The evening students have busy lives,” she said.

Banks was one of the 11 evening students. After graduation, she will work at the Ralph Johnson VA Medical Center in its Post Baccalaureate Nurse Residency program.

What attracted her to The Citadel was the flexibility. While a student, Banks could work at the VA as a student nurse technician. She also was pregnant when she started the program.

After welcoming her first child and having to balance family obligations and work, she found the evening program was a great selling point. She and her classmates expect to find many opportunities.

“I think that it’s a need that The Citadel is helping to fill,” she said.

Each graduate must now pass a national licensing board exam.

Joseph expressed confidence. “I feel like they’re well prepared for it,” she said.

The Citadel said most of the inaugural class plans to remain in South Carolina. The school also has a class of four-year cadets in the nursing program who are on track to graduate soon. Not including the upcoming graduates, there are 85 students in the program.

Though The Citadel’s inaugural class had 21 students, some faculty hope the number may grow to as many as 200 in the coming years.

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Celebrating success: The South Carolina Corps of Cadets Class of 2019 https://today.citadel.edu/south-carolina-corps-of-cadets-class-of-2019/ https://today.citadel.edu/south-carolina-corps-of-cadets-class-of-2019/#comments Tue, 30 Apr 2019 19:55:43 +0000 https://today.citadel.edu/?p=7700 Approximately 500 members of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets (SCCC) are being awarded diplomas on May 4, and are progressing to their next step in life whether it be a career as a military officer; a job as a working professional; attending graduate, medical or law school, or serving in internships.]]>

The Citadel Class of 2019 has much to celebrate. Approximately 500 members of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets (SCCC) are being awarded diplomas on May 4, and are progressing to their next step in life whether it be a career as a military officer; a job as a working professional; attending graduate, medical or law school, or serving in internships.

Additionally, the very first cadet to graduate from The Citadel with a Bachelor of Nursing degree, Cadet Abigail Koger, is part of this class.

Watch the commencement ceremony live on YouTube

The cadets will be joined in McAlister Field House by family and friends, but those who cannot attend in person can view the SCCC commencement live on YouTube. The ceremony follows three days of commencement activities that include military commissioning ceremonies, awards events and the Long Gray Line military review parade. All Corps’ commencement events and instructions can be found here.

Class of 2019 by the numbers

Cadet Graduates 512 (Legacy cadets 58)
Veteran Day Student Graduates 14
Active Military Duty Graduates 12

Military Commissions

U.S. Army 104
U.S. Air Force 34
U.S. Marine Corps 28
U.S. Navy 19
U.S. Coast Guard 1

Honors Program Graduates

19

Gender and Ethnicity

Women 52
Men 500

Caucasian 421
Black, Non-Hispanic 64
Hispanic 34
Asian or Pacific Islander 25
American Indian 2
Unknown 6

Top Home States

South Carolina 341
North Carolina 31
Georgia 27
Florida 21
Virginia 18
Maryland 11
Texas 11

Top Programs

Business Administration 145
Criminal Justice 61
Mechanical Engineering 49
Civil Engineering 48
Political Science 47
Exercise Science 33

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The Citadel Graduate College celebrates the Class of 2019 https://today.citadel.edu/citadel-graduate-college-class-2019/ https://today.citadel.edu/citadel-graduate-college-class-2019/#comments Tue, 30 Apr 2019 19:24:47 +0000 https://today.citadel.edu/?p=7780 The Citadel Graduate College CommencementThe Citadel Graduate College CommencementThe Citadel Graduate College Class (CGC) of 2019 has 456 graduates who have earned either graduate degrees, or undergraduate degrees through the evening or online (non-cadet) programs. That number includes the 20 men and women who earned Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees through the CGC's new evening undergraduate nursing program.]]> The Citadel Graduate College CommencementThe Citadel Graduate College Commencement

The Citadel Graduate College Class (CGC) of 2019 has 456 graduates who have earned either graduate degrees, or undergraduate degrees through the evening or online (non-cadet) programs. That number includes the 20 men and women who earned Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees through the CGC’s new evening undergraduate nursing program.

Several hundred graduates will walk the stage in McAlister Field House at 3:30 p.m. on May 4 to accept their diplomas during the CGC commencement ceremony. The ceremony follows several days of special events including the first nursing graduation pinning ceremony in the history of the college and an awards gathering. All of The Citadel Graduate College commencement information and instructions can be found here.

Watch The Citadel Graduate College commencement ceremony live

Facts about The Citadel Graduate College Class of 2019

Total graduates 456 (21 legacy graduates)

Men 231
Women 225

Caucasian 286
Unknown 99
Black, Non-Hispanic 48
Asian or Pacific Islander 10
Hispanic 7
American Indian 5

Honor Society Members

Phi Kappa Phi 66
Tau Beta Pi 12
Psi Chi 5
Chi Sigma Iota 4

Top Graduate Programs
Master of Education (all disciplines) 84
Master of Business Administration 77
Master of Science Project Management 40
Master of Arts Clinical Counseling Psychology 21
Master of Science Leadership 17
Specialist in Education Psychology 14
Master of Science Health, Exercise and Sport Science 14

Top Evening Undergraduate Programs
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration 26
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 20
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering 16
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering 14

Learn more about The Citadel Graduate College

The Citadel Graduate College offers 25 graduate degree programs with 16 concentration options, 27 graduate certificate programs, and 11 evening undergraduate programs. Because classes are offered in the evenings, the programs excel in providing a quality education that is tailored around students’ professions, family and lifestyles. Classes typically meet once per week in a civilian atmosphere. Some programs also offer the option to complete coursework and requirements 100% online.

Email cgc@Citadel.edu for more information or visit the website here.

 

 

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SC women rank high in many areas at The Citadel https://today.citadel.edu/sc-women-rank-high-in-many-areas-at-the-citadel/ Mon, 29 Apr 2019 20:00:12 +0000 https://today.citadel.edu/?p=7674 Cadet Hunter Crawley, The Citadel Class of 2019, first woman Drum Major for The Citadel Regimental Band and PipesCadet Hunter Crawley, The Citadel Class of 2019, first woman Drum Major for The Citadel Regimental Band and Pipes(Above) Cadet Hunter Crawley, The Citadel Class of 2019, first woman Drum Major for The Citadel Regimental Band and Pipes As seen in The Greenville News, by Angelia Davis Sarah]]> Cadet Hunter Crawley, The Citadel Class of 2019, first woman Drum Major for The Citadel Regimental Band and PipesCadet Hunter Crawley, The Citadel Class of 2019, first woman Drum Major for The Citadel Regimental Band and Pipes

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Sarah Zorn chose The Citadel simply to get an education. What she earned in the process was a unique place in the school’s more than 176-year history.

Zorn, of Aiken, will graduate this year with a degree in business administration and the honor of being the first woman to lead the South Carolina Corps of Cadets as regimental commander at the college.

Cadet Col. Sarah Zorn, Regimental Commander, The South Carolina Corps of Cadets
Cadet Col. Sarah Zorn, Regimental Commander, The South Carolina Corps of Cadets

The Citadel was the only college Zorn applied to. She did so because it “kind of checked all of my blocks for what I was looking for.”

“I had a four-year Army ROTC scholarship and I knew I wanted to pursue active duty,” Zorn said.

She never dreamed or imagined that she would become the highest-ranking cadet officer in command of the entire student corps of 2,350. It was something that people had never seen before so it kind of opened their eyes, she said.

“I think it not only gives women a new perspective, but everyone a new perspective,” Zorn said.

She is one of many South Carolina high-ranking females at the school, which did not admit a woman until 1995.

Cadet Hunter Crawley, Citadel Class of 2019, from Inman, SC, Honors Program graduate
Cadet Hunter Crawley, Citadel Class of 2019, from Inman, SC, Honors Program graduate

Hunter Crawley, a senior from Inman, is the college’s first woman drum major and is captain of the college’s Rugby team.

Crawley, a biochem major who is also studying psychology, decided to attend The Citadel partially because it is her father’s alma mater.

Being one of the school’s high-ranking females has been rewarding, she said, mostly because women are almost 10 percent of the Corps.

“So I enjoy being in a position where I can influence younger females and let them know that it’s OK to be a strong woman, it’s okay to be assertive and this is something you can accomplish,” she said.

Kathryn Christmas

Cadet Kathryn Christmas, The Citadel Class of 2022, U.S. Airforce Scholarship cadet from Easley, S.C.
Cadet Kathryn Christmas, The Citadel Class of 2022, U.S. Airforce Scholarship cadet from Easley, S.C.

Kathryn Christmas, a freshman mechanical engineering major from Easley, is attending the military school on a four-year U.S. Air Force Scholarship and has many academic accomplishments. Christmas is in the first class at the Citadel to ever have a female commander.

“I know how much of a pain it is in almost an all-male school, getting out in front of everybody, and then being as confident as she is kind of empowers all the females here, like we can accomplish that,” Christmas said.

Alexis Edwards

Cadet Alexis Edwards, The Citadel Class of 2019
Cadet Alexis Edwards, The Citadel Class of 2019

Alexis Edwards, a senior physics major from Anderson, is the academic officer for the South Carolina Corps of Cadets. Edwards said in an email that she has built close bonds with women and men at the male-dominated institution and has not received any unjust treatment from men.

“One thing I hope to see change however, is the way a female gets more credit or attention for an achievement just because they are a female,” Edwards said. “I believe a female should not receive extra attention for an accomplishment just because of their gender.”

She would offer females considering The Citadel the same advice she’d offer a male: “If you are going to go for it, remember the reason why. That reason might be the only thing you have left at the end of the day to get you through to the next one.”

Allison Auten

Allison Auten, The Citadel Class of 2019, named SoCon rifle shooter of the month
Allison Auten, The Citadel Class of 2019, named SoCon rifle shooter of the month

Allison Auten, a senior mechanical engineering major from Abbeville, ranked in first place in the Southern Conference air rifle competition. She has been a competitive marksman for eight years. She advises future female cadets to keep an open mind.

“It’s going to be hard at first,” she said. “It’s never really going to become easy, but if you stick it out long enough you’re going to have people who will back you up no matter what and that is something you can’t find in many places.”

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Cadet from 1960s finally graduates 53 years after he began https://today.citadel.edu/citadel-cadet-graduates-53-years-after-he-started-as-cadet/ Mon, 22 Apr 2019 19:16:54 +0000 https://today.citadel.edu/?p=7539 Frank Barron III graduates from The Citadel 53 years after he began as a cadet, at age 75Frank Barron III graduates from The Citadel 53 years after he began as a cadet, at age 75“After leaving The Citadel, I never felt like my heart was anywhere else,” Barron said. That’s how he felt for nearly 50-plus years, until January 2017, when he discovered an online degree program at The Citadel and decided it was his time to go back.]]> Frank Barron III graduates from The Citadel 53 years after he began as a cadet, at age 75Frank Barron III graduates from The Citadel 53 years after he began as a cadet, at age 75

As seen on WIS-TV, by Jenna Cisneros

‘I fully expected to graduate from The Citadel’: 75-year-old SC man become one of college’s oldest graduates

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) – Out of love, one Midlands man made a promise that he had to keep, and roughly 50 years later, he’s now completing a different kind of promise.

Frank E. Barron III, is finally graduating as a member of The Citadel’s Class of 1966, in 2019.

It’s 53 years after he began.

The story dates back to his junior year at Morehead High School in Eden, North Carolina, when Barron decided he wanted to enroll in one of the country’s top military colleges – The Citadel.

But as we know, plans don’t always work out the way we want them to. Barron says it started in the first day of his senior year of high school.

“I was in a line in the cafeteria when I saw a very pretty girl on the opposite side of the room in the other cafeteria line,” Barron said. “That was the beginning of a romance that changed her life and mine.”

The Citadel is about 300 miles from Eden. Susan, the girl he met in high school, had two more years until she would graduate and start college.

Cadet Frank Barron 1962
Cadet Frank Barron 1962

“She said well when I finish high school I’ll go to [the] College of Charleston if we can get married,” Barron said. “I agreed, you know we were young and in love, you make promises like that, and I kept my promise.”

It was a promise Barron kept, even if it meant giving up what he worked so hard for.

The plan was for Susan to attend The College of Charleston.

“First and second class men at The Citadel were able to leave campus most weekends and many afternoons, so we expected to be able to spend a lot of time together,” Barron said. “I fully expected to graduate from The Citadel.”

A few days after returning to school in the fall of 1963 (after his freshman year) “a new commandant called the class of 1966 into Mark Clark Hall and told us that he was going to require our class to sign an oath at the beginning of our junior and senior years saying that we were not married,” Barron said. “The first week of my sophomore year, I said well I’ll be here all this year but I won’t be back next year and that’s why I left.”

He moved to Columbia in 1964 after leaving The Citadel and has lived there ever since.

As planned, Frank and Susan got married.

He enrolled in UofSC, eventually becoming Richland County Coroner for 22 years. With a lifetime of success, he says there was still one uncompleted dream.

“After leaving The Citadel, I never felt like my heart was anywhere else,” Barron said.

That’s how he felt for nearly 50-plus years, until January 2017, when he discovered an online degree program at The Citadel and decided it was his time to go back.

He pursued a degree in Criminal Justice, and 57 credit hours later, with a GPA of 3.89, he will soon graduate from The Citadel.

“It wasn’t easy to believe me. Like before each exam, for days I’d just study day and night,” Barron said. “It took a lot. It meant a lot. It still does it always will. It’s where my heart was the whole time.”

Dr. Robert McNamara, his professor, had lunch with Barron the day he got his diploma.

“He said to frank you can’t go home and do nothing now. You got to take these two years and all this knowledge and put it to work serving mankind again. You just can’t do all this and go home and retire and forget about it that’s not in you to do that.” Barron said.

As he turns 75 years old, he now will be the oldest Citadel graduate.

His degree is in criminal justice, and technically he is a member of the Class of 2019, but he says he’ll always consider himself as the Class of 1966.

Barron is unsure if he is going to walk for graduation on May 4.

See a photo gallery related to this story on WIS-TV at the bottom of the story.

Phyllis and Col. Fred Price (Chairman of Citadel Board of Visitors) with Frank Barron II, and Col. Allison Dean Love (member, Citadel Board of Visitors) at graduation celebration for Barron in Columbia, South Carolina on April 20, 2019. “Fred must have carried that concrete bulldog a quarter of a mile to give it to me as a graduation present,” said Barron. “They are great friends and mentors.” Price was wearing his Class of 1975 cadet jacket.

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