News Releases – The Citadel Today https://today.citadel.edu Mon, 09 May 2022 18:13:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8.4 https://today.citadel.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Citadel-Favion-new-150x150.png News Releases – The Citadel Today https://today.citadel.edu 32 32 144096890 The Citadel nears victory in raising $200,000 for full scholarships to Ukrainian citizens https://today.citadel.edu/the-citadel-nears-victory-in-raising-200000-for-full-scholarships-to-ukrainian-citizens/ Mon, 09 May 2022 18:13:42 +0000 https://today.citadel.edu/?p=32170 As some parts of the world celebrate Victory Day, The Citadel community remains committed to supporting the pillars of democracy across the globe. In less than one week, The Citadel]]>

As some parts of the world celebrate Victory Day, The Citadel community remains committed to supporting the pillars of democracy across the globe.

In less than one week, The Citadel is more than 80% of the way to funding the $200,000 which will be used to provide Citadel educations to two Ukrainian citizens affected by the Russian invasion — and there is still time to give.

“As Russia celebrates Victory Day, we here at The Citadel are looking forward to celebrating our own victory day very soon,” said Gen. Glenn Walters, USMC (Ret.), ’79. “Through the generous donations from members and friends of The Citadel Family, we have nearly completed the challenge of raising $100,000. Once met, that number will be doubled and invested in the future leaders of Ukraine.”

Walters announced an anonymous donor’s matching gift to The Citadel Support for Ukraine Scholarship on May 3 — The Citadel Foundation’s fifth annual Giving Day.

Since then, donors have stepped forward to pledge more than $80,000 towards that effort.

“It will be an important day when we reach our fundraising goal,” Walters continued. “But what will be an even more important day is August 13, when two Ukrainian citizens step foot on campus to join the South Carolina Corps of Cadets. Coincidentally, these two Ukrainian cadets will also celebrate their nation’s independence day on August 24, just 11 days after beginning their education at The Citadel.”

In April, the college announced that it would offer two scholarships — covering full tuition, room, board and fees — to Ukrainian citizens affected by the Russian invasion.

Ukrainian citizens interested in applying for the scholarship should contact Dr. Kelly Brennan, associate provost of enrollment management, by email at admissions@citadel.edu.

The Citadel has committed to funding these scholarships. However, gifting is available to anyone wishing to support the effort or potentially allow for the scholarship to be expanded.

To make a gift to The Citadel Support for Ukraine Scholarship through The Citadel Foundation, click here.

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Honoring America’s newest military leaders https://today.citadel.edu/honoring-americas-newest-military-leaders/ Fri, 06 May 2022 17:19:00 +0000 https://today.citadel.edu/?p=32036 A wide shot of McAlister Field House on The Citadel campus during the Class of 2022 Joint Military Commissioning CeremonyA wide shot of McAlister Field House on The Citadel campus during the Class of 2022 Joint Military Commissioning Ceremony"The Citadel sets you apart from your future competition in life."]]> A wide shot of McAlister Field House on The Citadel campus during the Class of 2022 Joint Military Commissioning CeremonyA wide shot of McAlister Field House on The Citadel campus during the Class of 2022 Joint Military Commissioning Ceremony

The Citadel Class of 2022 cadets and students sworn in as officers in the United States Armed Forces

The United States has 180 new officers, members of The Citadel Class of 2022. The cadets and students were sworn in Friday, May 6, during a joint commissioning ceremony on campus in McAlister Field House, joined by their friends and family.

Among the cadets accepting commissions were The Citadel’s first U.S. Space Force officers, Conor William Deans and Jack O. Schwartz. Three cadets will be serving their country in the military as nurses. Many of the new officers will serve in cybersecurity, intelligence, as aviators or unmanned aircraft systems operators, as engineers, in nuclear operations, as combat, and surface warfare officers and in a variety of other military leadership roles.

The Citadel truly does make you a better individual. It teaches you lessons you would not be able to learn anywhere else. Discipline, pride in self, humility and dedication are just a few of the things that are developed in young individuals who take on the challenge that is The Citadel. It creates a solid foundation for the future by challenging cadets to be the best version of themselves.

2nd Lt. Angelea Lance, USA, Military Intelligence, The Citadel Class of 2022, from Flower Mound, Texas
Brig. Gen. David L. Odom, USMC, The Citadel Class of 1991, Commissioning Officer for The Citadel Class of 2022 Joint Military Commissioning Ceremony

By the numbers

The Citadel Class of 2022 new military officers include:

Air Force/Space Force20
Army 122
Marine Corps16
Navy22

2nd Lt. Steven Reisinger, USMC, from Millerstown, Pennsylvania, is heading to Quantico, Virginia. He will serve as a cybersecurity officer.

The Citadel sets you apart from your future competition in life. The interpersonal skills and morals you receive from your time here transform you into the kind of leader this country so desperately needs. And the friends you make here become family for life.

2nd Lt. Steven Reisinger, USMC, cybersecurity, The Citadel Class of 2022, from Millerstown, Pennsylvania

Watch a recording of The Citadel Class of 2022 Joint Commissioning Ceremony here.

Who they are

AbelLoganArmy Commissionee
AdamsDanielNavy Commissionee
AlejandroJuanArmy Commissionee
BainumErrettAir Force Commissionee
BealJasonAir Force Commissionee
BechtoldThomasArmy Commissionee
BinstockJaydonArmy Commissionee
BlaseChristianArmy Commissionee
BlaseJacksonArmy Commissionee
BohmConchettaArmy Commissionee
BossianJaydenMarine Commissionee
BradyAidanArmy Commissionee
BurkeColeArmy Commissionee
ButtleAustinNavy Commissionee
CampbellDavidArmy Commissionee
CardenteThorinNavy Commissionee
CarnesBrentonArmy Commissionee
CaseyWilliamArmy Commissionee
CerviJosephArmy Commissionee
ChristmasKathrynAir Force Commissionee
ClementRobertNavy Commissionee
ClohertySeanMarine Commissionee
CollazoSebastianNavy Commissionee
CongdonHunterArmy Commissionee
ConnerGrantArmy Commissionee
CookeJohnArmy Commissionee
CostelloSeanArmy Commissionee
CrawfordGavinArmy Commissionee
CribbJonathanMarine Commissionee
CrokerBenjaminArmy Commissionee
DaningerAaronAir Force Commissionee
DavisKalebNavy Commissionee
DeansConorSpace Force
DeazaOdalysArmy Commissionee
DesmoreJoshuaArmy Commissionee
DeveauKatlynArmy Commissionee
DiLiddoKyleArmy Commissionee
DiPaoloMitchellArmy Commissionee
DowningRyanArmy Commissionee
DrozeClarenceArmy Commissionee
DukesJacobArmy Commissionee
DulatIlyarNavy Commissionee
DulinMichaelArmy Commissionee
DupreeKyleArmy Commissionee
DuranFreddyArmy Commissionee
DureskyJacobAir Force Commissionee
DurhamDakotaMarine Commissionee
DysonWesleyArmy Commissionee
EafanoLukeAir Force Commissionee
EnglandZacharyMarine Commissionee
ErvinChaseAir Force Commissionee
ErvinSarahNavy Commissionee
FishEvanAir Force Commissionee
FloresIsabelArmy Commissionee
FolsomBrettAir Force Commissionee
FoustMatthewArmy Commissionee
GalindezJeanArmy Commissionee
GarmonDanielArmy Commissionee
GarwoodDallasArmy Commissionee
GasceyKeyshawnArmy Commissionee
GasqueGraysonNavy Commissionee
GerstenfeldSethArmy Commissionee
GhazalehDahrelAir Force Commissionee
GibbsJamesArmy Commissionee
GlecoCollinNavy Commissionee
GraettingerGarrettNavy Commissionee
GreenCodyMarine Commissionee
GriffinWilliamArmy Commissionee
GriffithCalebArmy Commissionee
GrnaNicholasArmy Commissionee
GuillermoSylvesterMarine Commissionee
HadleyRyanArmy Commissionee
HallTarynAir Force Commissionee
HamiltonTyMarine Commissionee
HarbaughJesseArmy Commissionee
HarperRyanMarine Commissionee
HartAlecArmy Commissionee
HearseyBryceMarine Commissionee
HerbertWilliamArmy Commissionee
HobbsWilliamArmy Commissionee
HolbrookMorganMarine Commissionee
HolcombeWilliamArmy Commissionee
HorvathMatthewAir Force Commissionee
HylandKalebArmy Commissionee
JacksonEthanArmy Commissionee
JacksonMalcolmArmy Commissionee
JeffcoatJamesAir Force Commissionee
JensenWilliamNavy Commissionee
JohnsonLaneAir Force Commissionee
JonesJohnArmy Commissionee
JudsonJoshuaArmy Commissionee
KerlegrandPrestonArmy Commissionee
KingRobertArmy Commissionee
KingmanGavinNavy Commissionee
KoethkeJacksonMarine Commissionee
KretzerKyleArmy Commissionee
LaRosaPaulArmy Commissionee
LanceAngeleaArmy Commissionee
LarsenJacobArmy Commissionee
LatimerEmoryArmy Commissionee
LaurencioChristopherArmy Commissionee
LawsonBrandonArmy Commissionee
LineweaverJonathanArmy Commissionee
LubangJosefinoArmy Commissionee
MaddenBanksArmy Commissionee
MakowskiMichealArmy Commissionee
MaloneyCollinArmy Commissionee
MarkusonBlakeArmy Commissionee
MartinCharlesMarine Commissionee
MartinHarrisonAir Force Commissionee
MaynardLukeNavy Commissionee
McBainDavidArmy Commissionee
McClainTristonArmy Commissionee
McCormickDavidArmy Commissionee
McGrathJohnArmy Commissionee
McNeillCurtisArmy Commissionee
MeetzeLukeArmy Commissionee
MichneJohnArmy Commissionee
MitchumBaileyArmy Commissionee
MordenChristopherArmy Commissionee
MotesLaurenArmy Commissionee
MoyerBrendanArmy Commissionee
NolanWilliamArmy Commissionee
NormanGrantArmy Commissionee
O’DeaDonovanArmy Commissionee
OelkersPaulNavy Commissionee
OlsenKamdenNavy Commissionee
Orozco-GarciaPabloArmy Commissionee
ParkNoahMarine Commissionee
ParkerBrandonArmy Commissionee
ParkhurstAndrewArmy Commissionee
PealGarrettNavy Commissionee
PeatrossJamesNavy Commissionee
PerezJustinArmy Commissionee
PerkinsEmilyNavy Commissionee
PhamKevinArmy Commissionee
PrathipatiAkhilArmy Commissionee
PriceJaretArmy Commissionee
PruittHayesNavy Commissionee
PuzzioAidanArmy Commissionee
Reyes TorresBrandleyArmy Commissionee
RhymerJonathonArmy Commissionee
RichardCameronNavy Commissionee
RobersonNicholasArmy Commissionee
RolandJosephNavy Commissionee
SchainblattJosiahAir Force Commissionee
SchwartzJackSpace Force Commissionee
SchwartzPhillipArmy Commissionee
SchwendAnthonyMarine Commissionee
SimoneJohnArmy Commissionee
SimunChristopherArmy Commissionee
SmithKyleNavy Commissionee
SordoLaurenArmy Commissionee
SpeerGrantArmy Commissionee
SpencerCodyArmy Commissionee
SpohnNicoleNavy Commissionee
StephensBenjaminMarine Commissionee
StoneNathanArmy Commissionee
StringerDavidMarine Commissionee
SwoffordDannyArmy Commissionee
TauntonJacobArmy Commissionee
TaylorBradyArmy Commissionee
TeemsHunterAir Force Commissionee
TimmermanLukeArmy Commissionee
TompkinsCharlesArmy Commissionee
TremblayKarrinaArmy Commissionee
Van SlykeJosephArmy Commissionee
VeraRogerArmy Commissionee
WalkerJeremyMarine Commissionee
WallBrianArmy Commissionee
WaltonSamanthaArmy Commissionee
WarnerWiltonArmy Commissionee
WeaverAziArmy Commissionee
WeaverMatthewNavy Commissionee
WelshCamNavy Commissionee
WeyerCharlesArmy Commissionee
WhitlockBenjaminArmy Commissionee
WillmanFinnArmy Commissionee
WilsonJonathanArmy Commissionee
WoodJeffreyArmy Commissionee
WoodsJoshuaArmy Commissionee
YoungbloodCooperArmy Commissionee
YtemJoseph BrandonAir Force Commissionee
ZeilstraJustinArmy Commissionee
ZiccarelloShannonArmy Commissionee
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The Citadel announces $100,000 matching fundraiser to provide full scholarships to two Ukrainian citizens https://today.citadel.edu/the-citadel-announces-100000-matching-fundraiser-to-provide-full-scholarships-to-two-ukrainian-citizens/ Tue, 03 May 2022 17:45:00 +0000 https://today.citadel.edu/?p=31955 "Fulfilling this challenge will provide a total of $200,000 to train two Ukrainian citizens as principled, Citadel leaders."]]>

As The Citadel prepares to send more than 600 newly graduated leaders into the world, it is also preparing to educate the next generation.

In the middle of The Citadel Foundation’s fifth annual Giving Day — a 24-hour effort to celebrate the Class of 2022 and raise funds for the college — an anonymous donor announced a $100,000 matching gift for The Citadel Support for Ukraine Scholarship.

The first $100,000 gifted towards the scholarship will be doubled by that donor.

The fundraising challenge was announced by The Citadel President Gen. Glenn Walters, USMC (Ret.), ’79, at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3.

“To get us started I am making an additional gift of $5,000,” said Walters.

Though the effort began during the college’s annual Giving Day, those who would like to give may continue to do so after.

“Fulfilling this challenge will provide a total of $200,000 to train two Ukrainian citizens as principled, Citadel leaders,” Walters continued. “I ask for your help to support this effort and once again I invite you to join the march.”

In April, the college announced that it would offer two scholarships — covering full tuition, room, board and fees — to Ukrainian citizens affected by the Russian invasion.

The Citadel has committed to funding these scholarships. However, gifting is available to anyone wishing to support this effort or potentially allow for the scholarship to be expanded.

Ukrainian citizens interested in applying for the scholarship should contact Dr. Kelly Brennan, associate provost of enrollment management, by email at admissions@citadel.edu.

To make a gift to The Citadel Support for Ukraine Scholarship through The Citadel Foundation, click here.

For more information on Giving Day 2022, click here.

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Upcoming News from The Citadel – May and summer 2022 https://today.citadel.edu/upcoming-news-from-the-citadel-may-and-summer-2022/ Fri, 29 Apr 2022 17:46:51 +0000 https://today.citadel.edu/?p=31859 The Long Gray Line parade for the Class of 2021The Long Gray Line parade for the Class of 2021A look at some of the events happening on campus, including commencement celebrations, registration for The Citadel Success Institute and more.]]> The Long Gray Line parade for the Class of 2021The Long Gray Line parade for the Class of 2021

Applications for The Citadel Success Institute

Incoming Citadel freshmen can register now for a program designed to help them succeed in their academics and fitness once they enter The Citadel’s 24/7 military lifestyle at the beginning of their fall semester.

The Citadel Success Institute (CSI) is an optional, 23-day program that gives future cadets an opportunity to earn college credit through core curriculum courses, learn and apply crucial academic skills, improve their fitness levels and receive guidance and mentoring from current Citadel cadets, faculty and staff. The goal is to help acclimate future cadets to the requirements and rigors of the college’s military setting.

There will be two sessions of CSI for future cadets to choose from: the first session runs from June 6 – July 1 and the second session will be July 5 – July 30.

Each session costs $3,500. There are a limited number of partial scholarships available for both sessions of CSI. All students will be considered based upon their FAFSA and a need basis.

Statistics show that freshmen participating in CSI are better prepared to succeed at The Citadel.

To register for either session, click here.

For more information, email csi@citadel.edu or call 843-953-5155.

Star of the West finals

Wednesday, May 4
9 a.m.
Summerall Field
Free, open to the public

Members of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets will compete to be recognized as this year’s best-drilled cadet at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, May 4.

The Star of the West competition, which began at The Citadel in 1886, is an annual event that recognizes and celebrates the precision required in military maneuvers and leadership positions in general.

The winner’s name will be engraved on the Star of the West monument on Summerall Field. The monument was raised in 1961, 100 years after Citadel cadets fired upon the Star of the West ship in the Civil War. The names of all Star of the West competition winners are inscribed on the monument.

Additionally, the winner will be awarded the Star of the West medal, which contains wood from the old ship, during the South Carolina Corps of Cadets awards convocation in on Thursday, May 5.

Awards Convocation ceremony

Thursday, May 5
10 a.m.
McAlister Field House
Free, open to the public

The Citadel will honor cadets, veterans and active duty military students for their leadership, service and academic excellence at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 5. The annual awards convocation will be held in McAlister Field House.

More than 50 awards will be presented to cadets in recognition of their outstanding accomplishments in areas such as academic performance, leadership, outstanding performance in intramural competitions and more.

Baccalaureate Service and Carillon Concert

Thursday, May 5
2 p.m.
Summerall Chapel
Free, open to the public

The Citadel’s annual baccalaureate service will be held on May 2 at 2 p.m. in Summerall Chapel. The baccalaureate service is a multi-faith celebration honoring the graduating class.

Maj. Gen. Charles C. Baldwin, USAF (Ret.), former Chief of Chaplains for the United States Air Force, will be the guest speaker.

Prior to retiring in 2008, Baldwin was a member of the special staff of the Chief of Staff who advised on all matters pertaining to the religious and moral welfare of the Air Force. Additionally, he was responsible for establishing an effective total chaplain program to meet the religious needs of all members of the Air Force.

A 1969 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Chaplain Baldwin flew the EC-121, then later, the HH-53 as a rescue helicopter pilot. In January 1977, he earned a Master of Divinity degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, and was assigned to Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, as a Protestant chaplain. He later served in Sardinia, Italy, the academy’s cadet chapel, Saudi Arabia, and the Office of the Chief of Chaplains.

Pinning ceremony for nursing graduates

Thursday, May 5
3:30 p.m.
Summerall Chapel
Free, open to nursing graduates and their guests

The Citadel’s newest graduating class of from the Swain Department of Nursing will be symbolically welcomed into their new profession during a ceremony on Thursday, May 5.

The nursing graduates will be recognized at the pinning ceremony which will be held at 3:30 p.m. in Summerall Chapel.

Lt. Gen. Dorothy A. Hogg, USAF (Ret.), will address the graduates during the ceremony. Prior to retiring from military service, Hogg was the Surgeon General, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon and also served as the first Surgeon General of the U.S. Space Force. In those roles she served as advisor to the Secretary of the Air Force, the Air Force Chief of Staff, the Space Force Chief of Space Operations and the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs on matters pertaining to the medical aspects of the air expeditionary force and the health of Airmen and Guardians.

Commencement awards ceremony hosted by The Citadel Graduate College

Thursday, May 5
5:30 p.m. and 6:15 p.m.
Holliday Alumni Center
Free, open to CGC graduates and their guests

On Thursday, May 5, all graduate college, undergraduate transfer and veteran students are invited to celebrate their graduation and their fellow students’ academic accomplishments.

The awards ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m. Award recipients will receive their awards and have their photographs taken with Gen. Glenn Walters, USMC (Ret.), ‘79.

It will be followed by a reception for all CGC graduates, which starts at 6:15 p.m., following the ceremony.

Joint Military Commissioning ceremony

Friday, May 6
9 a.m.
McAlister Field House
Free, open to the public (livestream available)

Nearly 200 of the U.S. military’s newest officers will be commissioned in a joint ceremony on Friday, May 6.

The ceremony will recognize Army, Air Force, Space Force, Navy and Marine Corps ROTC cadets.

Citadel cadets who will join the armed services after graduation will take their commissioning oaths during the ceremony. Approximately 30% of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets Class of 2022 will accept commissions into the military.

The commissioning cadets will be officially sworn in as officers during the South Carolina Corps of Cadets commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 4.

Brig. Gen. David Odom, USMC, ’91, will address the soon-to-be officers and their guests. Odom, a Hartsville, South Carolina native, is the Director, Expeditionary Warfare Division.

He has served as an infantry officer at all levels, including command of India Company, 3d Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment; 3d Battalion 8th Marine Regiment during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM; and 4th Marine Regiment in Okinawa, Japan. Additionally, Odom has served on staff at The Basic School; the Infantry Officer Course; the MAGTF Staff Training Program; and at III Marine Expeditionary Force.

Long Gray Line parade

Friday, May 6
3:45 p.m.
Summerall Field
Free, open to the public

More than 600 cadets will take part in the Long Gray Line parade on Friday, May 6. The Long Gray Line refers to the men and women who have graduated from the South Carolina Corps of Cadets and the unique ties that bind those that graduate to others who have come before, and all who will come after.

During the parade, the Class of 2022 Regimental Commander Kathryn Christmas will pass the sword and control of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets to Class of 2023 Regimental Commander Brandon Johnson.

Corps of Cadets Commencement ceremonies

Saturday, May 7
9 a.m.
McAlister Field House
Free, open to graduates and ticket-holding guests (livestream available)

More than 600 members of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets will receive their diplomas during the Class of 2022 commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 7.

The doors to McAlister Field House will open for guests at 7:30 a.m. For those on campus who do not have a ticket to attend the SCCC ceremony inside McAlister Field House, The Citadel will be broadcasting a livestream of the entire commencement event in Bond Hall, Room 165. Bond Hall can be located on the college’s virtual map, at position number 50.

For the security of all in attendance, only clear bags will be allowed inside the auditorium. Metal detection and scanning devices will be in place at the entrances.

Admiral James George Stavridis, USN (Ret.), 16th Supreme Allied Commander at NATO, 12th Dean of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, and currently Vice Chairman, Global Affairs of the Carlyle Group, will serve as the speaker for the Corps of Cadets commencement.

For more information on attending or viewing the commencement livestream, click here.

The Citadel Graduate College Commencement ceremonies

Saturday, May 7
3:30 p.m.
McAlister Field House
Free, open to the public (livestream available)

The Citadel Graduate College will celebrate more than 450 undergraduate and graduate students during the Class of 2022 commencement ceremony at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 7.

It will be held in McAlister Field House; doors will open to guests beginning at 2:30 p.m.

For the security of all in attendance, only clear bags will be allowed inside the auditorium. Metal detection and scanning devices will be in place at the entrances.

Claudius “Bud” Watts IV, ’83, Managing Partner of Meeting Street Capital and Chairman of the Board of CommScope, Inc., will address The Citadel Graduate College.

For more information on attending or viewing the commencement livestream, click here.

Citadel professor awarded honorary doctoral degree by Francisco Marroquin University in Guatemala City, Guatemala

Saturday, May 7
Francisco Marroquin University in Guatemala City, Guatemala

A professor of economics at The Citadel, Richard Ebeling, Ph.D., will be presented an honorary Doctoral Degree in Social Sciences by Francisco Marroquin University (UFM) in Guatemala City, Guatemala.

UFM is one of the most respected private institutions of higher learning in Latin America, drawing students from many Central and South American countries, as well as having a campus in Madrid, Spain. 

Ebeling has lectured multiple times at UFM over the years. Previous recipients of this award at UFM include Nobel laureate economists such as Friedrich A. Hayek, Milton Friedman and James M. Buchanan, as well as European leaders, including former president of the Czech Republic, Vaclav Klaus.

Ebeling will also delivery a public lecture for the university’s faculty and students on Friday, May 6.

First Annual South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium Research Symposium

Wednesday, May 11 and Thursday, May 12
8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. and 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., respectively
The Citadel campus
Fees vary; open to the public (registration required)

The Citadel will host the first annual South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium Research Symposium on May 11 and 12.

The symposium will bring together scientists, students and stakeholders from the Southeast region, with the goal of sharing research impacts, building networks to address emerging issues in costal science and management, and defining action steps to enhance equity and community-driven solutions.

“The Near Center for Climate Studies is excited to host this first-of-its-kind research conference,” said Scott Curtis, Ph.D., director of the Lt. Col. James B Near Jr., USAF, ’77 Center for Climate Studies. “We look forward to welcoming coastal scholars from across the Southeast region.”

The keynote speaker will be Claudia Benitez-Nelson, Ph.D., from the University of South Carolina.

The Citadel STEAM Camp

Monday, June 6 – Friday, June 10
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. daily
The Citadel campus
$250, open to rising 5th – 8th grade students

Registration is now open for The Citadel STEAM Camp, where rising 5th – 8th grade students can spend a week learning about the future of forensics.

The STEAM Camp will run from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. starting Monday, June 6 and ending Friday, June 10.

Students will have an opportunity to to go hands-on and high-tech to solve crime scene mysteries with art and science. Activities include capturing digital images with drones and 3D scanners, collect biological and physical evidence, and conducting experiments to crack the case, all while gaining real-world knowledge from Citadel faculty and field experts.

The camp costs $250 per student. To register, click here.

For more information, please email Melanie Blanton at melanie.blanton@citadel.edu or call 843-953-7121.

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Preparing for The Citadel Class of 2022 commencement celebrations https://today.citadel.edu/preparing-for-the-citadel-class-of-2022-commencement-celebrations/ Mon, 25 Apr 2022 21:19:12 +0000 https://today.citadel.edu/?p=31782 Preparing for The Citadel Class of 2022 commencement celebrationsPreparing for The Citadel Class of 2022 commencement celebrationsThe Citadel will celebrate nearly 1,000 cadet and Citadel Graduate College students from the Class of 2022 during two traditional commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 7.]]> Preparing for The Citadel Class of 2022 commencement celebrationsPreparing for The Citadel Class of 2022 commencement celebrations

Information for those attending in person or watching remotely on May 7

The Citadel will celebrate nearly 1,000 cadets and Citadel Graduate College students from the Class of 2022 during two traditional commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 7.

More than 600 members of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets will receive their diplomas during a 9 a.m. ceremony. Later that day, more than 450 undergraduate and graduate students will be celebrated during a ceremony at 3:30 p.m. Both events will be held at McAlister Field House.

Estimated statistics for the Class of 2022 can be found at the bottom of this article.

Admiral James George Stavridis, USN (Ret.), 16th Supreme Allied Commander at NATO, 12th Dean of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, and currently Vice Chairman, Global Affairs of the Carlyle Group, will serve as the speaker for the Corps of Cadets commencement. Claudius “Bud” Watts IV, ’83, Managing Partner of Meeting Street Capital and Chairman of the Board of CommScope, Inc., will address The Citadel Graduate College. Click here to learn more about each of these speakers.

Tickets, parking, security and overflow viewing on campus

Graduates participating in either commencement ceremony can request up to seven tickets through “Marching Order” beginning April 18 and will provide the tickets to their guests.

For those on campus who do not have a ticket to attend the SCCC ceremony inside McAlister Field House, The Citadel will be broadcasting a livestream of the entire commencement event in Bond Hall, Room 165. Bond Hall can be located on the college’s virtual map, at position number 50. . Tickets are not required to watch the ceremony in the Grimsley Hall locations, which are located on the first floor of that building. Please note that space availability is limited.

The doors to McAlister Field House will open for guests at 7:30 a.m. for the SCCC ceremony and at 2:30 for the CGC ceremony. Except for some reserved and handicap parking spaces, all parking on campus is available for visitors on a first-come, first-served basis, as directed by public safety attendants.

For the security of all in attendance, only clear bags will be allowed inside the auditorium. Metal detection and scanning devices will be in place at the entrances.

Additionally, no boxes, alcohol, weapons, firecrackers, noise makers, camera bags, video cameras, umbrellas, backpacks, large handbags, coolers, thermoses or similar items will be allowed in the field house. Food is prohibited. Please see the Campus Event Security Screening Policy for more information.

Professional photographers who are not contracted by the college are not permitted to work inside the Field House. Graduate photos will be made available to graduates later in May through GradImages. News media outlets must have an escort from the Office of Communications and Marketing.

All other, on-campus SCCC commencement events and instructions can be found here. Find more about CGC events here.

How to watch commencement and the joint military commissioning ceremony remotely

Those who cannot attend the commencement ceremonies in person can view them remotely via livestreams hosted by the college. Both ceremonies will be available live on YouTube as well as via Facebook

The commencement ceremonies follow three days of related activities that include a joint military commissioning ceremony. That will be held at 9 a.m. on Friday, May 6, in McAlister Field House and livestreamed on YouTube and Facebook.

Watch the South Carolina Corps of Cadets commencement ceremony live

Watch The Citadel Graduate College commencement ceremony live

Watch the Joint Military Commissioning Ceremony live

Information about the Class of 2022

(Estimated figures could change after final calculations)

Cadets
618

Non-cadet undergraduates

116

Graduate students

367

Veteran undergraduate and graduate students

104

Cadets earning commissions into U.S. Military Service
Army 122
Navy 22
Air Force 20
Marine Corps 16

Most popular cadet degrees

Business Administration, Intelligence and Security Studies, Criminal Justice, Mechanical Engineering and Political Science

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Members of the Class of 2023 take their place as Summerall Guards https://today.citadel.edu/members-of-the-class-of-2023-take-their-place-as-summerall-guards/ Thu, 21 Apr 2022 19:16:27 +0000 https://today.citadel.edu/?p=31740 The Class of 2022 Summerall Guards performed their last precision drills as a unit before passing their rifles to the new platoon earlier this spring.]]>

The Summerall Guards for the Class of 2023 are now in position.

They were selected after a process that included weeks of Bond Volunteer Aspirant (BVA) training. Junior cadets who pass an initial physical fitness test take part in the six-week BVA training and tryout sessions. They must perform military pushups, sit-ups and rifle-bearing physical training, exhibiting exceptional physical condition and stamina.

The changing of the guard ceremony is part of The Citadel’s annual Corps Day/Recognition Day weekend ceremonies.

The Class of 2022 Summerall Guards performed their last precision drills as a unit before passing their rifles to the new platoon earlier this spring.

BVA training during the spring ’22 semester

Known around the United States as one of the elite military drill troupes, cadets consider membership is a high honor at the military college of South Carolina. Created in 1932, The Summerall Guards have represented The Citadel at events around the nation, including performing in five presidential inaugural parades.

The platoon is named for Gen. Charles P. Summerall, former Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army and The Citadel president from 1931 until 1953. It’s purpose is to exemplify the exactness and thoroughness of a cadet’s training through a unique series of movements based on old, close-order Prussian drills. The maneuvers have never been written down, are passed from class to class and are performed to a silent count.

The 61 seniors will be commanded by Cadet Cyrus Mendez.

The Class of 2023 Summerall Guards:

Jose AcevedoSam Kreis
Jason BealJohn Kroske
Porter BealRhett Lindler
Will BirkholzNicolo Marcucci
Bradley BlankenshipEdwin Martin
Tate BowersMadison Matthews
Ben BoydWilliam McDannald
Tyler BurgessKempton Meetze
Jarret ButzerCyrus Mendez
Josue ChegueLogan Michael
Patrick CherryHayden Moore
Dylan ChrismasJames Moore
Cameron ColeSrijit Mukhurjee
William ConnerAndrew Murphy
Gantt ConnorWill Noonan
Charles CorteBlayne Pennartz
Noah CoteJoe Ravago
Micheal DarcyHampton Rea
Micah DerschKevin Revuelta
Dyce DuckworthJuan Ruiz
William EggersGeorge Samellas
Grayson FreeNico Savino
North GainesIan Schultz
Blake GilesDavid Seymour
Harrison GinnChristopher Sullivan
Daniel GladwellJacob Tauton
Ken GlasgaardJack Walker
Thomas GrealyPeter Young
Josh HeweyMax Zappendorf
Ian JenkinsMichael Zavala
Chazton Jordan
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The Citadel recognizes top ROTC cadets for 2021-22 https://today.citadel.edu/the-citadel-recognizes-top-rotc-cadets-for-2021-22/ Fri, 15 Apr 2022 20:44:58 +0000 https://today.citadel.edu/?p=31703 Nearly 125 awards were presented when the recipients were honored as a group on Thursday, April 7 in McAlister Field House.]]>

The ROTC detachments at The Citadel provide cadets with leadership training, preparing them to begin their military careers as officers after graduation.

Through the departments, which include Air Force/Space Force ROTCArmy ROTCMarine Corps ROTC and Navy ROTC, The Citadel is one of the nation’s proven producers of top military leaders.

Each year, about 30% of those graduating from the South Carolina Corps of Cadets earn commissions into all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Annually, the departments nominate their finest cadets and active duty students for awards. Nearly 125 awards were presented when the recipients were honored as a group on Thursday, April 7 in McAlister Field House.

This year’s award winners are as follows:

Air Force Association Cadet Medal

Presented a junior cadet in recognition of outstanding achievement in leadership and academic standing in the Air Force ROTC.

Annaleigh Runion

American Legion Military Excellence Award

Presented to Army, Marine, Navy and Air Force cadets who have demonstrated military excellence.

Marcus, Williams – Army
Aaron Daninger – Air Force
Cody L. Green – Marine Corps
Dietrich Heinz – Navy

American Legion Scholastic Excellence Award

Presented to Army, Marine, Navy and Air Force cadets who have demonstrated scholastic excellence.

Jaret Price – Army
James Jeffcoat – Air Force
Christian J. Chekroun – Marine Corps
Gavin Kingman – Navy

American Veterans of WWII, Korea and Vietnam Award

Presented to ROTC cadets for diligence, discharge of duty and willingness to serve God and country.

Ethan Jackson – Army
Daniel Shapiro – Air Force
Dylan O. Christmas – Marine Corps
Matthew Weaver – Navy

Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA)

Recognizes ROTC students who have demonstrated good moral character, academic excellence and potential to serve as officers in the United States Armed Forces.

Hannah Collee – Army
Tyler Duben – Air Force
Isaac G. Patterson – Marine Corps
Ernest James – Navy

Association of the United States Army Award

Presented to the ROTC cadet who best exemplifies leadership, is in the top 10% for ROTC courses and top 25% for all cadets academically.

Caleb Raab

Association of the United States Army Military History Award

Presented to a cadet who has demonstrated a strong interest in and acumen regarding the study of military history. The award is a joint project of the Association of the U.S. Army, in conjunction with the US Army Center of Military History.

Azi Weaver

AT&T Veterans University ROTC Leadership Award

Presented to ROTC cadets who have displayed the ability to solve problems outside the box by using innovative thinking and carrying it through to execution.

Alec Hart – Army
Harrison Martin – Air Force
Alexander S. Loser – Marine Corps
Paul Oelkers – Navy

Daughters of the American Revolution Award (DAR)

Presented to one outstanding cadet from each ROTC unit who demonstrates the qualities of dependability and good character, leadership ability and a fundamental and patriotic understanding of the importance of ROTC training.

Shannon Ziccarello – Army
Lane Johnson – Navy
David G. Stringer – Marine Corps
Nicole Spohn – Air Force

Chief of Naval Operations Distinguished Midshipmen Graduate Award

Honors one graduating midshipman at each NROTC Unit and midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy who demonstrate the highest standards of leadership, academic and military performance. 

Grayson Gasque

Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America Award

Recognizes outstanding upperclassmen who have demonstrated the qualities of leadership and high scholastic average, and who are highly active in student affairs.

John Hoag – Army
William Ray – Air Force
Kubwimana M. King – Marine Corps
Ryleigh Jenkins – Navy

Department of the Army Superior Cadet Award

The Department of the Army provides this award annually to the outstanding ROTC cadet in each year of military science at The Citadel that is in the top 25 percent of their ROTC class and academic class.

Samuel May
Meth Ranaweera
Benjamin Ligons
Malcolm Jackson

Major General Robert Frederick Leadership Award

Presented to a cadet who successfully graduates from the Leader Development and Assessment Course, is compliant with the Army ROTC contract and exhibits exceptional leadership ability and potential.

William Herbert

Marine Corps Association Award

Presented to a Marine option midshipman in recognition of high endeavor and superior accomplishment during four years of study at The Citadel as a Marine option student.

Jonathan B. Cribb

Marine Corps League Leadership Award

Presented to outstanding Marine and Navy seniors that have excelled in the areas of leadership, academics and military performance.

Cody L. Green – Marine Corps
SSgt Barry J. Morehart – Marine Corps
Nicole Spohn – Navy
Christopher Manley – Navy

Military Officer Association of America ROTC Medal (MOAA)

Presented to outstanding cadets or midshipmen in their next-to-last year in the program who has demonstrated exceptional potential for military leadership.

Peter Riazzi – Army
Emily Lund – Air Force
Benjamin E. Knight – Marine Corps
Thomas Blake Giles – Navy

Military Order of the World Wars Award (MOWW)

Presented to one member in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th class from each branch of service for their diligence in demonstrating military excellence and outstanding accomplishments during the year.

Thomas Fitzpatrick – Army
Taylor Merrell – Army
Seth Edwards – Army
Andrew Palmer – Air Force
Kyle Kras – Air Force
Everett Barkley – Air Force
Abigail G. Kanewske – Marine Corps
Chadd G. Smart – Marine Corps
Lucy Y. Pincus – Marine Corps
Ryan Craig – Navy
Connor Erwin – Navy
Jordan Kish – Navy

National Defense Transportation Association Award (NDTA)

Recognizes a senior cadet who demonstrates outstanding leadership qualities, academic achievement and aptitude for military service.

Christian Blase – Army
Lane Johnson – Air Force
GySgt Kevin S. Haddad – Marine Corps

National Defense Industrial Association Award (NDIA)

Presented to a cadet who has demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities.

Jonathon Rhymer – Army
Robert DeMarre – Air Force
Christopher D. Sullivan – Marine Corps
Garrett Peal – Navy

National Sojourners Award

Recognizes cadets in each ROTC department who have a potential for outstanding leadership and have encouraged and demonstrated the ideals of Americanism by deed and conduct.

Evan Crawford – Army
Desmin Jones – Air Force
Noah P. Plunkett – Marine Corps
Nicholas Harpey – Navy

Naval Submarine League Award

Presented to the top Navy ROTC graduate volunteering for the Submarine Force.

Sarah Ervin

Navy League Honors Award

Presented to the top academic performers of the personnel within the Enlisted Commissioning Programs of the Navy ROTC department.

GySgt Cade A. Adams – Marine Corps
Joseph Roland – Navy

Pallas Athene Award

Presented to a female Army cadet who showcases scholastic excellence and is outstanding in her class.

Angela Lance

Reserve Officers Association Award

Presented to cadets who have demonstrated outstanding competence in the arts and sciences of national defense.

Walker Rhue – Army
Chasey Mercado – Army
Akhil Prathipati – Army
Colton Horvath – Air Force
Charles Corte – Air Force
Luke Eafano – Air Force
Trey S. Edelstein – Marine Corps
Austin R. Miles-Curtsinger – Marine Corps
Robert L. Clement – Marine Corps
Faith Kimpell – Navy
Kallan Stephens – Navy
Colin Gleco – Navy

Society of the Daughters of the War of 1812

Presented to cadets who have significantly demonstrated and encouraged the ideals of Americanism by both deed and conduct.

Sarah Fink – Army
Arista Couture – Air Force
Christopher L. Stuart – Marine Corps
Garrett Graettinger – Navy

Society of the War of 1812 Award

Presented to cadets in the 3rd class who have done the most to demonstrate and encourage the ideals of Americanism by both deed and conduct.

Zyhnue Alvarado-Ramos – Army
Gabriel Morgan – Air Force
Grace E. Cooper – Marine Corps
Robert Perrecone – Navy

Sons of the American Revolution Award (SAR)

Presented to the outstanding Army, Marine, Navy and Air Force cadets based on military excellence and scholarship in their ROTC studies and activities.

Will Walker – Army
Dallas Shreeve – Air Force
Samuel B. Nutting – Marine Corps
Thomas Frosch – Navy

Society of American Military Engineers (SAME)

Recognizes outstanding engineering students of the Military Reserve Officers Training Corps.

Robert King – Army
Kathryn Christmas – Air Force
SSgt Cody A. Martin – Marine Corps
Cameron Richard – Navy

South Carolina State Guard Award for Excellence

Presented to outstanding Army, Marine, Navy and Air Force cadets based on attitude, leadership, initiative, judgement and self-confidence.

Tyler Harper – Army
Andrew Palmer – Air Force
Robert Whalley – Marine Corps
John Zitcovich – Navy

Special Forces Association Medal of Excellence

Presented to a standout freshman or sophomore cadet who has shown scholastic excellence and military proficiency in keeping with the ideals of U.S. Special Forces.

Bethany Mathews – Army
Colton Horvath – Air Force
GySgt Seth C. James – Marine Corps
Asher Goar – Navy

Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry Award

Presented to outstanding cadets who have made significant contributions to demonstrate and encourage patriotism through participation in activities on campus or in the community.

Wilhelm Birkholz – Army
Avery Lollis – Air Force
Tyler E. Miller – Marine Corps
Elijah Holder – Navy

USAA Spirit Award

Presented to students in each ROTC department that best display the traits and characteristics that embody the spirit of service to others.

Samuel Wilson – Army
Jeremiah Days – Air Force
SSgt Thomas G. Conrad – Marine Corps
Trevor Compton – Navy

Col. Benjamin Vandervoort 82nd Airborne Award

Presented to an Airborne qualified MS IV. Receives a paratrooper trophy and monetary award from the COL Benjamin Vandervoort Chapter of the 82nd Airborne Division Association..

Grant Speer – Army

Veterans of Foreign Wars Award (VFW)

Presented annually to seniors or juniors in each ROTC department who has achieved an outstanding academic record.

Andrew Parkhurst – Army
Tristan Eberbach – Air Force
Sylvester L. Guillermo – Marine Corps
Austin Buttle – Navy

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2022 Palmetto Medal Award recipients celebrated at The Citadel https://today.citadel.edu/2022-palmetto-medal-award-recipients-celebrated-at-the-citadel/ Mon, 11 Apr 2022 19:20:01 +0000 https://today.citadel.edu/?p=31634 The Citadel Palmetto Medal recipients accept their awards during the Corps of Cadets military dress parade in March 2022The Citadel Palmetto Medal recipients accept their awards during the Corps of Cadets military dress parade in March 2022Established by the Board of Visitors, the award is presented to those whose service to the college or state is particularly noteworthy.]]> The Citadel Palmetto Medal recipients accept their awards during the Corps of Cadets military dress parade in March 2022The Citadel Palmetto Medal recipients accept their awards during the Corps of Cadets military dress parade in March 2022

Photo: (left to right) The Citadel President Gen. Glenn Walters, USMC (Ret.), ’79; Chair of the Board of Visitors Col. Dylan Goff, ’02; Vice Chair of the Board of Visitors Col. Peter M. McCoy Sr., ’74; Col. Thomas Philipkosky, USAF (Ret.), ’82; and Cadet Rivers Benton during the military review parade on March 26.

The Palmetto Medal Award recognizes exceptional performance reflecting great credit on The Citadel and the state of South Carolina. Established by the Board of Visitors, the award is presented to those whose service to the college or state is particularly noteworthy. Except for honorary degrees, the Palmetto Medal is the highest honor awarded by The Citadel.

Three individuals who embody the college’s definition of principled leaders were chosen for the honor this year. Members of the Board of Visitors presented two awards during the military review parade on March 26, having previously presented the third award during a meeting in February.

The citations for the three award recipients are below.

Cadet Lt. Col. Rivers Benton, ’22

Col. Peter M. McCoy Sr., vice chair for The Citadel Board of Visitors, presents the Palmetto Medal Award to Cadet Lt. Col. Rivers Benton on Summerall Field during Corps Day Weekend in March 2022.

Cadet Lt. Col. Rivers Benton has faithfully and dutifully served as chair of the Honor Committee for the Class of 2022 by innovatively pursuing accountability and integrity for himself, the committee and the Corps of Cadets. During his tenure, Cadet Benton oversaw the development of the position of vice chair for defense to safeguard due process and provide further resources and support for cadets. His steady demeanor helped to maintain morale and encourage adaptability during several key leadership transitions.

In addition to his service on regimental staff, Cadet Benton is a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society, and has been named to the Dean’s List or earned gold stars every semester.

A Business Administration major from Effingham, South Carolina, Cadet Benton made The Citadel proud when he won the writing award at the 2022 Association of Military Colleges and Schools of the United States Senior Military Conference for his submission on the intersectionality of honor and loyalty, two traits that he embodies.

For his steadfast devotion to integrity and commitment to his college, The Citadel Board of Visitors is proud to award Cadet Lt. Col. Rivers Benton the 2022 Palmetto Medal.

Col. Leonard Chelsey Fulghum Jr., ’51

Col. Leonard C. Fulghum Jr. after being awarded the Palmetto Medal in Bond Hall on Friday, February 25, 2022.

A member of the Class of 1951, Leonard Chelsey Fulghum Jr.’s vast experience in construction, hospital administration, banking, charitable fundraising and over 60 years of civic involvement have given him the acumen needed to become a leader at The Citadel and within the Lowcountry community.

Elected by The Citadel Alumni Association in 1978, Fulghum served on the Board of Visitors for over 24 years. His tenure was marked by great challenges and exceptional triumph. As vice chair and later chairman, he became a driving force who helped lead the college through several periods of turbulence into the 21st century.

Additionally, Fulghum spearheaded negotiations to secure the property for the John Monroe J. Holliday Alumni Center, acquire College Park and build the Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park, home of The Citadel Baseball.

For his loyalty and devotion to his alma mater and his generosity of spirit, The Citadel Board of Visitors is proud to award Col. Leonard Fulghum the 2022 Palmetto Medal.

Col. Thomas G. Philipkosky, USAF (Ret.), ’82

Col. Dylan W. Goff, chair for The Citadel Board of Visitors, presents the Palmetto Medal Award to Col. Thomas G. Philipkosky, USAF (Ret.), on Summerall Field during Corps Day Weekend in March 2022

Thomas G. Philipkosky served as a colonel in the United States Air Force and as a master navigator of aircraft such as the KC-135. He has been deployed on missions spanning the globe, including to Manas Air Base, Kyrgyzstan, where he was vice commander of the 376 Air Expeditionary Wing. He retired from the Air Force in 2009 after 27 years of dedicated service to our country.

Col. Philipkosky then rose through The Citadel ranks to senior vice president for operations and administration, overseeing facilities, auxiliaries, technology services, compliance, human resources and project management. A Citadel Class of 1982 graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, Col. Philipkosky remains committed to his alma mater and has actively worked to improve it by supervising numerous facility endeavors, both operational and groundbreaking. During his 12-year tenure, he has earned the campus’s respect for being a skillful leader and a trusted colleague.

For his loyalty and devotion to his alma mater and his generosity of spirit, The Citadel Board of Visitors is proud to award Col. Thomas Philipkosky the 2022 Palmetto Medal.

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Andy Warlick, ’79, named 2022 Krause award recipient, addressing Corps of Cadets April 12 https://today.citadel.edu/andy-warlick-79-named-2022-krause-award-recipient-addressing-corps-of-cadets-april-12/ Thu, 07 Apr 2022 10:00:00 +0000 https://today.citadel.edu/?p=31514 Anderson D. "Andy" Warlick, a member of The Citadel Class of 1979Anderson D. "Andy" Warlick, a member of The Citadel Class of 1979An alumnus, lauded for his dedication to The Citadel mission of developing principled leaders and for his integrity as an executive in the global textile industry, is again being honored by his alma mater.]]> Anderson D. "Andy" Warlick, a member of The Citadel Class of 1979Anderson D. "Andy" Warlick, a member of The Citadel Class of 1979

An alumnus, lauded for his dedication to The Citadel mission of developing principled leaders and for his integrity as an executive in the global textile industry, is again being honored by his alma mater.

Anderson D. Warlick, a member of The Citadel Class of 1979, has served The Citadel Foundation and the college’s cadets, students and alumni with distinction in a variety of leadership positions for decades. He has been recognized by The Citadel on numerous occasions, including commencement 2009, when he received an honorary Doctor of Business Administration degree, and added to the Tommy and Victoria Baker School of Business Hall of Fame in 2004.

Now, Warlick is the 2022 recipient of the prestigious Krause Center Award for Distinguished Service, Leadership and Ethics.

“We are very proud to announce and recognize Anderson (Andy) Warlick, Class of 1979, as the 2022 recipient of the Krause Center for Leadership & Ethics award,” said Bill Krause, ’63, founder of the Krause Center for Leadership and Ethics. “Andy’s leadership as chairman and CEO of Parkdale Mills, a manufacturer of spun yarns with $2 billion in annual sales, is nationally recognized. His service to his community of Gastonia, North Carolina, is legendary. And finally, Andy’s contributions to The Citadel over the past 20-plus years are too long to list here, but it clearly puts him in the pantheon of our distinguished Citadel alumni.”

Warlick grew up in Gastonia, North Carolina, and graduated from The Citadel in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. Upon graduation, he worked for Milliken & Company before joining Parkdale Mills in 1984, where he currently serves as chairman and CEO.

Under his leadership, Parkdale Mills has become the world’s leading independent manufacturer of cotton and cotton-blend yarns, with 28 factories in North and South America. As a leader in the industry, Parkdale has earned a reputation for challenging conventional methods in order to provide best-in-class operational efficiency, machinery capabilities and technological advances.

Over the years, Andy has consistently invested his time, energy, and expertise in The Citadel through key volunteer leadership roles. He served The Citadel Development Foundation and, subsequently, The Citadel Foundation as director from 1994 to 2002, 2004 to 2012, and 2013 to the 2021; as Chair of the Development Committee from 2000 to 2002 and again from 2006 to 2010; and as secretary-treasurer from 1996 to 1997, vice president from 1997 to 1998, president of the Foundation from 1998 to 2000, and vice chairman from 2006 to 2010. During his terms as director, he has served on the Executive, Development, Investment, and Grants committees. He now holds Director Emeritus status at The Citadel Foundation.

Andy’s exemplary service to the Foundation likewise includes his membership on the Campaign for The Citadel Steering Committee and, more recently, his leadership as co-chairman of the Foundation for Leadership campaign, the most ambitious fundraising effort in the history of the college, which concluded in May 2018 having raised over $250 million toward its $175 million goal in celebration of The Citadel’s 175th anniversary.

Excerpt of nomination letter from The Citadel Foundation Chief Executive Officer, John P. Dowd III, Ph.D.

Warlick to provide Greater Issues address to the Corps of Cadets April 12

The Corps of Cadets will gather in McAlister Field House on Tuesday, April 12, to attend The Citadel’s spring Greater Issues Series address provided by Warlick.

He is expected to share reflections on life events that helped shape his leadership philosophies.

The Greater Issues Series was founded in 1954 to engage cadets’ interest and knowledge in important topics of the day. Since it was established, the series has brought presidents, heads of state, scholars, diplomats, journalists and distinguished business and military leaders to Charleston and The Citadel.

Read more about Warlick in The Citadel magazine article, Made in America, here.

Anderson D. "Andy" Warlick, The Citadel Class of 1979
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MUSC and The Citadel collaborate to advance medical care for Corps of Cadets https://today.citadel.edu/musc-and-the-citadel-collaborate-to-advance-medical-care-for-corps-of-cadets/ Wed, 06 Apr 2022 13:42:05 +0000 https://today.citadel.edu/?p=31232 Retreat Parade at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina on Friday, October 15, 2021.Retreat Parade at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina on Friday, October 15, 2021."We are very excited to be collaborating with The Citadel to bring MUSC’s expertise in high-quality, patient-centered care to the Corps."]]> Retreat Parade at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina on Friday, October 15, 2021.Retreat Parade at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina on Friday, October 15, 2021.

Photo above: Retreat Parade at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina on Friday, October 15, 2021.

The Citadel and the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) are joining forces to provide enhanced health care services for members of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets. 

The effort will be a phased, multiyear initiative. In the first year, expanded services will include access to MUSC’s 24/7 Virtual Urgent Care platform, improved availability to clinical care and integrated imaging, and lab and pharmacy services.

Historically, members of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets received on-campus medical treatment as part of their tuition and fees. The Citadel has a robust infirmary on campus, different from other colleges, where cadets are provided primary medical care, diagnostic tests and treatments, wellness education, and inpatient care when needed. The Mary B. Murray Infirmary was one of the first buildings constructed when The Citadel moved to its current location from Marion Square in the 1920s. Since its construction, nurses and a physician employed by the college staffed the facility. Now, the infirmary will be staffed by doctors, nurses and care providers from MUSC Health.

“Some of the many benefits this affiliation provides include integrated health care access for cadets who can use the MUSC digital medical records portal to manage their care, prescriptions and appointments, and will now have 24-hour access to their medical records and appointments as well as continuing to have 24-hour access to medical care,” said The Citadel Vice President for Finance and Business, Charles Cansler. “Additionally, cadets will be treated with the latest medical technology both on campus and at other MUSC facilities as needed. And over time, upgrades will be made to the infirmary equipment, processes and the building itself.”

Cansler reported to The Citadel Board of Visitors (BOV) that as part of the new structure, MUSC Health will bill insurance providers for medical care provided and the college will cover the MUSC co-pay fees for cadets. The affiliation will also slow down cost increases to cadets for the medical services. The BOV approved the Inter-Institutional Affiliation Agreement between the two South Carolina public institutions, and The Citadel and MUSC made it official in late February.

“We are very excited to be collaborating with The Citadel to bring MUSC’s expertise in high-quality, patient-centered care to the Corps,” said Eugene Hong, M.D., MUSC Health chief physician executive. “Health care is undergoing a major transformation right now – from digitization and automation of certain services to how and when individuals access in-person care. As the needs of the community change with the times, we look forward to doing our part to help The Citadel ensure the health and well-being of the Corps.” 

The affiliation will be overseen by a Joint Operating Committee consisting of three individuals from each institution.

“The Citadel would like to thank Dr. Carey Capell, who has provided many years of service to the Corps of Cadets with great dedication as the director of the infirmary,” Cansler said. “Dr. Capell will stay on to assist with the transition to MUSC services and is expected to retire at a future date.”

Other members of the infirmary’s current staff will be integrated into the new plans for the facility or may decide to transfer to other MUSC locations.

The Citadel Mary B. Murray Infirmary on campus in Charleston, South Carolina

About MUSC 

Founded in 1824 in Charleston, MUSC is the state’s only comprehensive academic health system, with a unique mission to preserve and optimize human life in South Carolina through education, research and patient care. Each year, MUSC educates more than 3,000 students in six colleges – Dental Medicine, Graduate Studies, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy – and trains more than 850 residents and fellows in its health system. MUSC brought in more than $327.6 million in research funds in fiscal year 2021, leading the state overall in research funding. MUSC also leads the state in federal and National Institutes of Health funding, with more than $220 million. For information on academic programs, visit musc.edu.

As the health care system of the Medical University of South Carolina, MUSC Health is dedicated to delivering the highest-quality and safest patient care while educating and training generations of outstanding health care providers and leaders to serve the people of South Carolina and beyond. Patient care is provided at 14 hospitals with approximately 2,500 beds and five additional hospital locations in development; more than 350 telehealth sites, with connectivity to patients’ homes; and nearly 750 care locations situated in all regions of South Carolina. In 2021, for the seventh consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report named MUSC Health the No. 1 hospital in South Carolina. To learn more about clinical patient services, visit muschealth.org.

MUSC and its affiliates have collective annual budgets totaling $4.4 billion. The nearly 25,000 MUSC team members include a world-class faculty, physicians, specialty providers, scientists, students, affiliates and care team members who deliver and support groundbreaking education, research and patient care.

The Citadel

The Citadel is a landmark in Charleston and South Carolina that is noted for its educational reputation as well as its rich history. Founded in 1842, The Citadel has an undergraduate student body of about 2,300 students who make up the South Carolina Corps of Cadets. Another 1,000 students attend The Citadel Graduate College, a civilian evening and online program that offers graduate and professional degrees as well as undergraduate programs.

The Citadel is best known nationally for its Corps of Cadets, which draws students from about 45 states and a dozen countries. The men and women in the Corps live and study under a classical military system that makes leadership and character development an essential part of the educational experience. The Citadel has been ranked #1 Top Public College in the South by U.S. News & World Report for eleven consecutive years.

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