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July 21, 2016
Baseball great Chris Lemonis leads Citadel Athletic Hall of Fame class
Former Citadel baseball standout Chris Lemonis heads a list of six individuals who will be inducted into The Citadel's Athletic Hall of Fame this year. Also due for induction on Oct. 14 are football player Creig Tyler (Class of 1970), wrestler Jeff Hartsell (1956), track and field standout Gary Pinder (1966), supporter Bufort Blanton (1954) and John Carlisle (1964), president of The Citadel Football Association. The Class of 2016 will be honored at the Bulldogs' football game against Chattanooga on Oct. 15. Lemonis, now the head coach at Indiana, graduated in 1992 after helping the Bulldogs’ to the 1990 College World Series. He led the team in home runs three times and batted .367 as a senior. He was an assistant coach for 12 years at The Citadel before joining former Citadel teammate Dan McDonnell at Louisville, where Lemonis was named the top assistant coach in the nation in 2013.
Published in: The Post and Courier
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July 20, 2016
1. Training gap led to response delay to Citadel Beach House fire
The Citadel Beach House is under repair, after a fire in the early hours of May 8th destroyed it. The call for that fire did not come in to 911 until after the flames were already through the roof and Isle of Palms Fire Department could not handle it on their own. A woman yells, "4700 Palm Boulevard! It's a huge fire!" That's one of the calls that came into 911 that night from one of the people who was inside the Citadel Beach House. Because the fire was so involved, IOP asked for backup before they even arrived. Over the radio, you hear a firefighter say, "Go ahead and send the two units from Mt. Pleasant and Sullivan's Island to the Citadel Beach House please." But it took nine minutes from that request to even notify backup. Isle of Palms Fire Chief Ann Graham says, "I cannot predict how much more of the building would've been saved in that nine minutes, but I can say it delayed our interior attack, and it delayed a second hydrant, and it did delay additional equipment and manpower."
Broadcast on: WCBD-TV Charleston, SC
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July 20, 2016
2. Krause Center for Leadership and Ethics reaches civic engagement milestone
With a fresh start and new school year just around the corner, the South Carolina Corps of Cadets is gearing up to play a major role in the community. The Citadel's 2016 Leadership Day is October 19 and hundreds of cadets and students will spread out across the Lowcountry to volunteer and learn leadership by serving others. Earning over 19,000 hours in community service in one academic year, the Corps, under the direction of the Krause Center for Leadership and Ethics, surpassed their community service goal for the 2015-16 school year. While supporting over 100 different community partners, events and programs the Corps made a strong and positive impact on the local community. One cadet earned special recognition for his service learning and civic engagement. Cadet Cesar Reyes distinguished himself as the 2016 Newman Civic Fellows Award recipient. The Newman Civic Fellowship is a national award that honors inspiring college student leaders who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country.
Published in: Moultrie News
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