“I instantly knew that this was the place for me”: Meet Coast Guard veteran student Ricardo Quintero

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

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The Citadel presents posthumous degree to Army Ranger Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Celiz, ’08

The Military College of South Carolina presented a posthumous degree and class ring to the family of Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Celiz, a member of the Class of 2008.

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“The greatest benefit to being a veteran here is the community”: Meet Army veteran student Samuel Erickson

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

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“The Citadel is a great place to transition into from the military”: Meet Navy veteran student Aurel Edyvean

Aurel Edyvean is a veteran day student at The Citadel studying Political Science with a concentration in International Politics and Military Affairs. He is the current president of the Student Veterans Association at The Citadel. Edyvean still serves in the U.S. Navy Reserves and plans to pursue a career in either government work or law school after graduation.

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From American Idol to The Citadel: Meet Air Force veteran student Nalani Quintello

Nalani Quintello is a veteran day student at The Citadel studying Business and Project Management. During her service, Quintello used her talents to become lead vocalist in the Premier Rock Band of the Air Force. She is an ambassador for the Air Force Wounded Warrior Program and hopes to combine her passions for service and music into a business venture.

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The Citadel partners with the Boot Campaign to remind veterans – You Matter

The Citadel recognizes how important service members are, and for that reason, the college’s leadership has teamed up with the Boot Campaign to highlight the important message – you matter.

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Remembering Lt. Gen. Donald E. “Rosie” Rosenblum, ’51

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

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Plaque honoring fallen Citadel alumni added to National D-Day Memorial

Members of The Citadel leadership participated in the dedication ceremony the plaque, honoring 16 graduates and former cadets of The Citadel.

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Careers in medicine: goals realized through The Citadel’s pre-health opportunities

“I think medicine is one of the most humbling professions and I’m excited at the prospect of building relationships and serving those around me.”

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