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June 11, 2019
2. Wave of military rollover deaths heightens fears over equipment and training
A series of accidents over the past month have led to the deaths of at least five and injuries to 43 American troops, triggering questions over whether equipment and training shortcomings are responsible. Frequent deployments since 9/11 and a lack of predictable defense funding has forced the military to do more with less for nearly 20 years. Many of the vehicles troops use are older than they are, and even newer ones suffer from parts shortages. The need for constant maintenance by fewer troops means training is often pushed back, or even canceled. Some are concerned recent accidents could be the result of a larger readiness problem. "If you haven't been getting enough miles on your vehicle, you can be susceptible to those kinds of accidents," retired Army Lt. Gen. Thomas Spoehr told the Washington Examiner. First Lt. Conor McDowell, 24, died and six Marines were injured on May 9 after a LAV-25 light armored vehicle rolled over during a training event at Camp Pendleton, Calif. A graduate of the Citadel in South Carolina, McDowell had completed his Light Armored Reconnaissance course in March and had only recently taken command of his platoon. "Driven, sincere, unique, honorable, funny ... You're one of the good ones," said one of the Facebook posts responding to the death of McDowell, who had been about to propose to his girlfriend.
Published in: The Washington Examiner - Online
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June 11, 2019
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. established the Dan D. Nale Engineering Scholarship Endowment Fund for students who are pursuing degrees in civil, mechanical, electrical or aerospace engineering. Nale retired as Gulfstream’s senior vice president of Programs, Engineering and Test in April after more than 30 years with the company. He now works as an engineering professor at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina. Nale began his Gulfstream career as a structural analysis engineer in 1984 and held positions of increasing responsibility in the company’s engineering organization. He was appointed senior vice president in 2013. During his tenure at Gulfstream, Nale worked on the Gulfstream GIVTM and GVTM programs; midcabin programs, including the Gulfstream G280TM; and the development and entry into service of the all-new Gulfstream G500TM and Gulfstream G600TM. The scholarship is open to dependents of Gulfstream employees who are pursuing a Bachelor of Science in engineering.
Published in: Fifty Sky Shades - Online
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June 11, 2019
4. Local students making college news
The Citadel Katherine Keller of East Williston is one of the members of the class of 2019 who took their commissioning oaths on Friday, May 3 in Summerall Chapel. Every year, the commencement ceremony for the South Carolina Corps of Cadets is held the day after the commissioning ceremonies. Approximately 35 percent of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets Class of 2019 are now officers in all branches of the United States Armed Forces.
Published in: The Island Now - Online
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June 11, 2019
5. SC1: Kathy Landing Makes It Official
She is mulling no longer, it would appear … Mount Pleasant, South Carolina financial advisor and town councilwoman Kathy Landing dove headfirst into the Palmetto State’s first congressional district race on Monday – setting up a battle for the Republican nomination with current frontrunner Nancy Mace. And perhaps others … Whoever wins the GOP nod next June will go up against Democrat incumbent Joe Cunningham, who flipped this seat blue last November in a shocking upset. However, Mace – a second-term state lawmaker – is viewed as “all in,” a perception capably reinforced by her recent decision to retain the services of controversial strategist Wesley Donehue to handle her S.C. State House digital-related initiatives. Mace is also reportedly working with Washington, D.C.-based strategist Doug Stafford, a longtime advisor to U.S. senator Rand Paul. The 41-year-old lawmaker – the first woman to graduate from The Citadel – is expected to announce her candidacy sometime later this month. Based on her previous political campaigns, she is expected to give Landing a run for her money on the fundraising front.
Published in: FitsNews - Online
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June 11, 2019
6. Coaxing Veterans Into Treatment to Prevent Suicides
To Army veteran Everett Brockington, 52, there’s no mystery about why so many veterans die by suicide: “They’ve seen things and done things that they can’t handle. And they’ve lost too many of their close friends.” Most of the veterans Brockington knows rely on one another for support instead of seeking mental health services. “We talk to each other about our problems all the time,” Brockington said. But he admitted, “It would be better if we had someone to talk to who knew what they were doing.” Although retired and active military service members die by suicide at twice the rate of civilians, research shows that veterans who receive mental health care are much less likely to end their lives than those who don’t. A soon-to-be-released study from the Medical University of South Carolina here in Charleston may shed light on how to persuade reluctant veterans to seek that professional help. Charleston, home to the Citadel military academy and combined Air Force and Navy training center Joint Base Charleston, has the seventh-largest metropolitan concentration of military personnel in the country. South Carolina, with a population of roughly 5 million, ranks 11th in the nation for its percentage of military in the adult population.
Published in: Pew Trusts - Online
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June 11, 2019
7. Wando's Cisco among finalists for Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame
Former Wando and South Carolina standout Mike Cisco is among the six finalists for the Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame’s 2019 class. Cisco is joined by longtime coach and current Porter-Gaud assistant Tony Cadden, Summerville state champion Bo Parks, former College of Charleston coach John Pawlowski and Citadel legends Steve Arrington and Michael Montei. Two inductees will be decided by fan voting. A third will be chosen by the Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame advisory committee. The three honorees will be enshrined on August 3 at Joe Riley Jr. Park prior to the Charleston RiverDogs’ home game against Delmarva. Arrington, a 2017 Citadel Hall of Fame inductee, was named the 1973 Southern Conference baseball player of the year after leading the Souther Conference in strikeouts (93 in 65 innings pitched), home runs (6) and RBIs (28) and was named to the South Carolina College Coaches All-Star team at both right fielder and pitcher. He was a member of the 1971 SoCon Championship team that went 22-9 under Coach Chal Port. Arrington pitched a pair of one-hitters, and held the school single-season records for strikeouts with 213 (196 IP) in 1973, complete games (8 in 1972), and shutouts (3 in 1971), and was second in ERA (0.96) in 1973. Montei, a 2005 Citadel Hall of Fame inductee, is a two-time member of the All-Southern Conference baseball team and a four-year letterman. His 30 victories, along with Hall of Famer Dick Almes ’60, set the standard for all Citadel pitchers. When he graduated in 1987, Montei was tied as the second all-time winningest pitcher in military college history, and also held school records for most innings pitched in a season (99.1 in ’87) and career (315), and most career appearances (64).
Published in: Moultrie News - Online
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June 11, 2019
8. Former Spartan Jesse Johnson promoted to Michigan State defensive analyst
The Michigan State football program added another analyst to the staff and it’s a familiar name. Former Spartan defensive back Jesse Johnson, who spent the last two years as a graduate assistant with the team, was promoted in the offseason to a full-time position as a defensive analyst. A freedom of information act request filed by MLive showed Johnson signed a contract on March 18. After graduating from Michigan State, Johnson was a defensive/special teams quality control coach at The Citadel in 2012. He made stops as a graduate assistant at Central Michigan (2013-14) and Syracuse (2015) and returned to Mount Pleasant as the Chippewas’ on-campus recruiting coordinator in 2016 before coming back to Michigan State as a graduate assistant the following year.
Published in: M Live - Online
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June 11, 2019
9. 10 best nonconference games in the FCS
The best nonconference games are the ones in which each side goes into it saying, and worrying, it's a risky matchup. There are some doozies across FCS college football in 2019. Just as it should be. Following is a Top 10 of the best nonconference games (those between teams within the same conference that count as nonconference games aren't considered for this list): 10. Towson at The Citadel (Aug. 31): Towson quarterback Tom Flacco and The Citadel's triple option offense figure to make it a track meet, like a year ago (Towson won 44-27).
Published in: Yahoo Sports - Online
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June 11, 2019
9. 10 teams Alabama has never faced but should
When it comes to beefing up its non-conference schedule, few programs nationally are as brazen as the Alabama Crimson Tide. The defending SEC champions have contracts in place for future games with Texas, Notre Dame and Oklahoma along with others, matchups that will strengthen one of college football's most recognizable brands against elite Power 5 competition. Even amid chatter about the SEC possibly moving to a nine-game conference schedule, Alabama hasn't stopped looking for ways to enhance the fan experience and improve schedule toughness outside of league play. Alabama has played two games against service academies, the first coming against Army in the 1988 El Paso Bowl and the other last season vs. The Citadel. Saban actually coached defensive backs at Navy for one season in 1982 before becoming a first-time head coach eight years later at Toledo. This could easily be one of those made-for-TV midseason games during Military Appreciation Weekend hosted by the Naval Academy, but played at FedEx Field or something. Networks would fight for airplay. Schematically, Navy's triple option gives teams fits and we saw what The Citadel was able to accomplish last fall vs. the Crimson Tide (keep it close for 2.5 quarters).
Published in: 247 Sports - Online
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June 10, 2019
1a. Remembering their sacrifices on the 75th anniversary of D-Day

The names of 281 Citadel alumni are engraved in the marble of The Citadel War Memorial, honored for their sacrifices after being killed in action during WWII. Of those men, two were killed 75 years ago today during D-Day and the Battle of Normandy.

See there stories, D-Day remembrances from The Citadel Digital Archives, and the story of "The Citadel Class that Never Was" by clicking here.

Published in: The Citadel Today - Online
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June 10, 2019
1b. North Carolina natives travel to France for 75th anniversary of D-Day
Thursday marks the 75th anniversary of the Normandy landings, also known as D-Day. On June 6, 1944, Allied forces invaded Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II. D-Day was the largest seaborne invasion in history. To honor those who fought during WWII, servicemen from all over the U.S. are in France, including men and women from North Carolina. Samuel McCauley is part of the cordon for the arrival of President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday. As part of the D-Day commemoration, Samuel also escorted WWII veterans through the cemetery, soaking up living history lessons from those who stormed the beach at Normandy. “He graduated from The Citadel with a history degree so he loves history,” Anna said of Samuel. “I think a poignant moment for him was escorting a World War II vet around the cemetery and the gentleman telling him how he had fought from the beaches to the Battle of the Bulge.” Anna said her son will be in France until early next week.
Published in: WECT - Wilmington, NC - Online / Broadcast
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June 10, 2019
2a. Meet Bender, The Citadel School of Engineering’s self-driving vehicle
Bender is on the run. So are 45 other intelligent vehicles. They’re converging, with their student inventors, in Rochester, Michigan where they will face off to show off their swagger. Five engineering students from The Citadel’s evening undergraduate program are with Bender, and their professor, Bob Barsanti, Ph.D., at the 27th Annual Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition at Oakland University. Two electrical engineering majors, Rutledge Detyens and William Quade, and three mechanical engineering students, Nicole Flexner, Justin Geisler and Michael Rudd comprise the team that created Bender. The team was formed last fall and has worked together on Bender ever since.
Published in: The Citadel Today - Online
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June 10, 2019
2b. Through the eyes of the Charleston hospital workers movement: 50 years later

In March 1969, African American hospital workers had enough. Underpaid and overworked, hundreds, mostly women, took their grievances to the streets of Charleston. They demanded better treatment, the rehiring of 12 co-workers fired by the Medical College Hospital, now the Medical University of South Carolina, and the recognition of the Local 1199B union.

Interviews include:

Kerry Taylor, professor of history at The Citadel, speaking at an April commemoration for the hospital strikers.

Mary Moultrie, one of 12 fired hospital workers at Medical College Hospital and a strike leader, in a March 2009 interview for The Citadel Oral History Program.

Rosetta Simmons, one of 12 fired hospital workers at Medical College Hospital and a striker, in a March 2009 interview for The Citadel Oral History Program.

William “Bill” Saunders, among the earliest community advocates of the striking hospital workers, in a March 2009 interview for The Citadel Oral History Program.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Online
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June 10, 2019
3a. Jarmalar Logan named principal of Jane Edwards Elementary
Charleston County School District have announced Jarmalar Logan as the principal of Jane Edwards Elementary School. Logan has served as principal at Lambs Elementary for the past several years. Logan began her career in education as a first grade teacher at E.B. Ellington Elementary in 2001 before becoming a teacher coach at Charleston Progressive Academy (CPA) in 2004. As a teacher coach, Logan implemented new district curriculum initiatives, conducted professional development for staff, and provided administrative support for all grade levels. Logan received a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, a Master of Science in Individual and Family Development, and a graduate certificate in Human Development Consultation from South Carolina State University. She obtained her certification in Educational Administration from The Citadel and is certified in the areas of elementary principal, elementary supervisor, elementary education, early childhood education, reading, and gifted and talented endorsement.
Published in: Charleston Chronicle - Online
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June 10, 2019
3a. SC hires and promotions


Natalie Cline has joined Charlestowne Hotels as marketing project manager. She has 10 years of marketing and project management experience. She has a bachelor’s degree in marketing and international business from the University of Alabama and a master’s degree in business from The Citadel.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Online
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June 10, 2019
3b. Gulfstream Offers New Engineering Scholarship
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced the establishment of the Dan D. Nale Engineering Scholarship Endowment Fund for students who are pursuing degrees in civil, mechanical, electrical or aerospace engineering. “We are grateful to Dan for his generosity and support of our industry’s future workforce,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. “During his career here, Dan made a significant contribution to Gulfstream’s legacy of innovation, and now that impact is even stronger thanks to this scholarship endowment.” Nale retired as Gulfstream’s senior vice president of Programs, Engineering and Test in April after more than 30 years with the company. He now works as an engineering professor at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina.
Published in: Aviation Pros - Online
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June 10, 2019
4a. WHS guest speaker urges graduates to be proud to be a Mainer
With a mix of nervousness and excitement, 110 Wells High School graduating seniors marched through a crowd of family, friends, faculty and honored guests as they made the way to their seats on the turf of the Warrior Memorial Field at WHS on a glorious Sunday afternoon. Wells High School Principal Eileen Sheehy congratulated the Class of 2019 on their achievement and noted that the entire senior class was graduating at the school’s 116th commencement ceremony. Prior to their march to graduate and to their future, a number students said they were excited, nervous and looking forward to what lies ahead, some having plans and others still searching for their goals. Heidi Fortan said she too was “excited but nervous” about graduation, and like Justice, plans to enter the military. Fortan said she will attend school at the Citadel military college and hopes to become a U.S. Army nurse.
Published in: Journal Tribune - Online
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June 10, 2019
4b. Alamance Community College graduates more than 900
More than 900 graduates gathered Friday, June 7, in Elon University’s Alumni Gym for Alamance Community College’s 2019 Commencement. Roughly 600 earned associate degrees, while others earned diplomas, certificates or high school equivalencies. Twenty Alamance-Burlington seniors were awarded associates a week shy of graduating from high school thanks to the Career and College Promise program, which allows ABSS juniors and seniors to take courses at ACC for free. As ACC President Algie Gatewood introduced the commencement speaker, Elon University President Connie Book, he joked that it was odd to be welcoming her to her own university. But her message was perfect for the occasion. The sixth of nine children, Book was taught to value education from an early age. She and her eight siblings attended Oregon State University, where her father earned his doctorate. After serving in various roles at Elon from 1999 to 2015, Book left to become provost at The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, where she learned valuable lessons in leadership. Those lessons aided her in becoming Elon University’s first female president — a role she assumed in March 2018.
Published in: The Times-News - Online
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June 10, 2019
5a. 6/10, full issue: New library opens; “Liberal arts;” McGraw, Meacham; Shear Madness

Events at the Gaillard. Check out these awesome coming events at the Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St., Charleston:

Lecture on Washington: 6:30 p.m., June 27, Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St., Charleston. David L. Preston, a professor of national security studies at The Citadel, will deliver a lecture titled, “Why George Washington’s leadership still matters.” Hosted by the American Revolution Institute, a reception will start 45 minutes before the lecture. You can register online and need to do so by June 20. Cost: $25.

Published in: Charleston Currents - Online
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June 10, 2019
5b. The Citadel Graduate College: New Student Orientation | The Citadel | Wednesday, 21. August 2019
We are so excited to welcome you to The Citadel! Whether you are finishing your bachelor's degree or working on your master's degree, we are here to help every step of the way. Please join us on Wednesday, August 21st from 5:15-8pm to learn more about the Graduate College and many of the resources available to you. We look forward to answering your questions and helping you navigate The Citadel. At this orientation, you will be able to see the campus, meet with key resources, get your Campus ID and parking pass, and answer any remaining questions that you may have!
Published in: Eventbu - Online
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June 10, 2019

The nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center, in partnership with the South Carolina Writers Association, Buxton Books, and the Companion Foundation, will present the Our Prince of Scribes Writers Conference from 9:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. for the educational benefit of writers of all levels of experience. A series of four workshops on the writing craft and professionalization will be led by Sean A. Scapellato (a Charleston-based writer, teacher, and attorney), Marjory Wentworth (South Carolina’s poet laureate), Ellen Malphrus (poet, novelist, and writer-in-residence at USC Beaufort), and Stephanie Austin Edwards (novelist, writing instructor, and author consultant). The workshops address the art of writing compelling beginnings, the poetry of place, nature writing and journaling, and creative organization.

Marjory Wentworth is the New York Times best-selling author of Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets (with Kwame Alexander and Chris Colderley). She is the coauthor of We Are Charleston: Tragedy and Triumph at Mother Emanuel, with Herb Frazier and Dr. Bernard Powers, and Taking a Stand: The Evolution of Human Rights, with Juan Mendez. She is co-editor with Kwame Dawes of Seeking: Poetry and Prose Inspired by the Art of Jonathan Green, and the author of the prizewinning children’s story Shackles. Her books of poetry include Noticing Eden, Despite Gravity, The Endless Repetition of an Ordinary Miracle and New and Selected Poems. Wentworth teaches at the College of Charleston and The Citadel. She is the Poet Laureate of South Carolina and a contributing writer to Our Prince of Scribes.

Published in: Holy City Sinner - Online
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June 10, 2019
5d. Citadel used as geographical reference point on The Weather Channel
Published in: The Weather Channel - Broadcast
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June 10, 2019
The Citadel sophomore punter Matthew Campbell was named a Preseason Third-Team All-American by HERO Sports on Thursday afternoon. Campbell earned the honor after putting together one of the best seasons by a Bulldog punter in school history. The Dacula, Georgia native, averaged 44.4 yards on 51 punts, the second highest average in school history. Campbell, who ranks fifth in the FCS in punting, led the Southern Conference with 16 punts over 50 yards and had at least one punt over 50 in each of the last nine games. Twenty-two of his punts were downed inside the 20-yard line, including a season-best five against Furman. His freshman season was filled with accolades as HERO Sports named him to the First-Team Freshman All-America Team. In addition, he was named the Freshman Special Teams Player of the Year by Phil Steele Magazine.
Published in: Citadel Sports - Online
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June 10, 2019
6b. Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame finalists include Wando’s Mike Cisco, CofC’s John Pawlowski

Six finalists have been named for the Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2019, and fans have one month to vote on who they want to enshrine. The finalists include Mike Cisco, a pitching legend at Wando High and the University of South Carolina, and John Pawlowski, a former coach at the College of Charleston. Citadel legend Steve Arrington also made the list, as well as Tony Cadden, a three-time high school state champion in the 1970s. Rounding out the list are fellow Citadel pitching legend Michael Montei, and Bo Parks, who won back-to-back state titles at Summerville High in 1978 and 1979.

Also covered by The Berkeley Independent

Published in: The Post and Courier - Online
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June 10, 2019
When Chris Lemonis stepped to the podium on June 25, 2018 at Dudy Noble Field to become the 18th head baseball coach in Mississippi State’s storied history, a journey of nearly 40 years came full circle. The son of a 1973 State graduate, Lemonis resided in Starkville as a child and now returned to lead one of the perennial powerhouses in college baseball. One of the top recruiters and player development coaches in the country, Lemonis has seen success at every coaching stop. After helping his alma mater, The Citadel, to five NCAA Regional appearances in 12 seasons as an assistant coach, Lemonis joined college teammate Dan McDonnell’s staff at Louisville and quickly turned the Cardinals into a consistent Omaha contender.
Published in: 247 Sports - Online
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June 10, 2019
6d. How conversation with Pat Summitt sparked Joan Cronan's return to Tennessee
When Joan Cronan scheduled to meet with College of Charleston President Ted Stern in 1973, she did so to emphasize the importance of launching women’s athletics at the college. She left that meeting with a job — actually, four jobs. “I was either a very good negotiator or a bad negotiator, but I walked out of that meeting as volleyball coach, basketball coach, tennis coach and AD,” said Cronan, who was the College of Charleston’s women’s athletics director for 10 years. Cronan started her career in athletics as Tennessee’s women’s basketball coach for the 1969 and '70 seasons. She stepped away from athletics for a few years while she and her husband, Tom, had two children. The family moved to Charleston, South Carolina, for Tom to take a job at The Citadel. Within a year of moving there, Cronan sought a meeting with Stern and re-entered athletics. Summitt became Tennessee’s women’s basketball coach in 1974, and she and Cronan got to know each other during Cronan’s time at the College of Charleston.
Published in: Knox News - Online
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June 10, 2019
7. SoCon’s new boss on mid-week football, FCS future and that second NCAA bid
During a career of more than 30 years in athletic administration, Jim Schaus has never worked in the Southern Conference. But Schaus, recently named as the SoCon’s new commissioner, is no stranger to the league. His father, Fred, coached basketball legend Jerry West at West Virginia, leading the Mountaineers to six SoCon titles before going on to coach the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA. Schaus talked with The Post and Courier about his view of the 10-member SoCon, which includes South Carolina schools The Citadel, Wofford and Furman, and the future of the league.
Published in: The Post and Courier - Online
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June 10, 2019
8a. MiLB 2019 FIELD Program Plans Announced
Minor League Baseball has announced plans for its 2019 FIELD Program, to be hosted June 10–15 at the Jackie Robinson Training Complex in Vero Beach, FL. The FIELD (Fostering Inclusion through Education and Leadership Development) Program, an integral part of the MiLB Diversity Initiative, engages the next generation of diverse leaders in sports business. Thirty-two current students and recent college graduates are expected to participate in this year’s program. The six-day curriculum will expose participants to the baseball industry through a combination of professional development workshops, skill-specific training, networking sessions with MiLB and MLB executives and hands-on learning opportunities, including a visit to an MiLB ballpark. FIELD Program alumni will also return to participate as speakers and mentors to this year’s class. The 2019 FIELD Program class and their respective colleges or universities include Oadiah Gassett (The Citadel)
Published in: Ballpark Digest - Online
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June 10, 2019
The Montreal Alouettes announced the following transactions on Saturday. Players added to the practice roster: Tevin Floyd (I), LB, The Citadel
Published in: Montreal Alouettes - Online
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June 10, 2019
Head Citadel women's soccer coach Ciaran Traquair announced the Bulldogs' 2019 schedule Wednesday afternoon. The slate of 20 games, including a pair of exhibitions in early August, features two first-time opponents, seven teams that posted double-digit wins in 2018, 10 regular-season home matches at Washington Light Infantry (WLI) Field and an entire slate of Southern Conference matches. The Bulldogs will kick things off with a pair of exhibition games at home against South Carolina State on Monday, Aug. 12 and at Campbell on Friday, Aug. 16.
Published in: Citadel Sports - Online
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