People – The Citadel Today https://today.citadel.edu Mon, 26 Sep 2022 21:13:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8.5 https://today.citadel.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Citadel-Favion-new-150x150.png People – The Citadel Today https://today.citadel.edu 32 32 144096890 The Citadel marks a century along the Ashley, still intertwined with Charleston https://today.citadel.edu/commentary-the-citadel-marks-a-century-along-the-ashley-still-intertwined-with-charleston/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 21:05:55 +0000 https://today.citadel.edu/?p=33088 It is said that The Citadel could not exist anywhere else, and we are thankful to be an enduring thread in the fabric of a place unlike any other — Charleston, South Carolina.]]>

As seen in The Post and Courier, by The Citadel President Gen. Glenn Walters, USMC (Ret.), ’79

In 1842, the governor of South Carolina authorized the establishment of a military academy in Charleston for deserving young men. This institution became The Citadel and has been an integral part of the Holy City ever since.

It is said that The Citadel could not exist anywhere else, and we are thankful to be an enduring thread in the fabric of a place unlike any other — Charleston, South Carolina.

As war, natural disasters and profound change to society transformed our city, The Citadel grew with it. In 1922, The Citadel moved from the original armory on Marion Square to its current location, a tract of land donated by the city.

This month, as we mark the centenary of our move to the banks of the Ashley, is a fitting time to reflect on how this unique institution became, and remains, so intertwined with Charleston.

Both before and after the move, Citadel cadets and alumni have played prominent roles in our city’s and nation’s history. They have fought in every American war since 1846 and were present at all significant battles in each. More than 700 gave their lives in conflict, 70% of whom hailed from South Carolina.

As Charleston struggled through changes in American society, so did The Citadel. In 1966, a graduate of Charleston’s C.A. Brown High School became the first African American admitted to the Corps of Cadets. Charles Foster graduated in 1970.

He was followed by another African American Charlestonian, Joe Shine, later a prominent S.C. attorney and deputy attorney general.

Thirty years later, the daughter of a Citadel alum and a Goose Creek resident, Nancy Mace, became our first female graduate; she now serves in Congress. Each overcame significant obstacles, besting the challenges of our military system. Their trailblazing accomplishments are highlights of The Citadel’s evolution.

Joe Riley, a member of the Class of 1964, led the modern renaissance of our city as mayor for 40 years, transforming Charleston into a vibrant, modern community while maintaining the spirit of a city, 350 years in the making. Citadel cadets, whose dress uniforms harken to those of the 1870s, are fixtures on Charleston streets during the school year.

And as Charleston grew, so did The Citadel. The 1922 campus had only a single barracks, a mess hall and one building for academics and administration. An infirmary would come the following year, funded by a gift from an anonymous Charlestonian.

By the end of World War II, there were four barracks capable of housing almost 2,000 cadets. The campus now boasts five barracks and academic facilities that rival larger institutions.

As Charleston evolved with new industry and technology, The Citadel kept pace, expanding academic offerings to prepare cadets and students for the challenges and opportunities of a changing world.

When cadets graduate, they become leaders in the military, their professions and their communities. Citadel alumni earn more and return to, or stay in, South Carolina at rates exceeding every other college in the state.

Thirty-five thousand Citadel alumni around the world consider Charleston their second home — the connections between alma mater and city remain unbroken over the decades.

As 1967 graduate Pat Conroy wrote: “You can be moved profoundly by other vistas, by other oceans, by soaring mountain ranges, but you can never be seduced. You can even forsake the Lowcountry, renounce it for other climates, but you can never completely escape the sensuous, semitropical pull of Charleston.”

The Citadel is a proud neighbor in Charleston, and we look forward to our next century together.

Retired Marine Corps Gen. Glenn Walters is president of The Citadel.

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Information on Parents’ Weekend 2022 https://today.citadel.edu/information-on-parents-weekend-2022/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 20:49:23 +0000 https://today.citadel.edu/?p=33079 Relatives and friends of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets will be welcomed to campus during The Citadel's annual Parents' Weekend on Friday, Oct. 7 - Sunday, Oct. 9.]]>

Relatives and friends of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets will be welcomed to campus during The Citadel’s annual Parents’ Weekend on Friday, Oct. 7 – Sunday, Oct. 9.

Highlights of the weekend include a Ring Presentation Ceremony for The Citadel Class of 2023, the promotion of fourth-class cadets from recruits to privates and a Saturday dress parade. There will also be a diverse range of religious services on Sunday, Oct. 9.

Another main event of the weekend will be when The Citadel takes on Furman University at Johnson Hagood Stadium. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m.

Due to construction related to the Capers Hall replacement project, parking on campus is extremely limited. Carpooling or travelling to campus via taxi, Uber, Lyft or other service is highly recommended.

Parents’ Weekend 2022 schedule

Friday, Oct. 7

10:30 a.m.Gen. Walters speaks during The Citadel Family Association annual meetingBuyer Auditorium in Mark Clark Hall
2:45 p.m. Seniors march to Summerall Chapel for the Ring PresentationSummerall Field
3 p.m.Class of 2022 Ring Presentation Ceremony – open only to cadetsSummerall Chapel
5 p.m.Ring ReceptionDeas Hall
6 p.m.Ring Ceremony, including the Ring walk-through and Junior Sword Arch performanceMcAlister Field House

Saturday, Oct. 8

8:30 – 10:15 a.m.All barracks open
(2nd Battalion Band rooms open to parents at 8 a.m.)
Pipe Band performs in barracks
8:45 a.m.Kelly Cup FinalsPadgett-Thomas Barracks quad
9:45 a.m.Rifle Legion Performance Padgett-Thomas Barracks quad
9:55 a.m.Freshmen Promotion ceremoniesAll barracks
11 a.m.Jeep review paradeSummerall Field
1 p.m.Formation and march to Johnson Hagood StadiumAcross campus
2 p.m.Bulldogs vs. Furman, Summerall Guards perform at halftimeJohnson Hagood Stadium

Sunday, Oct. 9

9 a.m.General Protestant worship with a Blessing of the Rings serviceSummerall Chapel
7 p.m.Catholic MassSummerall Chapel

The first Parents’ Day at The Citadel was held in 1934. Today it is one of the college’s four major weekends.

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Most distinguished cadets named to spring 2022 President’s List https://today.citadel.edu/most-distinguished-cadets-named-to-spring-2022-presidents-list/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 21:17:16 +0000 https://today.citadel.edu/?p=33066 The President’s List, awarded for academic and military excellence, is one of the most distinguished cadet awards presented by The Citadel.]]>

The President’s List is one of the most distinguished cadet awards presented by The Citadel. It indicates excellence in academics and military duties. The list is a combination of the Dean’s List and the Commandant’s Distinguished List and is composed of cadets who contribute the most to their companies while maintaining excellent military and academic records.

The cadets were recognized at on Sept. 9 when they were presented their ribbon, which they may wear on their uniforms throughout the semester following their achievement.

The following cadets have been recognized for their outstanding work during the spring 2022 semester:

First nameLast name
PaulAnderson
BriannaArguello
AdamBalawi
JoshuaBaxa
PorterBeal
ChristianChekroun
DylanChristmas
JohnClark
ElliottCont
ScottDale
AndrewDezelle
ThomasFitzpatrick
JacksonFuller
BlakeGarwood
ThomasGiles
AsherGoar
CollinHamilton
TylerHarper
EmilyHickey
Po-ShuoHung
AekchaninIamborisut
BenjaminKahler
AbigailKanewske
BrianKelley
JordanKish
WilliamKnox
KyleKras
EthanLisenby
AlexanderLoser
JacobMartin
PaulMaskery
SamuelMay
CalebMcHargue
RyanMcInerney
JosephMcLamb
CyrusMendez
ErickMendoza
HaydenMoore
ThomasMordarski
LoganMurray
SamuelNutting
TimothyOverend
BrysonOverton
EdgarPerry
JeremiePrograis
MethRanaweera
ElissaReckdenwald
WalkerRhue
SamuelRieger
JohnRoss
JohnRourke
DanteRovere
WilliamSargent
ThomasSaunders
DanielSmith
RyanStephens
NatalieStewart
KeaganTrahan
DavidTurasov
StevenValentine
Kellenvon Hoven
PatrickWalsh
BraxtonWeaver
ThomasWeese
JohnZitcovich
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Gold stars for spring 2022 awarded to Citadel cadets and students https://today.citadel.edu/gold-stars-for-spring-2022-awarded-to-citadel-cadets-and-students/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 20:36:33 +0000 https://today.citadel.edu/?p=33056 Gold stars are awarded each semester to cadets and students who have earned a grade point ratio of 3.7 or higher.]]>

Gold stars are awarded to cadets and students who have earned a grade point ratio of 3.7 or higher.

Those cadets were recognized on Sept. 9, when they were presented their gold stars, which they may wear on their uniforms throughout the semester following their academic achievement. A gold star recognition certificate is awarded to non-cadet students who meet the requirements; veteran and active duty students are also awarded challenge coins.

Academics at The Citadel are divided between five schools: the Tommy and Victoria Baker School of Business, the School of Engineering, the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Swain Family School of Science and Mathematics and the Zucker Family School of Education.

The following are cadets and students who received the honor for their work accomplished in the spring semester of 2022:

South Carolina Corps of Cadets

First nameLast name
BenidictAbalos
JohnAcker
CamdenAdams
NoahAlberry
JacksonAll
AnthonyAllen
WilliamAllen
IsaiahAllgeyer
KhalilAl-Nakhala
PaulAnderson
AngelaAngela
BriannaArguello
ShannonArias
ThomasAycock
HaydenBack
BryantBacu
ChristopherBaker
AustinBamberg
JamesBanko
EvansBanks
JohnBanner
MadelaineBarbee
BakaryBarton
JoshuaBaxa
PorterBeal
EricBecker
MatthewBeitel
JeffreyBellino
JamesBerg
LoganBillings
WilhelmBirkholz
TristanBisbano
GrahamBlondes
LouiseBonnimond
KenyazBoston
NicholasBoulware
JosephBowers
JohnBoyd
WilliamBoyd
JohnathonBrockelbank
MarshallBrown
PaytonBurns
MarkBurton
WilliamBush
FinianButcher
JohnCahill
ToyaCanteen
JohnCappello
LoganCarr
AlbertCastro
JonahCharles
HsiaoChen
TheronChildress
JohnClark
EoinClarke
JoshuaCockrell
WilliamCoffey
RandolphCoker
HannahCollee
TrevorCompton
TristanConner
WilliamConnor
ZoeyConrad
BrennanConway
GraceCooper
JohnCopeland
GavinCoulter
JefferyCourtney
AristaCouture
RyanCraig
NicholasCrews
EdmundCrites
BrandonCruz
CaitlinCurmode
ChadDailey
ScottDale
AndrewDarby
AndrewDavis
JakeDebenport
NicholasDeConto
CampbelldeHoll
BryanDela Cruz
NathanielDenne
MicahDersch
JoshuaDevine
AydenDevlin
GraysonDewald
JacksonDorris
TylerDuben
RyanDuffelmeyer
MarcusDuncan
JamesDunn
SeanDurham
HoustonDykes
LeoEckhardt
TreyEdelstein
SethEdwards
JaelynnElgert
TravisElliott
ChaseElsesser
ColeEngland
ConnorErwin
SavannahFisher
ThomasFitzpatrick
JohnFly
BrentForrest
HeidiFortin
AndrewFrazier
SlateonFrederick
LydiaFreeman
TylerFurches
KennethGalsgaard
DonaldGarbade
BlakeGarwood
BayleighGentieu
RileyGeoghegan
FranklinGettys
JoshuaGibson
JuliusGibson
ThomasGiles
WilliamGinn
DanielGladwell
AsherGoar
SamuelGoldenstein
SadieGomez
AndreGonzalez
KyleGoodwin
JarrodGorczynski
EthanGoswick
Wesley-WilliamGotsch
LandonGregory
MatthewGuerriero
ChristianGunter
ClaytonGurley
JoshuaHage
LiamHaggerty
JacksonHaguewood
CollinHamilton
HenryHamilton
JacksonHandlin
StaffordHanna
AndrewHanson
DavidHardcastle
TylerHarper
NicolasHarpey
JamesHarrison
JamesHart
DaltonHazelwood
CharlesHeaton
JustinHedges
MadisonHenning
SebastianHerbert
JohnHibbitts
KaressaHill
ChristianHines
CollinHinkle
KhangHoang
GeorgeHoniotes
AaronHouston
MercerHoward
WilliamHowl
SaraHume
ChristopherHummel
SarahHumphries
JasonHutto
AekchaninIamborisut
JacobIngoe
EliasIrizarry
JamesIves
AshleyJames
ErnestJames
IanJenkins
JulianJenkins
HowardJennings
CullenJohnson
JoshuaJohnson
MasonJohnson
NicholasJohnson
ThomasJohnson
ToddJones
ElijahJoseph
BenjaminJourney
HunterKackley
AbigailKanewske
BlakeKeffer
CharlesKellett
BrianKelley
JackKelley
SydneyKemp
JacobKenison
PatrickKenny
YounghoKim
FaithKimpell
DylanKing
RudyKirven
JordanKish
SebastianKlincewicz
TimothyKolb
JohnKroske
LauraKuhlmann
SamuelLaFrage
JohnLanier
MarieLe Gallo
CadenLeckelt
AnthonyLee
PiercesonLee
BenjaminLesesne
WestonLever
JosephLewis
ChihLi
BenjaminLigons
NathanaelLing
EthanLisenby
ChaseLoggins
AveryLollis
AlexanderLoser
WillLott
BrendanLuginbuhl
EmilyLund
BlakeLyon
NathanMalloy
HenryManley
BrockMartin
JacobMartin
TylerMartin
VincentMassaro
CalebMatthews
MadisonMatthews
TrevorMayes
RobertMcCaffrey
IrelandMcConnell
AndrewMcCullough
HunterMcDonald
LaurenMcDonald
DylanMcDowell
RyanMcInerney
EthanMcKenzie
JoshuaMcKenzie
JosephMcLamb
JakeMcPherson
CyrusMendez
ChaseyMercado
ChotipatMetreethummaporn
WilliamMetts
LoganMichael
AustinMiles-Curtsinger
WyattMiller
RichardMilling
CameronMoewe
CelesteMontero
HaydenMoore
ThomasMordarski
GabrielMorgan
JohnMorris
JackMozley
NatalieMullen
LoganMurray
BrianMutua
PierceMyrick
EvanNader
RileyNeiders
NoahNeitlich
LymanNewman
PhilipNewman
SullivanNewsome
TreonteNewton
WilliamNoonan
SeanO'Brien
MitchellO'Connor
TizianaOrtega
HenryOsborne
GriffinO'Shields
TimothyOverend
HunterPage
AndrewPalmer
StephanieParris
MasonPatnoude
NoahPearson
DamirelysPerez
JacobPerkins
EdgarPerry
JonathanPetrovich
LucyPincus
ThomasPipkins
KeshawnPitts-Bermudez
JosephPoole
IsaiahPoppe
RobertPortegello
JacksonPrice
BenjaminPrins
JacobProctor
JamesPruskowski
JesseQuimby
GiannaRabassi
BenjaminRace
PerryRaines
DavidRamey
DanielRathbun
HamptonRea
ElissaReckdenwald
SawyerReeves
BriggsRehome
WalkerRhue
PeterRiazzi
SamuelRieger
LucasRobins
ConorRom
JohnRopp
JackRose
JohnRoss
MatthewRothkopf
JohnRourke
DanteRovere
GriffinRuff
ElliottRuoff
CharlesSackett
AlecSamsel
WilliamSargent
AubreySchaffer
GeorgeSchlageter
LukeSegee
DavidSeymour
RohanShah
SamuelSharnas
ZacharyShell
JohnShirley
ChristopherShorkey
BriannaSikes
CamilleSimmons
JacobSimmons
SamuelSimmons
BrianSims
AidanSmith
AndrewSmith
CanyonSmith
DanielSmith
MatthewSmith
VictoriaSnook
GraySobel
LucasSotile
ChadSouders
ElisabethSouthern
KaleisSpaulding
BradySpence
JacobSperry
JacksonStancell
WilliamStanley
BenjaminStemmet
KallanStephens
NatalieStewart
BradyStone
RichardStuckey
BrendanSullivan
CarlSullivan
TylerSunderlin
SutthikiatSungkeetanon
DavidSykes
ChaseTaylor
WayneTaylor
WilliamTempleton
ClaireThomas
CodyThomas
AlexanderTiberghien
GageTimberlake
KeaganTrahan
DavidTurasov
TravisTurley
JacksonTurner
NicholasTuzzolino
MatthewUnden
AdgerVanadore
FrederickVogel
CharlesWalker
JackWalker
CooperWallace
DonaldWallace
JoshuaWallen
PatrickWalsh
AlexanderWang
Yu-ChingWang
BraxtonWeaver
CarolineWeeren
ThomasWeese
WilliamWelch
CharlotteWelsh
RobertWhalley
JasonWheeler
JustinWhite
StevenWhite
JohnWhyte
GillianWiggins
MasonWilkinson
SamWilson
AlisaWilson-Ruffin
AustinWinburn
JackWinter
ParkerWloch
DylanWood
JacobWood
GabrielWoodhull
StephenWoytek
BanksWright
ChristopherWulfhorst
JustinWyatt
JohnWysong
JesseYoung
JohnZitcovich

Non-cadet undergraduate and graduate students

First nameLast name
StevenAhlers
TravisBarrow
ElijahBass
JohnBauman
MichaelBehrends
RikiBenton
RobertBernzott
JamesBevis
EricBurchfield
MadiaBurchfield
ZacheryCampbell
StevenCanaday
ErinCarrino
JohnClayton
JaceyCobb
ThomasConrad
KennethCuming
BrennaCurtin
ForrestDangerfield
JoshuaDavidson
EricDavis
ChayneDawley
MelissaDevenney
JohnEast
AurelEdyvean
AminElgazar
AshlynnGallagher
SalvatoreGandolfo
LeeGarcia
ShamarGoodridge
KevinHaddad
AveryHanulcik
MatthewHart
JacobHartzheim
RandallHarville
NathanHenigan
SybilHensley
KennethHill
AshlynHoward
RosarioHuerta-Cardenas
SamuelIverson
SethJames
RomanKhayat
BenjaminKnight
YukoKojimoto
HollieLacey
AustinLash
JonathanLehman
JuanLorduy
ChristopherManley
BethanyManseau
CodyMartin
MatthewMcDaniel
ChristopherMcGinnis
BarryMorehart
ConorNuelle
DanielleOlivetti
AaronPanos
MatthewParris
BernardPatton
RichardPerez
JacobRasure
MariaRivera
JesseRog
NickoSalem
BriannaSmeriglio
BrandonSmith
CourtneySmith
BlakeStewart
AaronSuttles
SeanSweeney
JeremyThomson
DavidTurner
TristanVietzke
TravisVolmert
BenjaminWarner
RandallWelton
ChristopherWerder
RobertWright
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Cadets and students named to The Citadel’s spring 2022 dean’s list https://today.citadel.edu/cadets-and-students-named-to-the-citadels-spring-2022-deans-list/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 13:46:58 +0000 https://today.citadel.edu/?p=33038 The dean’s list is a recognition given to cadets and students who are registered for 12 or more semester hours with a GPA of 3.20 or higher.]]>

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

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

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

South Carolina Corps of Cadets

First nameLast name
BenidictAbalos
JohnAcker
DylanAcosta
CamdenAdams
TylerAdler
RyanAiton
NoahAlberry
AdrianAlizadeh
JacksonAll
AnthonyAllen
IsaiahAllgeyer
JohnAllocco
KhalilAl-Nakhala
JackAlvarez
MatthewAmes
LiamAndersen
PaulAnderson
AngelaAngela
BriannaArguello
ShannonArias
JeffreyAshlock
MaleenaAustin
DonaldAustin
MaiaAviles
NoahAxtell
ThomasAycock
JillianAylsworth
HaydenBack
BryantBacu
JaceBaer
ConnorBailey
MasonBailey
ChristopherBaker
AdamBalawi
ClaytonBallog
AustinBamberg
JamesBanko
EvansBanks
JohnBanner
MadelaineBarbee
WalkerBarber
EverettBarkley
NivenBarnes
LandonBarnett
MichaelBartilucci
BakaryBarton
AaronBatalka
JoshuaBaxa
PorterBeal
AndrewBeard
EricBecker
LonnieBecude
MatthewBeitel
JeffreyBellino
ZvonkoBencedic
WilliamBennett
JamesBerg
MichaelBerry
LandonBeverly
ZacharyBieda
LoganBillings
WilhelmBirkholz
TristanBisbano
TylerBlackwell
KingslandBland
RobertBlok
GrahamBlondes
RoyceBolanos
LouiseBonnimond
MeghanBostic
KenyazBoston
NicholasBoulware
JosephBowers
JohnBoyd
WilliamBoyd
IanBradbury
BrianBradrick
JustinBrannon
DanielBrannon
ChristianBrenner
WalkerBrigham
JohnathonBrockelbank
MarshallBrown
McDonaldBrown
ThorntonBrown
JacksonBurgess
PaytonBurns
IsaiahBurrier
JonahBurriss
MarkBurton
JohnBusche
WilliamBush
FinianButcher
KeananButler
EliasButtrey
CylaByrd
JohnCahill
MirabellaCalabrase
WilliamCaldwell
JordanCamacho
JosephCannavaro
ToyaCanteen
JohnCappello
ColtonCapps
MadelineCardenas
ChristopherCarnevale
LoganCarr
CameronCarter
AlexandriaCarter
AlbertCastro
CurtCaudle
JosephChandler
ThomasChapman
WesleyChapman
JonahCharles
GregoryChavez
ChristianChekroun
Wei-HanChen
HsiaoChen
TylerCherry
SaraiChestnut
TheronChildress
DylanChristmas
WilliamClark
JohnClark
EoinClarke
JoshuaCockrell
WilliamCoffey
RandolphCoker
CameronCole
JosephCole
HannahCollee
TrevorCompton
JacobCompton
TristanConner
JamesConnor
WilliamConnor
ZoeyConrad
ElliottCont
BrennanConway
WilliamCooke
JonathanCoon
JohnCoons
GraceCooper
ChaceCooper
JohnCopeland
AshleyCoplo
KelseyCordero
SamuelCorley
CreadCorley
CharlesCorte
GavinCoulter
JefferyCourtney
AristaCouture
RyanCraig
KyleCranshaw
AndrewCrawford
JessicaCrawford
ZoeCrecos
NicholasCrews
EdmundCrites
WilliamCrowther
JamesCrowther
BrandonCruz
ConnerCummiskey
CaitlinCurmode
JohnCurtis
RobertCurtis
ShannonCurtis
CarlCuster
ChadDailey
ScottDale
AlexandraDaley
AndrewDarby
WilliamDargan
MathewDaugomah
AndrewDavis
AndrewDavis
JamesDay
JakeDebenport
NicholasDeConto
CampbelldeHoll
BryanDela Cruz
NathanielDenne
DasanDeringer
MicahDersch
JoshuaDevine
AydenDevlin
GraysonDewald
AndrewDezelle
AnthonyDiaz
MichaelDiSilvestro
CecilyDiVirgilio
JohnDoar
WilliamDoherty
CarmenDominguez
MaximilianDonegan
JacksonDorris
GrantDowis
WilliamDrake
TereisDrayton
DiegoDuarte
TylerDuben
DavidDuBose
DyceDuckworth
RyanDuffelmeyer
WilliamDuggan
JamesDuke
MarcusDuncan
HarrisonDuncan
JamesDunn
StevenDurden
SeanDurham
MecadeezDurham
BrockDurham
HoustonDykes
TristanEberbach
LeoEckhardt
TreyEdelstein
BlakeEdmunds
SethEdwards
WilliamEggers
JaelynnElgert
BlakeEllen
TravisElliott
ChaseElsesser
CarltonEnes
ColeEngland
ConnorErwin
AmberFairfax
JackFawcett
SarahFink
AndrewFinkle
SavannahFisher
ThomasFitzpatrick
JacobFlesher
MasonFloyd
GeorgeFloyd
JohnFly
KeeganFoley
BrentForrest
HeidiFortin
GavinFranklin
AndrewFrazier
SlateonFrederick
LydiaFreeman
ThomasFrosch
JacksonFuller
TylerFurches
BryanFurtick
NorthGaines
JamesGainey
KennethGalsgaard
JackGamble
ManGao
JasonGaray
DonaldGarbade
RobertGarrett
ChayseGarrett
BlakeGarwood
CharlesGeiger
BayleighGentieu
RileyGeoghegan
MiaGervais
TylerGethers
FranklinGettys
WilliamGibbs
WilliamGibson
JuliusGibson
JoshuaGibson
GuyGierhart
ThomasGiles
BenjaminGilman
WilliamGinn
DanielGladwell
AsherGoar
SamuelGoldenstein
HeydenGoldiner
SadieGomez
AndreGonzalez
SethGoodrich
KyleGoodwin
JarrodGorczynski
EthanGoswick
Wesley-WilliamGotsch
ChadGraham
DanielGraham
DiannaGraham
JavonteGraves-Billips
AmieGreene
BrysonGregg
LandonGregory
StephenGriffin
VincentGrna
CatherineGuenther
MatthewGuerriero
ChristianGunter
ClaytonGurley
JoshuaHage
LiamHaggerty
JacksonHaguewood
GrahamHaigood
HenryHamilton
CollinHamilton
KohlHammer
JacksonHandlin
StaffordHanna
AndrewHanson
DavidHardcastle
HaydenHare
TylerHarper
NicolasHarpey
ColinHarris
JohnHarris
JamesHarrison
GregoryHart
JamesHart
MichaelHart
HunterHartman
CalebHasty
DaltonHazelwood
CharlesHeaton
JustinHedges
TavinHeisig
WilsonHendricks
MadisonHenning
GavinHentschel
SebastianHerbert
NicholasHerzler
JohnHewlett
JohnHibbitts
EmilyHickey
BlakeHill
KaressaHill
CassidyHill
MirandaHinderliter
ChristianHines
CollinHinkle
BrianHipp
JohnHoag
KhangHoang
JamesHodges
ElijahHolder
GeorgeHoniotes
BrandonHooks
AnthonyHopkins
BrianHorn
AaronHouston
MercerHoward
WilliamHowl
CageHuber
AnnaHughes
SaraHume
ChristopherHummel
SarahHumphries
Po-ShuoHung
JasonHutto
AekchaninIamborisut
MeganIkeda
WilliamIller
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Remembering Lt. Gen. Donald E. “Rosie” Rosenblum, ’51 https://today.citadel.edu/remembering-lt-gen-donald-e-rosie-rosenblum-51/ Thu, 15 Sep 2022 20:30:05 +0000 https://today.citadel.edu/?p=33021 Retired Lt. Gen. Donald "Rosie" Rosenblum, U.S. Army, a member of The Citadel Class of 1951, passed away on Sept. 6, 2022.]]>

Retired Lt. Gen. Donald “Rosie” Rosenblum, U.S. Army, a member of The Citadel Class of 1951, passed away on Sept. 6, 2022.

Before graduating from The Citadel with a Business Administration degree, he was a member of the Junior Sword Drill and Summerall Guards and also served as Mike Company’s commander.

A life member of The Citadel Alumni Association, he also served on the Board of Directors for The Citadel Foundation — called “The Citadel Development Foundation” at the beginning of his first term — from April 1985 – April 1993 and again from Oct. 1997 – April 2005

Multiple children and grandchildren have followed in Rosenblum’s footsteps to join The Citadel’s Long Gray Line.

Rosenblum’s internment service will begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, at The Citadel’s Summerall Chapel and Columbarium.

Obituary from the Savannah Morning News

On Tuesday September 6th, surrounded by his loving children, Retired Lieutenant General Donald E. “Rosie” Rosenblum, of Savannah, Georgia passed away at age 93.

Rosie was born on June 3rd, 1929, in Flushing, NY and raised during the Depression in Hell’s Kitchen in New York. In 1948, he graduated from high school and followed his older brother, Bob, to college at The Citadel in Charleston, SC. His gregarious personality and self-confidence allowed him to thrive in its challenging environment. There, he played varsity baseball, commanded Mike Company, was a member of the Junior Sword Drill and Summerall Guards, was sports editor of the college paper, and a distinguished military graduate. Upon graduation, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the US Army and promptly deployed to lead an Infantry Platoon in the Korean War. For the remainder of his life, his experience at The Citadel and leading men in combat would be the foundation for his long and prestigious military career, post military success, and community involvement.

After returning from Korea, Rosie married his college sweetheart, Laura Maree, at the St. Catherine’s School for Girls Chapel in Richmond, VA. Rosie and Laura would go on to raise seven children and move 22 times in his 33-year Army career. Highlights of his Army career include commanding an Infantry Company in the 82nd Airborne Division at Ft. Bragg NC and serving as a staff officer in Berlin, Germany when “The Wall” was built. He commanded 2nd Battalion 327th Airborne Infantry of the 101st Airborne Division and the 101st Division’s Support Command in Vietnam, giving the 2-327 the name “No Slack”, which still stands as their motto today. Between Vietnam tours, he graduated from the US Army War College and later served as the Executive Officer to the Army’s Director of Operations at the Pentagon. There, he received his first general officer star. It was this promotion that brought him to Ft. Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia – a region which would later become his home. He earned numerous awards, decorated for valor three times, earned the Combat Infantryman’s Badge with a star for combat service in two wars, and was a senior rated paratrooper/jumpmaster. After retirement, the Officers and Soldiers of the 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division named him Honorary Colonel of the 327th Regiment.

In 1974, the Army Chief of Staff, General Creighton Abrams, selected Rosie to lead the Division’s reactivation and installation restructuring of the 24th Infantry Division at Ft. Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield, GA. As a 46-year-old, newly promoted Brigadier General, he realized he needed to quickly strengthen the bond between the military and the local community. On the heels of the Vietnam War, this assignment was considered an extremely challenging one, but Rosie’s determination and exceptional leadership allowed him to rise to the task. His unwavering pursuit of excellence and professionalism, coupled with his quick wit, intellect, unswerving honesty, and love of Soldiers propelled him to the promotion of Major General and the command of the newly re-formed 24th Infantry Division. In the process, he developed lifelong friendships with State Senator Tom Coleman, Mayor John Rousakis, local engineer Roy Hussey, WTOC anchorman Doug Weathers, and WTOC General Manager Bill Cathcart.

Following command of the 24th ID, he served in various General Officer billets with his final assignment as a 3-Star General in command of First US Army at Ft. Meade, MD. When he retired from the Army in 1984, Rosie and Laura chose Savannah as the community they called home. Post retirement, Rosie worked with US Representative Bo Ginn, and began consulting for private defense contractors as well as serving as the chair of Savannah’s Metropolitan Planning Commission. In 1988 he formed Rosenblum and Associates and continued his consulting business for the next 32 years. While he never officially retired from business, he finally ceased consulting at the age of 90. In 1990 his alma mater, The Citadel, awarded him an honorary doctorate in Military Science.

In 2006, he married Nancy Terry Hooten and enjoyed his time exercising at the Islands YMCA, playing golf at The Savannah Golf Club, solving world issues with his 1 to 3 Club, and attending Monday luncheons with The Rotary Club of Savannah. He was an avid reader and was never without a library book after exhausting his own collection. He was a 50-year season ticket holder for his beloved Washington Redskins and loved his NY (baseball) Giants, even after they moved to San Francisco. Rosie continued to enjoy a strong connection with The Citadel, having two sons and two grandsons graduate, and one grandson currently attending. He consistently attended football games through his 92nd year and remained a dedicated member of The Citadel Alumni Association and The Savannah Citadel Club. As a community volunteer, he served on the boards of YMCA of Coastal Georgia, The Rotary Club of Savannah, Starbase Savannah, St. Andrew’s School, The Citadel Foundation, Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial Savannah, among many others. He remained most proud of his seven children, fifteen grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren throughout his life, and was known for never missing a birthday.

He is pre-deceased by his parents, Colonel (retired) AJ “Jay” and Rose Rosenblum, and his brother Robert Rosenblum. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Hooten, and seven children from his marriage to Laura Rosenblum: Alice (Tom) McDonald of Athens, GA, Jay Rosenblum of Georgetown, TX, Nancy (Dennis Devito) Doelling of Atlanta, Carol (Tord) Norstedt of Athens, Sarah (Al) Jordan of Sumter, SC, David (Katherine) Rosenblum of Bluffton, SC, and Anne Patrick Moore of Mt. Pleasant, SC; fifteen grandchildren, Meredith (Ryan) Hruda and Claire (Andy) McLaughlin; Daniel (Ashley) Rosenblum, William (Samantha) Rosenblum, and Scott Rosenblum; Richard (Meg) Doelling, and Ross (Anne Gray) Doelling; Erik Norstedt and Karl Norstedt; Philip (Katie) Jordan and Harris Jordan; Davis (Jillian) Rosenblum, Carol Ann Rosenblum, and John Rosenblum; Madelyn Moore; and eight great-grandchildren, Watson and Rollins Hruda, Palmer McLaughlin, Reed, Jack, Mila, Sloane Rosenblum, and Wright Rosenblum.

Rosie’s memorial service begins at 2pm at Hunter Army Airfield’s Truscott Terminal, 1843 N Lightning Road, Savannah GA on Friday September 16th with a visitation and reception immediately following. The internment service begins at 2pm at The Citadel’s Summerall Chapel and Columbarium, 2 Avenue of Remembrance, Charleston SC on Saturday September 17th and performed by lifelong friend and spiritual advisor Father (retired Colonel) Frank Ziemkiewicz, Headmaster at Benedictine Military School in Savannah, who first met Rosie while serving as an engineer in the 24th Infantry Division in 1977.

In lieu of flowers, please send your donation to Benedictine Military School 6502 Seawright Drive, Savannah, GA 31406 or The Citadel Foundation 171 Moultrie St, Charleston, SC 29409.

Please visit www.foxandweeks.com to sign our online guestbook.

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The Citadel to award posthumous degrees to two former cadets, both who were killed in action https://today.citadel.edu/the-citadel-to-award-posthumous-degrees-to-two-former-cadets-both-who-were-killed-in-action/ Wed, 07 Sep 2022 14:14:20 +0000 https://today.citadel.edu/?p=32966 Degrees to be presented to Lt. Col. George McMillan, '38, and Army Ranger Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Celiz, '08]]>

Degrees to be presented to Lt. Col. George McMillan, ’38, and Army Ranger Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Celiz, ’08

For the first time in its history, The Citadel will present posthumous degrees to two former cadets.

A change in college policy — spearheaded by The Citadel Board of Visitors and Provost Sally Selden, Ph.D., SPHR — will allow the Military College of South Carolina to award posthumous, undergraduate degrees to cadets and students in good standing who left the college before graduating.

During a meeting in January 2022, The Citadel BOV approved the first two posthumous degrees to be awarded to Lt. Col. George McMillan, USAAF, a member of the Class of 1938, and Army Ranger Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Celiz, a member of the Class of 2008.

“It is a privilege to have an opportunity to honor two American heroes, both of whom we are proud to welcome fully into The Citadel’s Long Gray Line of alumni,” said Col. Dylan Goff, ’02, chair of the Board of Visitors. “Both Lt. Col. McMillan and Sgt. 1st Class Celiz — on campus six decades apart — thoroughly represent the service and sacrifice we work to instill in those who join the South Carolina Corps of Cadets.”

McMillan’s degree presentation will be held at 2:45 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 9 in Daniel Library. Celiz’s degree presentation will be Friday, Nov. 11.

“With their names engraved in The Citadel War Memorial, Lt. Col. McMillan and Sgt. 1st Class Celiz are forever part of our campus,” said Gen. Glenn Walters, USMC (Ret.), ’79. “Now, with degrees and class rings, they will eternally be part of our alumni. It will be an honor to welcome their families to campus and celebrate the life and legacy of these two Citadel graduates.”

McMillan — from Winter Garden, Florida — transferred to The Citadel in 1935, after spending a year at Marion Military Institute. At the end of his senior year, he was six credits away from earning his degree when he decided to accept a position in the Army Air Corps Aviation Cadet Program. McMillan decommissioned to join the American Volunteer Group, commonly known as the Flying Tigers, in China. After returning home a hero, he re-joined the Army Air Forces and served as the commander of the 449th Fighter Squadron before being shot down and killed near Pingxiang, China.

Celiz, a native of Summerville, South Carolina, attended The Citadel from 2004-2006, leaving the college in good standing to join the Army in 2007. He was selected to serve with the 75th Ranger Regiment as a combat engineer in 2013. At the time of his death, Celiz was serving as the battalion mortar platoon sergeant and was in the process of reclassifying to the infantry branch. He was killed during combat operations in Afghanistan on July 12, 2018, making the ultimate sacrifice to guarantee the safety of those around him. For his heroism and selflessness, he was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor in 2021.

“Every person, young and old, in Winter Garden has grown up learning about George McMillan, a dedicated and honorable man. It would be a great honor to our city to have you bestow a degree to Lieutenant Colonel McMillan from The Citadel, a most reputable institution of higher education that meant so much to him.”

McMillan’s nomination letter from Winter Garden Mayor John Rees

“[Celiz] was a beloved classmate who seemed to instinctively know when someone needed help. His cadet superiors considered him an outstanding knob with great potential. The phrases used to describe him include ‘locked in from day one,’ ‘cherished by all,’ ‘poured his soul into The Citadel,’ and more.”

Celiz’s nomination letter from Jonathan Klopp, ’07, and Theodore Hargrove III, ’71
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The Citadel welcomes new Chief Information Officer https://today.citadel.edu/the-citadel-welcomes-new-chief-information-officer/ Mon, 29 Aug 2022 17:19:41 +0000 https://today.citadel.edu/?p=32887 In September, The Citadel will welcome Leonard Niebo, an internationally recognized expert in higher education technology.]]>

In September, The Citadel will welcome its new Chief Information Officer, Leonard Niebo.

Niebo comes to the Military College of South Carolina having previously served as the Associate Vice President and CIO for The College of New Jersey, directing a broad range of IT and Digital services in support of faculty and staff to meet the mission of educating more than 7,400 students.  Prior to that, he served as the Associate CIO and Director of Technology Operations for Touro College with more than 18,000 students across 29 schools in the greater New York metropolitan area, Las Vegas, and San Francisco.

At The Citadel, Niebo will lead a 30 member team, working to ensure compliance with all federal and state regulations regarding data security and electronic technology operations, as well as security and risk procedures.

“We are excited to welcome Len and his talents to The Citadel,” said The Citadel Provost Sally Selden, Ph.D., SPHR. “Ensuring our technology and connectivity remain state-of-the-art is essential to The Citadel’s strategic plan and overall mission, and we are confident that Len is the right fit to ensure our continued IT success.”

Niebo is recognized nationally and internationally as an expert in higher education technology and brings proven experience in leading all stages of IT infrastructure and software development efforts.

“The Citadel has a long and prestigious history,” said Niebo. “I would like to build on that history and be an integral part of its future. I am also immensely intrigued with the administrative and functional use of artificial intelligence and machine learning and the roles those technologies will play in the evolution of higher education.”

Niebo earned a M.A. in Educational Technology Management from Columbia University – Teachers College, New York, and his B.A. in History and Teacher Education from Richard Stockton College in New Jersey.

He replaces Kyle Herron, who recently left the college after serving as its first CIO for almost seven years.

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First Black superintendent in Berkeley County strives to bring district into the future https://today.citadel.edu/first-black-superintendent-in-berkeley-county-strives-to-bring-district-into-the-future/ Sat, 27 Aug 2022 13:00:00 +0000 https://today.citadel.edu/?p=32903 Deon Jackson graduated from the South Carolina Corps of Cadets in 1999 and from The Citadel Graduate College in both 2005 and 2013.]]>

Note: Deon Jackson is a member of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets Class of 1999; he also earned degrees through The Citadel Graduate College in 2005 and 2013. (Photo courtesy: Grace Beahm Alford, The Post and Courier)

As seen in The Post and Courier, by Andrew Miller

More than a decade later, Superintendent Deon Jackson still remembers the feeling he had when he was named principal of the yet-to-be-built Cane Bay Middle School.

It was early summer in 2011. Jackson was still 10 years away from becoming the first African American superintendent in Berkeley County. After the obligatory handshakes and congratulatory pats on back, Jackson hopped into his car and made the short drive from district headquarters in Moncks Corner to Cane Bay Boulevard.

What he found at the construction site left him speechless.

“It was just a slab of concrete, the beginnings of a foundation, nothing else, nothing vertical,” Jackson said. “I remember thinking, ‘Oh my gosh, what have I gotten myself into?’”

As the head of the fourth-largest school district in South Carolina — with more than 36,000 students — Jackson admits there are moments when he has similar feelings to that first time he saw the school construction site.

But then he remembers why he got into education.

“You do it for the students, that’s the ‘why,’” he said. “I think that’s how you stay in touch with the mission. We do this for the students, to try and make a positive impact on their lives.”

Just a year into his new role, Jackson understands the challenges that face one of the fastest-growing school districts in the state. Coming out of a pandemic, the district is facing historic growth, funding issues, new attendance lines and construction headaches.

School board Chairman David Barrow can’t think of anyone better suited to face the challenges in front of the district than Jackson.

“Deon has a vision,” said Barrow, who hired Jackson as an assistant principal at Timberland High School in 2006. “He’ll lead us into the future. He’s going to lead Berkeley County where it needs to be. He’s the right person at the right time for this job.”

That sentiment is shared by Willis Sanders, who spent more than four decades in the district as a teacher, principal and administrator.

“Deon unites people and brings them together in a common cause,” Sanders said. “He builds relationships, builds teams and is very goal-oriented. People are drawn to him because he cares.”

Super agent

In the mid-1990s, when Jackson was going through grueling two-a-day preseason practices as part of The Citadel football team, he wasn’t dreaming about becoming a future school superintendent.

He was more interested in merging his two major interests — finance and athletics. Jackson wanted to become the next super sports agent like Scott Boras or David Falk.

“When I started to research what was required to become an agent, it was a lot more involved than I thought,” Jackson said with a chuckle.

His journey from student-athlete, to teacher and coach, to principal and finally administrator began along the Interstate 77 corridor. Jackson borrowed a friend’s car for a job interview and was hired to work as an assistant football coach and physical education teacher at Lancaster High School.

He spent two years in Lancaster before moving back to the Lowcountry to get his master’s degree in educational administration.

“I was dating my wife at the time and driving back and forth between Lancaster and Charleston was starting to wear on us,” he said.

He got a job at Goose Creek High School coaching defensive backs under Chuck Reedy, taught one P.E. class and worked as an administrator the rest of the day with former Principal John Fulmer.

“Deon was very smart, very organized and related to everyone,” Reedy said. “He had all the attributes you’d want in someone leading young men. I knew the sky was the limit for Deon. If he had stayed in athletics, he would be a head coach or an athletic director by now.”

It’s still Jackson’s favorite job.

“Best job I ever had,” Jackson said. “I got to do everything I loved. I got to coach, I had an administrative role, and I was in the best shape of my life.”

Barrow lured Jackson away from Goose Creek to become an assistant principal at Timberland High School.

“I told Deon that if he stayed at Timberland, he’d be a principal in five years,” Barrow said. “I was wrong. He became a principal in four years.”

In 2010, Jackson took over at St. Stephen Middle School, where he experienced a culture shock.

“The last time I was in middle school I was 12 years old,” Jackson said. “I had been working at high schools, big high schools with large enrollments, and this was a totally different experience.”

St. Stephen had about 250 students at the time and Jackson learned to wear many hats.

“It was a small staff, so I was involved in everything,” he said. “From instruction, to curriculum, to programing, everything. That experience taught me to put myself in everyone’s shoes and see what they were up against.”

Two years later, the doors at Cane Bay opened as Jackson created a school from scratch.

“I think his job at Cane Bay more than any other job molded him into the administrator he is today,” Barrow said. “He built that school from the ground up. Working with contractors, teachers, parents, students, everything and everybody. He created something out of nothing.”

Click here to read the full story in The Post and Courier

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Three Ukrainian cadet-recruits begin academic careers as their nation marks its Independence Day https://today.citadel.edu/three-ukrainian-cadet-recruits-begin-academic-careers-as-their-nation-marks-its-independence-day/ Wed, 24 Aug 2022 18:28:36 +0000 https://today.citadel.edu/?p=32889 The first day of classes is especially important to three Ukrainian cadet-recruits who arrived on campus as part of the Class of 2026.]]>

The Citadel Foundation and The Citadel Alumni Association make three full scholarships possible

The first day of classes at The Citadel is an important day for members of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets. But it is especially important to three Ukrainian cadet-recruits who arrived on campus as part of the Class of 2026.

As Ukraine marks its Independence Day on August 24, these three cadet-recruits officially begin their academic careers having overcome the obstacles of Challenge Week with other members of their class.

The Class of 2026 is the first to include cadet-recruits from Ukraine.

“As an independent nation, Ukraine is only 31 years old,” said The Citadel President Gen. Glenn Walters, USMC (Ret.), ’79. “The nation has a long cultural history already, but we want to ensure it also has a long, politically independent history. We announced The Citadel Support for Ukraine Scholarship for this exact reason — to help prepare the future leaders of Ukraine, either for the Armed Services or civilian life.”

The Citadel Support for Ukraine Scholarship was originally available to only two Ukrainian citizens affected by the war. However, thanks to generous donations through The Citadel Foundation, as well as a vote by The Citadel Alumni Association’s Board of Directors to provide additional funding, the Military College of South Carolina was able to offer three scholarships.

In addition to these efforts, during The Citadel Foundation’s fifth annual Giving Day — a 24-hour effort in May to raise funds for the college — an anonymous donor announced a significant matching gift that helped raise support and awareness, yielding approximately $230,000 in total contributions to the scholarship fund.

The scholarships cover full tuition, room, board, fees and provide services, such as housing, during furloughs and breaks when The Citadel is out of session.

To read more about The Citadel’s announcement of the scholarship, click here.

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