A Father’s Dream

Reflecting upon his childhood outside of New York City, Dave Pawlowski immediately recalls the work ethic of his father—a successful entrepreneur in the finance sector. “I watched him wake up

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The Sky is Not the Limit

Flying has been in Jenna’s blood since she was 6, when she joined her father in the cockpit of a Cessna 150. Her goal is to become a fighter pilot in the Air Force, and she is well on her way.

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Life Lessons Abroad

When presented with the chance to go outside of his comfort zone internationally, Logan Miller accepted not one but three study abroad opportunities during his four years at The Citadel.

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One Obstacle at a Time

Having completed his last semester as The Citadel, Rene Valentine’s future is bright. He made his mark on The Citadel. His next obstacle, Marine Officer Candidate School in Quantico.

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Community Knows No Distance

As a freshman, Matthew Hammond joined his Kilo Company classmates working with Metanoia, a nonprofit organization that focuses on holistic community development. Three years after becoming involved with the Metanoia project, Hammond is one of the co-leaders of the Kilo Company service project, and develops lesson plans, coordinates cadet schedules and actively volunteers.

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The Weight of Gold

During Hurricane Florence, Chad DeKold gave up his leave to help manage a shelter in North Charleston for people whose homes were threatened.

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Comfort Bears No Fruit

Donnell was passionate about football, but when he realized that he was only going to be an average player, he revised his playbook and became passionate about what he knew he could do well.

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Service Before Self

Samantha had a social enterprise idea, so she moved toward it. Literally. She moved to Charleston’s Eastside to live in service to her neighbors.

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The Lure of Bagpipes

In high school, Connor Fuhrman was a party-loving lacrosse player without a care for his future. He became the Regimental Academic Officer responsible for the academic success of the Corps of Cadets.

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The Hardest Moments

When Catherine Hill learned that her father’s alma mater offered nursing, she committed to an education that challenged her beyond anything she expected.

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