Staff – The Citadel Today https://today.citadel.edu Tue, 10 Aug 2021 19:54:41 +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 Staff – The Citadel Today https://today.citadel.edu 32 32 144096890 COVID Protocol Reminders for Employees https://today.citadel.edu/covid-protocol-reminders-for-employees/ Tue, 10 Aug 2021 19:54:38 +0000 https://today.citadel.edu/?p=25668 Ahead of the fall semester, HR is reminding everyone about protocols for suspected, close contact and positive employee COVID-19 cases.]]>

As we plan for the upcoming fall semester, HR wanted to remind everyone about important protocols for suspected, close contact and positive employee COVID-19 cases. In addition, there are various testing and vaccination sites in our area if you or your family members are in need. Ultimately, your health and wellness are extremely important to us and are vital to the success of our campus community and students.

Protocol if you suspect or are positive for COVID-19

COVID testing sites

  • As outlined in our protocol, virtual visits to Roper or MUSC can connect you to testing facilities in our area.
  • MUSC also has several COVID-19 testing sites that do not require an appointment or doctor’s order.
  • DHEC has several free mobile sites and pop up clinics available throughout the state: https://scdhec.gov/covid19/find-covid-19-testing-location
  • A rapid antigen 15 Minute COVID-19 test (shallow nasal swab) is available at Dottie’s Pharmacy at 325 Folly Road, Suite 101 on James Island. The cost is $75 and no appointment is necessary. These tests can only tell if you have an active infection, so you should still monitor for symptoms and PCR testing is still considered the “gold standard” for clinical diagnostic detection by the CDC. Dottie’s also offers PCR testing with a 24-48 hour turnaround for $150.
  • All Doctor’s Care locations are offering 15 minute rapid antigen (for those with symptoms or close exposure) and PCR testing. No appointment necessary.

COVID vaccination information

  • We continue to strongly encourage employees to get a COVID vaccine. 
  • Over 75% of our entire employee population are fully vaccinated. Your vaccination status is held in strict confidence and HR utilizes this information if you are deemed a close contact or test positive. 
  • Vaccinated employees typically do not have to quarantine, but unvaccinated employees will have to quarantine and be out of work if they are in close contact with a positive case.
  • If you’ve received the vaccine: We are encouraging reporting through the online form or in Lesesne Gateway that you received a vaccination.
  • If you do not plan on getting the vaccination: We do not need any additional information from you, except to remind you that you should be masked indoors when around others. 
  • If you are in need of assistance in finding a vaccine provider: Please go to this website or give HR a call at 953-6922. We will also be hosting a campus-wide vaccination clinic on August 24th. More details to come.

Thank you for doing your part to keep our campus community healthy!

Leah Schonfeld
Assistant Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer

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News 2 honors 2021 Remarkable Women of the Lowcountry, including Lt. Col. Pam Barton https://today.citadel.edu/news-2-honors-2021-remarkable-women-of-the-lowcountry-including-lt-col-pam-barton/ Fri, 02 Apr 2021 20:32:52 +0000 https://today.citadel.edu/?p=23197 21 years of service at The Citadel, 28 years in the military: Lt. Col. Pam Barton is a trailblazer and role model for women.]]>

As seen on WCBD – Count on 2

Four women were honored for being remarkable leaders in the community during a celebration Friday aboard the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum on News 2 Today.

News 2 and parent company, Nexstar Media Group, wanted to acknowledge the great contributions that women have made to our nation and local communities in honor of International Women’s Month.

For weeks back in December, members of the community were invited to nominate women who inspire, lead, and forge the way for others – not just one day or month, but day-in and day-out – to be considered for our Remarkable Women initiative.

All essay submissions were judged and ranked by a special panel leading to our four finalists.’

During News 2 Today, one winner of the four finalists was selected to be named the Lowcountry’s most Remarkable Woman for 2021 and received a $1,000 donation to the charity of her choice.

This year’s nominees included Lt. Col. Pamela Barton, Dr. Romina Ilic, Ragina Saunders, and Pat Walker – four women, all positive role models.

Dr. Ilic, an anesthesiologist and director of the cardiovascular intensive care unit at Roper St. Francis was named the 2021 winner.

Rep. Nancy Mace, The Citadel Class of 1999, also joined the program to honor this year’s Remarkable Women and discussed her time at The Citadel

Read more about Lt. Col. Pam Barton, by WCBD’s Amaris Jenkins

More than 21 years of service at The Citadel after 28 years in the military, Lieutenant Colonel Pamela Barton is a trailblazer and role model for women.

“When I joined the Army, I joined the Army. So that in itself to me was just the catapult, the keystone for my career,” said Lt. Col. Barton.

A graduate of the University of South Carolina, Lt. Col. Barton is a native of Florence, South Carolina. A direct commission into the United States Army in 1974, Barton’s strength was tested daily.

“There were a lot of things that were evolving as far as women in the Army, and I was fortunate enough to be engaged in a lot of those opportunities that were being given to women,” she said.

But she enjoyed it. Even making an appearance with the 82nd Airborne Sport Parachute Demonstration Team.

“I ended up in Lugau and started jumping out of airplanes for fun,” she said.

Retiring as a lieutenant colonel, Barton joined The Citadel in 1999 as a TAC officer during a time when being a woman at the military college wasn’t easy.

“They were looking for women to come in and be part of the experience here on the military side of the house, as opposed to they had women faculty,” she stated.

But she was up to the task. Earning rewards, promotions, and even helping execute a plan to keep Cadets safe during the COVID-19 crisis, her work speaks for itself.

“It’s long days. It’s physical training there in the morning, whether it’s with the cadets or personal, because it’s part of who I am.”

A cancer survivor with an impact hard to measure – now set to retire, Barton’s story teaches resilience and compassion.

“It means a lot that I’ve been able to contribute. It means a lot that I’ve been part of the opportunity and the growth of this place,” she said.

On all fronts – both personal and professional – Lt. Col. Pamela Barton is a remarkable woman.

“I guess I’m gonna leave knowing that I had my finger prints on a lot of stuff,” she said.

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Capers Hall to be demolished this year https://today.citadel.edu/capers-hall-to-be-demolished-this-year/ Mon, 11 Jan 2021 11:00:00 +0000 https://today.citadel.edu/?p=21335 As seen on WCSC – Live 5 News, by Summer Huechtker The Citadel’s historic Capers Hall will soon be demolished and re-built. Officials say this will be the first time]]>

As seen on WCSC – Live 5 News, by Summer Huechtker

The Citadel’s historic Capers Hall will soon be demolished and re-built.

Officials say this will be the first time an academic building is replaced at the college in 40 years.

A little over a year ago, the Charleston’s Board of Architectural Review denied the demolition.

The school then filed an appeal with Charleston county saying that denying the demolition is a disadvantage to the students and teachers inside.

Citadel Vice President of Communications and Marketing Colonel John Dorrian says they have since discussed the need for the new building with the city and it was approved.

Dorrian says Capers Hall is the largest academic building on campus and about 75% of cadets take classes there. He says it was built in the early 1950′s and received some additions in the 70′s.

Capers Hall will be demolished starting in June because Dorrian says the building is not conducive to modern technology and teaching methods.

The Citadel’s historic Capers Hall will soon be demolished and re-built.

Officials say this will be the first time an academic building is replaced at the college in 40 years.

A little over a year ago, the Charleston’s Board of Architectural Review denied the demolition.

The school then filed an appeal with Charleston county saying that denying the demolition is a disadvantage to the students and teachers inside.

Citadel Vice President of Communications and Marketing Colonel John Dorrian says they have since discussed the need for the new building with the city and it was approved.

Dorrian says Capers Hall is the largest academic building on campus and about 75% of cadets take classes there. He says it was built in the early 1950′s and received some additions in the 70′s.

Capers Hall will be demolished starting in June because Dorrian says the building is not conducive to modern technology and teaching methods.

Click here to watch the on-air coverage.

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Members of the Corps of Cadets seek “a more perfect union” https://today.citadel.edu/members-of-the-corps-of-cadets-seek-a-more-perfect-union/ Thu, 08 Oct 2020 15:15:26 +0000 https://today.citadel.edu/?p=19249 To maintain social distance, the cadets connected themselves with spirit T-shirts, each holding a separate side.]]>

Five rings on Summerall Field — made of members from The Citadel community, linked together — are a visual representation of what unites members of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets.

At 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 7, cadets gathered and stood together, using a physical connection to highlight their camaraderie. To maintain social distance, the cadets connected themselves with spirit T-shirts, each holding a separate side.

In addition to the Corps, members of The Citadel faculty and staff attended to show their support.

Those who attended the Unity and Respect event — designed by the Corps, for the campus community — were responding to an email sent by Cadet Hayden Brown, captain for The Citadel basketball team.

Cadet Hayden Brown speaking ahead of the Unity and Respect event

The event “has no political/group/organization affiliation,” Brown wrote in an email. “We are standing for unity. We are standing for a respect that is bigger than ourselves. We are standing in love for our neighbors. We are standing with empathetic hearts.”

Brown and other members of the Corps worked together to write a statement to explain the purpose of the Unity and Respect event.

Regimental Public Affairs Officer Cadet Ruby Bolden read that statement during the event, on behalf of those attending.

Cadet Ruby Bolden speaking during the Unity and Respect event

Despite all national attention and conversations surrounding inequities in our country, many remain apathetic. As the South Carolina Corps of Cadets, we are unified in our belief that no member of the Corps is any more important than another. Our core values are honor, duty, and respect; our honor is tested by how we respond to acts of injustice and the empathy we share with others. Without respect for one another, we will fail – as future leaders, as a nation, and as a people. We will stand on Wednesday, linked together, with the intent to form a more perfect union. As cadets who have come to The Citadel to pursue our education and develop into principled leaders, we believe we should empower and support each other, and every member of our community. Every member.

After, Bolden joined her classmates and stood in silence for a few moments before delivering the concluding remarks:

“Life is a race. It requires endurance — it requires grit. Life is also a race that cannot be run alone. When life’s challenges end, another one is peaking over the horizon. The person to your left and right has taken the initiative — the commitment — to see you through your struggles, just as you will for them. We do not stand alone. We live to embody the values of honor, duty and respect. We will forever remain committed to these core values, not only for ourselves, but also for those beside us.”

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Back on campus: it is our duty to protect ourselves and others from COVID-19 https://today.citadel.edu/back-on-campus-it-is-our-duty-to-protect-ourselves-and-others-from-covid-19/ Sun, 28 Jun 2020 19:02:36 +0000 https://today.citadel.edu/?p=17029 Operation Fall Return 2020 sets conditions for cadets and students to return to an adapted face-to-face instruction and training model.]]>

Photo: Citadel President General Glenn M. Walters ’79, USMC (Ret.) helps lay out masks for Facilities and Engineering employees at The Tailor Shop in April 2020

Operation Fall Return is underway. This mission sets conditions for cadets and students to return to an adapted face-to-face instruction and training model. The model is designed to protect the health and safety of our community while providing the impactful education and leadership development experience for which The Citadel is renowned.

But it is going to take the commitment of every person on campus to be sustainable.

Our campus community is well-suited to implementing COVID-19 protection and prevention measures. It is in challenging environments like this one that The Citadel’s structured, disciplined approach pays off. It is the duty of every member of our campus community to follow these measures to protect the health and safety of our community. Remember that we are protecting each other and our ability to operate the college safely — the personification of our Respect core value.

As the pandemic continues across America, many want to know if returning to campus is safe. The answer is yes, with the participation of every person following the right behaviors. Keeping students, faculty, and staff safe and healthy remains the top priority of the college.

There is risk, but it is a manageable risk when each of us understands it is our duty to protect ourselves and others from COVID-19. How everyone behaves in each stage will impact the reopening, and sustained functioning of our campus.

What is expected on campus

We have used expert medical advice to develop precautions prior to returning to campus and while on campus. We need everyone to follow these measures throughout the semester to protect everyone and our ability to operate in person.

This is what is required of every person entering campus:

  • Testing. Diagnostic testing is required for all cadets and students prior to returning. Proof of a negative test, taken at least two weeks prior to the return date will be required upon re-entry with detailed instructions to come.
  • Faculty and staff must sign attestation. This is a document required to be signed by all employees prior to returning to work on campus, attesting that you do not have COVID-19 symptoms and have not been exposed to someone with the virus.
  • Wearing a face covering. At a minimum, face coverings are required in public areas including classrooms, the library, fitness centers, shared hallways, all dining facilities, the bookstore, the Marketplace, barracks quads, the Veterans Center, office lobbies, etc. The nation’s top medical professionals agree that this is the number one measure in reducing the spread of COVID-19. The City of Charleston also requires facemasks be worn in any indoor location.
  • Stringent personal hygiene. Washing hands with soap for a minimum of 20 seconds, frequently throughout the day, is an essential behavior to fight infectious diseases, whether it is COVID, the flu or the common cold.
  • Physical distancing. Whenever possible, people should be spaced 6 feet apart. This applies during cadet formations (just has the Marines did over the summer while using our campus), when in meetings or in almost every instance where people are interacting on campus. Roommates in the barracks will be in close quarters but should stay as far apart as the room allows. We must especially adhere to this in areas where we are most vulnerable to the risk of transmitting and contracting the virus such as while eating, when masks cannot be worn.
  • Contact tracing. When a person on campus tests positive for the virus, contact tracing will be employed to determine who that person was in close contact with, and measures will be taken according to the guidance provided by state health officials.
  • Self-reporting. Any cadets experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should distance themselves from others and report to the Infirmary. Any CGC students or employees with symptoms should stay home, or go home, call their department head or supervisor, and seek a COVID-19 test from one of the many facilities around the city. Those with positive tests will need to quarantine for a minimum of two weeks and should not integrate back into their campus activities until receiving a negative follow up test. Cadets and students will be able to continue their academic requirements remotely should it be needed.

This fall will be unlike any other and we want it to be as productive as possible. Remembering that it is your duty to protect yourself and others from COVID-19, and following these measures will go a long way toward keeping our campus open.

More detailed instructions will be available on the Operation Fall Return 2020 website, in addition to ongoing communications from the Commandant’s Office directly to cadets and parents, and from the CGC to its students.

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Faculty heading into retirement with finesse after decades of leadership https://today.citadel.edu/faculty-heading-into-retirement-with-finesse-after-decades-of-leadership/ Tue, 09 Jun 2020 20:22:12 +0000 https://today.citadel.edu/?p=16766 In all, 13 members of The Citadel faculty retired after the 2019-2020 academic year, but their contributions will continue to be felt on campus.]]>

In her almost three decades as a leader at The Citadel, it is unlikely that Dr. Conway Saylor ever envisioned herself dancing with her husband, Dr. Bart Saylor, on the front lawn of the college’s Krause Center building.

Conway Saylor, Ph.D., and her husband, Bart, at socially-distanced parade in honor of her retirement

But that is what they did — along with waving, laughing, cheering, and crying — as members of the campus community drove by the Saylors in decorated automobiles for a socially distanced retirement parade complete with music.

“We just had to find a way to make Dr. Saylor feel special after all she has done for The Citadel. COVID-19 didn’t stop us,” said Christina Soyden Arnold, one of Saylor’s co-workers in the Krause Center for Leadership and Ethics.

Saylor joined The Citadel in 1991 as professor of Psychology. She eventually became director of Service Learning for the Krause Center. In that role, she led the development of the college’s robust program that now garners 30,000 hours of volunteer service annually. Through her work building relationships and supporting more than 35 community partners, Saylor twice led The Citadel to earn the Carnegie Foundation Elective Community Engagement Classification.

Saylor with MLK Picture Award
Saylor at the 2019 MLK Picture Award

In addition to other awards and commendations, in 2019 Saylor was honored for uniting members of the community with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Picture Awards in Charleston.

“I guess I’m just one of the soldiers trying to get up every day and do my best to be part of the solutions.”

Conway Saylor, Ph.D.

Honoring all 2020 retiring faculty

In all, 13 members of The Citadel faculty retired after the 2019-2020 academic year. Though they spent their final months working remotely due to the pandemic, their departure was and will continue to be felt and their contributions, lasting.

“I am delighted to have an opportunity to recognize the significant contributions of our colleagues who are retiring,” said Sally Selden, Ph.D., provost and dean of The Citadel. “They have made impressive contributions to their academic disciplines while simultaneously teaching and supporting our cadets and students. By awarding these faculty members Emeritus status, The Citadel is conferring an honor to show our respect for a distinguished career. We are grateful for their many years of services and for their impact on The Citadel community.”

Baker School of Business

Mike Barth, Ph.D.

Mike Barth, Ph.D., joined the faculty in 2007. He taught business finance, personal finance, business analytics and risk management. Barth became chair of the Accounting & Finance Department in 2019. Prior to becoming an educator, Barth served in the U.S. Army for nine years, and in the Army Reserves for six years, and as a Senior Research Associate with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners for five years.

Ron Green, Ph.D.

Ron Green, Ph.D., was hired as dean in 2007 and served in that position for six years. During his 13-year tenure at The Citadel, he taught graduate and undergraduate level courses in strategic management, health care management, operations management, and decision science. In addition, Green served as interim dean in 2017-18.

Al Katz, Ph.D.

Al Katz, Ph.D., served as a member of the college’s business faculty for 25 years. During his tenure, he developed several classes including professional selling, relationship marketing and professional development. After being named to fill the Alvah H. Chapman, Jr. Chair in 2008, Katz received the Undergraduate Faculty of the Year Award and was appointed the adult advisor of the Honor Committee.

School of Engineering

Michael Woo, Ph.D.

Michael H. Woo, Ph.D., was a member of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at The Citadel since 1985. His specialty areas included stormwater systems design and management, and hydrology and hydraulics. He earned his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Clemson.

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Carl Jensen, Ph.D.

Dr. Carl Jensen The Citadel

Carl Jensen, Ph.D., was the founding head of the Department of Intelligence and Security Studies. He served in the Navy for five years then enjoyed a 22-year a career in the Federal Bureau of Investigation as a field agent, supervisory agent, and forensic examiner/cryptanalyst. Additionally, Jensen was the lead instructor for the FBI National Academy’s terrorism course for several years. He joined The Citadel in 2017. Jensen has authored and co-authored over 70 books, articles, book chapters, and reviews and earned numerous awards for research and as an educator.

James S. Leonard, Ph.D.

James S. Leonard, Ph.D., joined the English Department at The Citadel in 1983. He has served as a full professor since 1993, including a year as chair of the Faculty Council and ten years as department head. His specialties include American Literature and Critical Theory. He is particularly known for his work on Mark Twain — having served as Editor of the Mark Twain Circular (1987-2008), Managing Editor of The Mark Twain Annual (2004-present), and Managing Editor/Editor-at-Large of the Mark Twain Journal (2012-present). He has also served a two-year term as President of the Mark Twain Circle of America and has co-chaired the quadrennial State of Mark Twain Studies Conference.

Julie Lipovsky, Ph.D.

Dr. Julie Lipovsky, The Citadel

Julie Lipovsky, Ph.D., ABPP, retired at the end of the fall in 2019 after 26 years at The Citadel. A professor of Psychology, Lipovsky served as the first assistant provost for diversity at the college. Her legacy includes developing a Clinical-Counseling graduate program and having led the way for formalized LGBTQ support services. Additionally, Lipovsky served as the co-chair of the college’s Diversity Equity and Inclusion Council, and established and directed a National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) chapter at the college, teaching hundreds of campus constituents leadership skills to work successfully with diverse populations by creating more inclusive environments.

Bo Moore, Ph.D.

Winfred “Bo” Moore, Ph.D., retires after serving as dean for the School of Humanities and Social Sciences since 2008. After serving in the U.S. Army Signal Corps, Moore joined the faculty of The Citadel in 1976, rising through its ranks as a professor and department head, then finally as dean 12 years ago.

“Dean Moore’s leadership has been an immense asset to The Citadel. He was instrumental in launching initiatives that led to the development of a multitude of new programs including American Government & Public Policy, Oral History, Fine Arts, Overseas Studies, Diversity Education, and Intelligence & Security Studies,” Selden said.

P. Michael Politano, Ph.D.

P. Michael Politano, Ph.D., ABPP, joined The Citadel as a professor of Psychology in 1991. He is a certified school psychologist and a licensed clinical psychologist with Board Certification in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. He directed The Citadel Graduate College Program in School Psychology and served as interim department head two times.

Swain School of Science and Mathematics

Charles Groetsch, Ph.D.

Charles Groetsch, Ph.D., joined The Citadel in 2006 as the founding dean of the School of Science and Mathematics, now called the Swain School of Science and Mathematics. During his career, he served as editor or co-editor of nine academic journals concentrated in mathematics. He was a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and recipient of the Mathematical Association of America’s George Póyla Award.

Lyle McAfee, Ph.D.

Lyle McAfee, Ph.D., joined The Citadel as a professor of Chemistry in 1988. He taught general chemistry, in organic chemistry and scientific research.

John I. Moore Jr., Ph.D.

Louis Brems – The Citadel SY 18-19, John Moore, Android App Development, Classroom

John Moore, Ph.D., a former department head for the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, joined The Citadel in 1976 and taught for six years, leaving to work in software engineering and web technologies. He returned to the college in 2003, leading the department for a decade. Moore taught a variety of courses in mathematics and computer science including Data Structures and Algorithms, Compiler Design and Object-Oriented Design Patterns.

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The Citadel recognizes six employees who go above and beyond https://today.citadel.edu/the-citadel-recognizes-six-employees-who-go-above-and-beyond/ Sun, 24 May 2020 10:00:32 +0000 https://today.citadel.edu/?p=16509 The Citadel is proud to recognize five employees from Information Technology Services as the Team of the Year and Henry Bouton as the Employee of the Year.]]>

Photo: Henry Bouton after being named 2020 Employee of the Year

Each year The Citadel rewards one employee and one team for their superior performance and contributions

The Citadel is proud to recognize Chris Cantell, Mike Cantrell, Justin Palmer, James McAnally and Dave Drake — employees with Information Technology Services — as the Team of the Year and Henry Bouton as the Employee of the Year for 2020.

Staff employees may be nominated for the award in writing by any member of the faculty or staff. The Employee Recognition Committee reviews all nominations and selects an employee based on exceptional contributions to The Citadel, fellow employees and the community in the following areas:

  • Service and quality of work in performing “beyond the call of duty”
  • Impact of professionalism and dedication to excellence
  • Initiative and reliability beyond required assignments and expectations
  • Uniqueness of contributions

Here’s a look at what sets these employees apart:

Henry Bouton, 2020 Employee of the Year

The Citadel staff council announcing Henry Bouton, Deas Hall Manager/Student Services Program Coordinator, as the Employee of The Year

Henry Bouton is the Director of Intramurals and Extramurals who schedules, organizes and carries out the day-to-day operations of more than 20 intramural sports on campus.

The nomination letters read in part:

“Mr. Bouton works with quiet reserve, so there may be a habit of overlooking myriad of daily and strategic tasks that he accomplishes. The Citadel would be “lost” without his leadership. A highlight is the work he does in the classroom and on the field of play with cadets enrolled in the Sports Officiating class. These students develop a sense of authority that comes from knowledge acquisition; they are shown how to handle their own mistakes professionally, and they are given the opportunity to practice maintaining a cool head, knowing Mr. Bouton has their back.”

I have personally witnessed Citadel alumni come into Deas Hall to find Henry and talk to him because of the positive impact he had on them during their cadet years. He is an ambassador for the Citadel as an alumnus himself in the way he treats members, visitors, and cadets. Henry develops relationships and treats everyone with courtesy and respect while upholding the Citadel’s Core Values of Honor, Duty, and Respect. Henry can tell you a little bit about nearly every member, staff member, and many of the cadets because he takes the time to get to know people.

Data Center Infrastructure Move, 2020 Team of the Year

Left to right: James McAnally, Mike Cantrell, Justin Palmer, Chris Cantrell? and Dave Drake — 2020 Team of the Year

Chris Cantell, Mike Cantrell, Justin Palmer, James McAnally and Dave Drake work in Information Technology Services. The team worked through Christmas break — and through the night — to move critical IT infrastructure from one data center to another.

Their nomination letter reads in part:

This team typically works behind the scenes to keep our IT infrastructure up-to-date, secure, and available. Working in IT provides a unique situation where most of your work is seen as successful if it goes unnoticed by the end user. This move is another example of the extraordinary work that they perform late at night, on weekends, and holidays so that the IT systems are available during normal work hours.

The team also implemented new firewalls to provide increased throughput to the internet while also providing new, signature-based filtering. Finally, the local switching infrastructure for the data center equipment was upgraded from 1 Gigabit to 10 Gigabit, thereby significantly increasing the throughput available to the system.

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COVID-19 Employee Emergency Fund Program https://today.citadel.edu/covid-19-employee-emergency-fund-program/ Sat, 25 Apr 2020 15:53:19 +0000 https://today.citadel.edu/?p=15897 The Citadel Foundation established a new gift fund that provides resources and flexibility to respond to the health crisis as it impacts The Citadel.]]>

Good afternoon Faculty and Staff,

In response to requests from numerous alumni, parents, and friends who wish to help the college community, The Citadel Foundation established a new gift fund that provides the college with the resources and flexibility it needs to respond to the health crisis as it impacts The Citadel.

Employee Relief Fund Details

The Citadel’s COVID-19 Employee Relief Fund program is designed to provide limited financial assistance to eligible employees who are experiencing extreme economic hardship due to the COVID-19 crisis.  Situations should be short-term or temporary in nature, and not chronic.  The situation may involve a member of the employee’s immediate family which has a direct impact on The Citadel employee.  More information can be found here on the Program Eligibility and Guidelines.  All active Citadel employees are eligible for consideration in this program.  If you would like to request financial assistance due to an extreme hardship during this time, please complete the COVID-19 Employee Application for consideration. 

Confidentiality and Approval Process

A small COVID-19 Employee Relief Fund Committee will review requests and make funding decisions. The committee is comprised of appointed representatives from the Staff (1), Faculty Senate (1), and (1) at-large member designated by the President.  Employee names and other identifying information will be redacted from all application documents before they are given to the committee in order to maintain employee confidentiality.

Giving Opportunity

As a member of The Citadel family, you may also contribute to this fund to support your coworkers during this unprecedented time.  For information on how to give, please visit The Citadel Foundation COVID-19 Update page.

We are grateful to our colleagues at The Citadel Foundation for establishing this program and we know that this time has not been easy for our employees and their families. If you have any questions regarding the program, please e-mail us at hr@citadel.edu

Thank you all for continuing to support one another!

Best,

Leah Schonfeld
Assistant Vice President/Chief Human Resources Officer

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