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October 12, 2018
2My ring story: coming into the Corps broken did not break me

When I went to The Citadel Success Institute, a program pre-freshmen can take to get them ready for life in the South Carolina Corps of Cadets, I fell in love with the institution. Having met a group of outstanding friends already, I was set to arrive from my home in Winter Park, Florida with a four-year Navy contract, meaning my college was paid for. I was, by all accounts, the most physically and mentally prepared that I could have ever been to come to The Citadel.

Published in: The Citadel Today - Online
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October 12, 2018
3My ring story: dedicated to the brothers I lost

When I first met a Citadel alumnus during high school in my hometown of Simpsonville, South Carolina, he told me “everything you put into your ring will flow through you that first time that you put it on your finger on Ring Day.” I didn’t appreciate that statement very much then, but it made enough of an impression to stick with me over the next 6 years. This wasn’t my first time ever hearing of The Citadel, and it wasn’t the defining moment that led me to choose this bastion of antiquity as my home. I had family here.

Published in: The Citadel Today - Online
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October 12, 2018
4America’s obesity is threatening national security, according to this study

It’s well known at this point that just under 30 percent of Americans ages 17 to 24 ― the prime age to join the Army ― aren’t eligible to join.

But beyond that, almost a third of those who sit down with a recruiter to take the first steps are immediately disqualified.

Published in: Army Times - Online
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October 12, 2018
5Two finalists for Northeast president announced

Two people, one an employee of East Tennessee State University and the other working for Forsyth Technical Community College in Winston-Salem, N.C., are finalists to become the next president of Northeast State Community College.

Published in: Times News - Online
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October 12, 2018
6The Dangers of Totalitarian Planning, Past and Present

By Richard M. Ebeling, BB&T distinguished professor of ethics and free-enterprise leadership at the military college The Citadel

Liberty is a delicate idea and institution. While people say they want freedom, will fight under the banner of freedom, and sometimes even die for its preservation and advancement, determining what it actually means to be free and to live in a free society seems elusive and controversial.

Published in: The Epoch Times - Online
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October 12, 2018
7RAW: The Citadel’s Brent Thompson previews ETSU

The Citadel (1-3) play host to ETSU (5-1) on Saturday at Johnson Hagood Stadium. Watch full press conference with head coach Brent Thompson previewing the game.

Published in: WCSC Live 5 News - Online
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October 12, 2018
8The Citadel offers potent rushing attack

The term run-heavy certainly applies when it comes to The Citadel football offense.

Through four games, the Bulldogs (1-3 overall, 1-2 Southern Conference) have 255 rushing attempts to just 47 passes. Not surprising, other statistics are skewed heavily toward the run as well as the Bulldogs routinely operate out of a triple-option offense.

Published in: Times News - Online
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October 12, 2018
92018 Football, Game 5: The Citadel vs. East Tennessee State

The Citadel vs. East Tennessee State, to be played at historic Johnson Hagood Stadium, with kickoff at 2:00 pm ET on October 13, 2018.

The game will be streamed on ESPN3, and is also available via ESPN College Extra. Kevin Fitzgerald will handle play-by-play, while former Bulldogs quarterback Dominique Allen supplies the analysis. Danielle Hensley is the sideline reporter.

Published in: The Sports Arsenal - Online
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October 12, 2018
Gen. Walters first days as Citadel president to include Parents Weekend Events

Gen. Glenn M. Walters, USMC, began serving as the 20th President of The Citadel on October 8th.

A Presidential Change of Command Ceremony will occur during the Parents Weekend military review parade scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, October 13th on Summerall Field in the center of campus.

Published in: News 2 - Online
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October 9, 2018
1. McMaster appoints McQueeney to Patriots Point board

Gov. Henry McMaster has appointed W. Thomas McQueeney, a Mount Pleasant resident and insurance agent, to the Patriots Point Development Authority board of directors. McQueeney, a graduate of The Citadel, has worked as a State Farm insurance agent since 1982 and served on several boards in the area, including The Citadel board of visitors, The Citadel Foundation and the Medical University of South Carolina Children’s Hospital Development Board. “I am thankful to Gov. McMaster and elated to be a part of the amazing effort to provide a wide array of cultural upside to the community and state I love,” McQueeney said in a news release. The development authority’s board consists of nine members who each serve a term of four years. Three of the board members, including the chairman, are selected by the governor, and five members are appointed by the governor on the recommendation of the speaker of the House, Senate president pro tempore, Senate finance chairman, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee and the adjutant general. The mayor of Mount Pleasant serves as an ex-officio member. “Our board is excited to have the addition of Tommy McQueeney,” board Chairman Ray Chandler said in the release. “He brings a wealth of development experience and is deeply rooted in the business community in Charleston and throughout the state.”

Published in: Charleston Regional Business Journal - Online
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October 9, 2018
2. Charleston Metro Homes Real Estate hires three new agents

Agents from Virginia to the Carolinas have signed on with a burgeoning local real estate firm. These agents have placed their licenses with Charleston Metro Homes. “The Coleman Blvd. office is delighted to welcome Tom Howell, Amanda Shannon and Drake Meeder, to our highly successful team,” said Broker/Owner Debbie Smith. Drake is originally from the upstate of South Carolina, and moved to the Charleston area in mid-2012. During his time here, he has learned what to look for when buying or selling a home and the nuances that accompany such an important life decision. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and son, participating in sports, and sailing. His attentiveness to detail and goal-oriented mindset are two of Drake’s strongest attributes, while his skills in compassion and communication aid in the negotiation of real estate and representation of his clients. He holds a Master of Business Administration from The Citadel Graduate College and a Doctor of Pharmacy from the Medical University of South Carolina. Drake is available by phone (call or text) at 843-580-4433 or email at

Published in: The Moultrie News - Online
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October 9, 2018
3. Five reasons why students should use Merit

The Citadel uses Merit to celebrate the great things students do, such as making the dean’s list, studying abroad, participating in volunteer activities, landing an internship and more. Students receive recognition for their achievements on an online profile – a Merit page – that they can use for jobs, internships and references. So, why should you use Merit? We have compiled a few reasons. 1. Achievements can be shared with those who care about your success 2. Merit is easy to manage 3. Merit keeps collegiate accomplishments in one place 4. Merit achievements are verified by the college 5. Employers appreciate campus involvement

Published in: Citadel News Room - Online
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October 9, 2018
Cross country teams compete in Charleston
The St. Andrews women’s cross country team was represented by three individuals on Saturday at the Will Wilson Citadel Invitational/Charleston College Classic hosted by The Citadel at Johns Island County Park. Knights freshman Shawntez Mickens finished 56th with a time of 25:37.3. Lydia Randall finished in 64th place with a time of 27:12.4, and Kerri Paschall finished in 73rd place with a time of 37:00.5. 75 individuals competed in the race. The men’s and women’s cross country teams will travel to Hardeeville, South Carolina on Saturday, Oct. 20 to participate in the USCB Sandshark Invitational. The men run at 9:00 a.m., followed by the women at 9:45 a.m.
Published in: Laurinburg Exchange - Online
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October 9, 2018
Freedom’s Fletcher Abee commits to The Citadel for basketball
Freedom senior boys basketball player Fletcher Abee verbally committed over the weekend to play for The Citadel starting in the 2019-20 season. Abee, a 6-foot-2 combo guard, made his announcement on Twitter about a week after receiving the Bulldogs’ scholarship offer. He wrote: “First of all I want to thank God for giving me this opportunity and the ability to play the game of basketball. I want to thank all the coaches who have ever taken the time to work with me and who made me the player than I am today. I want to thank my teammates for always being there for me. And I also want to thank my family and loved ones for supporting me and believing in me all these years. “After much thought, I have decided to end my recruitment and commit to The Citadel to further my athletic career and my education.” Abee was named Northwestern 3A/4A Conference player of the year last season as a junior when he averaged 19.4 points, 3.4 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 1.6 steals per game, sporting a county-best 3.7 to 1 assist-to-turnover ratio in his first year running the point for the Patriots.
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October 8, 2018
1. Assistant commandant retires after 39 years of service to the Corps
The assistant commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Glenn M. Walters retired Thursday after 39 years of service to the Corps. He is slated to become the 20th president of a military college in South Carolina called the Citadel, where he is an alumnus. Walters will be replaced by Gen. Gary L. Thomas, the deputy commandant, programs and resources, and former commander of the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing. Thomas picked up his fourth star during a promotion ceremony held at the historic Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C., on Tuesday. In a video posted by the Marine Corps, Walters said he was proud of his efforts to get the MV-22 tilt rotor Osprey program back on track and leading Marines in combat. But, he said he was most proud of his work leading a Marine task force that arose in the wake of the nude photo sharing scandal known as Marines United and rocked the Corps in 2017.
Published in: Marine Corps Times - Online
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October 8, 2018
2. US spies see new threats from global rivals, and say it may be Cold War 2.0

As the intelligence community shifts its primary focus from counterterrorism to threats from Russia and China, some leaders voice a sense of deja vu and even eagerness at the challenge. "It has been a sort of reawakening of times of old, I will say," said Deputy Director Justin Poole of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, one of the 17 agencies and offices that make up the U.S. intelligence community. "It's a little more cold warrior-y." The remarks touched on themes hit a day earlier by Trump's director of national intelligence, Dan Coats, in a speech at The Citadel in South Carolina, in which he flayed China for meddling in the U.S. heartland. "China is also targeting U.S. state and local governments and officials. It is trying to exploit any divisions between federal and local levels on policy, and uses investments and other incentives to expand its influence," Coats said, without offering further details.

Published in: MSN - Online
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October 8, 2018
3. Koepper starts freshman year at The Citadel

Isaac Koepper of Waikoloa matriculated as part of The Citadel class of 2022. Freshmen enter The Citadel at a time when they can select from the most robust menu of academic programs available at the college, including the newest program, construction engineering. Majors among the most popular include business administration, mechanical engineering, biology, criminal justice and intelligence and security studies. The Citadel in Charleston, S.C., offers a classic military college education focused on leadership excellence and academic distinction. Graduates are not required to serve in the military.

Published in: Hawaii Tribune Herald - Online
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October 8, 2018
4. Mid-Morning With Aundrea

CBS interview with Regemental Commander Sarah Zorn.

Published in: CBS - Online
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October 8, 2018
4.1 81 percent of applicants to Citadel Military College of South Carolina were admitted for fall 2017

At Citadel Military College of South Carolina, 90 percent of undergraduate students are traditional students - age 24 or younger - and 89 percent are male, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education. The four-year public institution in Charleston enrolled 3,717 students in fall 2017, including 2,837 in undergraduate and 880 in graduate programs, data shows. 5 percent of undergraduates transferred from another college or university. 55 percent of undergraduates are residents of South Carolina, and 44 percent are residents of other states. 1 percent are citizens of foreign countries. The undergraduate student body is comprised mostly of students who identify as white (75 percent) and Black or African American (10 percent).

Published in: Palmetto Business Daily - Online
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October 8, 2018
5. Triple threat: Rev. Lisa Hawkins is a multifaceted person

Some people call the Rev. Lisa Hawkins a triple threat. She certainly is a dynamic and multifaceted individual who has spent her life taking care of others. Hawkins is not only trained to care for one’s soul but their mind and body as well. “She is very giving and has a heart of gold,” said Cheryl Roberson, the administrative assistant at Centenary United Methodist Church. Hawkins earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing in 1980 from Clemson University, a Master of Science in clinical psychiatric nursing in 1990 from the Medical University of South Carolina, and in answering God’s call into full-time ordained ministry, she earned a Master of Divinity from Candler School of Theology at Emory University. In 2003, Hawkins was ordained an elder in the South Conference of the United Methodist Church. She served as the first African-American female director of a Wesley Foundation in the South Carolina Conference from 2000 to 2014. She was the director/ campus minister of Charleston Wesley Foundation which serves College of Charleston, The Citadel, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston Southern University and Trident Technical College.

Published in: Hartsville Messenger - Online
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October 8, 2018
6. Ronny Dykes

Ronny Dykes, 78, of Pueblo, passed away on Oct. 4, 2018, after a brief illness. At the time of his passing, Ronny was a resident of The Citadel, Pueblo. He was born on Aug. 14, 1940, in Hobbs, N.M. He was preceded in death by his father, Johnny Porter Dykes; and mother, Lilla Belle (Rucker) Dykes; and brother, Bobby Neal Dykes. He is survived by a brother, Kenneth; two sisters, Charlotte Sammons and Charlene Dykes; and numerous nieces and nephews. Ronny worked a variety of jobs throughout his adult life and ultimately retired from the YMCA in 2007. He was a lifelong Christian who lived his faith on a daily basis. At the time of his passing, he was a member of Rocky Mountain Baptist Church. Cremation will take place at Roselawn Crematory. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

Published in: The Pueblo Chieftain - Online
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October 8, 2018
6.1 NCAA roundup: BYU, Pitt stay unbeaten, plenty of close calls, The Citadel wins again

There were no upsets, but some close calls Friday night in NCAA Division I women’s volleyball — Rutgers almost broke through before losing in five to Ohio State — as teams like No. 11 Florida, Michigan State, Arkansas and Colorado all won in five. Top-ranked BYU and No. 7 Pittsburgh both won and remain the only unbeaten teams in the country. And break up The Citadel: The Bulldogs swept Chattanooga to improve to 8-8 overall and 3-2 in the Southern Conference for only the second time in history. The Citadel was 8-26 overall last season, 2-14 in the SoCon. If you’re not a Premium member, you’re missing out on the only comprehensive NCAA volleyball roundup anywhere, with all the recaps from the power-five conferences and so much more from around the nation in NCAA Division I women’s volleyball

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October 8, 2018
Bucs thump Bulldogs on homecoming
Defense has been the calling card for the East Tennessee State football team during its resurgence, and never has that been more true than Saturday. ETSU held Gardner-Webb in check all day in a 45-0 homecoming rout Saturday at Greene Stadium for its first shutout since the school brought football back four years ago. “It was very satisfying, first off, just to get a win,” ETSU coach Randy Sanders said. “The fact that we got the shutout was very nice. I’m excited for the defense.” Quay Holmes rushed for 105 yards and three touchdowns and Jacob Saylors added 101 yards and two scores for the Bucs (5-1), off to their best start since 1999. They also surpassed their win total from last seaso
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October 5, 2018
1The Citadel Latin Art and Culture Expo

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 6
Mark Clark Hall, Buyer Auditorium
Free and open to the public

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the Latin Art and Culture Expo on Saturday, Oct. 6 in Buyer Auditorium. The expo will include music by DJ Luigi Bravo of Latin Groove, food trucks, an art presentation by Palmetto Luna Arts, a show of traditional dress from Latin America by the Hispanic Business Association and dancing by Charleston Latin Dance. Additionally, cadets and students of The Citadel, Charleston Southern University, Trident Technical College and the College of Charleston will give a presentation titled “A Trip Around Latin America.”

Published in: The Citadel Today - Online
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October 5, 2018
2Our View: Military schools' reputations besmirched in mercy plea

”Every military person is taught, ‘do everything you can to obtain victory.’ When orders came giving you or me an assignment, it came with guidelines on how to complete the mission. Lee had no guidelines furnished. I beseech the court not to unduly punish him for a mistake made in the heat of battle.”

Those words were spoken Tuesday by Ted Andrews in defense of Lee Wimmer before his sentencing in federal court on charges he defrauded a number of investors — most of whom lived in Greenwood County and many of whom Wimmer sat with in church on Sunday mornings. Andrews is married to Wimmer’s mother.

Published in: Index-Journal
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October 5, 2018
3Pence accuses China of anti-Trump campaign

Vice President Pence on Thursday accused China of meddling in U.S. elections with the aim of hurting President Trump and the Republican Party, the latest sign of the administration taking a tough line against Beijing ahead of the November midterms.

In an address last week, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats accused Beijing of targeting state and local government and “trying to exploit any divisions between federal and local levels on policy and us[ing] investments and other incentives to expand its influence” during a speech at military college The Citadel last week.

Published in: The Hill - Online
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October 5, 2018
4Citadel's Thompson to speak to TD Club

The Citadel football team is 10 points away from a 3-0 start in the Southern Conference. However, the Bulldogs are 1-2 in SoCon play and 1-3 on the season. Citadel head coach Brent Thompson said there is still a great opportunity awaiting his team over the rest of the conference schedule.

Published in: The Sumter Item - Online
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October 5, 2018
5Citadel set to co-host Charleston Classic

The Citadel cross country team along with College of Charleston and the Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission play host the inaugural Charleston Classic Collegiate Cross County Meet at Johns Island County Park on Saturday.

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October 5, 2018
6Volleyball hits the road for pair of SoCon matches

The Citadel volleyball team will hit the road to continue conference play this weekend against Chattanooga and Samford. The two-day event will commence on Friday at 6 p.m. against Chattanooga and conclude Saturday at 8 p.m. against Samford.

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October 4, 2018
1Nine ways The Citadel encourages innovation

The Citadel is ranked among the most innovative public colleges and universities in the South. The ranking comes from the 2019 U.S. News and World Report, which also listed The Citadel as the No. 1 Public College in the South for the eighth consecutive year. To celebrate, we rounded up some of the ways the college has encouraged innovation on campus and in the community.

Published in: The Citadel Today - Online
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