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The Citadel in the News

June 24, 2019
1. Charleston, Citadel Foundation use 14,000 bushels of oysters in new Ashley River reef project

Oysters normally aren’t associated with large-scale economic development initiatives, but the staple of backyard roasts is playing a vital role in a pair of Charleston projects. The Citadel Foundation and the city of Charleston are teaming up to build oyster reefs along the western edge of the Ashley River to serve as environmental mitigation for construction activities on the peninsula that required permitting from the Army Corps of Engineers. For the city, the reef program helped obtain permits for the next phase of a deep-tunnel drainage system along the Septima P. Clark Parkway, commonly referred to as the Crosstown. The Citadel Foundation — a nonprofit that raises money for the school — will use the reefs as mitigation for dredging a channel to the Ashley River and construction of a pier and boating center for students.

Other examples of coverage include:

AP News (which was syndicated on multiple outlets nationwide)

WJCL - Savannah, GA

Published in: The Post and Courier - Online
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2. Why SC tuition hikes are the lowest in years
Students at South Carolina public colleges are seeing the lowest bump in their tuition rate in years. After receiving state money to keep down costs, Clemson University, College of Charleston, Coastal Carolina University and The Citadel all have raised in-state tuition by 1 percent or less for next fall. Francis Marion University in Florence is not raising tuition. The Citadel planned to start an engineering program and a wellness center for active duty veterans and first responders, but the school decided to keep tuition down instead, said Col. John Dorrian, a spokesman at the college. “We’ll still be able to implement it, but probably more slowly,” Dorrian said, “and that’s OK.” Out-of-state tuition hikes, meanwhile, are remaining the same as recent years.
Published in: The Post and Courier - Online
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3a. TCCC Board of Directors welcomes Hsu, Walters

Two college presidents joined the Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative Board of Directors on June 19. College of Charleston President Andrew Hsu, Ph.D., and The Citadel President Gen. Glenn Walters, USMC (Ret.), were both elected to three-year terms. Walters joined The Citadel in October 2018 as the institution’s 20th president. Prior to returning to his alma mater, he served nearly 40 years as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, including as the Assistant Commandant, the Corps’ second-highest ranking officer. He also previously served as Deputy Commandant for Programs and Resources, Commanding General of the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, Commander of the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward) in Afghanistan and Deputy Director of the Joint Staff J-8. Walters’ military awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Meritorious Service Medal with Star, the Air Medal, and numerous campaign and unit awards. He earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from The Citadel.

Also covered in Charleston Currents

Published in: Moultrie News - Online
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